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Muzita Abyssinian Bistro

#370 of 3,743 Restaurants in San Diego
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4651 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2630 (Adams)
619-546-7900
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3:00 pm - 11:00 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
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Carlsbad, California
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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 4 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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95 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 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 

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Costa Mesa, California
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108 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 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 

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Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India
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42 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.

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Santa Cruz, California
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10 reviews
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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.

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Kobe, Japan
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115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Muzita will satisfy anyone who craves a cuisine that is exotic and well prepared. Based on the style of north eastern Ethiopia and Eritrea, Muzita can be vegan, vegetarian or not, depending on the diners' tastes. The names might not be familiar if you haven't tried this style before, but the waiters are very knowledgeable about the menu and can... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Vegetarian, Ethiopian, African, Vegan
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?