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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I was experimenting with Ethiopian food for the first time, the hostess was very helpful in helping us select our food. Excellent quality of food (We had chicken and vegetarian). The vegetarian option was also good for those for whom non-vegetarian is not an option. Overall a nice experience.

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147 reviews 147 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Thought we'd try this place after reading reviews. Nice aosphere & good service. But....the quality of the meat was very poor. The decibed prime beef & lamb. Grisly and tough on all 3 entrees ordered. Good combo of spices and other sides, but the cheap meat ruined the meal. Prob will not return-too many other better Ethiopian restaurants with better... More 

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Washington, DC
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227 reviews 227 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Met up with former Peace Corps friends for a nice dinner. One of our party lives in Hawaii and there are apparently few if any on Oahu. In any case, we ordered the combo plate (meat and veggies) and ate at one of the basket tables. For those who have not eaten Ethiopian, the food is served on injera bread... More 

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New York City, New York
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246 reviews 246 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I'm very fond of kitfo -- the steak tartar of ethiopian cuisine -- and this place makes an excellent kitfo. It's a casual restaurant across the street from another ethiopian place in the ethnic strip across the jeff davis hwy from the many hotels of crystal city. This place is very friendly and also has a lunch buffet which i... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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114 reviews 114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Our party of three had a great meal here and were able to catch up with good conversation during dinner. At first glance it doesn't appear as much as it is a pretty simple and small restaurant. The menu had so many options it was hard to pick so we chose one of the combos that had more food than... More 

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204 reviews 204 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

While staying at an area hotel, I decided to try my 1st stab at Ethiopian cuisine. I took the server’s recommendation for a dish – spicy lamb, potatoes & tomatoes served in bread with more bread on the side. I ate sans utensils in Ethiopian fashion. It was very tasty with just the right amount of heat. Server was slowish... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Great food with an full menu of options. The vegetarian combo gave me 8 or so delicious dishes to sample with plenty of injera. I ate until I couldn't and still walked away with what felt like a full take away order. Definitely worth a return with friends for a traditional Ethiopian dining experience.

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New York City, New York
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144 reviews 144 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

What a find! I walked in to Harar in the late afternoon not expecting much as the exterior is quite bland. The interior though basic, is warm and comfortable. It was quite empty (only two tables of diners), but it was only 4:30 in the afternoon. being that i was solo, i sat at the bar. I ordered the vegetarian... More 

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Miami, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

Fabulouse food,clean,great service,fun Need to try if in Washington dc or Arlington Loved the food, freshly made and great flavors. Food is paprika spicy but not hot spicy. Highly recomend it. A must eat if you like different kinds of foods

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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We came here for a family dinner before a show. My kids (teenagers who like ethnic and spicy food) wondered why we had never taken them out for Ethiopian food before. I wondered that, too. We had a very tasty meal of the combination meat and veggie platters, plus a couple of lamb dishes. The service was good, and we... More 

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Additional Information about Harar Mesob

Address: 542 S 23rd Street, Arlington, VA
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Ethiopian

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