Letena Ethiopian Restaurant

Washington, DC

With oversized windows, high ceilings, modern open kitchen design, and walls adorned by an impressive collection of traditional Ethiopian artifacts & paintings, the interior combines the feel of an art gallery with an intimate and cozy dining space.

Number of spaces

2 event spaces

Cuisine Type


Food & Beverage

In-house catering
In-house beverage service



Art-accented Ethiopian counter serve & coffeehouse with vegetarian classics, plus beer & wine. Located in the heart of Columbia Heights, Washington, DC, LETENA is the spot for authentic and inspired Ethiopian cuisine, great coffee, and home-crafted drinks. Health and culture are at the root of Letena which means “for health” in Amharic, so to live up to the brand’s name, only natural and premium ingredients are used throughout its offerings. With special attention given to quality ingredients, vegetarians, vegans, meat lovers, and adventurous diners alike are offered authentic Ethiopian and inspired original dishes that have won accolades from various publications and review platforms including Food Network, Washingtonian, Trip Advisor, and Yelp. Up to 60 people can be comfortably accommodated in the front section and a further 20 people may be seated in its private space that is decorated and designed with upscale urban Ethiopian dining rooms in mind.








Food & Beverage

In-house catering
In-house beverage service

Do you work for Letena Ethiopian Restaurant? Contact us to learn more about who's managing this profile or gain access.

Other venues in Washington for your event