Mosob

4.7
223 reviews
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Eritrean
Situated in London’s Westbourne Park, just a five minute meander from the local tube stop, Mosob offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the flavours and atmosphere of Eritrea. Family run, Mosob is warm and welcoming, with charming service really embracing the family-centric traditions of Eritrea and inviting guests to relax and unwind while being treated to the kitchen’s vibrant cuisine. Influenced by geographic and historic links to Arabia, Ethiopia, the Sudan and Italy, Eritrean cuisine is uniquely distinctive with a strong variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes, individual spice blends and specialty injera bread used throughout, providing guests with flavours and eating styles they’re unlikely to have come across before. Equally focused on tradition and history is Mosob’s interior, carefully put together with colourful textiles, rough wood paneling and organic forms alongside contemporary lighting and furniture for comfort and style.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was definitely lovely and welcoming, despite we entered the restaurant to have dinner very late. Great food, lovely waitress, good wine and nice atmosphere: strongly recommended!

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US
London
13 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a fantastic Eritrean restaurant. The injera is particularly good (and not acidic at all). The staff are warm and friendly and explain everything--even the technique for eating with your hands.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Lovely little restaurant with excellent hospitality. Was a great first experience of eritrean food. Would go again.

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PT
London
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant, very friendly owners, incredible food in a relaxed and inviting environment.
I could not recommend this place highly enough.
Please take the time to visit.

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GS
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a beautiful evening down here with my girlfriend and could not have asked for a better host (that’s the best way to describe Daniel who tended to our every need and quirky request that evening).

He really made every effort to make us feel at home and noticed that other families and couples there got exactly the same warm and attentive treatment!

The food was great and plentiful and my only regret was that I didn’t have enough space to sample more of their delicious menu...... I’ll be back!!

Cannot recommend this place highly enough!!

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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service, decent value for money. Bring a big appetite!

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EF
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited as staying in area but would happily have travelled to find this gem. Chose the set menu with sharing platters - one vegetarian, one meat. Very tasty and extremely filling. Staff lovely - no issues with service speed as commented on in other reviews. Very accommodating and took time to chat and explain the origins of the food. Felt very authentic.

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N
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommended - amazing food and great people!

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OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Fabulous variety and delectable flavours with top notch service to boot. Loved dinner!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Our hostess was wonderful and staff was sweet. However, the wait was extremely long considering how there was only two people working. Took about 2 hours to finish two person meal considering we only ate for about a 30 minutes of the 2 hours. Great food though!

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J
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic meal at this incredibly authentic and charming restaurant. The food was delicious and we could not have been looked after better by the friendly staff.

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K
London
13 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was wonderful! The drinks were great! And the staff was very friendly. We had a great time and stuffed ourselves even past being full because the food was just so tasty!

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S
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is delicious and unusual. Service is exceptionally friendly. You have to be able to cope without cutlery which may not suit everyone but it does mean you get very intimate with your meal!

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P
London
20 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great customer service and the food was exceptional. We got the 3rd option of the set menu, which was great value for money and definitely enough for 3/4 people! (Although stating 2 people) but I guess it depends on how much you can eat, we aren’t light eaters ourselves ;)

I really enjoyed the virgin mojito and the Samosas, were fresh and crispy.

I especially liked the chicken stew and beef stew had enough spice. I’d like to try the lamb next time.

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FC
London
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, delicious food, nice ambiance. I've been there several times and never been disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Deux visites à Londres et deux passages dans ce restaurant atypique tellement on aime leur cuisine.

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RS
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and on a miserable Saturday night, the place was packed. Very friendly service and a wonderful night all around.

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RD
London
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A new experience eating with your hand rather then with utensils.
The food was different and good. Pleasant experience

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C
London
56 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and the staff was super friendly even though it sounds like they have to explain the same thing several times a day. It was our first time eating Eritrean food but the waitress helped us chose, explain why it’s served the way it’s served and the best way to eat it.

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CR
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious traditional food, well prepared and nicely presented.
Cosy and private environment.
Excellent service, friendly staff going the extra mile.

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f
London
70 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent authentic Eritrean foodS-meat a bit scarce but all our dishes served on the pancake like injera. Service quite fabulous and all around enjoyed their time at this Harrow road eating house.

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MW
London
22 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We're so lucky to have Mosob on our doorstep - always a very warm welcome and wonderful food. Rich and tasty dishes served on the extraordinary, tangy, pancakey bread. It's fun for us Brits to have the novelty of eating without cutlery but it's not about that - the cuisine has such great flavours and textures that I would recommend to anyone to give it a go (and you can have a fork if you need one!!)

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MW
London
22 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always love coming to Mosob and heartily recommend it. It's a guaranteed, genuinely warm welcome and delicious food. They do amazing rich lamb dishes, and our vegetarian friends have loads to chose from too. Also the novelty of tearing the pancake to scoop up food is kind of fun!

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! This restaurant is clearly popular, as it was busy even on a weekday. Outstanding service - the staff are warm, welcoming and make huge efforts to ensure that everyone enjoys their experience.
The food is delicious. We were a party of six - vegan, vegetarian and meat eaters; there was something suitable for all of us.
We will most definitely be returning to Mosob.

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KP
London
39 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Mosob. Whenever we have friends visiting and they want to try something "different", this is where we take them. The food is excellent and the service and friendliness is even better.

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Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! I really felt comfortable in this restaurant. The food was very authentic and so delicious! A great experience for a family get together. We will be back!

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really recommend Mosob. We will be back and will bring friends and family! Not only was our meal delicious, the owner was very friendly and taught us about Eritrea, its cuisine, world geography and Tigrinya!

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SE
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, wonderful & warm owners. Will happily go back and recommend it to our friends.

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GS
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The owner is very friendly and helpful when it comes to ordering food, as never trying this type of cuisine before we were a bit stuck on what to order.

It is well worth a visit

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Owner will quiz you on your geography. Be prepared to remember your lessons in school

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely little neighbourhood restaurant with charming host who offers you riddles between each course. It was our first time trying Eritrean food and it didn't disappoint - the only complaint being that there was simply too much for us to finish! Come hungry.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and experience.

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K
London
29 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday as he had never tried Eritrean food before. We had a set menu for two, and were recommended that we didn't order extras as there was a lot of food - and they were right as we were full by the end of the 2 courses!
It's very 'no frills' as a restaurant, with traditional decor - it was a Monday evening so we were one of very few people there. But the owner/manager is really friendly, the food tastes great, and there is lots of it. We'll definitely be visiting again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, super-friendly service. We've been going to Mosob for years and the experience is always a pleasure!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant. I came back for the second time and I'll definitely coming back 😊👌🏻

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Ben and his team at Mosob have a lovely neighbourhood restaurant. They make you feel welcome from the moment you walk through the door. He has deep pride in his culture and it reflects in how he shares his enthusiasm and knowledge. The food is delicious, authentic and very reasonable, one of my favourite places to eat in London.

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SP
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and the service was friendly and polite. My friends and I opted for the set menu and were not dissapointed! It tastes great and the portions are great too.

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OT
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We like this place and the host

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, really very delicious and fresh. Superb friendly staff. Can't fault it and can't wait to return! Really looking forward to a sour injera

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was such a treat for us! We loved the food, beer, staff, and just could not stop smiling! Bit of a nostalgia trip for us, but sometimes those are most at risk of disappointment, which did not happen here! Betam ameseginalehu!

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