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WASS Ethiopian Restaurant

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207 James St. South, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3A8, Canada
+1 289-389-5294
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 15:00 - 22:00
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Hamilton, Canada
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my go-to spot when friends visit us in Hamilton. Lunch or dinner, the value is impressive and the food is always delicious. Gluten free injera is available with advanced warning. Be sure to have the coffee service if time permits, a truly beautiful ritual.

Thank Cityocity
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok. The waitress disappeared and we had to look for her more then once. She was on the phone in the kitchen all the time! Not coming back!

Thank Micky K
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great food. Highly recommend the vegetarian platter for lunch or dinner (when a meat eater recommends the veg dish, you KNOW it is good). Maybe share as it is generously proportioned. Coffee ceremony is really interesting to try.

Thank Horsemama
Hamilton, Canada
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place it you want to try something truly different. I strongly recommend getting the coffee service, it's has to be ordered at the start of the mean but it's worth is. Be prepared to go home smelling like smoke however. Everything I have tried has been excellent and authentic. My favourite being the the vegetarian mixed plate with pancake... More 

Thank JB T
Ontario, Canada
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

A friend and I visited this restaurant for lunch. This was my first time trying Ethiopian cuisine so I can't make a comparative comment. The food was tasty and the service friendly albeit somewhat slow. Would I go there again? Probably, if I happen to be in the area.

Thank Sonny M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

My family enjoyed dinner at Wass last night. The food was wonderful and they even had gluten-free injera for me, which they did not have the last time we ate here. I believe they were likely short staffed as we only saw one woman completing all tasks. Despite this she was exceptionally attentive and very sweet with our kids. Unfortunately,... More 

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Elliot Lake, Canada
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Only had the opportunity to try Ethiopian Food on a couple of previous occasions and was looking forward to this visit to Hamilton and Wass so as to try it again. My family and I were the only ones in the restaurant so we got the full attention of the server. We ordered and meal intended for two and a... More 

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Thank Medicgord
Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

My wife and I were at Wass with friends the other day and had a wonderful time: Great food, great coffee, perfect service.

Thank Henry H
Kitchener, Canada
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Never tried Ethiopian food before. Not sure it's the cuisine or Wass food, Did not get impressed much.

Thank Maniarasu K
Burlington, Canada
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I came here a few years back and absolutely despised the low quality ingredients but recently under new ownership, I thought I would give it another try. Wow am I glad I did!! The food is OUTRAGOUSLY delicious and fresh! Gluten free, full of vegetables and high quality meats. The restaurant itself isn't nice in appearance but this is typical... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$11
African, Ethiopian, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 James St. South, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3A8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 289-389-5294
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?