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Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant & Bar

NorthcoteAfrican, Ethiopian$$$$
33 Reviews

About Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant & Bar

At Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant & Bar, diners can explore the rich culture of Ethiopia through their authentic cuisine and charming decor, combining traditional design with sleek, modern furnishings. Ethiopian dining is all about sharing with family and friends, so at Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant & Bar you’ll find communal platters and dishes that further enhance the cosy and welcoming vibe of the restaurant. We recommend trying the bozena shiro (a chickpea stew with cubed beef slowly simmered with chopped garlic and tomato) or sharing the negus platter with friends (a selection of vegetarian and meat dishes served with a side salad). For a slice of Africa in Melbourne, book a table at Northcote’s Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant & Bar – you’ll find it located on High Street.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant & Bar
213 High Street, Northcote
Melbourne 3070

Menu Highlights




Two pieces of pastry shells filled with your choice of minced beef or fish tossed with onion and coated in Ethiopian spices


Trio of dips served with flat bread. Gluten free option available. Please ask waiter for daily selections

Shiro Firfir

Pieces of ingera mixed with fresh diced tomatoes, onion, fresh chilies (optional) covered in chickpea sauce. Served cold. Vegan option available


Bozena Shiro

Chickpea stew with cubed beef slowly simmered with oil and chopped garlic topped with chopped tomato

Kaye Wot

Beef and caramelised onion slow cooked in barbere seasoning. Served with natural yoghurt

Doro Wot

Mildly spiced chicken portions gently simmered with onions, ginger and spices for hours into a delightful stew topped with a whole hard-boiled egg. Served with Aybe. This traditional dish that no festive holiday meal is complete without. This celebratory dish has been labelled the National dish of Ethiopia

Shared Dishes

Herbivore combination Platter

Chef's selection of vegetarian dishes served with a side salad. Minimum two people.

Omnivore Combination Platter

Chef's selection of vegetarian and meat dishes served with a side salad. Minimum two people

Negus Platter

Eat like a King with this festive selection of vegetarian and meat dishes served with a side salad. Minimum four people.


Kik Alicha

Split yellow lentils made with traditional tumeric blend


Collard greens slowly simmered in a vegetable broth with finely chopped onions, garlic and ginger


Chickpea flour roasted and simmered in a barbere sauce with kibbeh and a multitude of spices topped with chopped tomatoes. Mildly spicy Shiro is an Ethiopian comfort food. Vegan option available
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33 Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant & Bar Reviews

33 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Very good
Giulia N.6 days ago · 0 reviews

Food was well worth the $35 pp for the negus platter! All 4 of us have never eaten Ethiopian before and couldn’t recommend it highly enough!

Pete B.2 months ago · 0 reviews

Fantastic meal (omnivores shared plate) and enjoyed friendly service by the waitstaff. Was even shouted a drink as a birthday gift! We will be back again (and again).

Paige M.2 months ago · 0 reviews

We come here often. The food is amazingly delicious. Very friendly staff. Live music. Can get a little hard to hear when super busy but absolutely recommend!

Jessica P.2 months ago · 0 reviews

Loved the food and atmosphere at the restaurant. Definitely will be back.

Kayla P.2 months ago · 0 reviews

Our waitress was absolutely fantastic! (I wish I knew her name). She really knew her stuff and was able to recommend things based on our tastes. The beer and wine we had was so good!! She really ensure we had an amazing experience!! The chef platter was enough food for two people and it was great to try all the different flavours. And the value for money was fantastic, we were a pleasantly surprised with our bill!

Julianne T.2 months ago · 0 reviews

The pumpkin dish was delicious, fragrant & spicy. My patner's chicken dish was oily, but maybe that's how it's meant to be. The music (through speakers) was too loud - couldn't really talk & sometimes hard to understand our waiter! The overall vibe, decor etc. was funky. Service was slow, but I think something was happening behind the scenes re my partner's dish/bread being gluten free. I'd go again, but would ask for a table down the back away from the speakers! Id like to try the veg sharing platter.

Duncan S.10 months ago · 0 reviews

The experience was a new one. We enjoyed the food and the service, but it was a bit of a stretch for the kids. This is only due to the new flavors and one particularly unadventurous kid..... One big miss from the restaurant is that eating with your hands (as is the custom) there was a need for many more serviettes and they were not on good supply. We ordered way too much in the end - but they provided some take home containers so we had it for lunch the next day as well!

Celine S.a year ago · 0 reviews

the food was amazing, really hard portions of food and incredibly tasty. the only downside was that it took over an hour for our food to come out, I understand it was a busy night but still, we had ordered before some people there and even they got their food before us

Alex L.2 months ago · 0 reviews

Great atmosphere, amaaaaazing food, excellent service, had a very happy and fun night and loved the traditional Ethiopian band that added an extra special touch to our first experience at Mesob! Have booked our next bketgdayfamiky dinner for next week. Highly recommend ☺️

nina b.6 months ago · 0 reviews

The 14 of us had a fantastic time together, sharing the delicious vegan & vegetarian platters & chatting throughout the night. Highly recommend the restaurant. It was not my first time & I'll be back again.