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Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant

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515 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3442 (Park Street)
+1 973-655-9000
11:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Wayne, New Jersey
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116 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently tried Ethiopian food for the first time and enjoyed it. So I decided to give this place a try. Overall, I was pleased with my experience. Décor was nice, service was friendly. Food was pretty good. I would definitely come back.

Thank WrldTraveller67
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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389 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem in a street filled with good restaurants. I tried the meat sampler, a combination of spicy and mild nears. They serve you the meal on a special bread and provide more bread for grabbing the food. It is a real experience eating here The is a liquor store next door so you can bring in... More 

Thank David E
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Good Taste. Good quantity. Friendly owner. Joy of eating with hands. Affordable. Fresh and jolly ambience.

Thank NitishSurabhi
Matawan, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I cannot compliment Mesob's enough! We visited for my mom's birthday, she always wanted to try Ethiopian food so after reading the reviews I figured it was worth the attempt. So glad we did!!!! The food, service, ambiance, and patience (lol) were top notch. Our waitress really took the time to explain the cuisine to us. As a first experience,... More 

Thank domdog49
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The food and service here are fantastic. There are lots of vegetarian options. I love the family style serving here. There is a parking garage around the block if you don't feel like parking on the street.

Thank shireen1300
Montclair, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Eating with your hands is always fun. So gather up some friends and enjoy a night with friends and have fun eating delicious food with your fingers!

Thank SPA3157
Bayonne, New Jersey
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love Ethiopian food. I have tried 3/4 jersey Ethiopian restaurants. Out of the three this was the least flavorful. Service was good, ambiance is very nice. Injera felt a little dry, and not fresh. May go there again but just because I love Ethiopian food so much.

Thank Rina V
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The evening we went to Mesob, they were offering a buffet meal offering where we could experience a wide variety of their dishes, sauces, etc. Our party of three were very pleased with all of the food, and the excellent and attentive service, and the decor and atmosphere. I would gladly recommend Mesob to my friends, etc.

Thank debuscher
West Orange, New Jersey
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I'm part of a women's meet up group that does different activities and going out to dinner one Friday night a month is part of what we do. One of the group chose this restaurant and made a reservation for 16 for last night. It seems like having all of us sit at one table was a big issue and... More 

Thank BethWeber
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Great food at super afforadable price.. Dont forget : its Bring ur own booze... Well dont worry you can but it from next door! They serve it without any charge.. Suggestion: very dimly lit.. Can barely read the menu and then can barely see what u are eating.. They didnt even have candles to help with the light.. 😞😞 But... More 

Thank Ageeta

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3442
    (Park Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
  • Phone Number: +1 973-655-9000
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!)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?