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Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Tower Grove
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3210 S Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63118-1014
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place. We moved from St. Louis 8 years ago and have never found a comparable Ethiopian restaurant. Absolutely love it here. Even the kids liked the Doro Wat, Fosolia, and Miser Alecha. Adults liked all of the vegetarian combo dishes and the Tibs. Would stop here every time we're in town if possible.

Thank Charles S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got the non vegetarian sampler dish thingy. I don't remember what it was called, but it was good. Spicy, acidic, savory and filling. I loved it, my husband was not impressed, but I found it delightful. The spongy-bread-crepe-like like food was perfect.again, I don't remember the name. Interested to see what else they have to offer.

Thank AdventuresofNomNom
Bloomsdale, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend is all about the restaurants on South Grand so I gave this a shot. It was delicious! It turns out I do like Ethiopian cuisine. The food was flavorful, sharing some spices with Indian cuisine. The bread was great and we loved the honey wine.

Thank Daniel S
St. Louis, MO
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

I like Thai, vietnamese, chinese, arabic, south american...etc I just did not like the food. My wife, on the other hand, liked it. It's always good to try new things. The staff was very nice and the setting was romantic.

Thank Perioman
Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

It's been a few years since I've had Ethiopian food. My last sampling was in Addis Ababa a few years back. If what I had there was authentic, then today's meal measures up well. This small restaurant is charming in every way. Our waitress was attentive and encouraging when it came to eating with our hands. Give it a try... More 

Thank Todd O
St. Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

I'm no expert on Ethiopian cuisine, but we enjoyed our visit to this small restaurant a few steps off Delmar. We had spiced and pureed chickpeas, marinated carrots and cabbage, a lemony dressing, and spicy hot tea. All very tasty. The decor is understated, simple and attractive. Service was attentive--we were kept well-supplied with delicious injera bread.

Thank devlin52
Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 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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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

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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308 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
African, Vegetarian, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
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

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