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WASS Ethiopian Restaurant

207 James St. South, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3A8, Canada
+1 289-389-5294
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Ethiopian, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
207 James St. South, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3A8, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friday night out with friends - let the experienced staff look after you! Fun way to experience new food. Staff was helpful, food was pleasantly spicy, fresh roasted coffee to finish. Decor is tired.

Thank robro905
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Date of Visit: Saturday Nov 4th ~8 PM I love Ethiopian food! always have. It is my favourite international cuisine. The mix of flavours and seasonings, are absolutely the most satisfying and intoxicating sensation any food can give. I have been to many Ethiopian restaurants...More

Thank RogueTrippers
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We visited this restaurant with friends this weekend and were not sure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised by the great food with such variety. The host was eager to help us pick the right dishes and we ended up with the veggie and...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Maybe I ordered incorrectly. I had the vegetarian platter for $14, I'm not sure if that was more for sharing. It was a big portion but I felt some parts were flavourful but other parts not so much. Also I felt like the menu lacked...More

Thank Choco_robba
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It usually starts with the very friendly people who own and run the restaurant, then the food. It is completely different from anything North Americans are used to, but absolutely wonderful. The flavours of the Doro Wat, with all of the berbere spices, the different...More

Thank Li M
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This was my first time going since they got the gluten free injera bread. It was fantastic! I highly recommend doing a platter that comes with the veggie assortment (plus a meat). It's the best because every bite has new flavours. They charge $6.00 extra...More

Thank mckeanh
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The servers are very friendly and welcoming and are knowledgeable about the menu. I find the food very flavourful but not hot. Some of the meat dishes have more heat to them. One of my favourite restaurants in Hamilton! Family friendly or date worthy. My...More

Thank dandieandie
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is my third visit to the Wass Restaurant. Loved it in the past 2 visits and love it still. Our hostess was very friendly, efficient and definitely helpful to answer questions by my guests. Loved the variety of the menu and the overall experience...More

Thank Frank F
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

My aunt and I come here from time to time to share a veggie platter and shiro wat for two. The food is always very fresh and the woman who works there is always friendly and accommodating. The price is very reasonable as well. The...More

Thank Amber L
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I love the spices and love the variety. Be sure to warn whoever will be joining you about eating with your hands: the servers will take care of your hygiene, don't worry. The most delicious and filling meal I've had in a long time! Exceptional...More

1  Thank Nunya-from-NS
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 James St. South, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3A8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 289-389-5294
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Experience a taste of Africa in downtown Hamilton, Ontario. The WASS Ethiopian Restaurant offers meals for vegetarians and meat lovers alike.
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