Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar Northcote

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153 reviews
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$41 to $100
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  • Authentic
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Group Bookings
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.
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1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Staff were v friendly and welcoming. Food yummy. We will be back

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EL
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the best ethiopian food ever, you absolutely cannot leave this place without feeling so full and so satisfied! i would eat here every night if i could!

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E
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and the people who work here are extremely friendly

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had the omnivore platter. It was so delicious. My friends hadn’t been there before and really enjoyed it too and said they would return. Can’t wait to go back.

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Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was plentiful and very tasty. It was very busy so service was not as prompt as you might expect. Still a great night. Would definitely go back

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AD
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant with amazing food. We will definitely go again.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had a great time the food was great, the staff were very helpful, would go again.

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S
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I love this place, great authentic food, served by an enthusiastic, friendly staff. Great ambiance, moderately priced, and even some Ethiopian beers. Perfect for couples, friends or large gatherings .

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AF
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I'm glad we booked because it was busy and noisy when we first arrived. It has a really relaxed, fun vibe. Most importantly, the food was absolutely delicious. We had a sharing plate, all gluten free, and it was just so good, rich, varied, amazing colours and textures. Will come again!

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l
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! Caters for Vegan and Celiac with no stress at all. The Bar next door was such fun afterwards as well with a fantastic and joyful band. Totally recommend.

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k
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

such an amazing vibe, lovely place to go for a date night!

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MB
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, great staff. Had highchair hair and colouring pencils ready for our kids and made a meal just for our 4yo.

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EM
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is as always amazing, the service is friendly and quick. I've taken several friends before, and absolutely will again.

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TJ
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and great food. Can't recommend it enough.

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AP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The food here is so delicious! I also love that depending on the number of guests, the platter is evenly portioned for each diner. This is great for those who may not particularly like sharing with others. My only minor criticism would be that the service can be a little slow but all is forgiven when the food arrives. Great for families.

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HW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

We were very excited to go to
Mesob and saved our visit up for Valentines Day, but we had a very disappointing experience. The waitress seemed to forget about us for long periods of time - it took half an hour to be given water, and an hour to be given our main. We left feeling very let down.

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Valentines dinner for two. We were gratified at the well crafted flavours and the wonderful hands-on dining experience. The food was flavourful but without the one-dimensional overpowering spiciness as can sometimes spoil other cuisines. In all, I would definitely come back, preferably over and over.

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M
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Vast quantities of delicious, affordable Ethopian food, in a busy and LOUD restaurant. Go with a group, share a couple of platters and don't be sniffy about how loud it gets.

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TL
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food for sharing, lots of flavour and caters to many dietary restrictions. Good attentive and fast service too.

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

EXCELLENT FOOD AND GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY. REALLY ENJOYED IT.

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DW
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good Ethiopian food, wide range of choices. Good value for money

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AH
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Much enjoyed an evening with good friend catching up in a great location Planning another meal at Mysob late February

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BD
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

A very popular but noisy restaurant. Service was prompt and there is virtually no waiting once you have ordered. We ordered the omni platter for two and there was a large variety of small samples of food, however there was way too much bread and not nearly enough salad for two people. Ended up cleaning the plate and still left slightly unsatisfied.

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S
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great value and excellent service,very friendly highly recommend 👍

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C
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, loved the atmosphere. I recommend the platters.

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SP
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was unusual and very tasty. We thoroughly enjoyed our shared platter using our fingers as is tradition. There was ample food enjoyed with some wine. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the service.

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ST
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, and staff who are fabulous (extremely welcoming and patient with our group of 7) make this a place I'm always happy to go back to. Our group felt very well looked after! We each had our own section of the shared plate so the vegetarians were well catered to. We were happy with the list of drinks available, and a few of us tried the St George beer. Topped it off with some delicious coffee. A very happy customer!

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EK
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Had a great night out with friends at Mesob in Northcote. Mesob is a great find for food with a difference. Great tasting, good vegetarian options, helpful friendly staff and well priced. Banquets provided great assortment of tastes and textures, but the a'la carte menu also has a lot of variety with both meat and vegetarian goodies. Easy to buy and share. Big thanks to the Mesob staff who were happy to help us drinks and coffees even though we stayed very late.

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EB
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place. Always take my friends and family here whenever they're visiting intetstate

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Ethiopian food I’ve ever had plus great service and atmosphere

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AA
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious. I’ve been to many Ethiopian restaurants and this one by far exceeds them all in terms of service, food and ambiance. Definitely coming back for more.

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KV
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a wonderful restaurant. The food is FANTASTIC and the service is brilliant. We had a Christmas Party here and they were wonderful. I highly recommend to anyone - a fantastic evening out

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A
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had this place recommended by friends and was so impressed by the food and the service, could not be happier, outstanding value, I had a lovely night with close friends

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SM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food, great service, amazing music (bar next door). Thanks

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a
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Absolutely fantastic food and our waitress was exceptional, friendly, knowledgeable, attentive, I have recommended this place to many friends already! Will definitely be back

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MH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food, great service. Highly recommended.

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CO
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food, nice atmosphere. Highly recommend for dinner with friends.

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GC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really enjoyed our first experience with Ethiopian food. Its very spicy and tasty. Service was great considering the crowd on a Saturday evening. Will return.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Walking into Mesob i felt such a warm and inviting atmosphere. My friend and i shared a vegetarian platter and it was soo delish! I couldn't stop eating until it was all gone. It's such a lovely experience to eat with your hands, picking up the yummy injera bread and all the curries! So many beautiful flavours.

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D
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and food was lovely, the space is fun and friendly, enjoyed our dining experience there very much.

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