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Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant

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Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant of Montclair, NJ is a favorite for both vegans & meat lovers with its authentic Ethiopian food. All of our foods are prepared with imported Ethiopian spices prepared daily. The friendly staff and warm decor makes Mesob the perfect place to relax with family and friends. Our Injera, a delicious sourdough Ethiopian flat bread that you wrap your food with, makes Mesob a favorite with kids, where it’s a treat to “eat with your hands.” (but we also have silverware, if you prefer!)
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
African, Ethiopian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed June 11, 2019 via mobile

Taking care of business in the area, I decided to try something different. Meson was great! The waitress was very friendly and answered all my questions. I’ve had Ethiopian food in other places in the world (not on Ethiopia) and this was among the best!...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank eurotor1
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

We’ve been to Mesob a few times since moving to Montclair in 2013 and it never disappoints. The service is always friendly and attentive. The food is an adventure and the spices and flavors are unlike what you would find in other restaurants. It would...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank marcb134
Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

Hubby and I decided to try something new and we really enjoyed it! We couldn't decide what to order so we decided to order the meat sampler. The food was brought out on a large serving plate with the Ethiopian bread as the base and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank missthang10
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Delicious food presented in an authentic (as far as I know) way. Each dish on the plate is distinctive and eating with your hands adds to experience. Great for families or couples.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PickyPersonP6549VK
Reviewed February 12, 2019

I had never had this food before and thank the heavenly lords that I live in Montclair so we can have this often. Its so fresh and incredible. The service is fast and friendly and its BYOB which is nice when you are being budget...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

First time eating Ethiopian and we loved it! A little weird at first with no utensils but we adapted and enjoyed our meals. For app we had the sampler which was really good and for our entree we both had the "Gomen be'siga" which I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MadTekNJ
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

The gluten free injera was amazing (call in advance), as were most of the dishes and vegetable sides. Order the cabbage and potato side and avoid the collard greens. Farmer cheese appetizer is also very good

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank E278LKmichaelb
Reviewed January 16, 2019

What a delicious, satisfying lunch. I had Doro Tibs with Injera, which is a spicy chicken and veg dish. I ordered spicy, but it's not that spicy. Food is served without utensils; use the injera (pancake) to scoop the food. $20 lunch, plenty left over.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank laurencat
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

I got the vegetarian sampler with 6 different vegetable servings. The Azifa and Tkal Gomen were ok, but the Dinich wet was excellent. The Shirt, Kik alicha, and atkilt alicha were also good.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Intrafinesse
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Looking for a restaurant where I could get a vegan lunch. My friend suggested Mesob. They have a whole section of vegan entrees. I got the Ingudia Tibs, a Portobello mushroom dish, with red lentil and collard green sides. My friend got the Gomen BeSiga...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dsb223a
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Response from Rina V | Reviewed this property |
completely agree with Beth. It's a safe area to walk around there. we have walked within quarter mile range usually at night without any issues.
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