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Muzita Abyssinian Bistro

#397 of 3,739 Restaurants in San Diego
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4651 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2630 (Adams)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
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Kensington, Maryland
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111 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We very much enjoyed our visit here. The staff were patient in answering questions about the menu and making recommendations, including when they were out of a particular wine. The food was plentiful and delicious, and our server had a very good knowledge of the menu. Great place!

Thank elisa n
Carlsbad, California
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I love trying different ethnic foods, and this restaurant did not disappoint. The restaurant helped deliver an authentic Ethiopian/Eritrean experience by eliminating the use of utensils from the meal. We went on a Tuesday night around 7:30pm, and because it wasn't overly crowded we were able to pick any table, inside or outside, that we wanted. They have heat lamps... More 

Thank Sarah S
san diego
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Who knew that Abyssinian food could be so wonderful? This is a small family-owned restaurant with fantastic food. The flavors are very interesting. The items chosen are served on one plate in the middle of the table, with a soft and delicious type of bread underneath, and extra bread for picking up the food. We especially liked the lentils, and... More 

1 Thank RobinMaui
Carlsbad, California
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156 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We went for a bite to eat Sunday evening and there were not enough servers. Our waitress did not attend to us until we were well into our meal. It was quite pricy for a vegetarian dish, one very small okra dish with a very small salad and some veggies was $20. My husband and I also did not feel... More 

1 Thank Trekduet
Chicago, Illinois
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

First time ever in San Diego, first outing for dinner and what a time I had with my friends. My best frnd recommended this place to me and I must say that it was a great choice. Small little restaurant in University heights. It was packed when we arrived and had to wait for few mins. Great Mango martini for... More 

2 Thank Rock_Chicago28
Costa Mesa, California
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142 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We live about 80 miles away from this place, and went to San Diego for a 2-night vacation. We ate here the first night. It's quite an experience. The food is served without utensils. The food is scooped up with a thin, native bread, and is all quite good. Dessert was tiramisu -- I guess Abyssinian desserts don't translate well... More 

1 Thank FineDinerPatty
Peterborough, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

We were squeezed into this delightful little bistro even though we didn't have reservations. We ordered a number of appetizers and entrees which were served on common platters with plenty of a Abyssinian bread to use in lieu of utensils. Their use of spices created a melange of flavours without the tremendous heat one tends to associated with South-West dishes.... More 

Thank mcneilfe
Naperville, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

This place is IT. What a wonderful collaboration of warmth, authentic food and very fun and knowledgable servers! My daughter and I recently visited Muzita on a recommendation. It was by far our best dining experience in the San Diego area. We felt like we were dining in an old friend's home. The food was fabulous and the owner and... More 

Thank 957annet
Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

WOW was the word food was awesome. Children got some samosa like stuff they just finished them all. Only issue is that all have to eat in a single plate. no extras plates will be given that is the tradition in Ethopia.

Thank VishnuPondy
Santa Cruz, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

A delightful feast, laid out on the "bread" and shared by the three of us. Flavorful, unique, a wonderful introduction to this African cuisine.

Thank lmarie1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Ethiopian, African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4651 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2630
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-546-7900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?