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Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant is proud of our Zagat Recognition of Excellence Rating

The 2011/12 Zagat New Jersey Restaurant Survey will be including Mesob with a Recognition of Excellence for our high food rating. Also rated high were decor and service. The new Zagat Restaurant guide was released yesterday, May 10th.
The review quoted by Zagat on our window sign is taken from reviews from our customers on the survey website -
"Finger food never felt so refined as at this Montclair Ethiopian BYO where the exotic, made-with-care specialties can be scooped up with spongy injera bread; informative service and a cool, calm, high-ceilinged setting enhanced the classy: mood at this nice break from the standard.
Thanks to all of our diners who submitted Zagat reviews!

Berekti & Akiberet Mengistu accepting the NRA AAmerican Dream Award 2011

Berekti & Aki Mengistu are 2011 Winners of the American Dream Award

sponsored by the National Restaurant Association and the PepsiCo Foodservice
At the Gala Faces of Diversity Awards Dinner on April 14th in Washington DC, celebrating Diversity and Community Service, Berekti and Aki received the American Dream Award. Each year, the National Restaurant Association & PepsiCo Foodservice celebrate the people who achieve the American Dream in the restaurant industry. The annual award honors individual restaurant leaders who show the enterprise and dedication to realize their American Dream.

Click here to see the video shown at the presentation

Berze honey & water beverage at Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant of Montclair NJ kerkede (hibiscus)iced tea at Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant of Montclair NJ

2 NEW Authentic Ethiopian Beverages!

on our Menu

(l) BERZE - Ethiopia's traditional honey and water drink. Add lemon or sparkling water if you wish. Its light sweetness is a treat for both children and adults.
(r) ICED KERKEDE - a refreshing Hibiscus drink made fresh at Mesob.. Enjoy its intense red color and bright taste.


Berekti making ingudai on 1 of the 4 part video series Global Kitchen filmed by Ebru tvGlobal Kitchen (Ebru TV) has taped 4 episodes with Mesob.

Watch Berekti in the kitchen making Lega Tibs, Tikil Gomen, Bunna & Kita and Ingudai Tibs.

The videos are on our Media Gallery Page and on YouTube. Enjoy!

berbere infused dairy free chocolate at Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant of Montclair NJ Ethiopian coffee infused dairy free chocolate at Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant of Montclair NJ kemem shai infused dairy free chocolate at Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant of Montclair NJ Guava Ginger infused dairy free chocolate at Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant of Montclair NJ"Paired with a cup of bold Ethiopian coffee, Mesob's new vegan chocolates
are rich and exotic, offering unique flavors that are the perfect end
to Mesob's always delicious meals. Even non-vegans will be coming back
for more."
Exquisite Vegan Chocolates
created for Mesob
by Chocolate LegendsVegan chocolate desserts at Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant of Montclair NJ
We have an exciting artisanal sampling of 4: Berbere, Ethiopian Coffee, Kemem Shai and Guava-Ginger.
These vegan chocolates, inspired by the spices, teas and coffee of Ethiopia, have rich dairy-free ganache fillings enrobed in dark Belgian chocolate.
Ask about the NEW Dark Chocolate Berbere Bar! Dark Belgian Chocolate infused & dusted with Mesob's own blend of Berbere.
Gift boxes available for Mother's Day!
Treats for Vegans & non-Vegans!

oatmeal cookie with chocolate chips - for dessert at Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant of Montclair NJ Vegan oatmeal raisin cookie - on the dessert menu at Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant of Montclair NJ

Cherry Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip

Vegan Oatmeal Raisin
Announcing the Addition of 2 New Wheatless, Flourless, Butterless, Eggless Dessert Cookies


qemis_scanMesob Ethiopian Restaurant of Montclair NJ goes hi-tech with qrcodes

Mesob Goes Hi-Tech

Enrich your Mesob experience with Multimedia
Got Smartphone? You will need a barcode scanner app.
Discover new QRcodes to scan throughout the restaurant and learn more about Ethiopian Culture.


Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant
515 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey

(973) 655-9000