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WASS Ethiopian Restaurant

207 James St. South, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3A8, Canada
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Ranked #113 of 943 Restaurants in Hamilton
Price range: $7 - $13
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Ethiopian, Vegetarian, International, Healthy
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Description: Experience a taste of Africa in downtown Hamilton, Ontario. The WASS Ethiopian Restaurant offers meals for vegetarians and meat lovers alike.
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English first
St. John's, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Went here a while back for a birthday, and although none of us had ever eaten ethiopian before and were all on a student budget the staff were exuberantly happy to explain the menu to us, help us order things. They got excited and made a big deal that it was the guys birthday for him without us having to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I came here for dinner one night for a friend's birthday. My friend is a vegan so it was a good choice. We had the tibs platter but we ask them separate the meat from the vegetables. They did this with no problems and the waitress was helpful. As the restaurant was busy, and we had to wait almost 45mins... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went to Wass on a beautiful Friday evening expecting a great meal. What we got was a couple of bland dishes, polite but inept service and a dull atmosphere. I've never been to an Ethiopian restaurant so lacking in ambience... no music, no traditional furnishings or adornment of any kind.

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Kimball, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My husband and I have been here a few times now and we have always had a great experience. The food is delicious (we always end up getting a sampling platter of some sort), comes in generous portions, and they are very gluten free friendly! The restaurant atmosphere is quiet and peaceful, its a great place to catch up with... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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196 reviews 196 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We always end up ordering pretty much the same thing: the cooked vegetable stew sampling platter (kale, beets, chickpeas, etc.) and /or the lamb shish-kebab and/or the chicken and egg Moroccan stew which are all very delicious and filling. Their honey wine is the best thing on the planet. Great service too.

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Hamilton, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This was our second visit. Great food and great pricing. We had the shared dinner for 4 and had 3 alcoholic beverages and the bill was under 70.00 with tax and tip. Great value!

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Lethbridge, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is the 3rd time this Alberta couple has been to WASS. Never been disappointed. The servings are generous and the levels of flavour superb.

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Guelph, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My boyfriend and I liked eating here. It was nice to try something new, and the flavours of the different Ethiopian dishes were delicious and not too salty. There were some low points to the meal, for instance our meat curries offered very little meat, but the overall quantity of food provided for the price was good, and we both... More 

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Burlington, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Always a great experience at Wass, love eating with our hands and all of the dips and dishes are so fantastic. Friendly people, good service, this place is a gem.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Wanting some good food while visiting my mom in the hospital, I decided to give Wass a try. The food was very good. My friend enjoyed the Wass Special with Lamb, while I had the vegetarian platter. It was full of 6 kinds of yummy vegetarian fare. It would be a great place to share a bunch of dishes with... More 

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Additional Information about WASS Ethiopian Restaurant

Address: 207 James St. South, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3A8, Canada
Phone Number: 289.389.5294
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 13
Cuisine: Ethiopian, Vegetarian, International, Healthy

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