Enat, which means “mother” in the native tongue of Ethiopia, is the place to go for authentic Ethiopian cuisine in Alexandria. A family business near the Landmark Plaza, Enat offers delicious food at reasonable prices. Whether you come in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the wonderful wait staff will help you with your menu choices. Start with Kinche with cracked wheat butter, or the combo platter of favorites. For lunch or dinner, there's Wat, a stew made with beef, chicken, or lamb. The fish special is complemented with vegetables and mita mita, an Ethiopian spice. If you're vegetarian, there’s still plenty to choose from! The Shiro, a puree of peas and chickpeas with spices gets high marks, as does the veggie sampler with Injera, diced tomatoes, onions, and hot green peppers. Don't forget to try an Ethiopian beer!
4709 N. Chambliss Street
Alexandria, VA 22312