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WASS Ethiopian Restaurant

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207 James St. South, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3A8, Canada
289.389.5294
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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  • 16
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Austin, Texas
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146 reviews 146 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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

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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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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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

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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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 7 - 12
  • Cuisine: 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?