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WASS Ethiopian Restaurant

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African, International, Vegetarian, Healthy, Ethiopian
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207 James St. South, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3A8, Canada
289.389.5294
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3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Experience a taste of Africa in downtown Hamilton, Ontario. The WASS...
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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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Culinary Diversity

It's been a little while since I first visited this restaurant and the thing that still comes to mind is the Injera. I've had all kinds of bread and roti but this was something special. I had the vegetarian platter and I love, love that there are many vegan options on the menu. If the owners of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
Sharon L
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Oakville, Canada
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Oakville, Canada
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

It's been a little while since I first visited this restaurant and the thing that still comes to mind is the Injera. I've had all kinds of bread and roti but this was something special. I had the vegetarian platter and I love, love that there are many vegan options on the menu. If the owners of this restaurant are... More 

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Thank Sharon L
Hamilton
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

A friend and I stopped in for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The restaurant is simple, humble and pleasant. The service was friendly and unobtrusive but the best part was the food. We shared a vegetarian combo platter and both my friend and I stuffed ourselves with the delicious sampling of 6 or 7 items on the plate scooped... More 

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Thank Leekata
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

An excellent meal. But man was it spicy! ! Every was fresh and delicious. When I asked if they could make something with less spice for my daughter they happily obliged. I tried my daughters chicken and it was fabulous. Try Wass for something different.

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Thank Shannon S
Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Our family loves the Wass. The food is a combination of many colours and tastes, spicy and not. It is economical for our family and it is our 'go to' restaurant! For those who are GF, ask for rice instead of injera.

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Thank Tracy C
Hamilton, Canada
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Delicious food, neat to try with a group of people, good food for sharing, use your hands- so be prepared! The atmosphere is not the greatest but nice place to try!

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Thank klr6
Hamilton, Canada
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My wife and I were looking for a "unique dining experience", therefore tried Wass; we invited the sister & brother-in-law as well. We had absolutely no idea what to expect but were pleasantly surprised when we saw the menu. When the food came to the table, it reminded us all of an "Indian Food" experience, where you are brought a... More 

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Thank Eric S
Burlington, Canada
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The lamb was tough, the pulses needed to be cooked more too. The injera was the worse I've ever had and the service bordering on hostility. I was the only person in the place, you'd think it'd be an honour to have me there.

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Thank Nigel D
Hamilton, Canada
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

never had Ethiopian food before so we gave it a try and I was really pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it. We joked that the "bread" looked like rolled up towels but it tasted great, more like a cross between a pancake and an crepe. I tried the bubbling hot dip that came in the cast iron pot, it... More 

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Thank JB T
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Stew smelled good but I particularly didn't enjoy the taste. I usually like all type of food anywhere. But this one for some reason didn't click well with my stomach.

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Thank Pascal K
Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Every item on the menu has a new and exciting flavor. We had the meat and veggie combo, perfect for 2-3 people, price was great, portions excellent. So many types of flavors from mild to zingy. This platter allows you and your guests the opportunity to try many different items at one sitting. Was awsome, will go back again and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 207 James St. South, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3A8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 289.389.5294

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 11
  • Cuisine: African, International, Vegetarian, Healthy, Ethiopian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Experience a taste of Africa in downtown Hamilton, Ontario. The WASS Ethiopian Restaurant offers meals for vegetarians and meat lovers alike.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?