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Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant

4.6
697 reviews
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$30 and under
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Ethiopian
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  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Authentic
  • Vegan
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!)
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Ethiopian, African
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(973) 655-9000
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Akberet Mengistu
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park Street
Additional
BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 697 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Definitely a different experience worth having. The food was very good!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

One of my favorite spots, always a good choice. A little loud when busy, and the service can be a bit slow (they never bring enough injera and it's hard to get their attention when it's busy to bring more ). But always tasty; I've never had a bad meal there.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

It’s weird they won’t let you order two of the same sides.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Good food, healthy flavorful. Good vegetarian choice . Staff were nice and good service.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The staff were all pleasant and accommodating throughout. Our entree’s came out in a timely manner and prepared perfectly.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great food as always!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We really enjoyed it and all tried something new

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This was are 3rd time there we just can't seem to get enough. The wait staff is friendly but not in your face, which I prefer. I took my 80+ year old parents there and they also enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My all-time favorite!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food is good but the noise level was very high specially when they were playing Happy Birthday songs. They have two ceiling fans, one in the front and one in the back and both fans are operated by a single switch. In a cold winter day, they turned on the fan and when We requested to turn it off as it was very cold, the waiter declined stating that the other fan is on as requested by another guest. Weird! Waiters are polite but have tough time understanding the guests for some reason.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Loved the place. The interesting thing here is that you eat with your hands instead of utensils. Did enjoy. Would probably go back again.

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2.0Dined on March 22, 2018

This is my 4th or 5th time at Mesob. The last 2 times the service was terrible, unpleasant and very disappointing. Servers are unpleasant with a negative attitude and not accommodating. Our waitress appeared irritated when we asked questions about the menu. The lighting is very dim making it impossible to read the menu. I planned this dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday. It was a fiasco. We will not be returning to this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food. Excellent service. The decor is perfect. It was quite busy for a Sunday afternoon. Will go again soon

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent food, a wide variety of selections on the menu. Definitely a dining experience. Great atmosphere and service.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food was very good. Great place for a new experience.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Totally awesome meal and an excellent dining experience. Super fresh food and great service.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food was excellent the service was good. It was a very busy Saturday night so the normal noisier levels as you would expect. Will be back again.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Quick service before our Wellmont show but you absolutely need a reservation. They get packed, especially on the weekends. Vegan friendly with a great veggie sampler.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Excellent service and food, very quiet and pleasant atmosphere. Definitely bring your favorite drink.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This is a very popular restaurant in Montclair. I’ve lived in town for many many years but have never been until the other night. The food was amazing. However, I asked in the reservation for a quiet, romantic table and we were seated, once a host and a waitress wrapped up their conversation, between a couple with a baby and a table of three adults and three children. We asked to move And were accommodated at a two top at the front of the restaurant. They could stand to put candles on the table and make things more inviting. The wet napkin given at the beginning of the meal was neither hot nor cold and wrapped in a plastic package. Overall, incredibly unromantic but the food was good. The service leaves a lot to be desired. I echo what other people have said in reviews about looking for the server. Go for the food.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Fantastic food! Very filling, authentic, BYOB Ethiopian food!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Was our first time there and will certainly be back soon! Loved the Happy Birthday song :)

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

I've been going to Mesob for years. Each time it is an amazing meal with warm, attentive staff. I can't recommend this place enough

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We went for Valentines Day and had a wonderful experience. We have been to Mesob a number of times in the past and we are never disappointed. Great staff, food and ambience.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

It was a fun and delicious experience. Our server showed us how to eat and it was easy to pickup and enjoy the sampling of their wonderful food.

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1.0Dined on February 10, 2018

worst customer service I had ever had. Server was super rude.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was DELICIOUS.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Food delicious, service attentive and atmosphere pleasing. From the minute you walk in you can smell the pleasant odors before you are seated by the friendly servers. Do yourself a favor and enjoy this wonderful establishment.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

This is our 4th time eating there and we keep coming back.
The food is really delicious! We like the spiciness of it and also the variety!
Our friends went for the first time and loved it.
Plus the waitress was so friendly and patient!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Mesob has become a staple in our dining options in this town. Food is always authentic and tasty. Great for groups and lots of vegetarian and non vegetarian options. We love coming here with damily and friends. Staff is damily fron ownership and they take pride in the food and service.

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Would go back!!

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Always very good

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

The abrupt announcement of a Birthday was by blasting a song loudly. It interrupted the ambiance, the conversation and the overall mood. My guests and I plugged our ears, and we noted other guests at neighbouring tables doing the same. There were three different occasions in the evening when everything halted for a birthday. Understand, we are young and enjoy loud music. This was loud enough to distort the song. We would expect this at a chain restaurant like TGIFridays, not at an adult oriented establishment, one who presents itself with such an intimate vibe.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

The food is always amazing. Seems like we had to wait forever to get a server to order, but the taste of the food more than makes up for what they lack in service.

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Great tasty food, the place is small so make sure to make reservations.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

It was our first time eating Ethiopian food and it was a pleasant surprise. Very different experience yet very good and inviting . We loved the whole experience from eating with your hands tonthe injera bread which is so soft and so good

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

As a connoisseur of Ethiopian food this is by far the best in NJ and possibly NYC. Every aspect of the meal was excellent. If you’re famished beware because you’ll have to wait a bit.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful!!

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Eclectic food choices were either bland or spicy. The chicken dish was very good. Everything else was boring.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Very nice staff, excellent decor and delicious food. Amazing flavor and taste without the issue of leaving with your cloths smelling like the food. Great date spot - bring your own wine/beer.

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