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Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant

515 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3442
+1 973-655-9000
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“meat sampler” (20 reviews)
“injera” (24 reviews)
“tibs” (15 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
515 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3442
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 10 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
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We ordered the vegetarian sample and enjoyed every bit of it. Great service and ambience as well. We will come back!

Thank LuciaGamez
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Starting from the location, it is situated in downtown Montclair surrounded by very nice restaurants and bars. I was a little sceptical about trying Ethiopian cuisine but I had heard lots of good reviews about this place. Being a vegetarian they have a hell lot...More

Thank Pravesh S
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This was a cultural experience and one that you don't want to miss. Absolutely fabulous food. We had no idea what anything was so we just asked the waitress to pick for us. We went for a fully vegetarian and vegan evening and got a...More

Thank bocaberger
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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?
16 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
USD 15 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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!)