hours: sunday-thursday 9:30 am to 1 am, friday and saturday 9:30 am to 3 am

hours: sunday-thursday 9:30 am to 1 am, friday and saturday 9:30 am to 3 am

301-933-5580

2655 University Blvd West

Wheaton, MD 20902

Dessie Highlights

Roasting coffee beans

Time to enjoy the kitfo.

Berbere

Berbere (a spice mixture) is a key ingredient in the cuisines of Ethiopia and Eritrea.

roll of injera

At Dessie there are several varieties of injera

Dessie Ethiopian's Menu

Both sit down and carry Out—< 301-933-5580

If you are not in the mood for a relaxing meal or you are in a rush you can call us and order your choice of food from our menu and we will prepare it for you fresh to be picked up. We also do catering!

Dessie Tomato Salad —— $5.25

Kik Alecha Wot with Doro Wot Chopped fresh tomatoes, with lettuce, green peppers, onions, olive oil and vinegar. A little different and very tasty! #1 on the menu.

Sambusa —— $3.00

Kik Alecha Wot with Doro Wot A light pastry filled with lentils, onions and hot pepper. This Ethiopian appetizer is a cousin of Indian samosas and many Middle Eastern and African cooks have their own version of this tasty treat. The crust after being stuffed with a savory filling ia fried until golden brown.The name derives from Persian, sanbosag, and refers to the half moon shape. #2 on the menu.

Beyaynetu

Yefisik Beyaynetu — Beef, Lamb & Poultry —— 13.99


Combination of Yebeg Fitfit, Key Wot, Doro Wot, Kitfo and two types of Vegetarian side dishes. #10 on the menu.

Beyaynetu — Vegetarian —— 13.99


Vegetarian entree made of a combination of any five vegetable selections. #18 on the menu.

Lamb Dishes

Yebeg Tibs — Lamb —— $12.99


Tender lamb cubes fried with spices, hot pepper and onions. (Served in traditional charcoal clay pot.) #3 on the menu.

Yebeb Kikil — Lamb —— $12.99


Tender lamb pieces and ribs cooked with onions, butter and jalapeno pepper. #4 on the menu.

Yebeg Ribs Tibs – A Dessie Special —— $14.99


Tender lamb cooked with spices, hot pepper and onions. #20 on the menu.

Dulet — Lamb & Beef —— $12.99


>Minced lamb tripe and liver cooked with herbal butter and mitmita (hot chili pepper.) #9 on the menu.

Beef Dishes

Key Wot — Beef —— $12.99


Fresh beef cooked with hot pepper and Ethiopian spices. #5 on the menu.

Kitfo — Beef —— $12.99


Minced meat seasoned with spiced butter and hot red pepper. #6 on the menu.

Quanta Ferfer — Beef —— $12.99


Dehydrated striped tender beef cooked with hot pepper and sauce mixed with injera. #7 on the menu.

Gored Gored — Beef —— $12.99


Beef cubes seasoned with special butter, onion and mitmita (hot chili pepper) #8 on the menu.

Yebra Ribs Tibs - A Dessie Special –– $12.99


Tender beef cooked with spices, hot pepper and onions #21 on the menu.

Yebra Tibs - A Dessie Special –– $12.99


Tender beef cooked with spices, hot pepper and onions #22 on the menu.

Poultry Dishes

Doro Wot — Chicken —— $12.99


Chicken cooked Ethiopian style with hot pepper sauce and special spices. This wot is a lively sauce prepared with berbere and clarified butter. This stew of chicken with a hard-boiled egg is one of the most recognized dishes of Ethiopia. #11 on the menu.

Doro Tibs – Dessie Special —— $12.99


Lean chicken cubes fried with onions, hot pepper and spices. #19 on the menu.

Vegetarian Dishes

Shiro Wot —— $11.99


Powdered peas cooked with vegetable oil, onions and flavored Ethiopian spice. #12 on the menu.

Misir Wot —— $11.99


Split lentil cooked with vegetable oil, onions, berbere (hot chili pepper spice mixture) and flavored spice. #13 on the menu.

Kik Alicha —— $11.99


Yellow split peas cooked with vegetable oil, onions, green pepper and flavored with spice. #14 on the menu.

Tikil Gomen —— $11.99


Cabbage cooked with onions and peppers. #15 on the menu.

Gomen —— $11.99


Collard greens sautéed with onions and peppers. #16 on the menu.

Yatakilit Wot —— $11.99


String beans and carrots sautéed with onions, garlic and ginger. Wot is a lively sauce prepared with berbere and clarified butter. #17 on the menu.

Beverages

Ambo Water Small $2.50 Large $3.5

Coke, Ginger-ale, Sprite, Diet Coke $2.85

Juice $3

Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea $2.85

Perrier/Water $2.85

Beer, Wine and Liquor also served (including Ethiopian Honey Wine and Beer)

Lunch special Monday through Friday 11 am to 3 pm & free parking Sunday-thursday 9:30 am to 1 am and Friday & Saturday 9:30 am to 3 am

Lunch Special $7.99 Monday-Friday 11 am to 3 pm

Download a pdf copy of our menu here.

Sunset over the Omo River, southern Ethiopia.

Dessie, Ethiopia