Messob Ethiopian Restaurant

★★★★☆
Taste of Ethiopia in the heart of LA
  • 1041 S Fairfax Ave

    Los Angeles, CA 90019

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  • 323-938-8827

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This was the worst dining experience of my life - a real sin. First, we were shuffled out of the cute, cozy dining area into a drafty room in the back of the restaurant. The walls were yellow, cracked and peeling. There were tears in the tablecloths. The room wasn't even arranged symmetrically - the chairs were scattered haphazard among tables. The lights were yellow. We waited exactly 58 minutes from when were ordered to be served our food. During this time, a man lurked around, handing out napkins and assuring us our food would arrive in a few minutes. He gave us a free appetizer when we "reached" the 45 minutes mark. The appetizer was really good, but the rest of the food was disgusting. The chicken looked like it was coated in plastic; it was all slick, stringy pink-in-spots dark meat. The vegetable dish consisted of boiled cabbage. After a few bites, everything was nauseating - it was like a zesty swamp. It was such an awful dining experience we found it hilarious. Although we left, feeling sick, and still unsatiated. This restaurant is a piece of sh!t.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was the worst dining experience of my life - a real sin. First, we were shuffled out of the cute, cozy dining area into a drafty room in the back of the restaurant. The walls were yellow, cracked and peeling. There were tears in the tablecloths. The room wasn't even arranged symmetrically - the chairs were scattered haphazard among tables. The lights were yellow. We waited exactly 58 minutes from when were ordered to be served our food. During this time, a man lurked around, handing out napkins and assuring us our food would arrive in a few minutes. He gave us a free appetizer when we "reached" the 45 minutes mark. The appetizer was really good, but the rest of the food was disgusting. The chicken looked like it was coated in plastic; it was all slick, stringy pink-in-spots dark meat. The vegetable dish consisted of boiled cabbage. After a few bites, everything was nauseating - it was like a zesty swamp. It was such an awful dining experience we found it hilarious. Although we left, feeling sick, and still unsatiated. This restaurant is a piece of sh!t.

Pros: free appetizer to compensate for hour wait

Cons: everything else

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We've been here a couple of times and we've always liked it. We went again last night. The food does not disappoint -- particularly the lentils. The service is friendly, albeit a bit slow at times. We'll definitely go back. The only thing to warn about is some of the lower tables in the center of the restaurant have proportionally low chairs, which may be uncomfortable for people with back problems.

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★★★★★

We've been here a couple of times and we've always liked it. We went again last night. The food does not disappoint -- particularly the lentils. The service is friendly, albeit a bit slow at times. We'll definitely go back. The only thing to warn about is some of the lower tables in the center of the restaurant have proportionally low chairs, which may be uncomfortable for people with back problems.

Pros: Great food, good prices

Cons: Slightly slow service, low tables in the middle of the restaurant

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My friends and I go out to dinner every month and pick a different restaurant. This month was Messob. We arrived at 6 PM on July 30. There were only a few people in the restaruant but when we left it was full. I wanted to try Ethiopian food. We ordered the meat and vegetable platter. Though I did not like one or two items on the platter overall the food was delicious and the service was good. The owner came over and spoke to us twice. I really love it when the owner or chef comes to the table. A restaurant goes up a few notches in my book when that happens. It shows they care. We ordered the coffee. They give you a great deal of coffee and it was the BEST coffee I have ever tasted.. Better than any of those coffee places that you find on every corner. So, if you are a coffee nut you NEED to go.

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★★★★★

My friends and I go out to dinner every month and pick a different restaurant. This month was Messob. We arrived at 6 PM on July 30. There were only a few people in the restaruant but when we left it was full. I wanted to try Ethiopian food. We ordered the meat and vegetable platter. Though I did not like one or two items on the platter overall the food was delicious and the service was good. The owner came over and spoke to us twice. I really love it when the owner or chef comes to the table. A restaurant goes up a few notches in my book when that happens. It shows they care. We ordered the coffee. They give you a great deal of coffee and it was the BEST coffee I have ever tasted.. Better than any of those coffee places that you find on every corner. So, if you are a coffee nut you NEED to go.

Pros: Coffee

Cons: none

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My boyfriend and i have had ethiopian food a few times before in northern california, but never in LA. so we decided to give Messob a try. The food was absolutely delicious. We ordered the combinations and they were so good. Perfect price for the perfect amount of food. Service was great, everyone was friendly. They have really neat seating areas that I have yet to try. Go in a large group and you get to be seated in this hut like thing. They also have a sink outside of the bathrooms for handwashing!

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and i have had ethiopian food a few times before in northern california, but never in LA. so we decided to give Messob a try. The food was absolutely delicious. We ordered the combinations and they were so good. Perfect price for the perfect amount of food. Service was great, everyone was friendly. They have really neat seating areas that I have yet to try. Go in a large group and you get to be seated in this hut like thing. They also have a sink outside of the bathrooms for handwashing!

Pros: food!! everything!

Cons: can't think of any

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I visit Messob pretty often and if I lived any closer to it, I'd probably be there once a week. It's an insanely good value! The food is great & they have combo platters so that you can try a little of everything. I love the vegetarian combo platter. (I am NOT a vegetarian, but this is REALLY good!) It's supposed to feed 2 people, but in actually could feed 4. Plus, it comes with baklava. Add a couple glases of mead and your bill is about $30. You can't beat that!

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★★★★★

I visit Messob pretty often and if I lived any closer to it, I'd probably be there once a week. It's an insanely good value! The food is great & they have combo platters so that you can try a little of everything. I love the vegetarian combo platter. (I am NOT a vegetarian, but this is REALLY good!) It's supposed to feed 2 people, but in actually could feed 4. Plus, it comes with baklava. Add a couple glases of mead and your bill is about $30. You can't beat that!

Pros: Great food for CHEAP!

Cons: You will be uncomfortably full when you leave...

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Several of my family members were born and raised in Ethiopia and this is THE restaurant of choice when they want a taste of their childhood. The service is wonderful and the food is delicious and authentic!

5
★★★★★

Several of my family members were born and raised in Ethiopia and this is THE restaurant of choice when they want a taste of their childhood. The service is wonderful and the food is delicious and authentic!

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This authentic restaurant makes you feel right at home as soon as you walk in. I was a little thrown off by not using utensils but the friend I was with assured me that this is the best way to eat this food with their big sponge like pancakes to sop up the curry food. It was suprisingly delicious and very reasonably priced.

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★★★★☆

This authentic restaurant makes you feel right at home as soon as you walk in. I was a little thrown off by not using utensils but the friend I was with assured me that this is the best way to eat this food with their big sponge like pancakes to sop up the curry food. It was suprisingly delicious and very reasonably priced.

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When you first walk in to this homey place, the first thing to hit you is the lovely rich and heady aroma of frankincense and myrrh. Warm and friendly servers seat you and with lilting accents offer a beverage. There are photos aplenty on the walls to make you feel as if you've been invited to someones home to eat, and when the food is served, it is as if your favorite auntie made it just for you. It is literally like eating love. The flavors are subtle, complex, and so different from the run of the mill California cuisine. And there is so much food on the platter you can take your leftovers home and eat for another two meals. I highly highly recommend eating at Messob.

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★★★★★

When you first walk in to this homey place, the first thing to hit you is the lovely rich and heady aroma of frankincense and myrrh. Warm and friendly servers seat you and with lilting accents offer a beverage. There are photos aplenty on the walls to make you feel as if you've been invited to someones home to eat, and when the food is served, it is as if your favorite auntie made it just for you. It is literally like eating love. The flavors are subtle, complex, and so different from the run of the mill California cuisine. And there is so much food on the platter you can take your leftovers home and eat for another two meals. I highly highly recommend eating at Messob.

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I've had some knock-out Eritrean and Ethiopian food, and this was just so-so. I wish I'd gone across the street to Rosalind's which I think is better. The food at Messob tasted like it had been made in a large batch, and the flavor was bland. The wait staff didn't seem particularly friendly, either, but that could have been a bit of a cultural thing. I don't need to have someone hold my hand and tell me I'm wonderful, but a smile and some earnest interest in my dining experience is always welcome. And that reminds me: we were never asked about how we liked our food... until we were well finished. I wasn't impressed and won't return in the near future.

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★★★☆☆

I've had some knock-out Eritrean and Ethiopian food, and this was just so-so. I wish I'd gone across the street to Rosalind's which I think is better. The food at Messob tasted like it had been made in a large batch, and the flavor was bland. The wait staff didn't seem particularly friendly, either, but that could have been a bit of a cultural thing. I don't need to have someone hold my hand and tell me I'm wonderful, but a smile and some earnest interest in my dining experience is always welcome. And that reminds me: we were never asked about how we liked our food... until we were well finished. I wasn't impressed and won't return in the near future.

Pros: Cozy inside

Cons: So-so food and cool (aloof) service

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My friend visited from Virginia, and wanted to try Ethiopian. We were seated immediately at one of the traditional tables (Messobs) but decided it wasn't very comfortable so we moved over to a regular table.

The only issue we had with the place, and I believe another reviewer mentioned it as well) is that the waitresses who seemed to be native Ethiopian, didn't do much to answer any of our questions. Since nether of us had ever been to an Ethiopian restaurant and knew nothing about the food we figured the staff could help guide us through our experience. Although very sweet and with a big smile, her answer to each question about the menu was "It's very good-very traditional." Since we were both vegetarian we figured we couldn't go wrong with the vegetarian sampler. I'm slightly adventurous, but I still wouldn't mind KNOWING what I'm eating! It was good and traditional, and now my friend and I have a new experience to look back on.
We also liked that they have complimentary valet parking!

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★★★★☆

My friend visited from Virginia, and wanted to try Ethiopian. We were seated immediately at one of the traditional tables (Messobs) but decided it wasn't very comfortable so we moved over to a regular table.

The only issue we had with the place, and I believe another reviewer mentioned it as well) is that the waitresses who seemed to be native Ethiopian, didn't do much to answer any of our questions. Since nether of us had ever been to an Ethiopian restaurant and knew nothing about the food we figured the staff could help guide us through our experience. Although very sweet and with a big smile, her answer to each question about the menu was "It's very good-very traditional." Since we were both vegetarian we figured we couldn't go wrong with the vegetarian sampler. I'm slightly adventurous, but I still wouldn't mind KNOWING what I'm eating! It was good and traditional, and now my friend and I have a new experience to look back on.
We also liked that they have complimentary valet parking!

Pros: Free Valet Parking

Cons: Know what you're eating before you go

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This was the first time that I ever tried a Ethiopian Cuisine. I must say I loved the experience at Messob for a change. My firend and I tried an appetizer (sambussa) combination dish (bread, lamb, chicken, peas), beaf, iced tea and a sweet dish. Sambussa is the same as the Indian samosa, a deep-fried dish stuffed with peas and spices. The main dish consisted of a big bread on a big plate, with the different spicy "curries" on it. It was very good.
About the waitresses, one of them was nice and smiling and cordial, the other was a bit serious. While the first one took our orders patiently, understanding the fact that we had no idea about Ethiopian cuisine, the other didn't even care to explain(we asked, she didn't understand or she didn't care) that the food she was serving was to be eaten with hands and not with utensils, we figured it out after looking around.
Overall, I however have a positive impression about the place and the food, though the cuisine seems pretty limited in variety.

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★★★★☆

This was the first time that I ever tried a Ethiopian Cuisine. I must say I loved the experience at Messob for a change. My firend and I tried an appetizer (sambussa) combination dish (bread, lamb, chicken, peas), beaf, iced tea and a sweet dish. Sambussa is the same as the Indian samosa, a deep-fried dish stuffed with peas and spices. The main dish consisted of a big bread on a big plate, with the different spicy "curries" on it. It was very good.
About the waitresses, one of them was nice and smiling and cordial, the other was a bit serious. While the first one took our orders patiently, understanding the fact that we had no idea about Ethiopian cuisine, the other didn't even care to explain(we asked, she didn't understand or she didn't care) that the food she was serving was to be eaten with hands and not with utensils, we figured it out after looking around.
Overall, I however have a positive impression about the place and the food, though the cuisine seems pretty limited in variety.

Pros: Great food, different food.

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This is a wonderful restaurant right in Little Ethiopia. The decor is "fun" to say the least -- I enjoy sitting in the little straw "tiki hut" at the front. Although the service is on the slow side, the food is delicious. I love the awaze tibs (beef). The doro wat (chicken & hard-boiled egg) is also delicious but not a great value, as they only give you like 2 skinny chicken legs for $10. Both the meat and vegetarian dishes are yummy, although this is not the place to go if you don't like spicy food. Food is served the traditional way -- without individual plates and without utensils -- and you just use injera (spongy flat bread) to scoop up the food with your hands.

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★★★★☆

This is a wonderful restaurant right in Little Ethiopia. The decor is "fun" to say the least -- I enjoy sitting in the little straw "tiki hut" at the front. Although the service is on the slow side, the food is delicious. I love the awaze tibs (beef). The doro wat (chicken & hard-boiled egg) is also delicious but not a great value, as they only give you like 2 skinny chicken legs for $10. Both the meat and vegetarian dishes are yummy, although this is not the place to go if you don't like spicy food. Food is served the traditional way -- without individual plates and without utensils -- and you just use injera (spongy flat bread) to scoop up the food with your hands.

Pros: yummy food, fun decor

Cons: parking, slow service

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Bring a group to Messob and enjoy authentic Ethiopian food in a very cultural setting. The food is astounding, and the after-meal cup of coffee is served up piping hot and loaded. The staff makes you feel right at home.

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★★★★★

Bring a group to Messob and enjoy authentic Ethiopian food in a very cultural setting. The food is astounding, and the after-meal cup of coffee is served up piping hot and loaded. The staff makes you feel right at home.

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It?s been a while since we'd dine out in the west L.A. area (Fairfax district that is). It was one of the best nights out and we truly had a great time. It was our first try at Ethiopian and I must say this: Well worth it - and many times over! Located in the short and busy strip of Fairfax?s hip ?Little Ethiopia? and encircled by the numerous alike, we chose Messob. The valet was a breeze and the wait was minimal even though the restaurant was jammed packed and busy. The place was well lit; cozy yet spacious. I had the ?Siga Wot? (Strips of beef, braised in red pepper sauce with assorted spices, served with Injera) and as usual, I also had the pleasure of indulging the massive plate opposite of me that my girlfriend had ordered ? the ?Veggie Combination?: a mixture from other Vegan dishes combined consisting of a variety of lentils, collard greens such as spinach and cabbage, and some Tomato fit-fit (a delectable spongy textured tofu-like delicacy). Everything is served up by the hand; you ply a piece of Injera (millimeter-thick soft and spongy crepe made of wheat flour) from the basket and kind of swirl in and scoop up whatever you can handle. Aside from the warm, friendly and attentive service provided by the staff, this was one of the most delicious types of food we?ve experienced and will definitely be visiting again at least once more.

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★★★★☆

It?s been a while since we'd dine out in the west L.A. area (Fairfax district that is). It was one of the best nights out and we truly had a great time. It was our first try at Ethiopian and I must say this: Well worth it - and many times over! Located in the short and busy strip of Fairfax?s hip ?Little Ethiopia? and encircled by the numerous alike, we chose Messob. The valet was a breeze and the wait was minimal even though the restaurant was jammed packed and busy. The place was well lit; cozy yet spacious. I had the ?Siga Wot? (Strips of beef, braised in red pepper sauce with assorted spices, served with Injera) and as usual, I also had the pleasure of indulging the massive plate opposite of me that my girlfriend had ordered ? the ?Veggie Combination?: a mixture from other Vegan dishes combined consisting of a variety of lentils, collard greens such as spinach and cabbage, and some Tomato fit-fit (a delectable spongy textured tofu-like delicacy). Everything is served up by the hand; you ply a piece of Injera (millimeter-thick soft and spongy crepe made of wheat flour) from the basket and kind of swirl in and scoop up whatever you can handle. Aside from the warm, friendly and attentive service provided by the staff, this was one of the most delicious types of food we?ve experienced and will definitely be visiting again at least once more.

Pros: Fantastic food, attentive and friendly service

Cons: parking (valet only - free in the weekends)

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Best Ethiopian Restaurant in Los Angeles and one of the best in all of the US. Authentic spices imported from Ethiopia used in all the dishes, Authentic Ethiopian beer and wine imported from Ethiopia, excellent service provided by servers wearing authentic Ethiopian outfits on the weekend, great prices, A great atompshere that gives you a taste of their culture and not just a taste of their great food. FREE valet parking on on weekends.....has been in business for over 22 years

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★★★★★

Best Ethiopian Restaurant in Los Angeles and one of the best in all of the US. Authentic spices imported from Ethiopia used in all the dishes, Authentic Ethiopian beer and wine imported from Ethiopia, excellent service provided by servers wearing authentic Ethiopian outfits on the weekend, great prices, A great atompshere that gives you a taste of their culture and not just a taste of their great food. FREE valet parking on on weekends.....has been in business for over 22 years

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OK, so the service is slow, but this really is the best Ethiopian place on Fairfax. I recommend the 'super messob exclusive' - you get to try a little bit of everything.

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★★★★★

OK, so the service is slow, but this really is the best Ethiopian place on Fairfax. I recommend the 'super messob exclusive' - you get to try a little bit of everything.

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This was the first time I have ever had Ethiopian food. And I must say I was impressed. The food was absolutely amazing!!! I had the lamb stew and would highly recommend it for anyone who east meat. If you don't eat meat, the collard greens are equally as tasty.

As for the service, BAD doesn't even begin to describe it. We were moved 3 times in one hour by our waitress before having our order taken. Then, it took another hour and a half to get our food. We weren't the only ones with this problem because two other tables complained to the manager while we were there about the food taking forever. The waitress never came over to our table except to move us, take our order, bring our drinks and dinner, and drop off the check. In fact, the only time she was attentive was AFTER she dropped off the check. She came over every minute or so to see if we were ready to have it picked up. I guess she was anxious to get her money???

Anyway, I wold reccommend this restaurant. Just not on a night that you have other plans or are starving. If you keep those things in mind, you'll have a great time.

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★★★☆☆

This was the first time I have ever had Ethiopian food. And I must say I was impressed. The food was absolutely amazing!!! I had the lamb stew and would highly recommend it for anyone who east meat. If you don't eat meat, the collard greens are equally as tasty.

As for the service, BAD doesn't even begin to describe it. We were moved 3 times in one hour by our waitress before having our order taken. Then, it took another hour and a half to get our food. We weren't the only ones with this problem because two other tables complained to the manager while we were there about the food taking forever. The waitress never came over to our table except to move us, take our order, bring our drinks and dinner, and drop off the check. In fact, the only time she was attentive was AFTER she dropped off the check. She came over every minute or so to see if we were ready to have it picked up. I guess she was anxious to get her money???

Anyway, I wold reccommend this restaurant. Just not on a night that you have other plans or are starving. If you keep those things in mind, you'll have a great time.

Pros: Great food

Cons: The service

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Ive at one point or another tried all the Ethiopian restaurants on the strip and Messob always comes up as my favorite. I usually get the vegetarian combination, which never fails, but Ive also had the kitfo special and zel-zel tibs, (for meat eaters) and its always just as delicious. But, like most everyone else has said, the service is a snails pace. While the servers are very friendly, expect to wait a minimum of 20 min. for your food, and that's if you're lucky. But once it finally arrives, youll realize it was worth the wait.

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★★★★★

Ive at one point or another tried all the Ethiopian restaurants on the strip and Messob always comes up as my favorite. I usually get the vegetarian combination, which never fails, but Ive also had the kitfo special and zel-zel tibs, (for meat eaters) and its always just as delicious. But, like most everyone else has said, the service is a snails pace. While the servers are very friendly, expect to wait a minimum of 20 min. for your food, and that's if you're lucky. But once it finally arrives, youll realize it was worth the wait.

Pros: great food

Cons: slow service, parking after 6 pm

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While the service was sllloowww, when our vegetarian combo platter finally arrived about 40 minutes the food was excellent, fresh with subtle spices, and the traditional bread (which in my previous Ethipian cuisine experience had looked and tasted like insulation) was delicious. Works great w/ the honey ale on offer, but order 2 up front because the floor is understaffed and it is excruciatingly difficult to get the attention of a server. Inexplicably, when we ordered a second dish of the same it arrived in approximately 90 seconds.

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★★★★☆

While the service was sllloowww, when our vegetarian combo platter finally arrived about 40 minutes the food was excellent, fresh with subtle spices, and the traditional bread (which in my previous Ethipian cuisine experience had looked and tasted like insulation) was delicious. Works great w/ the honey ale on offer, but order 2 up front because the floor is understaffed and it is excruciatingly difficult to get the attention of a server. Inexplicably, when we ordered a second dish of the same it arrived in approximately 90 seconds.

Pros: Food, Atmosphere

Cons: Slow service

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Everything here tastes a notch above the rest of the places on the strip in Little Ethiopia. However, they get really swamped sometimes. I like calling them up for takeout for this reason, even though it is sometimes difficult to communicate on the phone. I always get the Fit Fit and Kitfo and (red chicken stew, with the egg). Bring more people so you can share more different flavors in one meal!

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★★★★★

Everything here tastes a notch above the rest of the places on the strip in Little Ethiopia. However, they get really swamped sometimes. I like calling them up for takeout for this reason, even though it is sometimes difficult to communicate on the phone. I always get the Fit Fit and Kitfo and (red chicken stew, with the egg). Bring more people so you can share more different flavors in one meal!

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I went there on a Sat with my friends...and it was great!!! We ordered a combination plate of meats and one vegetarian and they both were delicious!Also the injera bread was fresh and very good!And the plate came with a delicious baklava dessert! The coffee preparation does take a long time so order it at the beginning and ask it as an after dinner. Grade A for this place!!!

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★★★★☆

I went there on a Sat with my friends...and it was great!!! We ordered a combination plate of meats and one vegetarian and they both were delicious!Also the injera bread was fresh and very good!And the plate came with a delicious baklava dessert! The coffee preparation does take a long time so order it at the beginning and ask it as an after dinner. Grade A for this place!!!

Pros: food, coffee, baklava

Cons: valet service

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I went to Messob for dinner yesterday, and the experience was very poor. They had one waitress to serve approximately 12 tables. I was prepared for a wait, based on some of the other reviews, but my food took 35 minutes to arrive. I was given a glass of water when I was seated, and my companion got an iced tea. We both finished our beverages long before the food arrived; we were never offered a refill. The food was mixed. The chicken wot was fair-to-good; the lamb stew was great; all other dishes were fair-to-poor. Unlike what some of the other reviewers indicate, a combination plate is not enough for two people. I was excited to try this restaurant, but it fell far short of my hopes. I don't normally spend the time to write bad reviews--this experience was so poor, it inspired me to warn others.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to Messob for dinner yesterday, and the experience was very poor. They had one waitress to serve approximately 12 tables. I was prepared for a wait, based on some of the other reviews, but my food took 35 minutes to arrive. I was given a glass of water when I was seated, and my companion got an iced tea. We both finished our beverages long before the food arrived; we were never offered a refill. The food was mixed. The chicken wot was fair-to-good; the lamb stew was great; all other dishes were fair-to-poor. Unlike what some of the other reviewers indicate, a combination plate is not enough for two people. I was excited to try this restaurant, but it fell far short of my hopes. I don't normally spend the time to write bad reviews--this experience was so poor, it inspired me to warn others.

Pros: some dishes good, close to my house

Cons: service, food, service

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This is one of the best places to go for an intimate dinner for two (or more). They specialize in the art of intimacy during a meal, and encourage closeness while dining. Their meal is served on a small wicker table with a large platter set in front of you. A giant circle of injera (a spongey flat bread) is spread on the platter, and mounds of flavorful meats and veggies are dollopped around the injera. If you have never had Ethiopian food, a great suggestion is one of their sampler platters, and if you are a meat eater, try the wot dishes, they are very flavorful meats including beef and goat (actually very tasty!) Bring your date - this is a very intimate little place to go, and the people are not only beautiful in spirit, Ethiopian people are beautiful in appearance as well. They are some of the most spiritual people on earth, and you can definitely see it in their eyes.

PROS: Abundance of flavor
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★★★★★

This is one of the best places to go for an intimate dinner for two (or more). They specialize in the art of intimacy during a meal, and encourage closeness while dining. Their meal is served on a small wicker table with a large platter set in front of you. A giant circle of injera (a spongey flat bread) is spread on the platter, and mounds of flavorful meats and veggies are dollopped around the injera. If you have never had Ethiopian food, a great suggestion is one of their sampler platters, and if you are a meat eater, try the wot dishes, they are very flavorful meats including beef and goat (actually very tasty!) Bring your date - this is a very intimate little place to go, and the people are not only beautiful in spirit, Ethiopian people are beautiful in appearance as well. They are some of the most spiritual people on earth, and you can definitely see it in their eyes.

PROS: Abundance of flavor
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You get it all;the best service, the best food, and the best ethiopian experience. It seems like the food here just has a taste that no other ethiopian restaurant could beat. Almost all of my ethiopian friends say that Messob is the one that you want to try if its your first time. Come on the weekend and they have complimentary valet service, be sure to call ahead because it was pretty packed when i got there.

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★★★★★

You get it all;the best service, the best food, and the best ethiopian experience. It seems like the food here just has a taste that no other ethiopian restaurant could beat. Almost all of my ethiopian friends say that Messob is the one that you want to try if its your first time. Come on the weekend and they have complimentary valet service, be sure to call ahead because it was pretty packed when i got there.

Pros: Excellent Service, Free Valet on Weekend, Best Food

Cons: Crowded

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Parking is a drag, but they do offer complimentary valet service. The food is excellent and the portions are good. The ambience works well and the coffee is perfect! Just allow some time for it to be prepared. It took about 20 minutes both times we ordered it, but it was definitely worth the wait! Enjoy!

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★★★★★

Parking is a drag, but they do offer complimentary valet service. The food is excellent and the portions are good. The ambience works well and the coffee is perfect! Just allow some time for it to be prepared. It took about 20 minutes both times we ordered it, but it was definitely worth the wait! Enjoy!

Pros: Ceremonial Coffee, Good Sized Portions

Cons: Parking, Parking, Parking

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Authentic food from Ethiopia according to my brother-in-law who lived there for five years. I loved the traditional coffee. The beans are roasted, brought to your table for inspection, and then made into coffee served in a traditional ceramic pot. The service was fantastic.

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Authentic food from Ethiopia according to my brother-in-law who lived there for five years. I loved the traditional coffee. The beans are roasted, brought to your table for inspection, and then made into coffee served in a traditional ceramic pot. The service was fantastic.

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Pleasant smells waft through the air as diners are greeted by one of the pair of brothers who own the restaurant or an equally attentive hostess. A neat row of glass-top tables sit comfortably on both sides of the room,…

 

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