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Massawa

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Osborne, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Red Deer, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We Make a point to go here everytime we are back in winnipeg! A family favorite!! Never had any wait time issues!

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Thank jillian052017
Flin Flon, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Easy to get to. Food is great and cost is even better. Friendly staff and clean surroundings. The food is very tasty and authentic to the country it represents.

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Thank Donald M
Winnipeg, Canada
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I can't believe it - I must have forgotten to review this place or screwed up the posting. Anyway - we visited in April. The food is Ethiopian inspired (strange for an Ethiopian Restaurant!) Ethiopian food tends to reflect the limited food resource available to people, but do not confuse that with boring. It is simple, tasty, and very different.... More 

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Thank SouthOne60
Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We ordered the veg platter and the portion was huge for really cheap. The food is made from the scratch so the service is bit slow but worth a wait. There is really no staff. There is one person who does everything-- take the order, cook, serve. The lady is very friendly inspite of all the stress of taking care... More 

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Thank Emerald0760
Winnipeg, Canada
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

A must try is the lentil appetizer. It's so good that though the whole meal is excellent there are times I want to just order about 10 of them and pig out. Wash your hands and eat like it's meant to be done...with your hands. Spice is hot so if you're not a lover of spicy food go to McDonalds.... More 

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Thank Sandi M
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

I have had home made Ethiopian food before and this is just like it! Myself, my fiancee and our friends went for dinner. Service was excellent and the food was delicious! If your looking for a extremely tasty, authentic Ethiopian food experience, this is the place to go!

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Thank Stephen S
Winnipeg, Canada
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486 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Located upstairs in Osborne village, Massawa is a nicely decorated peaceful restaurant. We haven't been here for a number of years but the food was as good as we remembered. We offered 4 of the three main specials- two chicken, one a meat variety and the other beef with vegetables with an appetizer each this was plenty and inexpensive. The... More 

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Thank Lesterbeach
Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Massawa has always been an absolutely lovely experience for me. Every time I have been, whether it has been with friends, family or my girlfriend, it has always been great. The food is scrumptious, and the waitress has always been beyond friendly - she even gave me a cake on my birthday, free of charge! She's an absolute sweetheart, and... More 

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Thank R_Hoult
Winnipeg, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

For the past decade this has always been my family's favorite to go to when we're looking to spend time catching up. The food is made on the spot and it takes forever to come out. This isn't a place for a quick bite, but rather a chance to spend time with others and then enjoy the remarkable food. Even... More 

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Thank John D
Winnipeg, Canada
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451 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

If you're up for an amazing & fun dining experience Massawa is a must to visit in Winnipeg! There is no cutlery here as you eat in the traditional Ethiopian manner of tearing a piece of Injara bread to pick up your food. The food is authentic, original and absolutely delicious! I've been coming here since it opened in 1997... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Osborne, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Manitoba  >  Winnipeg

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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?