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Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant

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3210 S Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63118-1014
12:00 pm - 9:00 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
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fun dining experience! This was the first time I had been to Meskerem or had eaten Ethiopean food - delicious and fun presentation. Ethiopean food is eaten with your hands, although they have silverware available if you prefer. For most of the entrees, you want to picture a very large plate (12-14" diameter) covered with an injera (very... More 

Thank TKStLouisMO
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Six of us went here, tried virtually everything on the menu and it was all good. The staff was friendly and attentive and best of all, the price was right. Would return here in a heartbeat.

Thank nateyjake
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened upon this place when we were looking for somewhere to eat after visiting the beautiful MoBot gardens. The tour guide there - Fredrich - directed us to South Grand and said we'd find plenty of options. When we found a spot to park, we noticed this restaurant right across the street. i'm so glad we tried it. The... More 

Thank littleswanTx
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 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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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 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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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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8 reviews
7 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
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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

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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 Friendly, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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?