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WASS Ethiopian Restaurant

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Ethiopian, Vegetarian, International, Healthy
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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
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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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Worth Finding ...

Stopped in just because I saw it and had not had Ethiopian Food for a while. Food Was GREAT !!! Waitress made sure our dining experience was good .. prices reasonable for quality and flavour. Atmosphere is not necessarily really "cool" or anything but more of 'just a restaurant' Would go again... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
blindcreek42
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Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Stopped in just because I saw it and had not had Ethiopian Food for a while. Food Was GREAT !!! Waitress made sure our dining experience was good .. prices reasonable for quality and flavour. Atmosphere is not necessarily really "cool" or anything but more of 'just a restaurant' Would go again and would not hesitate to recommend it to... More 

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Surrey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I had the vegetarian combo, all the items were good and it was very large. For $14 I could easily have split it with somebody else. My only complaints were they don't have any dessert options, manager said she was new and was working on it with the owner, and the manager made some weird comments to another table. I... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I was at St. Joseph's hospital with a family member and remembered this amazing restaurant. It's just down the street on James. I had the beef dish with tiff, cottage cheese and collard greens. It was a fantastic meal that helped me get through a long day. It was my third visit and won't be my last. Being gluten free... More 

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Ontario
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I continue to go regularly for the awesome food, although kitchen logistics continue to need refinement. I've gone for lunch previously, ordered the combo plate and then been burned for the dinner price advising me that I hadn't specified that I wanted the 'lunch combo'. Now I always ask for the lunch combo. Today, however, there was a brand new... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

We have been here many times over the years, and continue to return as it is unlike any other restaurant we go to. When we originally started going there the owner/manager was there looking after things, and he was warm and inviting making it a great dinning experience. Since then different staff have not been so welcoming and I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

This place is an undiscovered gem in Hamilton. The food is excellent, the service is always friendly and the atmosphere is welcoming. I've had Ethiopian food at many places and this is my favourite. If you haven't had Ethiopian food before, try it; and if you already like Ethiopian, this is the place to go in the 905.

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St. John's, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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 - 12
  • Cuisine: Ethiopian, Vegetarian, International, Healthy

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?