$$$$ ($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)

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