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“Excellent.”

Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant
Ranked #152 of 2,907 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Neighborhood: Tower Grove
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Tower Grove
Columbia, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Excellent.”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

Been a while since I had Ethiopian -- like 20 years, back in DC -- and I was reminded of why I like it so much. We went to Meskerem on a Monday, and caught the lunch special -- for $5.95 to about $8.95 you get meat, potatoes, veggies, all simmered to spicy-but-not-too-spicy perfection and served with that spongy, slightly sour pancake-like Ethiopian bread. No cutlery. You use the bread, pancake, whatever, to scoop. My friend had the chicken, which he deemed superb (he didn't let me try any), I had beef in collard greens with a sep veg and potatoes. We left stuffed. I will return.

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
Princeton, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
178 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Another great meal”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

After visiting last year, our kids begged to come here again. We ordered the platter for 2 and it fed all 4 of us easily. What a bargain for under $25!! We didn't find the service slow at all, in fact it was friendly and pretty speedy! Our server thought our DD age 7 was pretty funny when she wiggled in her seat and sang and song about how much she likes lentils. The injera here is just delish. I could eat it plain, no problem. We had lunch late after a busy morning at the Science Center and this place was still really full. We took the last table. Ethiopian food is not hot or overly spicy. It's easy to please vegetarians with a really satisfying meal (not just another salad.) We will be back on our next trip for sure.

  • Visited August 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

My family eats here regularly. Always have great food with friendly service. My son's favorite food on the planet is shiro wat and there's is always good. Atmosphere is lovely. Close to the botanical gardens and tower grove park.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Cessnatravel
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Had Ethiopian food several times while living outside of st. Louis, decided to give this local place a try. South Grand location is great. Had a wonderful dinner with a friend. Other reviews had noted that service was slow. We didn't experience that at all, if anything it was a little faster then we expected for a leisurely Friday dinner. But, no one rushed us. Would have liked to see more meat pieces in the combination plate, but still left feeling full. Will definitely keep this place in mind for future meals.

Visited May 2013
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Thank eliza124
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Level 6 Contributor
291 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“An Ethnic Gem”
Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

We usually visit about every four to six weeks as a treat. The food and injera are always good. We must be lucky because we've never has really bad service, and never had a dish with ginger. They are always happy to help us pick complimentary dishes when we get more then on sampler platter to share or experiment. Look forward to our next trip to Grand.

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