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Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant

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3210 S Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63118-1014
+1 314-772-4442
12:00 - 21:00
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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The staff is friendly and helpful when picking out dishes. This is not a fast serving restaurant, but with appetizers and hot drinks you can be satisfied. The guacamole dish and samosas were plentiful to share by three. I had the vegetarian combo and my friend had the lamb. The combo had a good variety of flavors, I was unable... More 

Thank Dana B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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325 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We had never had Ethiopian food before, so our family decided to give this place a try. I'm very glad we did! It is toward the southern end of the South Grand area. The restaurant is nicely decorated with tourism posters and nice artwork depicting the Ethiopian people. Service was very good, but the food was great!. Portions seemed huge... More 

Thank Davigeta
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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110 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I am very impressed, but I have never had Ethiopian food. The spice was perfect, the flavor was spectacular. I had the combination or sampler plate with my husband and everything was so good! Our friend had the vegetarian sampler combination plate and it was so good as well. We'll be back!

Thank Valarie S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

What a fun dining experience! This was the first time I had been to Meskerem or had eaten Ethiopean food - delicious and fun presentation. Ethiopean food is eaten with your hands, although they have silverware available if you prefer. For most of the entrees, you want to picture a very large plate (12-14" diameter) covered with an injera (very... More 

Thank TKStLouisMO
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Six of us went here, tried virtually everything on the menu and it was all good. The staff was friendly and attentive and best of all, the price was right. Would return here in a heartbeat.

Thank nateyjake
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We happened upon this place when we were looking for somewhere to eat after visiting the beautiful MoBot gardens. The tour guide there - Fredrich - directed us to South Grand and said we'd find plenty of options. When we found a spot to park, we noticed this restaurant right across the street. i'm so glad we tried it. The... More 

Thank littleswanTx
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Love this place. We moved from St. Louis 8 years ago and have never found a comparable Ethiopian restaurant. Absolutely love it here. Even the kids liked the Doro Wat, Fosolia, and Miser Alecha. Adults liked all of the vegetarian combo dishes and the Tibs. Would stop here every time we're in town if possible.

Thank Charles S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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95 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We got the non vegetarian sampler dish thingy. I don't remember what it was called, but it was good. Spicy, acidic, savory and filling. I loved it, my husband was not impressed, but I found it delightful. The spongy-bread-crepe-like like food was perfect.again, I don't remember the name. Interested to see what else they have to offer.

Thank AdventuresofNomNom
Bloomsdale, Missouri
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

My girlfriend is all about the restaurants on South Grand so I gave this a shot. It was delicious! It turns out I do like Ethiopian cuisine. The food was flavorful, sharing some spices with Indian cuisine. The bread was great and we loved the honey wine.

Thank Daniel S
St. Louis, MO
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

I like Thai, vietnamese, chinese, arabic, south american...etc I just did not like the food. My wife, on the other hand, liked it. It's always good to try new things. The staff was very nice and the setting was romantic.

Thank Perioman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3210 S Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63118-1014
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > Tower Grove
  • Neighbourhood: Tower Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 314-772-4442

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