Axum

Ethiopian
$$$$ ($14 and under)
This Ethiopian spot throws a little Italian seasoning into the mix.
Sun-Thu 10 am-2 am
Fri-Sat 10 am-3 am
(U Street/Cardozo)
U Street/Cardozo (Green and Yellow Lines)
202-387-0765
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Editorial Review

In addition to customary Ethiopian dishes, Axum, an unpretentious cafe across the street from Queen Makeda, is noted for its fried chicken cutlet served with a side of pasta. "It shows our Italian influence, and it's light," says owner Gebre Kahassai. (Italy twice invaded and occupied Ethiopia, in 1895 and 1935.) "Say you're driving a cab all day; injera can be pretty heavy," he says." -- Walter Nicholls