no less than amazing.
Absolutely brilliant, will definitely be back. Service was amazing, food was absolutely brilliant.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best of the best
This is without a doubt the best, friendliest restaurants I have ever experienced. Everyone there is friendly and one feels he/she has returned home went one walks through the door. The food is divine. The place is pure fun and no one rushes you to eat and leave.
I have had the privilege of dining at restaurants through Europe and Muzita is by far my favorite.
And our server, Begum, is truly an divine.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Muzita is one of our favorite
Muzita is one of our favorite restaurants in San Diego. We love all of the dishes and each time we go, it feels as if it is a unique dining experience.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing as always. Michael
Amazing as always. Michael is such a sweetheart. When our appetizer went to another table, he brought us a drink of honey wine. And food was, as always, worth the wait!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
A fun evening. The employees were incredibly helpful and nice. Ready to answer any and all questions about the food, good choices, where Ethiopia and Eritrea are located, and on and on. A very different but wonderful eating experience.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
The service was outstanding.
The service was outstanding. The food was delicious. We did cheat a bit and ask for silverware, which was kindly provided. Give it a try, you won't be sorry.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
We very much enjoyed the food
We very much enjoyed the food and service. We arrived early for our reservation and were able to be seated ahead of the scheduled time. There aren't that many nice/romantic restaurants that offer vegan items so this was a real treat since we are both vegan.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
I always enjoy eating here.
I always enjoy eating here. The food is amazing and the service is even better! They really make you feel like a part of their family while you're there.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
They make you feel like family
We love this restaurant, and have been there perhaps 4x in the last year ( as food lovers we don't usually settle down, but try out new places).
Great staff, wonderful friendly service, a family run with pride ambience to it.
The food is wonderful. You can try everything on the menu.
It is an almost communal experience
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have never been disappointed in visiting this restaurant. It is by far my favorite dining spot and one which I take great pride in brining friend to experience the food, service and friendly atmosphere.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Ethiopian Food
Had a great Ethopian food experience on a Saturday for lunch and server was great too.
We ordered Birsn Korosho for appetizer. The spread was ok, Injera was yummy crispy but too oily
For entree we ordered Hamli with 2 sides (Timtimo and Alitcha Atakilti)
Hamli was very yummy and well flavored. Timtimo was lentils with tomato, tasted superb and Alitcha Atakilti was amazingly flavored too.
For Dessert we ordered in house made tiramisu. It was one of the BEST Tiramisu I've had.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a great little neighborhood
This is a great little neighborhood restaurant run by a friendly, humble, hard working, and sincere proprietor (Abel) and a great wait staff. Jennifer served us this time (we're repeat customers) and made our visit very special. The food is unique in San Diego and outstanding, especially if you like spicy Eritrean/Ethiopian food (we do). There are also excellent drink choices (beer, wine, and specialty drinks) that complement the food nicely.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Vegan Options
I brought my wife here for our anniversary. She loved it. The staff was friendly and they had great vegan options.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I brought several friends and an out-of-town guest to Muzita on Friday. My friends ranged from people who had eaten there before to people who had never tried Ethiopian/African food anywhere ever. Everyone LOVED it! The family style food made the event really fun, everyone was trying everything. The food is amazing. The alcohol is terrific as well, I'm a big fan of soju, honey wine and the Ethiopian beer (especially the stout). The buzz in the restaurant is always good, loud enough to give a good vibe but not so loud you can't hear each other speak.
The waitstaff here are always amazing - super friendly, extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating. Very vegan-friendly!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious as always
Muzita is always accommodative to dietary restrictions.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful selection for vegans. Delicious food and friendly staff.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great dining experience, hospitality at it's best!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome Birthday Dinner
I went to Muzita (this is my 3rd-4th timne dining there) for my birthday (6/11/2013) with my parents. It was their first time and they loved it. The food was delicious and the waitress was eager and willing to explain the terms of each dish along with the taste/flavor of each spice. Very cute space, small inside, but that give it an intimate feel. I higly recommend Muzita for any occasion or just for a great dinner!
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
In all the years I've visited Muzita, I have never been disappointed by the food and service. It is by far my favorite place to bring friends and family.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our favorite! We would like to frequent this place even more often but for the distance. Very vegetarian friendly!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic "Go To" Restaurant
Great ambiance! Friendly, up beat staff that really make you feel at home. This place has become my "go to" for well.... any excuse works! Can't wait to get back.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Muzita always delivers amazing food and exotic charm. Great place to bring friends in town or for a romantic night out.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Dining Experience
Starting with the drinks at the bar with Abel the owner all the way through the awesome meal it was a special dinner. I would strongly recommend this neighborhood gem
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Eritrean/Ethiopian Cuisine
Had a great time with family and friends. Should have specified that one person didn't eat spicy food but other than that we had a great time at Muzita. We went there on a friend's recommendation and we are glad we did. We look forward to visiting Muzita again.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
the experience at muzita was AMAZING. the food was so good, we had the beggie kilwa and the hamli. the atmosphere is great and i did notice a lot of couples there, it seems like a great place for a date and feels intimate. the service was great and the waiters were pretty attentive (although they were pretty busy); they also offered some great suggestions for first-timers and were extremely informative about the dishes.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you want to go someplace different to get out of the rut, Muzita fits the bill. The food is both healthy and tasty!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Incredible Food & Friendly Staff
Hands down one of my favorite restaurants in San Diego. The food is excellent and the staff are amazing.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Neighborhood Favorite
We always enjoy dinner at Muzita. The food is fresh and well seasoned. Great taste and great service. Everyone is on it. They always go the extra mile to make the dinner special.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I don't often write reviews,
I don't often write reviews, but I've been here three times now and always love the experience.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good people.
Muzita Bistro is a real gem. The food is delicious, healthy and fun. The owners are absolutely wonderful people who treat you like guests in their home. If you haven't eaten there, go at your first opportunity!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites
Muzita is consistently excellent. Wonderful serving staff, great food selection and unique food. Our favorite is the front porch on a sunny afternoon, but th entire restaurant is warm and welcoming.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite resturant in San Diego
I have been coming here for almost 5 years and the quality and service continue to be excellant. Great for a romantic dinner or adventure with friends. The oka appetizer is awesome. The meta lager is a great beer. Love grabbing some Najera bread and dinning with my favorite people here.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service is wonderful as always.
Service is wonderful as always. The food and honey wine are phenomenal.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top to bottom, this is one of the better food experiences I have ever had. Service, location, food: everything was wonderful!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
not my first tea party
I have been to this restaurant many times in the past. I recommended if you're up for
a change of pace. The staff has always been very professional and knowledgeable.
The go to spot for African cuisine in San Diego.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, service, experience
There's nothing quite like the experience of eating authentic ethnic food with your hands. The food had great flavor, ambiance and service was superb as usual
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a group of 8 people; the staff was incredibly wonderful- our waiter talked to us for a few minutes, and then made suggestions of menu items we might like. In the end we just told him to bring us an assortment of the various menu items, and he did a wonderful job, including accomodating various spice level tolerances and one vegan eater in our group. Service was good, food was wonderful. If you have gluten or bread issues they will bring lettuce leaves for you to pick up the food and eat with. I will definately be back!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food and friendly staff
Decided to try this place for a small birthday dinner on a Thursday night. It's a small place, but cozy. The waiter was very helpful recommending dishes for us newbies, and the manager checked on us regularly too. When they found out it was my birthday they were even friendlier, and brought out some Ethiopian honey wine for me to try (delicious) and also after the meal brought a chocolate pudding type dessert with a candle in it, unasked. Some of the dishes were pre-fixed spice level but several could be made milder with no problems. We particularly liked the lamb and the shrimp entrees. The only down side is that the parking is absolutely terrible in the area, not the fault of this restaurant but a problem in the whole area.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place
I have been coming here since they opened almost 5 years ago. The food is always amazing and the owner and staff are awesome!!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The beautiful things about Muzita is that the staff makes you feel like you're family. They don' forget you name and will greet you with a warm hello and a genuine hug. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere is wonderful.
I'dl like to single out our server, Roberto, who knew exactly what I wanted; and Begum who made it a point to stop by the table several times to make sure everything was fine.
I love this place and recommend that if you want fine food, great service and a grand time, visit Muzita. We are so fortunate to have a restaurant as wonderful as this place.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
An absolute treasure
I love coming here. We're not local, and usually make the 90 mile journey just to eat here. From our first visit, we felt like family. The staff is absolutely amazing. The food is just as wonderful. There are a wealth of vegan options with meat dishes as well. The Hamli is our favorite dish.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Flavorful food in a cozy atmosphere
This is a lovely place, the food is tasty with distinct flavor notes, depending on the dish it can be heavy too. So, I recommend choosing carefully the appetizer and the main entree or having a main entree only. You will eat with your fingers using an injera (very good too); it is an Ethiopian sourdough crepe. The server was very welcoming and swift. The neighborhood is stimulating and will give you multiple choice for an after dinner drink and enjoyment.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
good food, fun night out
If you had Ethiopian before you know this involves eating with your hands from a big plate shared by your whole table. The placed was crowded, and noisy, giving it somewhat of a festive atmosphere. The staff was extremely friendly and efficient. The food was as good as any Ethiopian I had before. They brought out a dessert sporting a candle to celebrate a birthday in our table. Cocktails were also good and creative. I only wish they had a few local beers (never been a fan of Ethiopian beer). Altogether, a fun night out. We did make a reservation on a Friday for 8:30 pm and would have not gotten in without it.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The perfect place!
This is without a doubt the perfect place with the perfect food and an absolute must for everyone!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love eating here. They have several vegetarian options to choose from, all of them delicious, and the servers are genuinely friendly. Don't miss the berbere sauce or the timtimo.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a first date here and we honestly couldn't have asked for a better experience! This place has elegance without stuffiness. The atmosphere was very cozy. It felt like a hug from family you haven't seen in a long time. We ate outside. The enclosure, lighting, foliage, & heat lamps made for an intimate and comfortable night out. Our waitress was phenomenal: funny, knowledgeable, and immediately likeable. She alone would make us want to come back. That, and the lamb. And the honey wine, which they make on site. Superb!!!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Restaurant Experience
The staff at Muzita are OUTSTANDING. The manager at the North Park location is hospitable and made our dining experience fun! Definitely try their honey mead, an unusual, sweet drink on their wine/bar menu. The mango martini is also notably delicious. We love their lamb entrees, and the lentils as a side dish! The portions are generous, but worth ordering a few to have some different flavors to share. I highly recommend making a reservation, or the wait can be long.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was excellent!!!
It is our second visit to Muzita Abyssinian Bistro. The first time, on a weekend, it was crowded and very lively; this time on a Monday, it was quiet, getting more crowded later in the evening after 7:30 p.m. Jim the server was great, knowledgable about the food and very attentive. The owner, Abel, stopped by the table a couple of times. He was incredibly gracious, funny and made us feel welcome. The food (made by Abel's mom), everything, was over-the-top. I have eaten at several Ethiopian restaurants throughout the country, and this is easily one of the best!
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM