Last Updated: May 2021
Current Status: For 60 plus years this spot has been serving locals and dignitaries alike with the food that “Mama” Ayesha Abraham brought with her from Jerusalem in the mid-20th century. Mama Ayesha’s name is now carried forward by another generation of her family, and the restaurant remains a local favorite. Be sure to check out the mural of presidents on the outside. They are doing dine-in, take-out and delivery.
Washington Post: Tom called it “fine” in a 2019 chat.
Washingtonian: 2013 piece on classic places revisited.