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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
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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    Very good
  • 3
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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Neat experience!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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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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Hamilton, Canada
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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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Burlington, Canada
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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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Hamilton, Canada
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

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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Hamilton, Canada
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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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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I am one for trying new foods, Ethiopian sounded a little different so I went. I was pleasantly surprised. We had a platter of all these different salads and legumes and some Lamb. All served with roti. Quite tasty and filling.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is one of my favourite restaurants. The food is excellent; incredibly tasty! It's cooked fresh, and it's not greasy or processed at all. There is a wide variety of meal options available: meat, vegetarian, vegan, fish, etc. Also - try the honey wine or Ethiopian coffee! The staff is wonderful too. Wass is a very friendly guy, and often... More 

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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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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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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

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?