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WASS Ethiopian Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner


US$6 - US$11
African, Ethiopian, International, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Gomen Wat
Collard green in mild sauce
Tikil Gomen
Cabbage, carrots, potatoes cooked in tumeric sauce
Wass Kitfo
Minced beef seasoned with herbed butter, mitmita and cottage cheese. Served with injera.
Vanilla or Chocolate Ice Cream
Traditional Coffee Ceremony
40 for two people (excludes beverages, tax and gratuities)
Bozeno Shiro
Highly-seasoned chick pea (powder) in berebere sauce mixed with cubes of beef.
Gored Gored
Chunks of beef mixed with home made sauce, diced onions and home made herb butter.
Kitfo Dullet
Minced beef seasoned with our herb butter, mitmita, cottage cheese, onion, green and red pepper, and served with collared greens.
Wass Kitfo
Minced beef seasoned with our herbal butter, mitmita, cottage cheese, and served with collared greens.
Doro Wat (Chicken Stew)
Tender chicken leg or thigh marinated in lemon, sautéed in seasoned butter and stewed in red pepper sauce, flavored with onions, garlic root and a pinch of cardamom.
Lamb Tibs
Cubed‎ tender lamb sauteed with onion, rosemary, tomato, served with salad and spicy awaze sauce.
Lamb Wat
Freshly made lamb stew served with injera.
The Wass Special
Bits size cuts of baby lamb, onions, green peppers rosemary marinated in home made organic sauce.
Gomen Wat
Kale or collard greens in mild sauce.
Keyser and Dinitch
Beet and potato cooked in turmeric sauce
Misir Alicha
Whole lentil stew in mild sauce
Shiro Wat
Highly-seasoned chick peas in berbere sauce garlic (medium spicy)
Tikil Gomen
Cabbage, carrots, potatoes, cooked in turmeric sauce
Vegetarian Combo
Combination of gomen (boiled collard greens sauteed with red onions), yatakilt wat (carrots, potatoes, cabbage), yemsir wat (lentils with garlic, ginger, onion sauce) yekik alicha (yellow split peas) beets and potato salad, and misir alicha (whole lentil stew) and salad.
Yemiser Wat
Yellow split pea in mild turmeric sauce.
Yemiser Wat
Lentils simmered in the wass' own spicy hot berbere sauce.
Many customers enjoy combining the many flavours available at the wass. Choose to mix your vegetarian combo with beef, chicken or our customer favourite, the wassie special.
Lamb Tibs with Vegetarian
Doro Wat with Vegetarian
Lamb Wat with Vegetarian
Wass Special with Vegetarian Combo
Doro, Lamb Wat with Vegetarian
Kitfo, Tibs with Vegetarian
If you're a meat lover, you'll enjoy these two options available from the wass.
Meat Combo
Lamb, doro, tibs, kitfo
Meat Combo with Vegetarian
Lamb, doro, tibs, kitfo with vegetarian.
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

I wanted to have Ethiopian food for my birthday meal, and my husband did not disappoint when he made a reservation at Wass restaurant. The food was delicious and well presented. The service was shy but friendly and not rushed, which was nice for a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Emily1960
Reviewed December 12, 2018

We enjoyed the vegetarian platter and lamb skillet. Both were delicious and very filling for two. My husband has been again since and I am sure we will be returning. Our young son was not a big fan, so I would not recommend for families...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 0919kristina
Reviewed November 10, 2018

I live in constant fear that this place will close and then I'll have to go to Toronto for my Ethiopian food cravings. Great choices for meat eaters and vegetarians. Meals served and eaten with a traditional teff flour bread called injera - but they...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank James K
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Order the coffee ceremony: just amazing and a reminder that chugging a Tim Horton's in a car is not how coffee was meant to be consumed. And then enjoy the plentiful must-be-shared platter (veggie or omnivorous) and treat your tastebuds to flavourful, occasionally spicy (but...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Marnie W
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

I’d recommend. Was introduced to Ethiopian Honey Wine. Was nothing like I’d ever tasted before. Liked it. Took me a minute to figure out I was supposed to drink from the interesting bottle. Food was tasty. Love trying new things. Went with the lamb and...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank MrsWhite1006
Reviewed April 3, 2018

I went here with my wife last week. After our long time together it can be a little hard to find something different and exciting to try on a "date night" but this restaurant definitely hits the mark. We had the Wass Veg combo and...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank DMcDonell
Reviewed March 26, 2018

A unique eating experience. Textures and flavours unique to Ethiopia. No eating utensils required! Just tear off some injera bread and grab the various culinary delights. From classic meat and veggie Ethiopian strews to Shiro Wat (chick peas in Garlicky Berber sauce) or combo platters,...More

Date of visit: February 2018
2  Thank Dine_with_8
Reviewed February 14, 2018

I went here with a group of friends, most of us had not been here before. I wasn't sure what to expect but the food was delicious. We all enjoyed our dinner and said we would definitely go back.

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank TravellingBizGuy
Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

This place is top notch...vegetarians dream...such wonderful flavours...i highly recommend that everyone try it...the food is off the hook

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Charlie C
Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

Great veggie dish Two of us ordered the vegetarian dish and it filled us both up Service was great Going back this weekend and bringing friends

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Calm S
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