Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar Northcote

4.7
164 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$41 to $100
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
African

Top tags:

Good Vegetarian Options
Casual
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 164 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
JR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very authentic and delicious Ethiopian cuisine! Highly recommend.

AO
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

I’ve been here a few times and the first time it was magnificent! The second time was average - the meat in the in both curries was so tough it was inedible. Service was slow but not too bad. I don’t think I’d return for a while. I was craving the delicious beef curry before I got there and when I had it I didn’t want it.

JA
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I’m not sure if it was just the night we ate there, but the meat was really tough and difficult to eat. Everything else was lovely. I will try again, but this time with vegetarian. Not sure I could recommend it yet.

NR
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the platter for 2 with my boyfriend, it was delicious. The atmosphere was really funky. Enjoyed our time there.

CP
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and really nice staff, they had no issues splitting the bill. I’ll definitely go back there

JJ
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We loved Mesob and will definitely return for a repeat performance. Delectable exotic food in a wonderful atmospheric surrounding with friendly and accommodating staff. A must-try!

JP
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it ! We simply had too much beautiful food. Gorgeous staff .. The family were very well looked after .. thank you

BP
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great night, very tight sitting near the kitchen. Will come again but not on a Saturday

GR
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

loud but tasty n fun; great band next door too.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

RA
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an awesome evening - great food, friendly service and warm atmosphere.

JM
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mesob were welcoming and provided exceptionally attentive service to our group which included a child and a service dog in training. Food was delicious. Definitely recommend.

F
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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

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!

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

Wonderful food and the people who work here are extremely friendly

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.

2
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

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

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

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.

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 .

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Great value and excellent service,very friendly highly recommend 👍

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

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

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.

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!

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.

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

1
2
3
5