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Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant

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

I completely loved the food and eating here! I took my SO with me here for Valentines Day. My SO is open to trying new things (I always am out for adventure). However, mySO did not realize that we would be dining with our hands instead of silverware (which I found to be a wonderful way of experiencing and divulging... More 

Thank Bea Valentine R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has been a staple in Mo tckaur for quite some time. The food & service is always consistent which is my book = stellar. As stated in my title, it's a great change of pace from every other restaurant.

Thank Jennifer D
Montclair, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time here on a very busy Saturday night. Waitstaff was not very helpful in regards to navigating this unique menu - seemed more interested in quickly getting your order into the kitchen. We did a sampler of a variety of dishes and after a while everything started to taste the same - the flavor and the texture. Not a... More 

Thank Mesjune
Morris Plains, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've gotten sampler dishes the three times I've been here and it was never a disappointment. The food is not as spicy as I like it to be, but otherwise it's great. Definitely try it.

Thank bhons21
Wayne, New Jersey
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70 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

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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214 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 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 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 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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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 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

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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?