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Muzita Abyssinian Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$10 - $24
CUISINES
African, Ethiopian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Menu

APPETIZER‏
$13
kitfo
minced eye of round, mitmita, fresh butter milk ajibotesmi ingera
$13
crispy calamari
cornmeal coated calamari, fresh cucumber harissa dipping sauce
$13
pan roasted mushrooms
button mushroom,‏ tesmi, roasted spaghetti squash, fresh herbs
$11
azifah fitfit
cool lentils, injera, toasted flaxseed vinaigrette dressing
$11
kitfo
minced collard greens, mitmita, cardamom, spiced tesmi, injera
$10
birsn korosho
spicy lentil spread, crispy injera
$10
beet salad
fresh garden beets, potato, onion, fresh lime dressing
$13
sambusas
homemade stuffed crispy pastries, alitcha atakilti, hamli, dorho tsebhi
$13
teff encrusted bamya
okra, whole teff, mitmita roasted tomato, caramelized cippolini onion, golden pepper emulsion
VEGETARIAN / VEGAN
all entrees include green salata and one side, choice of injera or steamed rice
$15
injera
steamed rice
shiro
eritrean style‏ seasoned ground chickpeas
$14
injera
steamed rice
hamli
braised spinach and collard greens
$20
injera
steamed rice
shiro + hamli
shiro, topped with braised spinach and collard greens
$16
injera
steamed rice
bamya berebere basil
fresh berbere braised okra, fresh basil, stewed tomato and serrano
$15
injera
steamed rice
flaxseed silsi
roasted flaxseed, silken tofu, berbere sauce
$14
injera
steamed rice
kantisha kilwa
button mushroom, zucchini, tesmi stewed tomato and serrano
$20
injera
steamed rice
shiro + kantisha
shiro, topped‏ with button mushroom, zucchini, tesmi stewed tomato and serrano
POULTRY, BEEF, LAMB, FISH‏
all entrees include green salata and one side, choice of injera or steamed rice
$17
injera
steamed rice
tsebhi dorho
fresh berbere braised chicken, hard boiled free range egg
$19
injera
steamed rice
dorho alitcha kilwa
seared boneless chicken breast, gareden fresh potatoes, serrano, white wine, house herb blend, tesmi, serrano
$17
injera
steamed rice
siga kilwa
sautéed all natural cidar river farm beef, house herb blend, tesmi, garlic and serrano
$22
injera
steamed rice
shiro siga
shiro, topped with sautéed all natural cedar river farm beef 8 house herb blend, tesmi, garlic and serrano
$18
injera
steamed rice
beggie kilwa
sautéed new zealand leg of lamb, house herb blend, tesmi, garlic and serrano
$23
injera
steamed rice
shiro + beggie
shiro, topped‏ with sautéed new zealand leg of lamb, house herb blend, tesmi, garlic and serrano
$18
injera
steamed rice
prawn kilwa
tiger prawns, house herb blend, white wine awaze sauce
$23
injera
steamed rice
shiro + prawn
shiro, topped with mess marinated prawns, house herb blend with wine awaze sauce
$22
injera
steamed rice
mama’s fresh choice
tesmi seared fresh fish, roasted spaghetti squash, spicy tomato sauce
SIDES
$6
timtimo
spicy red split lentils, berebere, exotic spices
$6
caulo
braised green cabbage, stewed tomato, exotic spices
$6
alitcha atakilti
seasonal stewed‏ vegetables
$6
green salata
hearts of romaine, red onion, fresh lime flaxseed vinaigrette dressing
SAUCES SPICES & MORE PLEASE‏
$2
awaze
eritrean hot sauce
$2
cucumber yogart
fresh cucumber harissa dipping sauce
$4
roasted spaghetti squash
$2
mitmita
dried and ground combination of spices
$2
ajibo
fresh butter milk cheese
$5
sambusa (1)
homemade stuffed crispy pastry (choice of alitcha atakilti, hamali, dorho tsebhi)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yum! The injera was yum with the magi, lentils, mixed veggies, chickpeas in tomate, spinach and greens. Bring a blanket or dress warm, there’s no heat. Nice outside seating. A bit slow, but it takes time to prepare.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lafemmeavecchiens
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

I love this place. The food is amazing and the service is fantastic. I’ve been going since they opened. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Matthew G
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

A travel-by-restaurant experience. Wonderful little space that fills up quickly. Having never been to east Africa I can’t vouch for its authenticity but it’s soooooo good! It’s affordable and the service is friendly. A good choice for vegetarians.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank groupwww
Reviewed August 13, 2018

And then we shared a unique cultural dining experience: Authentic Abyssinian (Eritrean/Ethiopian) food!. The traditional way! Throw away the fork and eat with your hands!! Needless to say the experience was far more than eating with your hands. The restaurant setting is a warm, cozy...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank KriticL
Reviewed May 29, 2018

The food was great. Had a vegetarian entree and two sides which was more than enough for two people. I don't see how people could finish two full meals. The side of lentils was great. The main course which was awesome. An enjoyable meal for...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank catchyginger
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

For those not from San Diego, north park is a yuppie hipster area where you find unique and quality restaurants. Muzita definitely falls into that category. If you are not used to Ethiopian food, be prepared to eat with your hands without using utensils but...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Rightbundle
Reviewed May 28, 2018

If you are at all interested in a unique,one-of-a-kind dining experience in San Diego you won't want to miss Muzita Bistro. The atmosphere is inviting and the food is really outstanding. We have dined here many times and always request that the wait staff assemble...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank J B
Reviewed April 24, 2018

My family of four, including two teenagers, came here for lunch on a Sunday. Tucked in a great neighborhood with lots of small restaurants, this was easy to find. Small but not a bad table. Our waitress knew the menu well and suggested some dishes....More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Anne B
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

I love Ethiopian food and hadn’t had it for years so I was dying to check this place out. Called and made a reservation and got there about a half hour later w my coworker. Injera was delicious and so was the salad, red lentils...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank AmiA-V
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

My son wanted to try some Ethiopian food for his birthday, so his girlfriend made reservations at Muzita Abyssinian. We had not tried this type of food before. What a great experience. Our server was very friendly and helpful. He basically ordered for us!! We...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank cheesypapa
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