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Birmensdorferstrasse 364, Zurich 8055, Switzerland
2:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Tue 2:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 2:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2016

There is no doubt that the host /waiter is polite and the Ethiopian beer is very nice. However, the food isn't very good. The samosas seemed to be deep fried from frozen and were incredibly greasy, with the oil dripping off them. Quite frankly, they were only edible when doused with the accompanying sauce. I've tried other Ethiopian restaurants and... More 

Thank Jets1978
Mannheim, Germany
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2016

Every visit of the Meskerem was a fun for us. The people are very friendly and the food is nice. The staff explains the traditions and details about the ethiopian food and drinks.

Thank Benjamin B
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

based on the number of northeast african people among the guests, I must assume that mesob offers quite authentic food. but although I have had ethiopian in the past (mostly in london), I didn't manage to eat much because everything tasted very sour to me. we chose the meskerem plate (chicken, and two varieties of beef, with injera bread, lentils... More 

Thank Barbara B
Zurich, Switzerland
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2015

Don't you love it to feel your food? Well then that's the right place for you, you'll be able to enjoy authentic Ethiopian food and have some Beers which (at least) look african. The Food is great, there's a great selection of it and everything's tasty. The only thing that could improve is the ambience, because it still feels like... More 

Thank Jeredepp
Zurich, Switzerland
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253 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

That was a first! Really keen on discovering something different, we tried this place. We were 9 people and at first the service was nice, however it became very pushy to order starters. We confirmed that we only would like main courses. The plate for three or four did consist in some sort of spongy crepes and different curries (meat... More 

1 Thank DMLDML
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142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2015

This Ethiopian restaurant is very authentic in regards to the food offer. Everything was very delicious and is clearly recommendable as the price/value ratio is excellent for a city like Zurich !

Thank Don_Pedro_CH
Toronto, ON
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

The food very good. The staff was very friendly. I finally got the food fix I need and will be are to return soon!

Thank Swiss_Miss_TO
Zurich, Switzerland
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2014

Food is delicious, one of the few vegetarian friendly places. I ordered the vegetarian platter and everything in it was delicious. Service was very good, and owner is really nice. He showed everyone how to tackle their food :) Prices are very reasonable for Zurich. I would highly recommend the place, and will definitely go again.

1 Thank Hiking01Glory
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2014

We went to Meskerem for dinner at the beginning of May as a party of four. We took some white wine as aperitive, very good. Then we ordered a vegetarian appetizer and an a meskerem for four. It was extremely good and the waiter explained us how to eat it and what each meat/vegetable was.Since my boyfriend is vegetarian he... More 

1 Thank SimFab_01
Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2013

I went there with a friend one evening. The restaurant was almost empty. Which was not a problem in our case as we wanted to spend a quiet evening chatting. The service was really quick and very friendly and the food was very nice. I did not have ethiopian food for a long time and I really enjoyed it. My... More 

Thank gaelleZH

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Open Hours
2:30 pm - 12:00 am
2:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
2:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Birmensdorferstrasse 364, Zurich 8055, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41-0-744-451-38-27

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?