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Dining in Adams Morgan

The Adams Morgan neighborhood in Washington D.C. has a great deal of entertainment and dining options for tourists. It has long been a hub of the city’s immigrant population and as a result has an array of cultural and ethnic diversity for visitors to enjoy.

Adams Morgan has numerous restaurants to suit anyone’s tastes. The ethnic diversity of this neighborhood is one of its strengths, and is reflected in the diversity of ethnic cuisines available. The range of cuisines includes pan-African, West African, Ethiopian, American, Vietnamese, Argentinian, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, French, Cajun, Thai, Spanish, Cuban, Indian, Mexican, Central American, Middle Eastern, and Caribbean. There are also fast food restaurants, eclectic and nouveau cuisine spots, cafes, and pizza and ice cream parlors. Visitors should be aware that parking in this neighborhood is at a premium and consists mostly of on-street parking or in garages.

The influence of African cuisine on the Adams Morgan restaurant scene is noticeable. Visitors who have never tasted this cuisine before will have their choices of places to go, including Meskerem, an Ethiopian restaurant, located between Columbia and Belmont Roads. Ethiopian food is eaten in a way in which most westerners are not accustomed, and this place is great for newcomers to this cuisine.

For West African food, the Ghana Café on 18th Street is a great option. Fish, curry, maize, rice, plantains, beans, and greens are on the menu here. On weekends, guests can hear reggae on the main floor and dance to Afro-pop upstairs.

Jyoti Restaurant can be found on 18th Street NW, features Indian food. This dining spot is known for its appetizers and samosas.

The Amsterdam Falafelshop is a simple, tiny restaurant offering falafel and fries. It is known for its topping bar featuring more than twenty sandwich toppings.

The Diner is a popular area restaurant located on 18th Street NW and serves typical, but very tasty, diner food, including burgers, omelets, ham, and grilled cheese. The restaurant is open 24 hours a day and serves breakfast and brunch, lunch, dinner, in addition to the late-night crowd.


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