Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar Northcote

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$41 to $100
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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 184 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
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4.6
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DV
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.

OT
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.

ES
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.

MA
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!

K
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!

MB
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!!

TG
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!

MM
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.

DR
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

So delicious and great value for money! Highly recommend.

TP
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Went here for a birthday dinner, food was amazing and I loved the sharing platters, we tried the mixed veg and meat one. We had a table at the back and it was kind of hard to talk to everyone (table of 9) because it was a long table but service was very friendly and accomodating.

ND
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always really impressed with this restaurant. We usually go for one of the shared platters which provides a range of different dishes, with something for everyone. It also means there is a variety in the spice levels - meaning everyone can access something. Overall the food is great, the service is friendly, and the cost quite reasonable.

F
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice food and abundance for the money you paid for. Service is quick. The venue is a bit small

G
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well. my table was ready. The wait staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and the drinks reasonable. I had a really good meal, and enjoyed myself. The decor is themed nicely. A gem.

EI
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Overall the experience was very positive. I didn’t like the wine but it was my choice and I didn’t mention it.

NC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mesob is probably my favourite restaurant in Melbourne. The food is just delicious and they have a great range of both meaty and vegetarian options. I highly recommend the Kaye Wot, and for vegetarians my partner recommends the Shiro. The traditional Ethiopian style of serving the food with big Injera bread is wonderful. There's nothing like tearing of a bit of the soft flat bread and picking up a nice spicy chunk of meat with it. This is a great place and a great experience, you will not regret eating here.

ZC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great atmosphere! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a dining experience that is unique.

SA
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Mesob is very popular - so popular we had the table at the back next to the toilets. Anyway, we ordered quickly as we had kids - entree of dips and then a share platter for main. Share platter arrived quickly, but dips nowhere to be seen? Interestingly the table next to us also didn’t get their entree. The food was nice, and kids had fun eating with their hands and trying new flavours. A couple of curries were too spicy for them though.

JJ
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Will go back for sure. The staff and gorgeous and the food was amazing

NB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our entire Mesob experience was superb, especially the very attentive wait staff and the food itself. We will certainly be back at Mesob to try more of their beautiful Ethopian cuisine.

LN
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have told everyone about the lovely meal and wonderful experience at Mesob! Will go back soon.

JR
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very authentic and delicious Ethiopian cuisine! Highly recommend.

AO
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

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
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

GR
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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

RA
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JM
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

EL
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and the people who work here are extremely friendly

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JB
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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!