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


2655 University Blvd West

Wheaton, MD 20902

Dessie Highlights

Our coffee cermony preparer welcomes a guest.

You are always Welcome at Dessie Ethiopian Restaurant & Market

traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony.

We can perform a coffee ceremony if we know when you are coming!

Injea made in part or all with teff flour

We have several types of injera including sergena teff ingera and taam Yalew Ingera

Welcome to Dessie Ethiopian Restaurant & Market

A Restaurant, A Market & Dessie Does— Catering, Kitchen Rental & Carry-Out

Find a feast of exciting tastes at Dessie Ethiopian Restaurant and Market in Wheaton, Maryland 20902 located at 2655 University Blvd West. When you enter it will seem that you are in another part of the world. To quote one reporter, "Enter and find yourself transported in what seems like a shop on the out skirts of Dessie, Ethiopia." Menu items include: Yebeg Tibs (tender lamb cubes fried with spices, hot pepper and onions), Key Wot (fresh beef cooked with hot pepper and Ethiopian spices), Kitfo (minced meat seasoned with spiced butter and hot red pepper) and all served on and with injera, a sourdough-risen flatbread with a unique, slightly spongy texture.

Dessie's market has several types of injera (the national bread of Ethiopia) including sergana teff injera and taam yalew ingera made in part or all with teff flour. Our small market has what you need to make your own Ethiopian food at home! We also carry CDs of Ethiopian music and Ethiopian magazines.

Many Saturday evenings include traditional music performed by various groups.

If you are not in the mood for a relaxing meal or you are in a rush you can call us (301-933-5580) and order your choice of food from our menu and we will prepare it for you fresh to be picked up.

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

Try a little of everything with a beyaynetu platter

Beyaynetu is the Amharic word that refers to a combination platter of numerous vegetarian dishes. Dessie's has two offerings: Yefisik Beyaynetu which is a combination of Yebeg Fitfit, Key Wot, Doro Wot, Kitfo and two types of Vegetarian side dishes and Beyaynetu which is a vegetarian entree made of a combination of any five vegetable selections.