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Messob Ethiopian Restaurant

1041 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019-4402
+1 323-938-8827
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“bread” (4 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian
$$ - $$$
1041 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019-4402
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

back for our yearly visit here. quality continues. again, we had the special Ethiopian plate for two, a kaleidoscope of tastings served on a large platter over flatbread. friendly staff. comfortable surroundings. you can choose to eat with fingers or utensils. good honey wine. continues...More

Thank jeffrey k
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Little Ethiopia is a block-long stretch of Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. There are several Ethiopian restaurants almost side by side on both sides of the street. We looked in the windows of a number of these before choosing to go into Messob. They were...More

Thank mw741002
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This is the first time I ate Ethiopian food and asked for help from the server not knowing what to order. He was extremely helpful and gave great advice. The food was fresh and plentiful.

Thank Anna V
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We went to Messob for some Ethiopian food and enjoyed ourselves. They have a wide variety of Vegetarian/vegan food as well as an extensive selection for meat eaters. We ordered a vegetarian and a meat plate to share. The quality and quantity of the food...More

Thank Hetsnz
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Pros - Absolutely delectable fare - period! - Fun to eat in a share-a-plate fashion Cons - Service - we were made to wait in an adjacent room for a good 30 min, then for another 15 min till we could place our order and...More

Thank mohnish j
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We ate here with three Ethiopian friends -- it was their recommendation. The restaurant is small, but there were plenty of tables. As we ate, there was an interesting mix of Ethiopians, Asian-Americans and others (okay, we're Hispanic and white). We had two ENORMOUS platters...More

Thank raroberto
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This restaurant has been a staple in Little Ethiopia for some time. We ate here some years ago and liked it a lot. It is just as good as it was then. We are vegetarians and the vegetarian (vegan, in fact) combination for two fit...More

Thank Lorne29
Reviewed 21 November 2016

tonight one of several trips to this restaurant over the last decade. the tasty food continues. we again got the big dinner sampler for two, which comes on a large tray. the cuisine is based on flatbread, which is spongy and soft, with a slightly...More

Thank jeffrey k
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We wanted to try Ethiopian food after having read about sambusas and injera. The sambusas were like the Indian samosas and excellent. Injeras are akin to dosas but one needs to develop a taste for it. The restaurant was nicely done up and the ambience...More

Thank Sraj52
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I had never been to an Ethiopian Restaurant before, and neither had my daughter. We were delighted to have a super helpful waitress who suggested the platter for two as it sampled everything. We weren't very hungry so ordered the platter for one. It was...More

Thank Fayedrope
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Jill m
20 January 2018|
Response from jeffrey k | Reviewed this property |
they have a bar. there is Ethiopian wine, but special is the honey wine from Ethiopia. unique and delicious.
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1041 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019-4402
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-938-8827
Whether you're in the mood for Vegan cuisine or whether you'd like to enjoy a really authentic Ethiopian cups of coffee, wine or beer, Messob Ethiopian Restaurant has become an institution in Los Angeles for serving authentic Ethiopian-style cuisine emphasizing the flavor and spice of our assortment of recipes.
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