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Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant

515 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3442
+1 973-655-9000
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“meat sampler” (20 reviews)
“injera” (26 reviews)
“tibs” (16 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
515 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3442
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I had a ticket for a show at the Wellmont Theater and looked for a place to have dinner before the show. When I saw the Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant online, I decided to try it. I was very pleased. The restaurant is very spacious and...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The food was tasty but extremely oily!! Other then spicy 🌶 on some of the dishes there was not much other seasoning. Lentils and the chicken were very nice and tasty. The appraiser sampler was good and nicely seasoned. The dinner meat sampler was ok...More

Thank richardbU2955WC
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We went to this restaurant a few days ago for lunch after a visit of the nearby Montclair Art Museum. Mesob is really a great place to eat: the food is well prepared, excellent, and original (at least to a Westerner palate). And the prices...More

Thank ontheotherside
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Very well prepared food prepared and served in the traditional way. Wide choice of accompaning dishes - both vegetarain and non vegetarian. Friendly staff who explain the contents. Overall - very satisfying experience.

Thank Anand P
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Nice atmosphere and a good experience. Food a little too bland for me, though my partner was impressed.

Thank StoneyGJ
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This place is just delicious with wonderful vegetarian options. Scoop up the lentils on the flavorful bread -- yum. The mushrooms are also amazing. Recommend the combination platters but all is great. If you haven't had Ethiopian food give it a try.

Thank judithantoinette
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Nearby Attractions
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1.04 km away
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105 reviews
.61 km away
Wellmont Theater
108 reviews
.37 km away
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.97 km away
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I am mtg a buddy here, he is taking a train to Bay Street Station. Is the walk to Mesob from Bay Street a "safe" walk?
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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • 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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