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Muzita Abyssinian Bistro

4651 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2630
619-546-7900
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Ranked #128 of 3,982 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Ethiopian, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Adams
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English first
Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

If you like Indian and Middle Eastern food you'll love this. My second time at an Ethiopian restaurant and both have been a memorable experience. The mixed vegetable side was the best thing we had, can't remember what it was called!

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San Diego
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I love this place! It's small (and can get busy and very noisy on the weekends - reserve a table outside if the weather is nice!), the staff are great, and the food is to die for. I love when we get visitors, because we always take them out here! Or for a birthday celebration, or for any other occasion... More

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Rochester, MN
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107 reviews 107 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Very nice restaurant with good Ethiopian food. We enjoyed the beef and chickpeas. Did not save room for dessert.

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Corozal Town, Belize
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

My niece took us out for an adventure and I will never be the same. What a wonderful, flavorful departure for my Euro-centric palate. Hands-on dining in the North African style...I was surprised at how easily I took to it. Service was exceptional and enthusiastic. I think our waitress enjoyed our experience as much as we did. The food is... More

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Atlanta
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We ate here with friends, and enjoyed every tasty bite. Because we are foodies (translation big eaters) I thought this would barely be enough food, since it is family style. Silly me, I am almost ashamed that it looked like did not put a dent in the plate! I've never eaten with my hands at a restaurant before, but I... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Definitely need reservation for dinner since the restaurant has limited capacity. Try having lunch there and you have the same great food without the wait. Try the vegetarian TCA, it is really flavorful. The beef stew reminds me of an Indonesian dish called beef rendang. Our waiter encouraged us to eat with our hands and taught us how to eat... More

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San Diego
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Always delicious. If you love something different and are willing to eat with your fingers (although they have silverware if you ask), this restaurant will not disappoint. Highly recommended. We live in San Diego and have eaten here many times. One of our favorite places!!

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great food, great service! We had lunch and it was quiet but for dinner you need reservations. Food is served family style and you eat it with a sponge bread with your hands. A great date place but as I would say not a first date! We had a mixed vegetarian dish with lentils and stewed vegetables that were great,... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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312 reviews 312 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

A great place not to be missed. Flavor packed meats, chicken, fish and vegetarian dishes are served family style. Injera, the Ethopian/Eritrean flat bread with a unique, spongy texture made out of teff flour is served up with everything. It acts as the delivery mechanism from plate to mouth - in lieu of a fork. Just like in Ethiopia. The... More

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Excellent service and very chilled out atmosphere. We have now been to this place multiple times and it has managed to always meet our expectations. I am vegetarian and there are many options to try out. Food is overpriced but i would say its worth it!

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