Location: 8233 Fenton St, Silver Spring, MD 20910
The Addis Ababa Restaurant in downtown Silver Spring is named for Ethiopia’s capital city. The name means “New Flower” in Amharic. The city, home to more than 3 million, was founded in 1886. Close to half of the population is of the Amhara ethnic group, while the majority of the remaining population is split among the Oromo, Gurage, Tigray, and other ethnic groups.
The site of Addis Ababa was chosen by Empress Taytu Beful and established by her husband Emperor Menelik II.
The Addis Ababa restaurant has several murals and lamps that feature historical and cultural features from Ethiopia. The restaurant also has a painting of the legendary Queen of Sheba with King Solomon of Israel.