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Muzita Abyssinian Bistro

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4651 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2630 (Adams)
+1 619-546-7900
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17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
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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New York City, New York
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551 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 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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119 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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!

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Thank elisa n
Carlsbad, California
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

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san diego
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16 reviews
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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 42 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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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 

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Costa Mesa, California
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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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Peterborough, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

We were squeezed into this delightful little bistro even though we didn't have reservations. We ordered a number of appetizers and entrees which were served on common platters with plenty of a Abyssinian bread to use in lieu of utensils. Their use of spices created a melange of flavours without the tremendous heat one tends to associated with South-West dishes.... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

This place is IT. What a wonderful collaboration of warmth, authentic food and very fun and knowledgable servers! My daughter and I recently visited Muzita on a recommendation. It was by far our best dining experience in the San Diego area. We felt like we were dining in an old friend's home. The food was fabulous and the owner and... More 

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Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

WOW was the word food was awesome. Children got some samosa like stuff they just finished them all. Only issue is that all have to eat in a single plate. no extras plates will be given that is the tradition in Ethopia.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
Saturday
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4651 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2630
    (Adams)
  • 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?