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WASS Ethiopian Restaurant

207 James St. South, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3A8, Canada
+1 289-389-5294
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“injera” (17 reviews)
“flatbread” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
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 2 days ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 Cityocity
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
Reviewed January 2, 2018

My husband and I love WASS. We initially tried it on a whim for something new but keep coming back because we love it so much! The food tastes amazing. So fresh and flavourful. The service is also great. Everyone who works there is kind...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank LauraLovesFood2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$11
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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