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Tajitu Ethiopian Restaurant

7 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701·301-631-6800

Reviews (35)

Anonymous

The restaurant is the best i have eaten all my life. The service is outstandingly wonderful.

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January 15, 2012

Anonymous

my daughter is from ethiopia, and we went there for ten days... We love Ethiopian food (May daughter will eat injera with ANYTHING.), and this place is very very good. As usual for Ethiopian people, they were extremely hospitable and kind.

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November 8, 2011

Jaynie

Tajitu is absolutely great. Super service with a mighty tasty meal. Better than several places in Adams Morgan and I am a big fan of Ethiopian cuisine. And the price is much better also in my view.

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July 2, 2010

BONNIE

I have enjoyed Ethiopian cuisine for many many years considering I am from Washington, D.C. The food here is reasonably good. The problem which will test it's longevity is that you get 1/4 of the food you get in D.C. for almost twice the price. An average lamb meal in D.C. will average around $11.00-$12.00 with a hearty serving. The same dish at this restaurant will run over $17.00 and they serve 1/4 of what you get in DC. It feels to me that they are so overpriced because they know it's the only Ethiopian restaurant in town. Their longevity would be assured with a major cut in their pricing and more food on the plate.

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February 7, 2010

dina

Excellent service! Excellent vegetarian dishes! Strangely empty, maybe because Frederick is not used to eating with hands. A truly wondrous find. Don't let the emptiness deter you from entring.

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November 17, 2009

Anonymous

the food was good, but far too expensive.

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April 21, 2009

Anonymous

My family and I love this restaurant. The service is great and the food is delicious. We go often. We eat the vegetarian dishes and our 1 year old son loves each one. This is probably his favorite restaurant. My mother-in-law cannot eat gluten and if we call ahead a fews days in advance they make gluten-free ingera for her.

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March 10, 2009

Jeanette

Love it. try the honey wine.

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September 21, 2008

Gwen and Alex

I have been to many Ethiopian restaurants here in the Washington area and in other states. Compared to most, the atmosphere at Tajitu captures the essence of the culture which I though was great. The food though, was ok but not the best. Most of the entree dishes lacked enough sauce and spices. The vegetable dishes was very meager compared to servings of other Ethiopian restaurants. The food is also overpriced for what you get.

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September 18, 2008

paul

This restaurant was nicely decorated and the young lady hostess very charming and friendly, the best part of the experience, but the food had essentially no resemblance to Ethiopian food at all. The aroma of an ethiopian restaurant alone is very distinct and fantastic and it wasn't there at all, nor the flavor, regrettably. And I have spent years in Ethiopia and East africa and know how unique and tasty this food is. I wish the owners the best and hope they can teach us how great real ethiopian cuisine is,... in the future.

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July 16, 2008

Chris

My girlfriend and I ate there over last weekend. The food was incredible, the service was fantastic and the prices were reasonable. If you like vegetarian and/or organic fare, this is the place for you. However, the chicken dish I had was extremely tasty. Also, if you are freaked out by the traditional Ethiopian method of "eating with your hands," fear not. We talked about bringing my gf's parents there, and the waiter said that it's no big deal at all if folks request forks and spoons. It's no different than not using chopsticks at an Asian joint. FYI. All in all, highly recommended.

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June 19, 2008

Anonymous

My new favorite restaurant! Have been there twice and have yet to be dissapointed. Each time I have dined at this place, there was only one or two other parties in the restaurant. So you can be sure of fast service! The food is great! I am not a big meat eater at all, but I love the lamb tibs. Wheat-free options are also of importance to me, and the tef allows me to eat some sort of bread. While others may say that the portions are small, I have to disagree. It's a lot of food! Take it home and eat the next day; 3 minutes in the microwave and its even better!

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December 8, 2007

Arcam

As good as DC without the drive or the crowds! Food is great, service is warm, friendly and informative. The cost for four adults was about the same as we pay in DC for two.

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July 20, 2007

Anonymous

Don't fall for the hype! Just because something is "different" or "exotic" doesn't necessarily mean it's going to be good. So many people say something is good just because it's unique or unusual, when it's really not all that great, and I would definitely say that is the case with this restaurant. My boyfriend and I ordered the sambusas, meat and veggie, and they were very good--however, they don't give you much. Then, for dinner, we paid a whopping $16.50 for a skinny little chicken wing in some chili sauce with a smidgeon of lettuce, a flavor-less cheese, and a hard-boiled egg. It was okay--but seriously, 17 bucks for that itty bitty portion of food? It seems like anything with meat on the menu was 16.50 and up, and the vegetarian platters were 9 dollars and up... might be okay if you're a vegetarian, but if you're a hearty meat-eater, don't bother!

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May 24, 2007

dan

excellent and authentic food. Staff was friendly and helpful. Unique menue and interesting decor.

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January 20, 2007

Dianne

I've been a fan since they opened. IT IS a great place to go if you are a vegetarian because they have so many healthy dishes that are both satisfying and tasty; an epicurean delight! And if you enjoy a little beast, by all means try their Doro Tibs. That dish is my fave! (boneless chicken). They also have lamb and other dishes. As a Nutrition Therapist, I am very thrilled with the quality of their ingredients, as they avoid preservatives, chemicals, additive, and fillers and cook only with whole, natural ingredients and pure olive oil. For first time diners, I'd suggest the vegetable combo (your choice of 5) and the Doro Tibs. AND GET READY for a new way of eating and a unique display of your meal!

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January 12, 2007

Tina

The food is excellent. The atmosphere of the traditional room was very important to us. We took our kids the first time to let them try something new. Our picky 10yo has declared this her new "favorite" restaurant. She selected the tibs without peppers or onions and shares that with her younger sister. My preference is for the 5 veg dish sampler and my husband was very complimentary of the lamb tibs. We are never able to finish our meal so we take the tef that has been absorbing all the flavors with us for a follow up meal the next day. I don't expect a "bargain" check to arrive as the experience and food are just fresh and delightful.

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January 6, 2007

Diana

We have sampled Ethiopian in major cities across the country: LA, New York and Washington, DC. The amazing news is that our new favorite for Ethiopian fare is the Tajitu Ethiopian restaurant on 7 E Patrick Street in Frederick. Tajitu is quite excellent Ethiopian and, in our opinion, the finest in the US and, unbelievably, located in downtown Frederick! Why unbelievably? Not only is the food wonderful and authentic, but the owners choose ORGANIC (!) veggies and teff flour to make their extraordinarily unusual and delicious African wats or stews that you eat using their special and unique, very yummy, somewhat sourdough-like, injera bread. So not only is the food very good, but the staff is very nice and the restaurant has a fun, exotic atmosphere making the whole dining experience quite the adventurous event. We LOVE the vegetarian combo -- extra spicy (but remember you must ask for it this way to get the true Ethiopian style, not the Americanized version.) along with the dark and spicy Brazilian beer with the black label. You MUST try Tajitu -- it's a good time. You may also want to call to ask about the special evenings when they have Ethiopian dancers -- they're very fun to watch!

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January 3, 2007

Berglaufer

No idea why NOT to eat there if you're vegetarian -- those are the cheapest items on the menu by far! Meat items are quite pricey in comparison. My vegetarian friends seem to like it a lot when we go there.

Anyawy, this is an interesting choice in Frederick, and we've really enjoyed our several visits. The portions are a bit small, and you might leave hungry. The African beer shows age/oxidation and definitely could be fresher.

Like someone mentioned, not often are there crowds, so I hope this place makes it and hangs around for years to come, since it's a nice alternative to the long commute to Adams Morgan.

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December 12, 2006

Linda

This is the best Ethiopian Restaurant I have had the pleasure to experience. The food is fresh and carefully prepared. Great place if you are a vegetarian. They have a great selection of vegetarian dishes as well as meat dishes. The atmosphere is pleasant and inviting. I highly recommend this place. If you have never had Ethiopian food, this is a wonderful and fun experience.

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December 12, 2006

The C W Family

The food is exceptional (but not really different than other Ethiopian fare in the DC area). We've been twice on weekend afternoons and it's always 'dead' in their. We were the only patrons both times.

The restaurant is nice, clean, authentic and the service is great (again... only patrons there!). I would recommend it.

It was a little pricey but worth it.

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November 25, 2006

Emily

Not awefull, but not very good. I've had other Ethiopian food, this place was pricier with much smaller portions that didn't taste as good. The service was also slow.

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November 18, 2006

Pete

Had a great meal here. I'm not sure about the complaints about price as we got the buffet, which was delicious and seemed reasonably priced.

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November 17, 2006

jonathan

I come to this restauraunt with my family all the time and I just love the food and atmospere. If you are looking for an interesting meal, check out this medallion of a restaurant!

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November 9, 2006

the Mackleys

We recently have fallen in love with Ethiopian food. My husband and I went to Meskerem in Adams Morgan over the summer and loved it. We then found out about Tajitu and have been there quite a few times. We love it. I would definitely say that the portions arent huge, and fairly overpriced, but not having to travel to DC, the friendly service and great atmosphere make up for it. The food is extremely tasty. Our kids even like it, probally cuz they get to eat with their fingers!

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November 5, 2006

anonomous

Excellent food but slightly overpriced.... don't eat there if you are a vegetarian. But on the whole, an excellent dining experience.

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September 27, 2006

Becky

My husband and I found Tajitu and plan to be regulars. Slightly overpriced, but good quality and service. You pick an entree and it includes a choice of 3 salads. If you like breakfast sausage biscuits, try the Yesiga Sambosa as an appetizer. I prefer tibs while my husband prefers wot with extra berbere sauce on the side for very spicy. Has a full bar with good choices of beer too.

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August 30, 2006

Gumbrinus

I have to agree with Monica... Good food, but not a good value when compared to other Ethiopian restaurants in the region. A big part of the novelty of eating exotic fare like Ethiopian is sharing, but the portions here are meager, though well-prepared.

My wife and I learned to enjoy Ethiopian fare while exploring restaurants in DC -- The largest concentration of Ethiopian eateries can be found in Adams-Morgan, including our personal favorite, Meskerem. Dinner for two including a bottle of wine + tip at Meskerem is LESS than for a comparable meal at Tajitu in Frederick, which seems backwards. However, when you consider the cost of driving into DC, Tajitu may not be such a bad deal after all!

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July 17, 2006

Hawknoah

Lovely restaurant with exceptionally friendly, efficient service. I hope it makes it- I've never seen any crowds there. Although it can be an expensive evening, the prices are quite reasonable for what you get. Not as spicy as a lot of Ethiopian cuisine I've experienced in the past. Good selection of African beers matched to the menu, as well as special honey wine (which seems to be out of stock frequently).

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April 25, 2006

Anonymous

The food is indeed good, but we do find it overpriced compared to equally tasty alternatives, and for that reason rarely eat at the Tajitu.

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April 13, 2006

Monica

Overpriced! I say this when I compare to the Addis Abbaba Ethiopian Restaurant in Silver Spring. Both restaurants have a dish called Doro Wat, which includes chicken and a hard boiled egg. The restaurant in Silver Spring included a nice amount chicken, enough to share in a party of 4 with other entrees. Tajitu served the Doro Wat with ONE chicken leg and ONE hard boiled egg! All for just $16.50. $16.50 for one leg, one egg. We thought it was absolutely ridiculous! We were a party of four and my friend who ordered it obviously couldn't share the dish with the rest of us. When we asked about the extremely small portion, we were told it was a national dish with a special sauce, which was the consistency of a tomato based sauce with spices. Although the other entrees were of a normal portion, nowing the quality and quantity that Addis Abbaba serves, well go there if we want Ethiopian food.

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March 14, 2006

Anonymous

Both the service and the food were great. If you've never tried Ethiopian before, I highly recommend it.

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March 9, 2006

Anonymous

Excellent food, friendly service, a great addition to Frederick dining. One of the best dining experiences of my life.

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March 7, 2006

the Greenes

We've gone to several Ethiopian restaurants in the Washington area, and Tajitu would be our top pick. The food is great, and the atmosphere is comfortable and colorful--recommendable among any restaurant, but outstanding among Ethiopian ones. And if you've never had Ethiopian food, this is a great place to try it.

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February 13, 2006

KG

we went there 2 times. the food is great. I highly recommend to order one from lamb and 2 from vegeterians (the cabbage is my favorite) you can enjoy eating by your hands something you can't experience anywhere else.

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