Located in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC


Zenebech Restaurant is a family business that was started in 1993 as an injera bakery. Zenebech Dessu and Gebrehanna Demissie started the business as a means of survival after being laid off from work. The bakery was located on 11th & V NW and served both restaurants and markets all over the DC metropolitan area. 

In 1999 Zenebech Restaurant relocated to it current location and expanded to include both the injera bakery and carryout orders . Over the years, we have added more dishes to our menu while using authentic Ethiopian spices and freshly baked injera. 

As a small family business we take a lot of pride in our food and strive to make the tastiest Ethiopian dishes for you.

Come and eat with Zenebech!




(202) 667-4700


608 T street NW Washington, DC 20001

Nearest Metro: Shaw/Howard


Mon-Sun: 10am–11pm


Frequently Asked Questions


A. Yes, we do sell take-out.  


Q. What is injera?

A. Injera is a flat spongy bread that is served with almost all Ethiopian dishes.  It is made on a round, flat hotplate called mitad. 


Q. What's Injera made from?

A. Injera is traditionally made from Teff, which is a grain native to Ethiopia. Here at Zenebech Injera, we use  a combination of wheat flour and teff flour.


Q. Do you have the imported Ethiopian injera?

A. Yes we do and it's an additional $2.50 per Ethiopian Teff injera.  


Q. Do you have gluten-free options?

A. We offer Teff injera or brown rice as gluten-free options. Almost all of our main dishes are gluten-free!


Q. Do you deliver?

A. You can order through third-party companies such as DoorDash, TryCaviar, and OrderAhead.


Q. Is the restaurant convenient for groups?

A. We can accommodate large groups, although depending on the time there may be a wait till you're seated.


Q. Do you take reservations?

A. In order to offer the best service possible, we operate on a  first come first serve basis.


Nearest Metro Station: Shaw-Howard Metro (Green Line)

Parking: We have very limited customer parking in the rear of the restaurant.