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Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant

3210 S Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63118-1014 (Tower Grove)
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Ranked #33 of 2,536 restaurants in Saint Louis
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Neighborhood: Tower Grove
Most recent review
- Aug 17, 2014
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Tower Grove
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30 reviews from our community

93% Recommend
Rating summary
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

It was our first time to try Ethiopian food. The staff was very helpful and the food was fabulous. Now I really wish there was a restaurant like this in Little Rock where we live.

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baltimore, md
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you're on the line about trying this place--do it!!!! Service is great and the food is amazing! I love Ethiopian food and this is one of the best places I've been to (after sampling them throughout the States). The avocado appetizer I've never had at another Ethiopian place; but it's delicious! The vegetarian entrees were delicious and my dining... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Love this place! A friend brought me and my two sons for dinner and it was fantastic! The service is good, the food is great! Very highly recommend a meal here. Even my picky son ate well.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We tried Meskerem purely on a whim. Had no idea what Ethiopian cuisine would taste like, but we had a little idea of what it would probably look like after seeing an old Anthony Bourdain episode showing him visiting an Ethiopian place in DC. SO, we figured "why not?" We had a hard time deciding on a dish so we... More

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Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I enjoyed eating at this restaurant on a recent trip to St. Louis. I hadn't tried Ethiopian food before, but went with a friend who was keen to introduce me to it. The restaurant is charming and comfortable, and I loved the food. We ordered the Meskerem Combo, which allowed me to try five different entrees in smaller portions. Everything... More

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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Was in St. Louis for a weekend and was lucky enough to have friends who knew of this spot. Our meal was perfect. All the meats were tasty and not over-cooked. The vegetables were inviting and perfectly spiced. Definitely try Ethiopian food...and try it here

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Saint Louis, Missouri
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I was a little apprehensive of trying the food at Meskerem. I am a little nervous about eating food that is unusual or different. I was brought here by my 18 year old step daughter who has eaten here several times with friends. She ordered the vegetarian platter and it was delicious! The bread was spongy, thin, and oh so... More

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Columbia, MO
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

So the first time we went to this restaurant we did not have a good food experience. Because of all the positive reviews, after two years we decided to give it another try. The second time around it was much, much better. We will make this a more regular destination. Service was a little slow, but it was a Friday... More

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Troy, Illinois
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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Let's face it - American food can be very bland. Why not try something from a totally different culture for a change. We recently visited Meskerem and was pleasantly surprised. We ordered the meat platter for 2, the vegetarian platter for 2 and I ordered the lamb. The vegetarian platter is a great choice for vegetarians!! We (5 of us)... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

My daughter went here for dinner. Food was great as was the service. Very authentic. Don't ask for silverware. Use your fingers.

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