Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant
Mesob never fails to deliver, food is always fresh, perfectly prepared and infinitely delicious!
We have gone here since around 2000. Portions now cut by at least 1/4. Prices increased about 20%. Service poor. We will not be returning.
Incredible restaurant. Our fourth visit, definitely won’t be the last.
Some of the best Ethiopian cuisine around! Wonderful and quaint BYOB spot.
Usually a great experience. Today left a lot to be desired ...both the food and service were poor.
Awesome restaurant. Food was wonderful. Didn't realize it's a BYOB, but there is a wine store right next door
Had a great meal at Mesob. Staff was really courteous and the food was on par with our favorites in Manhattan.
Great food, great atmosphere and friendly service. We will definitely be back!
First time at this restaurant. Everything about this restaurant was top notch , although a little expensive.
My family and I really enjoyed dining there. The food was delicious. We were seated right away. Soft music and soft lighting makes for great ambience.
It was a first time experience for me and I must say it was a hell of an experience. The food was amazing, the atmosphere was perfect, & the staff was very attentive. It was a beautiful cultural experience that I would recommend to anyone!!!
I had never been to an Ethiopian restaurant before but I am not picky when it comes to food. I knew that there was no utensils and that you eat with your hands going in, but I didn't realize how much fun it would be. Everything was so flavorful, similar flavors to Indian food I would say, but not as spicy or rich. Want to go back soon!
Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant is one of my favorites ! its such a gem! The service is wonderful, everyone is nice! Staff also is patient enough to answer any questions you may have about the dishes. Its BYOB so that's always a PLUS! its spacious and the lighting makes for great ambience. I highly recommend to anyone who is afraid to try something new !!
Experience was cool if you have never been at an Ethiopian restaurant. The service was non existent though. We sat for 10 minutes before someone came over to fill our water (not our waitress). Then we waited another 10 minutes to get the cork out of our wine (not our waiter). When our waitress finally showed up she did not fill us in on anything even though we told her it was our first time. So we were thoroughly confused and did not even realize we were eating with our hands...lol. Then the food was brought by someone else (not our waitress). She never actually came back... all night.. we sat there and had to wave down a waitress like 20 minutes after we finished our meal, and 5 minutes after our wine bottle was complete. Overall mediocre experience, won't be back.
Great people, great place. Amazing experience. Delicious food!!
One of my favorite restaurants in the area. Always great food, phenomenal service, BYOB, and you can sit and chat for a long time with friends.
Great spot for Ethiopian food with a laid back atmosphere and friendly, attentive staff.
Always great! We’ll be back
The waiter brought us water, I cant believe I had to ask for glasses. Waiter there was not attentive at all. Service was absolutely horrible, we almost didnt tip. They took our plates, didnt even ask if we wanted dessert and then took about 1/2 to bring the bill. The restaurant was not even busy. It was my first and last time going there. Great food terrible service.
Great food every time! Good value and variety with the samplers.
Loved Mesob so much on my first visit, I had to go back a few days later! great variety of delicious choices. Vegetarian options galore. Spicy isn't that spicy. Order the sampler to get a taste of several dishes. I will be back soon. Enjoy!
Excellent tasting food, arrived hot
Delish and authentic. Great all around vibe. Wine shop right next door.
Awesome outstanding meal. Food, service and the uniqueness of authentic outstanding Ethiopian Food. Loved it.
Second visit to Mesob. We had the meat sampler for two. Food was good but somehow we were underwhelmed. Not sure if it was because of our high expectations, or it was not as we had previously. We won’t be back so soon.
Simple but elegant environment meets delicious food!
Service here is amazing. The servers are super nice and never rush you. Great place to meet with friends and catch up over some great food.
Food was excellent. Service was great. First time eating with our hands only snd we had s great experience
Such delicious food! Spicy is not that spicy. Great variety and many choices for vegetarians. Cozy atmosphere. Very nice people.
Don't expect utensils! You eat by scooping with injera - a pancake with a most interesting texture.
There are only 3 Ethiopian restaurants in New Jersey and this one is very good. So enjoy an Ethiopian food experience.
I always enjoy going there. I love the food and it's fun eating it in the traditional way. I highly recommend it.
Food had so many spices that everything tasted the same.
I've eaten at a lot of ethiopian restaurants. This one comes up short for several key reasons:
1) Most places I have been used cubed meat and cook until tender. This place relies heavily on ground beef, which is cheaper for the restaurant and not as tasty in my opinion.
2) The lentils are underdone. The red lentils were cooked properly which is why I know they goofed up with the yellow lentils. They were way underdone.
3) Injera was served cold. Most places I've been serve it warm. It is okay to serve it room temperature, but it's another thing entirely to serve it cold on a cold winter's day.
I think this place, historically, gets high reviews from people who don't know what they should be tasting.
The restaurant is deceptively large (doesn't look so large from the street), and so are the portions - huge! The food was very tasty; I had never been here before and I found the flavors and spices to be enjoyable. The service was extremely friendly but also slow - it looked like there were only a few people taking care of the whole place - so be prepared to have a nice, leisurely dinner and enjoy the meal!
Cute restaurant, friendly staff and great food. Service is a little slow but I think it’s just the relaxed atmosphere compared to the usual busy lifestyle. It’s actually good to slow down and relax a bit.
Authentic Ethiopian food. Great place for casual dinner with friends. Remember, this is a BYOB and there is a liquor shop just next door.
I love the food and service
Consistently great food and ambience. Comfortable space, attentive service and friendly vibe.
Delicious Ethiopian food!! Very fun to eat without utensils!!
I frequent Mesob often. I love the food, the staff, and the selection. I’m never disappointed.