Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar Northcote

4.8
233 reviews
$41 to $100
African
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 233 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.9
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TacosTalks
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a phenomenal place to eat, great food that just keeps on giving you happiness in the mouth and stomach! Definitely returning to try more foods

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BeaS
Melbourne
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious. This is a repeat visit and I’d go again. We drive across town for it!

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really impressed with the flavours, service, quantity and most importantly the quality of the the food.....had a great night with friends eating from our perspective a new and exciting cuisine.....

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GeorgeT
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really tasty food and great value. Drink menu had good choices as well. Great for date night

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Enternamehere
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Appears to be authentic Ethiopian cuisine with the drinks to match. Service was fast, and food was good with some really unique tastes. However, they were slightly understaffed (maybe it was the day we went, but they were nearly full and had two wait staff eeks).

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Zdog
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The place was really amazing, there was a little.

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RobbieD
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and very friendly, helpful, relaxed and efficient service. A very nice ambiance too.

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Zzzz
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Warm welcoming service. Great vibe. Stella restaurant!

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Annie
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Incredible aroma greets you as you enter. Delicious food, friendly staff a relaxed atmosphere and a great evening

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Lauren
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

I love this place. The food is amazing, the staff are lovely and friendly and the servings are very generous. I highly recommend.

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JacquiC
Melbourne
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The food was fresh, so tasty, with complex flavours. Give the salad entree a miss, but everything else was so delish. Pleasant service. Reasonable drinks menu. Great to taste real Ethiopian food. Thanks

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JadeA
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super yummy food - demolished in a matter of minutes. Lovely staff too - a must visit

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Yetnebersh
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious, the service was great and friendly staff.
Thank you Mesob for bringing a variety of food to the Northern suburb!

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Very good food and plenty of it. We ordered one shared entree and a main each, but it was too much. An entree plus a shared main would have been adequate. That said, what we did have was well prepared and tasty. We especially liked the Ethiopian bread, even more so when we were shown how to use it to eat our mains! Service was efficient and the noise level not overbearing. We'll certainly be going back.

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AnnaR
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waiter went above and beyond. He was very friendly. The food was a treat. This was our first time and we’ll be going back for sure.

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Michelle
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely food, well priced. Plenty to fill you up. Nice ambience and friendly staff.

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wader
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a gem! I love Ethiopian. When it's done well it's just so special. When it's done this well, it's incredible. I woke up the next morning thinking, I need to eat that food again soon. The service was quick and efficient. The wine was delicious. The food, like I said, incredible. Go!

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MinnieB
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Just managed to sneak in here before another lockdown. Great restaurant in the heart of Northcote. Our waitress was an absolute joy guiding us through the unfamiliar options. Ethiopian food was an absolute treat washed down wit Tej and Ethiopian coffee, it was a wonderful night.

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Raho
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love eating here - food is delicious, the staff are super-friendly and they're very aware of allergies and cross contamination and offer helpful solutions.

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LuisaG
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend for a nutritious but fun night out!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and value, great range of drinks, good service. The space gets very loud when at capacity though. But great place and will book again! (:

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Cheryl
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious , authentic food and great service. Would highly recommend

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EmmanuelD
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Ethiopian resturant in town. The food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Many thanks to the staff. We booked for 8 but only six of us could make not. The staff were really lovely about that. The food was plentiful & fresh. The Tej (honey wine) was incredible. Thank you

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SuzW
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2021
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
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
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
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.

FAQs

Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar Northcote is rated 4.8 stars by 233 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.