Dama Restaurant


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Dama Restaurant is a family owned and operated Ethiopian restaurant located in Arlington, VA. Established in 1980, Dama has been in the area for more than 12 years and has been awarded multiple accolades from various sites and critics. Dama caters a wide variety of foods ranging from Authentic Ethiopian cuisines to American foods and pastries.


When planning your next meeting or special function, contact us to enjoy traditional Ethiopian and American food prepared fresh in our kitchen. Make your next party or business event something people will talk about by choosing Dama Catering.

Dama Menu & Pastries

Almaz Dama, the well known Pastry Chef runs the show in the cake range The vegetarian delight pastry that I created is Dama’s exclusive. It is free of animal products, but extremely tasty and irresistible. It is especially popular during “Tseom” (Ethiopian lint season).

Dama’s exclusive pastry menu also includes tempting sugarless pastries for clients who request them
Hailu Dama, the best of the ethnic baristas one can find in metro DC runs the show in the beverage section. The perfect espresso, the most exquisite cappuccino, the greatest latte – come and enjoy Arlington’s traditional Ethiopian café. Join us for the best “Ba’le cravate” machiatto and cappuccino you’ll ever have – at Dama Café.

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