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Muzita Abyssinian Bistro

#519 of 3,818 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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4651 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2630 (Adams)
+1 619-546-7900
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Sat 15:00 - 23:00
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San Diego, CA
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206 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to go for a unique experience in dining. It's in University Heights among some of the other interesting restaurants and is quite small but clearly very popular due to the crowds there. I'd never had Ethiopian food before and the food is presented very nicely on a big platter with the food ordered by two... More 

Thank maringfro
San Carlos, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have NEVER eaten with my hands, and had misgivings about stepping out of my comfort zone and trying this place, but wow... I am SO glad I did! We had our wait staff order for us, based on our dietary needs (no red meat), and ordered 5 different items. It all comes on one platter, with a spongey bread... More 

Thank timfuller2667
San Diego, California
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98 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a great place for when you go out on a date and want to be adventurous. It's a quaint, hidden away little place with charm. The owner is walking around making sure everyone has what they need and is very warm and friendly. If, however, you go as a family, you are charged per person and can get... More 

Thank Melovechocolate
New York City, New York
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578 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We had a good dinner here, with exceptionally friendly and helpful service. It's authentic Ethiopian with some California influence. Two excellent entrees were lamb and pumpkin. Sides were very good. The chickpea entree was okay, but puréed and very thin and mildly spiced. Signature appetizer of sautéed mushrooms has a nice Ethiopian flavor, will try something else next time. Good... More 

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Kensington, Maryland
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130 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We very much enjoyed our visit here. The staff were patient in answering questions about the menu and making recommendations, including when they were out of a particular wine. The food was plentiful and delicious, and our server had a very good knowledge of the menu. Great place!

Thank elisa n
Carlsbad, California
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I love trying different ethnic foods, and this restaurant did not disappoint. The restaurant helped deliver an authentic Ethiopian/Eritrean experience by eliminating the use of utensils from the meal. We went on a Tuesday night around 7:30pm, and because it wasn't overly crowded we were able to pick any table, inside or outside, that we wanted. They have heat lamps... More 

Thank Sarah S
san diego
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Who knew that Abyssinian food could be so wonderful? This is a small family-owned restaurant with fantastic food. The flavors are very interesting. The items chosen are served on one plate in the middle of the table, with a soft and delicious type of bread underneath, and extra bread for picking up the food. We especially liked the lentils, and... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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155 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We went for a bite to eat Sunday evening and there were not enough servers. Our waitress did not attend to us until we were well into our meal. It was quite pricy for a vegetarian dish, one very small okra dish with a very small salad and some veggies was $20. My husband and I also did not feel... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

First time ever in San Diego, first outing for dinner and what a time I had with my friends. My best frnd recommended this place to me and I must say that it was a great choice. Small little restaurant in University heights. It was packed when we arrived and had to wait for few mins. Great Mango martini for... More 

2 Thank Rock_Chicago28
Costa Mesa, California
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157 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

We live about 80 miles away from this place, and went to San Diego for a 2-night vacation. We ate here the first night. It's quite an experience. The food is served without utensils. The food is scooped up with a thin, native bread, and is all quite good. Dessert was tiramisu -- I guess Abyssinian desserts don't translate well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4651 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2630
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-546-7900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?