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Muzita Abyssinian Bistro

#399 of 3,757 Restaurants in San Diego
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4651 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2630 (Adams)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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New York City, New York
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533 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a good dinner here, with exceptionally friendly and helpful service. It's authentic Ethiopian with some California influence. Two excellent entrees were lamb and pumpkin. Sides were very good. The chickpea entree was okay, but puréed and very thin and mildly spiced. Signature appetizer of sautéed mushrooms has a nice Ethiopian flavor, will try something else next time. Good... More 

Thank cararro
Kensington, Maryland
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119 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

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Carlsbad, California
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156 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Costa Mesa, California
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147 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?