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Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant

515 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3442
+1 973-655-9000
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“meat sampler” (21 reviews)
“injera” (25 reviews)
“tibs” (15 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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515 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3442
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1 - 10 of 186 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant with great expectations for an exotic meal. The dish I ordered was without flavor and the bread with which you eat your meal was not my favorite. Unfortunately the food did not agreed with me and end up sick that night.

Thank Joel L
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting food and presentation. The food was good and a fun experience. The staff was helpful, polite and professional.

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I learned about this quaint little spot from a show we saw on FiOS and being we enjoy checking out new places we figured we'll give this one a try. I have to admit I am one of the most pickiest person...More

Thank Jessica V
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Went here with a party of 16. They went out of their way to introduce us to their great food. Thank you for a great night.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Came her for a late dinner around 9:30, they were about to close. They were kind of rushing us through to order and pay the bill... I kind of understand they wanted to go home, but didn't think it was necessary. When we sat down,...More

Thank alanroytbak
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Excellent Ethiopian food. BYOB, nice setting, and quick friendly service. Get the meat sampler and vegetable sampler!

Thank bolognafrank1
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This was our first try of Ethiopian food and I can't think of a better place to try. This is authentic cuisine right from the Ethiopian owners and they were very instructive. Felt like kids again eating with our fingers and guilt free because there...More

Thank Geoff809
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

I've only sampled Ethiopian food from a client who brought some in for me to try. So when my friends wanted to have a get together i suggested we go to Mesob. We ordered the shareable platter which came with 2 apps, 2 chicken items,...More

Thank tamika j
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Many dishes seemed to be lines on Indian vegetarian food. Can not say if that is a good or bad thing. They kept bringing injera but that was not hot . That was a dampner. Over all an ok place for vegetarians(no egg)

Thank jayanti_dj
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I appreciated my dining experience at Mesob and definitely plan to return. My mother, daughter , Sister and I went here this past Mother's Day. Mesob requires reservations to guarantee a table which was simple enough to arrange through the Opentable app. The area of...More

Thank She R
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15 February 2017|
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Response from Rina V | Reviewed this property |
completely agree with Beth. It's a safe area to walk around there. we have walked within quarter mile range usually at night without any issues.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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