Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar Northcote

4.7
262 Reviews
$41 to $100
African

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Good Vegetarian Options
The cuisine of culturally rich Ethiopia utilises a sophisticated array of spices to produce a diverse and flavorful taste. Meals are traditionally served on a communal platter for sharing with friends and family.

Come and discover the charm of Ethiopia and MESOB.
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MarkV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We loved the experience - having eaten plenty of Sri Lankan food - it was not a shock to use hands with the pancake for the food. The food was delicious and was suitable for my 8 year old. I would have liked it to be a little more spicy ?
The value is amazing - really cheap for the quality of the food.
We will be back.

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the food was spectacular ! Would recommend to everyone

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Jess
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very friendly staff. Can also go to the awesome bar next door and order food there with live music. Cocktails were also delicious!

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Titch
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place. The food is delicious and lots of choice if - like me - you need to eat gluten free.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Turned up for our Anniversary dinner, which was confirmed by text the day before. We drove an hour to our dinner, turned up and they were closed. The piece of paper stuck on the door saying they were no longer open Sundays. A few other people also turned up for their bookings, also to find out they were closed and were also not notified!! Poor management on behalf of this business.

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BenW
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Melbourne. Great ambience, amazing food and friendly staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were so lovely and the food was really delicious! Definitely recommend doing the mixed platter!!

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Ness
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service . Staff is very friendly and helpful. Food is authentic and generous

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We wanted to try something different and we had a lovely dinner with really nice food! The vegetarian share platter is such great value for money and so tasty!

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vipSharonY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food. We shared the meat and vegetable platter. Most casual, enjoyable meal I’ve had for a while! Ethiopian. Wine was also very good.

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Kath
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service at a very modest price. Definitely coming back!

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SueBee
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food. caters easily to gluten free diet. love going here

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TimothyT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

great experience with Ethiopian food and wine. A very nice lady helps to explain the cuisine.

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Niki
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great place. Great food. Will definitely be going there again.

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AndrewJ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I shared the herbivore platters, which were delicious and excellent value.

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Colin
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my birthday dinner with a group of friends and so glad I did. Service was great, food was incredible and so affordable. Such a fantastic dinner - would recommend to anyone!

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Valentine
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, lovely people, will definitely be going back every week!

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theal
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t rate this place highly enough ... the food is amazing! Get in there and try it

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RobW
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious food, good service, good value.
Great for a large group

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Marianne
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! We are regulars at Mesob and the food and service is always excellent.

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Sandra
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, very helpful and accommodating.

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NatalieL
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MESOB is one of my favourite places to dine, not only is the food absolutely delicious they make might fine cocktails, especially their espresso martini!

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TacosTalks
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a phenomenal place to eat, great food that just keeps on giving you happiness in the mouth and stomach! Definitely returning to try more foods

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BeaS
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious. This is a repeat visit and I’d go again. We drive across town for it!

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really impressed with the flavours, service, quantity and most importantly the quality of the the food.....had a great night with friends eating from our perspective a new and exciting cuisine.....

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GeorgeT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty food and great value. Drink menu had good choices as well. Great for date night

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Asianbird
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and delicious food and the ambiance was warm and welcoming. Will be back.

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Enternamehere
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Appears to be authentic Ethiopian cuisine with the drinks to match. Service was fast, and food was good with some really unique tastes. However, they were slightly understaffed (maybe it was the day we went, but they were nearly full and had two wait staff eeks).

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Zdog
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The place was really amazing, there was a little.

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RobbieD
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely food and very friendly, helpful, relaxed and efficient service. A very nice ambiance too.

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Zzzz
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Warm welcoming service. Great vibe. Stella restaurant!

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Annie
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Incredible aroma greets you as you enter. Delicious food, friendly staff a relaxed atmosphere and a great evening

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Lauren
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I love this place. The food is amazing, the staff are lovely and friendly and the servings are very generous. I highly recommend.

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JacquiC
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was fresh, so tasty, with complex flavours. Give the salad entree a miss, but everything else was so delish. Pleasant service. Reasonable drinks menu. Great to taste real Ethiopian food. Thanks

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JadeA
London
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super yummy food - demolished in a matter of minutes. Lovely staff too - a must visit

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Yetnebersh
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the service was great and friendly staff.
Thank you Mesob for bringing a variety of food to the Northern suburb!

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good food and plenty of it. We ordered one shared entree and a main each, but it was too much. An entree plus a shared main would have been adequate. That said, what we did have was well prepared and tasty. We especially liked the Ethiopian bread, even more so when we were shown how to use it to eat our mains! Service was efficient and the noise level not overbearing. We'll certainly be going back.

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AnnaR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter went above and beyond. He was very friendly. The food was a treat. This was our first time and we’ll be going back for sure.

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Michelle
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, well priced. Plenty to fill you up. Nice ambience and friendly staff.

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wader
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem! I love Ethiopian. When it's done well it's just so special. When it's done this well, it's incredible. I woke up the next morning thinking, I need to eat that food again soon. The service was quick and efficient. The wine was delicious. The food, like I said, incredible. Go!

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Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar Northcote is rated 4.7 stars by 262 OpenTable diners.

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