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Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Tower Grove
African, Ethiopian
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3210 S Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63118-1014
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

Ethiopian food is a must try! It should be enjoyed in the traditional way using the injera as the scoop with your fingers. Meskerem is a feast for the belly the eyes and the sense of touch. Enjoy!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Springfield, Illinois
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Springfield, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ethiopian food is a must try! It should be enjoyed in the traditional way using the injera as the scoop with your fingers. Meskerem is a feast for the belly the eyes and the sense of touch. Enjoy!!

Thank CNRGY4
Maryland Heights, Missouri
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No Cutleries. You need to eat with your hands to get the best taste. Had the Chicken and Lamb entrees they were good. When one sees the food, he/she would thing this is south indian food but the reality comes out when it goes inside the mouth.

Thank Avinash671
Troy, Illinois
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited Meskerem for my husbands Birthday. I have had Ethiopian cuisine before but the rest of my family has not. They were pleasantly surprised at the depth and flavor of the food. It was delicious and a true cutlural experience Ethiopian food is eaten with your hands, it is scooped up by a flavorful bread. The service was Great!... More 

Thank shac922
Saint Louis, Mo
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201 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Delicious beyond words but I'll make a strong effort just for you. Meskerem is authentic Ethiopian cuisine in an authentic Ethiopian restaurant with authentic pleasant Ethiopian service with authentic Ethiopian decor. The food is ahhhhhhmazingly superb! I highly suggest the Special Chicken Tibs, cubes of tender chicken breast seasoned with mild garlic, fresh onions, green peppers and tomato. The dish... More 

Thank xty314
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Eating at Meskerem feels like going home. I sit at the same table, order the same appetizer, entree and wine from the same staff and have the same experience every time... delicious food in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Traditional Ethiopian food is served family style on a large plate lined with ingera... a pancake-like spongy bread made from teff (an... More 

1 Thank Paigesherm
Kila, Montana
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We had heard great things about Meskerem but didn't know what to expect. We've never had Ethiopian food so we got the vegetarian combo and the Meskerem combo to try as much as possible. They weren't the most visually appealing but, good lord, everything on both platters was fantastic! It was surprisingly filling, neither of us finished our entire platter.... More 

Thank thebohanans
Saint Louis, Missouri
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86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The food here is fantastic and the service is friendly! I got the vegetarian combo platter so I was able to try a little of everything. Some are spicy, some are not. But everything was amazing! Such rich flavors! Do be aware that you don't get utensils (though I would guess you could ask for them if you want). Instead,... More 

Thank ahimsa2u
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126 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

First experience with this type of food. We ordered the combo plate and shared it. The food is flavorful and tasty. Eating with no utensils was interesting you basically use the very thin bread to scoop up the food. The meat with the red pepper sauce was spicy and good.

Thank debed-ILLINOIS
Saint Louis, Missouri
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233 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I went to Meskerem twice in one week for a book club meetup that I planned. I made a reservation but it didn't see m to matter because I don't think they kept up with it. I expected this though. The service was great both times. The first night was a busy Friday night and the place filled up! The... More 

1 Thank DnllJns
Belleville, Illinois
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I rode my bike to the area and there was a bike rack within view of the front door so very convenient to lock up my bicycle. Entered and was immediately greeted and sat in a front booth/table that I could people watch and also keep an eye on the bike. I have eaten Ethiopian before but it had been... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3210 S Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63118-1014
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > Tower Grove
  • Neighborhood: Tower Grove
  • Phone Number: 314-772-4442

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African, Ethiopian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?