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207 James St. South, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3A8, Canada
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Elliot Lake, Canada
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only had the opportunity to try Ethiopian Food on a couple of previous occasions and was looking forward to this visit to Hamilton and Wass so as to try it again. My family and I were the only ones in the restaurant so we got the full attention of the server. We ordered and meal intended for two and a... More 

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Thank Medicgord
Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were at Wass with friends the other day and had a wonderful time: Great food, great coffee, perfect service.

Thank Henry H
Kitchener, Canada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never tried Ethiopian food before. Not sure it's the cuisine or Wass food, Did not get impressed much.

Thank Maniarasu K
Burlington, Canada
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here a few years back and absolutely despised the low quality ingredients but recently under new ownership, I thought I would give it another try. Wow am I glad I did!! The food is OUTRAGOUSLY delicious and fresh! Gluten free, full of vegetables and high quality meats. The restaurant itself isn't nice in appearance but this is typical... More 

Thank MeggsVisits
Hamilton, Canada
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213 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my partner's favourite places and she often wants to go here. Since Wass opened we have probably been there around ten times. When Wass first opened it was great, the owner had a passion for what he was doing and I think his mother did the cooking. We haven't seen the owner for years now and... More 

Thank David B
Kitchener, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for a quick early dinner, vegetarian at least, if not vegan, which is still not easy to find these days. The restaurant is simple and welcoming, the service is friendly and unobtrusive, the food is the best new thing that I've tried in the past three months. Not knowing the dishes, we opted for a combo platter and a... More 

Thank Lucian L
Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Have always been a fan of Ethiopian cuisine so very happy to finally find this gem in Hamilton : - Authentic and tasty Ethiopian food - Prices are reasonable - Plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans - Coffee was excellent (We ordered the Machiato and Black coffee post our meal) They seemed a bit understaffed when we visited and... More 

Thank Sajal C
Oakville, Canada
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

It's been a little while since I first visited this restaurant and the thing that still comes to mind is the Injera. I've had all kinds of bread and roti but this was something special. I had the vegetarian platter and I love, love that there are many vegan options on the menu. If the owners of this restaurant are... More 

Thank Sharon L
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

A friend and I stopped in for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The restaurant is simple, humble and pleasant. The service was friendly and unobtrusive but the best part was the food. We shared a vegetarian combo platter and both my friend and I stuffed ourselves with the delicious sampling of 6 or 7 items on the plate scooped... More 

Thank Leekata
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56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

An excellent meal. But man was it spicy! ! Every was fresh and delicious. When I asked if they could make something with less spice for my daughter they happily obliged. I tried my daughters chicken and it was fabulous. Try Wass for something different.

Thank Shannon S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $12
Vegetarian Friendly, Ethiopian, African, International, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 James St. South, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3A8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 289.389.5294
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?