Muzita Abyssinian Bistro Will Bring Ethiopian Cuisine To San Diego's North Park

March 5, 2020

A University Heights destination for Ethiopian cuisine for over a decade, Muzita Abyssinian Bistro will soon open a new outpost in San Diego's North Park.

Muzita Abyssinian Bistro is an Ethiopian/Eritrean restaurant opened in 2008 by Abel Woldemichael and his wife Yordanos Tesfamichael. The restaurant truly is a family affair, as Abel's mother Letenegus Araya is the head chef, and the eatery is named after Woldemichael’s sister, Muzit, who became a quadriplegic many years ago from an aneurysm.

The new Muzita will install within the 1,184 square-foot, free-standing former Pizza Hut on the corner of University Avenue and Idaho in San Diego's North Park. This smaller location will have a fast-casual feel and hopes to concentrate more on take-out options, although the eatery will continue to offer a menu of housemade Ethiopian meals served atop injera - a large spongey pancake-like bread used to scoop up mounds of spicy stews and curries by hand.

The new Muzita Abyssinian Bistro will sit at 2786 University Avenue in San Diego's North Park community and is expected to open by April. For more information, visit