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Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant

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515 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3442 (Park Street)
+1 973-655-9000
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11:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Thank NitishSurabhi
Matawan, New Jersey
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5 reviews
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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 

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Thank domdog49
New York City, New York
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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.

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Thank shireen1300
Montclair, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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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!

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Thank SPA3157
Bayonne, New Jersey
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12 reviews
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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.

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Thank Rina V
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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.

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Thank debuscher
West Orange, New Jersey
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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 

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Thank BethWeber
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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 

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Thank Ageeta
New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Mesob is great (if you like to eat with your hands). The injira soaks up all of the great flavor that Mesob's dishes have to offer. Casual environment. Friendly staff will help with making choices. BYOB as most places in town.

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Thank mrcchief
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I like the variety of meat and vegetarian entriees. Favorites include lamb, spinach and potato offerings. The more people in the group: the more choices on the tray. Using tef pancakes as utinsils is both fun and delicious. Heat can be controlled. I like medium. Sauce soaked tef is a final bite. I love this place.

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Thank Mary B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?