Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar Northcote
We had a lovely time introducing my father to Ethiopian food. Delicious food and a fun and interesting culinary experience. Thank you!
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!!
The most amazing food experience for such a great price! A great place to go with a group of friends!
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.
So delicious and great value for money! Highly recommend.
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.
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.
Nice food and abundance for the money you paid for. Service is quick. The venue is a bit small
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.
Overall the experience was very positive. I didn’t like the wine but it was my choice and I didn’t mention it.
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.
Delicious food and great atmosphere! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a dining experience that is unique.
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.
Absolutely delicious. Will go back for sure. The staff and gorgeous and the food was amazing
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.
We have told everyone about the lovely meal and wonderful experience at Mesob! Will go back soon.
Very authentic and delicious Ethiopian cuisine! Highly recommend.
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.
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.
Had the platter for 2 with my boyfriend, it was delicious. The atmosphere was really funky. Enjoyed our time there.
Delicious food and really nice staff, they had no issues splitting the bill. I’ll definitely go back there
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!
Loved it ! We simply had too much beautiful food. Gorgeous staff .. The family were very well looked after .. thank you
Great night, very tight sitting near the kitchen. Will come again but not on a Saturday
loud but tasty n fun; great band next door too.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
We had an awesome evening - great food, friendly service and warm atmosphere.
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.
Staff were v friendly and welcoming. Food yummy. We will be back
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!
Wonderful food and the people who work here are extremely friendly
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.
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
Great restaurant with amazing food. We will definitely go again.
Had a great time the food was great, the staff were very helpful, would go again.
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 .
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!
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.
such an amazing vibe, lovely place to go for a date night!
Great food, great staff. Had highchair hair and colouring pencils ready for our kids and made a meal just for our 4yo.
The food is as always amazing, the service is friendly and quick. I've taken several friends before, and absolutely will again.