Muzita Abyssinian Bistro
Finger food has never been as loaded, hearty, and, well, fun to eat, as it is at Muzita Abyssinian Bistro in University Heights. Inspired by the concept of home, Muzita exudes unmistakable warmth from its bungalow-style exterior. Spongy Ethiopian injera, a teff-based crepe, is both a serving mat and utensil for stews like the vegetarian Kantisha Kilwa and seared boneless chicken Dorho Alitcha Kilwa. Dishes are naturally spicy here thanks to a dry and powdery combination of peppers, garlic, onion, cumin and other traditional spices. You'll need a glass of wine or two to wash it all down, so be sure to indulge in Muzita's sinfully sweet honey wine as your meal comes to an end.
You’ll love everything you taste at Muzita Abyssinian Bistro, but the stars of the menu are vegetarian and vegan dishes, like Hamli, softly sauteed spinach and collards; Shiro, Eritrean-style chickpeas; or Mama’s Fool, a dish with fresh fava beans, tricolor peppers, and herbs cooked with temsi, a warm, spiced butter, all served over a soft, spongy sourdough crepe called injera, which also doubles as your plate and eating utensils.
How to order: Reservations can be made via Yelp. Walk-ins are accepted if seating is available. Call 619-546-7900 or order online for pickup or delivery via third-party services.