Queen of Sheba Restaurant is located at 1503 9th Street, N. W. in the Shaw Main
Street's commercial district. It has been open since February of 2006. The restaurant
is named for the legendary ruler of an area comprising today's Ethiopia and Yemen,
whose visit to Israel's King Solomon in biblical times established a relationship
between the two lands. Just as the Queen's visit to Jerusalem to test Solomon's
legendary wisdom bridged two cultures, so does our restaurant seek to bring together
DC's Ethiopian and American communities with a menu that draws from both countries'
We serve authentic traditional Ethiopian cuisine: Try Goden Tibs (beef short ribs
sauteed with onions, tomatoes, garlic and jalapeno), Queen's Misto (a lamb combination
platter featuring alicha Fitfit, curried lamb stew mixed with spices and injera
bread; Lamb Key Wot, spicy lamb stew in a berbere chili/spice sauce; and Yebeg Alicha
Wot, curried lamb stew made with special spices) or a Vegetarian Combination (samples
of four items from the meat-free portion of the menu, including Alicha Kik, yellow
split peas cooked with onions and garlic sauce and flavored with turmeric and ginger;
Timatim and Peanut Butter Fitfit, fine chopped tomatoes, red onions and jalapeno
mixed with injera pieces; and Atkilt, a vegetable stew made with carrots, potatoes,
cabbage, red peppers and onions) just to name a few.
But we also serve sandwiches, pastas, rice, fish and salads, plus breakfast items.
We have assortment of fresh smoothies made with your choice of mango, papaya, avocado,
banana and other seasonal fresh fruits or ask for a combination of your own making.
We want Queen of Sheba to be a place where the community can come and enjoy our
native culture, but also relax with old friends as they make new ones.
Thank you for taking time to visit our web site!
1503 9th Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 | Phone: (202) 232 7272/7788 | Fax: (202) 232 7791 | Email: info@QueenOfShebaDC.com
Sundays - Thursday 9:00am - 2:0am | Friday & Saturday 9:00am