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Muzita Abyssinian Bistro

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African, Vegetarian, Vegan, Ethiopian
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4651 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2630 (Adams)
619-546-7900
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good basic Ethiopean cuisine

I've been here twice now - several years apart - and I like how their menu has changed. It's vegetarian and vegan friendly, but the lamb dishes are also good. Unlike many Ethiopean/Eritrean places it doesn't offer a sampler plate, but the main dishes come with a choice of sides so a small party... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Tardigrade
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SF Bay Area
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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San Diego, California
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The restaurant looks very inviting from the outside and does feel cozy and rustic on the inside. The service gave a general sense of subliminal aloofness. We were not remotely impressed with the food. Small portions. Somewhat pricey. Oily and a bit greasy. Some dishes bland, some lacking freshness & others just ok. Overall - a very lackluster experience and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I've been here twice now - several years apart - and I like how their menu has changed. It's vegetarian and vegan friendly, but the lamb dishes are also good. Unlike many Ethiopean/Eritrean places it doesn't offer a sampler plate, but the main dishes come with a choice of sides so a small party can build its own sampling. It's... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My Favorite was the lamb dish. The service is excellent very friendly. Best vegetarian and vegan selection.

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I usually do not give restaurants a high rating but I had to! What a lovely place to have supper and authentic Eritrean food! My server, Kyle was so warm and friendly. His recommendrations were spot on! He greeted me like an old friend. I would definitely return!

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We loved this restaurant! The food is so delicious and the atmosphere is charming and relaxing. This is a beautiful, cozy restaurant serving food that is just out-of-this-world fantastic. Just the best Ethiopian food anywhere with lovely service. The staff made everyone relaxed and comfortable and were very helpful in answering questions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Inviting ambience and amazing food. Would definitely recommend and visit again. Good service - a must visit for visitors.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

love good authentic ethnic cuisine and this fits the bill. Had the recommended favorite which is different "meza" style small dishes served on a type of large pancake ....the lamb was flavorful, salad fresh and all other dishes (which I'm not sure what they were,) were all great. Service friendly and quick

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

As vegetarians we enjoy Ethiopian/Eritrean food whenever we can. Muzita is an excellent restaurant and we enjoyed our meal here. The food is great, the service is good. It is a pain to find parking in this area, but otherwise it is a great place.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Having been here once I was anticipating a great meal and I was not at all disappointed. Every dish was flavorful, and the service was very good. I can highly recommend this restaurant!

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Benton City, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

WOW! We look for Eritrean/Ethiopian restaurants when we travel. This one is just super! You eat everything with the injera - a spongy bread which you use to scoop up the delicious foods. Everything served family style so lots of opportunity to try many flavors. We had two types of lentils, cabbage, beef, and zucchini-mushroom-chick pea dishes. So many great... More 

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Additional Information about Muzita Abyssinian Bistro

Address: 4651 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2630
Phone Number: 619-546-7900
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: African, Vegetarian, Vegan, Ethiopian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4651 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2630
    (Adams)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-546-7900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: African, Vegetarian, Vegan, Ethiopian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?