Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar Northcote

4.8
215 reviews
$41 to $100
African

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Good Vegetarian Options
The cuisine of culturally rich Ethiopia utilises a sophisticated array of spices to produce a diverse and flavorful taste. Meals are traditionally served on a communal platter for sharing with friends and family.

Come and discover the charm of Ethiopia and MESOB.
What 215 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
5.0
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4.9
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.8
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SuzW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

so delicious and fresh and authentic! Love this restaurant! The Bar next door is also awesome to drop in after dinner and see some great African music. We always go back!
Also great for coeliac's as they offer GF option with the enjera and most of the food and understand safety wand risk with cross contamination in the kitchen.

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Carltongal
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. I was introducing a friend of mine to Ethiopian food and she was blown away. Wonderful service and food came out quickly, was also reasonably priced. I will be back very soon.

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PrabC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, with excellent ethiopian food! An awesome place to bring a big group of friends

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LuisaM
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Insanely delicious Ethiopian food. Lovely staff. One of the best in Melbourne (possibly the best).

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DavidA
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, super friendly staff. Will be going back again as soon as possible!

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Kvanders
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ordered the omnivore platter and everything was delicious. The Ethiopian beers were super tasty and a good match

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UmaP
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food, super friendly service. Share platters were generous. Dietary requirements were easily accommodated.

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WorldWideWob
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of my favourite places to eat on a regular basis. The quality of the food is outstanding and the value is amazing. It's the perfect place to go on a date or eat with friends.

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NikkiH
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had such a lovely time ! The service was amazing and the food was so delicious and filling. The whole experience was great. Definitely coming again and highly recommend

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JessicaW
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food is excellent and priced competitively for the quality. Recommend the share platter.

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Jacvena
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So delicious! Loved the variety of food available. And service was wonderful. Everyone was so lovely and accommodating. Will definitely be making this a regular spot!

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ShannonT
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, kind helpful wait staff. Beautiful decor, we'll definitely be going again.

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KelleyC
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great restaurant with amazing food, nice Ethiopian beers too!

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Kerry
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff, great food, great service - definitely will be back!

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GarryE
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Superb food. Had the herbivore platter (vegan), we are no strangers to Ethiopian food, this was VERY good. Really helpful waitress. We had a great evening.

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PeterW
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food. Quite different experience eating with our hands but well worth it.
Staff were great and atmosphere was buzzing.

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AntigoneK
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful night. The food was delicious and interesting. It's fun to have a night out eating with our fingers! The only warning I would give anyone going there is that it's not necessarily the best place for people with hearing difficulties because it's quite loud. Generally this just adds to the atmosphere but it was difficult for one of our party who does have a hearing difficulty. Luckily, the quality of the place, the service and the food meant that she has an enjoyable night anyway. Thank you Mesob people!

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LeighM
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and friendly attentive staff.

If your coeliac check this place out! Lots of options.

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LouiseD
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience we will be back. The good was delicious and the atmosphere was fun.

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StefanieV
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an incredible experience at Mesob. Food is amazing, staff are friendly and inviting. A true standouts along High Street.

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Local
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Love the spicing in the good. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend and I have been wanting to go here since we heard about it last year, but had to wait because they closed over Christmas and New Years.

We are so glad we followed through, the staff were so nice, our food was amazing and it was a truely great experience, eating traditionally how they would in Ethiopia, the music, the vibe, we are already planning to go back again.

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MatthewG
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A great alternative to the “regular” way of dinning out. The share platter was well portioned, very tasty and good value. Friendly and excellent service.

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ZaraB
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Tasty and different!
We ordered a share plate, value for money and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Very crammed and a little disorganised, It was suggested we try the Omnivore combination platter, very little food but lots of bread, if I was to go back I’d order entrees and mains.

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CheyenneR
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most incredible traditional Ethiopian food! Huge portions, wonderful staff and an overall amazing vibe. Cannot wait to go again!

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OpenTable Diner
London
28 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family dinner on a Saturday night. Good food, service & vibes.

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CR1989
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Such a great place - we had the vegetarian platter (can easily be made vegan) and absolutely loved it! Highly recommend.

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service.
Wonderful food especially for a coeliac. Also sell GF beer.
Very warm people.
Ate way too much

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JulieA
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and staff were very polite and very helpful. They chose to bring snacks for our child who wasnot sure of the cuisine and were very encouraging to him to try new things. Definitely a great experience and we loved all our food.

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GregC
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great experience, something completely different but really fun. Amazing flavours and eating with my hands really put me outside my comfort zone, but it was fun too. Highly recommend Mesob

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DanielV
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Cool experience. You eat with your hands which was different and a great way to experience the culture. Food was delcious, we had the share platter.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I’ve been to Meob a handful of times and it never disappoints. The staff are lovely and at times distracted but this didn’t dampen our meal. In fact I come from interstate and as my partner says “to the country” to eat here. It was a catch up with great friends so the communal platter is best for this occasion. I’ll be back.

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EzraS
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Beautiful spicy food, friendly staff. Interesting atmosphere. I really liked that sour bread - very unique and the perfect balance to the hot beef dish I had.

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MansiA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff and the food is honestly heavenly. Will definitely have come back to try everything else!

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Kendal
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a lovely time introducing my father to Ethiopian food. Delicious food and a fun and interesting culinary experience. Thank you!

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MitchellB
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I ate at this restaurant a couple of years ago and remembered how fantastic the food was, so I decided to give it another try on a recent visit to Melbourne. We were ten minutes late, but I called the restaurant and they were happy to hold the table despite how obviously busy they were. Since the last time I was in Melbourne, I have was diagnosed with coeliac disease. The restaurant completely understood my allergy requirements and were able to cater for me nonetheless. They made me a gluten free equivalent. And it was DELICIOUS!!! Everyone else at the table also enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. I cant remember the name of the dish I had but it was the Ethiopian bread on a platter with various toppings you eat with the bread and your hands. Highly recommended! Mesob! Come open a restaurant in Canberra!!

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TomG
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most amazing food experience for such a great price! A great place to go with a group of friends!

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very tasty food, great range on the menu ...we chose the $26 pp platter to get a taste of several different things...service great....would go again.

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DionneR
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

So delicious and great value for money! Highly recommend.

FAQs

Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar Northcote is rated 4.8 stars by 215 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.