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“Pretty Authentic”

WASS Ethiopian Restaurant
Ranked #77 of 1,224 Restaurants in Hamilton
Price range: $6 - $11
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Experience a taste of Africa in downtown Hamilton, Ontario. The WASS Ethiopian Restaurant offers meals for vegetarians and meat lovers alike.
Parry Sound, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Pretty Authentic”
Reviewed June 9, 2012 via mobile

I have travelled through Ethiopia some years back and absolutely loved the food and its corresponding traditions. This place is pretty authentic in taste and presentation. Very uniquely flavorful food and I love ordering a large platter to share with company - figures are the utensils of course. Price is not bad either, especially the platter. I can't remember exact price but around $30 absolutely stuffed a family of 4.

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“New and enjoyable experience ... at a good price to boot!”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

My two girlfriends and I decided to try something new for a birthday celebration. Our waitress was extremely nice and helpful to us newby's. She explained all of the dishes and in the end we decided to split a combo platter that had a nice selection of both meat and vegetable items. Although they gave us forks, normally what you are suppose to do is break a piece of their sourdough bread (it's flat like a soft tortilla but a little thicker and a bit spongy ... but good) and then grab some of the food (displayed in piles on the large platter). We all liked everything. I would recommend trying it. Not only that, for the three of us with a drink each it was only $56 including tax. If you are vegetarian there are many options for you here as well. Give it a try.

  • Visited April 2012
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Oakville, ON, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Especially Enjoyable Ethiopian Experience”
Reviewed April 20, 2012

Hamilton hosts many interesting places to eat, and WASS figures prominently on the list. As it was our first time trying Ethiopian, our excellent hostess suggested that we try the 'combo' that featured a little bit of everything - vegetarian + meat dishes. It was a great suggestion and she rightly forewarned us - a party of two (big eaters) - that we will likely be going home with leftovers. This generous 'combo' included delicious chicken stew, minced beef, lamb curry, sauteed lamb with peppers and onions for the meat portion. The beautiful vegetarian portion included sauteed kale, green cabbage, yellow lentils, green lentils, spicy red lentils, cooked beets, and some lettuce/tomato salad. The food was served atop sheets of injera, a spongy, tangy Ethiopian flatbread (imagine sourdough crepes). We ended the meal with house roasted organic Ethiopian coffee served in little espresso cups. Our hosted suggested we take it black and just add a dash of salt, which we did and thoroughly enjoyed. What a great first (but certainly not last) experience!

  • Visited April 2012
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“Great food”
Reviewed March 2, 2012

Good place to dine in Hamilton. Food was very good, speedy friendly service and good value for your money.

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Burlington, Canada
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“Incredible!”
Reviewed January 11, 2012

Just returned from our first trip to the restaurant and have nothing but good things to say. The food was absolutely incredible. At one point i had to keep my hands under the table so I wouldn't overeat - it was that good. If you've never had Ethiopian food, this is the best place to start. Wass is the best host you could ask for, and seems so genuinely happy to educate you on each dish, and make sure you try as many different things as possible. The service was so warm and friendly, and made the entire experience that much more enjoyable. The scents and flavours of the food were delicious, and even though everything we tried was so different, it all compliments each other perfectly. Definitely try the honey wine as well! Didn't get a chance to try the coffee due to time constraints, but we'll definitely be back for that. Wass was roasting beans shortly after we arrived, and the smell was divine. Can't wait to go back!

  • Visited January 2012
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