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Massawa

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Ethiopian
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Osborne, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, but service is hit or miss

This is my go-to place for Ethiopian food in Winnipeg, although I know it has been toned down quite a bit. The service can range from really fast to super slow, so don't go on an empty stomach because you might just end up waiting for over an hour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
ymilesz
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Winnipeg, Canada
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  • Romantic
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Winnipeg, Canada
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is my go-to place for Ethiopian food in Winnipeg, although I know it has been toned down quite a bit. The service can range from really fast to super slow, so don't go on an empty stomach because you might just end up waiting for over an hour.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I have been to most of the Ethiopian restaurants in Winnipeg, and I would say that of them, Massawa is perhaps the most Canadianized in its flavours. I rarely, if ever, see Ethiopian people eating there. The food does not have the challenging fire that some other Ethiopian restaurants have. And yet for all of that, Massawa is always yummy.... More 

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Winnipeg
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51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We love Ethiopian food and have come here a few times in the last year. Our most recent visit was for my wife's birthday. It was a Saturday night and completely full and were a table of 8. It takes a while to get your food on a regular day so it was quite a wait for us but we... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Amazing amazing amazing! We were told before we ordered that there would be a wait for our food due to that they make everything by hand! My husband and I could not believe how incredilble good the food, and staff were. We are looking forward to going back and might just have to make it our go to place!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Decided to check this place out as I love ethnic food and have had Ethiopian/Eritrean a few times. Very pleased! Food took about 30 minutes, which is pretty good by Ethiopian food standards, and was delicious. Waitress was attentive, courteous and prompt. Prices were great! I recommend the "B" combo. A definite recommendation in my books.

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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

You'll end up waiting for your food to come to the table, but it's definitely worth the wait. Best Ethiopian food between Minneapolis and the North Pole.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Went with a few friends for a night out, food was great, service was better. Certainly coming back!!! Definitely not a place to come for a quick meal, but the whole experience truly was lovely, and the server was a doll.

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winnipeg
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42 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

had a large group attend this restaurant for a celebration. The place was dark and hot, service was incredibly un-attentive and we were the only group fir the majority of our 3 hour stay, Trying to get a cold glass of water was near impossible, most often it was super warm, no ice and when several of us asked for... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Like many of the other reviewers have already stated, you can expect to wait a bit for the food. The reason for that is quite simple: The owner / lady who makes the food is the ONLY person cooking in that kitchen and she makes it all from scratch. Plus, every time I've attended, there has usually only been a... More 

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Winnipeg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

My husband and I have been eating at Massawa for years, but it had been a while since our last visit. We were reminded why we started eating there as soon as the first bite hit our lips! The food is always so flavorful and delicious. This time we went on a Tuesday evening and it was not busy in... More 

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Additional Information about Massawa

Address: Osborne, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Manitoba  >  Winnipeg
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Ethiopian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Osborne, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Manitoba  >  Winnipeg

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Ethiopian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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