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Mesob Restaurant & Rum Bar  - 3601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO

Mesob Restaurant & Rum Bar - 3601 Broadway Blvd

4.5
4.5
149 Reviews
$30 and under
International
LOCALLY OWNED, INTERNATIONALLY INSPIRED
Owner Cherven and Mehret are dedicated to bringing authentic international flavors to Kansas City. Focusing on high-quality ingredients and homemade quality, Mesob is a unique and flavorful experience.
Head Chef and Owner:
Mesob Restaurant and Rhum Bar specialize in fine sipping rum with over 300 bottles. We are Kansas City's only Premium Rhum bar with a selection all around the world.

Cherven Desauguste
From home kitchens in Haiti to hotel fine dining, Head Chef Cherven Desauguste develops dishes that delight your senses.

Mehret Tesfamariam
Eretria-born Mehret Tesfamariam brings warmth, quality, and comfort to Mesob's Ethiopian dishes.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    International, Caribbean, Ethiopian
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (816) 442-7311
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Women
  • Executive chef
    Cherven Desauguste
  • Private party facilities
    Whether it's a birthday party, baby shower, office function, or any other special event, please fill out the form below and we'll do our best to accommodate your desired date and any requests you may have to make your party/celebration memorable.
  • Neighborhood
    E. Kansas City
  • Cross street
    Broadway blvd
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 149 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Good for groups

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Healthy

  • Kansas City, MO

    Good for business meals

  • Kansas City, MO

    Good for groups

  • Kansas City, MO

    Healthy

149 Reviews
  1. Rachel

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We keep coming back for the fried plaintains and lamb tibs. So good!

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  2. GaryT

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our time there the food was excellent and our waitress Eden had some excellent suggestions on drinks and meal choices. We plan to return!!

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  3. Lyndyloo

    Kansas City

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience for Valentine's night. Food was outstanding. We relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I don't know why we haven't been here before. We will definitely be returning. Thank you!

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  4. jdoublep

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dee. Lish. Rum. Yum. Lentils all day. Get that goat oxtail style.

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  5. Cathy

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my first time to Mesob. Our server was quite personable and helpful despite having several other tables to cover and a large party just ahead of us. Everything was really great except that the main item I ordered was too spicy for me—all the other items were excellent and worked for my wimpy spice tolerance. Next time I’ll know! Mesob has a wide and varied menu. It’s definitely worth checking out.

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  6. BradleyP

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was fantastic but it took over 30 minutes to get our checks and we were nearly late for our show across the street.

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  7. Donnie1

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a great place to go for your anniversary dinner ox tail were great and surf duo was really good as well

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  8. ToddS

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the guacamole with plantains and the jerk chicken bao buns. Both were very good. Drinks were perfect and service was excellent!

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  9. Jenn

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great, very attentive and the food was amazing!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I was completely disappointed during restaurant week. They didn’t have enough food for our visit.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was very slow, and food was incorrect on some sides

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  12. JewelsA

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This will be my restaurant of choice when I go to a show at Uptown Theater, want to have a dinner for a special occasion, or anytime I’m in the neighborhood. It was such a wonderful dining experience: cozy atmosphere, attentive service, & food to delight the palate with delicious, unique flavors.

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  13. KentD

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the diversity on the menu and of course the selection of rum.

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  14. RobertC

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for a birthday celebration after the restaurant was recommended by The Fam’ as one of the greatest Caribbean spots in KC. Went during RW, so didn’t get to explore the menu like I wanted to, but the jerk chicken on ethnic bun was magical! Also the butter nut squash bisque was amazing. Drinks did not disappoint! Along with a rum punch & old fashion, tried the St. Lucia rum flight. Everything was on point! Price point is for special occasions, but was a great break away from the typical dining experience in KC

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Ribs were over cooked and dry. Salad didn’t have hardly any dressing. Drinks and dessert (lava cake) were good. I went during restaurant week and you couldn’t order off the regular menu. Service was good.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The other times I came here were good but, Service was very slow and it wasn’t busy at all. When my food came there was a hair in my Mac and cheese.. I had to get up to find the server because I was almost finished with my meal and wanted a refire. The server acted like she didn’t believe me and just offered to comp it. I had to ask for a refire because it wasn’t bad just don’t like hair in my food. I order dessert and they were out of ice cream. Not such a pleasant experience honestly.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great restaurant with an awesome fusion of African and Caribbean food. Unique and tasty menu items and very good cocktails. Not to mention the pineapple upside down cake is amazing!

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  18. LorenB

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were excited to try a new restaurant. The food & cocktails we got were amazing! We must’ve gone when they were short staffed though. It took 20 min for someone to come take our drink order. It was over an hour before our food came. The staff seem flustered & busy, not overly friendly like I had read on previous reviews.

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  19. marinm

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great hidden gem with an eclectic menu and great ambiance. Would highly recommend.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. We had a rum flight and appetizer and an entree. They have both Caribbean food and Ethiopian. Our server explained the menu and offered recommendations. There is so much more we want to try. We will definitely be back and we plan to bring friend to experience the food too!

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  21. YvonneC

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent everything was full of flavor. The service here was awesome they went above to meet our request. The atmosphere was very nice & quit. I love the setup for this restaurant. I must say our date night was awesome

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  22. Dustin

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance, excellent wait staff, and even better food. Now one of my favorite restaurants in all of KC.

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  23. KrystianS

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mesob hosted my friends and I for a birthday dinner and everything was amazing! Our waitress, Key, was so genuine, helpful, and had a very calming presence. She made this experience all the more memorable and enjoyable. The food was so flavorful and fresh, and the ambience was so personal and intimate. If you like Caribbean and Ethiopian cuisine, this is the place to be!

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  24. randyw

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great find in Midtown KC. Don't hesitate to give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was fantastic! Our server Kie was great, lots of wonderful suggestions, attentive, and just pleasant all around. She suggested the red fish, and I cannot recommend it enough, the sauce that comes with it is phenomenal. Everyone’s food at the table was top notch, the flavor and preparation were wonderful. We are already making plans to come back and try a rum flight.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait was very long for service and drinks. This needs to be better

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  27. GLaker

    Kansas City

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food, just spicier than the server told us it would be. Great wait staff. Prompt seating and serving.

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  28. CharlesD

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, the drinks were tasty, and the service was very good.

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  29. DABrowning

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I introduced my friend to Ethiopian cuisine on this visit and it went great. I had been to Mesob once before and knew what to expect. She had not and we left both saying that we would come back when we have stuff to do in the area.

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  30. MikeL

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Busy night before a show at the uptown. The food came out fantastic and the drinks are delicious.

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  31. KristenH

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Interesting and utterly delicious food and drink. Great service. Can’t wait to go back!

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  32. SarahC

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food! Our waitress was great! Very wonderful!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Slow to get seated due to short staff but not too long. Easier to make a reservation ahead of time probably than just walking in. The food was delicious. Very unique menu, and the service was very kind. Bright smiles definitely attention to care, so will be back.

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  34. Shyla

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Decided to try Mesob out and they didn’t disappoint! The ambience of the restaurant is nice. Customer service on point. But most of all the food was delicious. I tried the Chicken and beef sausage jambalaya and it was so good. Nice to see a menu where you can have meats other than pork! My date had the lamb tibs, red lentils, potatoes and cabbage. I tried the red lentils and lamb myself it was well seasoned and tasty. He enjoyed it all as well. For the appetizer we had the fritters (vegan) and we liked those. For drinks, I had the hurricane Haiti and he had the rum punch. Both were good. We will definitely come back to try additional food!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An associate familar with KNsas City had been suggesting this place for years. My visit was during the Beyonce Renaissance weekend, and it was really a special night. The establishment was tasteful and decorative. My waitress was inviting and suggested items perfect for my palate. I shall be visiting again. Thank you, Mesob, for such a warm and pleasant experience.

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  36. Sarah

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Ethiopian food! Lots of menu items, great vegan options!

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  37. ChristopherP

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat for 30 minutes, no water/orders taken. Got up and left and had great time close by

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  38. Rose

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Plan to return, nice staff, very welcoming, great place to dine, the laid back environment was nice, great ethnic food. Glad they moved to this location from the old, easier to get to.

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  39. Aislinn

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I realize there were many people being seated at the same time of 6pm, but everyone had reservations. I am confused on why the establishment was not prepared for that. Our server took forever to even take out order. After 45 min of waiting after placing our order, she came back and asked how we were doing. My husband laughed and I said hungry. My mother-in-law just stared at her like what do you want us to say. Once the food finally arrived, it was very good. We skipped dessert to make our plans for later which was a shame as it was my birthday. I would recommend to anyone prepared to wait a very long wait.

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  40. CrystalL

    Springfield

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great atmosphere, perfect for date nights.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from Mesob Restaurant & Rum Bar - 3601 Broadway Blvd using the Order Online button. Mesob Restaurant & Rum Bar - 3601 Broadway Blvd also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 442-7311.

Mesob Restaurant & Rum Bar - 3601 Broadway Blvd is rated 4.5 stars by 149 OpenTable diners.

Mesob Restaurant & Rum Bar - 3601 Broadway Blvd does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mesob Restaurant & Rum Bar  - 3601 Broadway Blvd

3601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111-2503

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Broadway blvd
  • Neighborhood
    E. Kansas City
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    International, Caribbean, Ethiopian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Women
  • Executive chef
    Cherven Desauguste
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (816) 442-7311
  • Private party facilities
    Whether it's a birthday party, baby shower, office function, or any other special event, please fill out the form below and we'll do our best to accommodate your desired date and any requests you may have to make your party/celebration memorable.
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