Makeda
516A South Van Dorn St.
Alexandria, VA, US, 22304

Restaurant Hours

Sunday thru Saturday 11:00AM - 02:00AM

Appetizers

Avocado Salad

Diced avocado mixed with tomatoes, onions, peppers, cilantro and vinaigrette.

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Kategna

Toasted injera coated with awaze and Ethiopian purified butter or olive oil.

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Timatim Fitfit

Diced vine ripened tomatoes, peppers, onions and crumbled injera, tossed in awaze and olive oil vinaigrette.

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Sambusa

A pair of baked Ethiopian style phyllo dough pockets with savory filling. Your choice of meat or lentils.

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Miser Wot

Red split lentils stewed with finely chopped onion, garlic, oil and Ethiopian herbs.

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Kik Alecha

Yellow split peas cooked in finely chopped onion, garlic and oil with a touch of turmeric and a subtle blend of herbs.

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Shiro

Chickpea flour mixed with onion, oil, garlic, and ginger then cooked on medium heat for several minutes.

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Atakilt Wot

Cabbage, potato and carrot cooked with onion, ginger and garlic with a touch of turmeric.

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Fasolia Wot

String beans and carrots cooked in tomato sauce with house seasoning.

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Gomen Wot

Steamed finely chopped collard greens with mild seasoning.

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Kaye Siir

Beets, carrots and potatoes cooked with minced onion and garlic.

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Engudaye Tibs

Portobello mushrooms sautéed with onions, garlic, tomatoes and a touch of awaze sauce.

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Engudaye Dullet

Portobello mushrooms finely chopped and mixed with olive oil, mitmita and cardamom.

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Shiro (Kids Menu)

Chickpea flour mixed with onion, garlic, ginger and cooked on medium heat several times.

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Spaghetti

Spaghetti sautéed with tomato sauce.

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Rice with Chicken

Jasmine rice cooked with chicken sautéed in a flavorful awaze or turmeric sauce.

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Tibs Wot

Diced lean beef seasoned on a hot skillet then slow cooked in berbere stew.

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Zilzil Tibs

Criss-cross cut chain of beef marinated in awaze & red wine, stir fried with onion and jalapeno.

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Gomen Besega

Marbled cuts of beef in a mild onion sauce with chopped collard greens and garlic.

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Kitfo

Extra lean cuts of prime beef finely chopped and mixed with seasoned clarified butter and mitmita served with mashed Ethiopian feta cheese.

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Gored Gored

Morsel cuts of beef marinated in a hot berbere-butter. Can be served medium-rare or medium.

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Bozena Shiro

Lean diced marinated beef simmered in traditional chickpea gravy and seasoned with purified butter.

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Makeda Tibs

Tender tip pieces of marinated rib eye beef cooked with peppers, onions, garlic and a touch of rosemary.

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Quanta Firfir

Seasoned Ethiopian style beef jerky cooked in light berbere sauce and tossed with pieces of broken injera.

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Lega Tibs

Strips of leg of lamb sauteed with onion, garlic and pepper.

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Yebeg Kikil

Pieces of lamb cooked to perfection with garlic, ginger and onion and finished with turmeric.

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Chef‘s Special Tibs

Tender cubes of lamb shoulder rubbed with the chef’s blend of Ethiopian seasoning and stir-fried with onions, garlic, and jalapeno peppers with fresh rosemary finished with red wine.

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Awaze Tibs

Strips of leg of lamb marinated in awaze and sautéed with onions, garlic and pepper.

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Doro Wot

Legs of range chicken slow-cooked in a dense stew of onions, berbere, and kibe. Boiled egg is knife-poked and simmered in the stew. A high-holiday treat.

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Doro Tibs

Chicken breast diced and marinated with house seasoning and sautéed with onions, oil, rosemary, jalapeño and a touch of chardonnay and awaze sauce.

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Tilapia Fish

In-season freshwater whole fish or fillet prepared Ethiopian style: moist flakes inside its crispy skin.

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Assa Dullet

Ground tilapia fish mixed with diced onion, jalapeno and seasoned with cardamom, olive oil and mitmita.

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Assa Goulash

Salmon simmered slowly with onion, garlic, tomato, jalapeno and a touch of awaze sauce and
white wine.

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Taste of Makeda

Avocado Salad, Miser Wot, Gomen Besiga, Tibs Wot, Awaze Tibs, Doro Wot, Doro Tibs.

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Vegetarian Combo

Miser Wot, Kik Alecha, Shiro, Atakilit Wot, Fasolia Wot, Gomen Wot.

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