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Meskerem Ethiopian Cuisine

124 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-1247
+1 212-777-8111
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
124 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-1247
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every trip to NYC, I visit Meskerem. The food is just delicious! I love the Tibs Wat & Beef Sambusas! It’s a bit run down, but the food makes that irrelevant.

Thank Kai5e
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Very small restaurant below street level. Service was quick and orderly. We split the veggie and meat samplers (great way to go if you don't know which stew to choose). Food was very good.

Thank William V
Reviewed 2 December 2017

My dentist is originally from Addis Ababa and his father still leave there. So when I decided to "discover" the real ethiopian food I asked to him for a recommendation and this is the place he suggested........I had a fantastic experience.......thanks Doctor.

Thank Bokassa2014
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

This was great food and great service. The food portions were abundant and i would recommend the avocado appetizer. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I️ have been coming here for years and the food has always been great. I️ never expect good service (they’re incredibly inattentive and could care less about you) but the food has always made up for it. Recently they have changed it so that the...More

Thank Sage L
Reviewed 30 September 2017

The food was excellent, reasonably priced, and the best I've had since my visit to Ethiopia. The actual restaurant was small and crowded, and the service left something to be desired, but it didn't even matter.

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 5 July 2017

What this tiny restaurant lacks in decor and ambiance they more than make up for in good food and service. The restaurant is below the street, in a narrow room -- you shouldn't go there for the view. But, the staff that work there are...More

Thank sojourner7
Reviewed 24 June 2017

As a vegetarian, there were plenty of options for me on the menu. I ordered the dish that gives you a sample of the various vegetarian dishes. It was delicious. The food comes on top of a bread that is unique and wonderful.

Thank SwamiAsokananda
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

My first visit to this restaurant, and my first time trying Ethiopian-- it's one of those blink-and-you'll-walk-right-by places, but I'm so glad we picked it for lunch. I never knew Ethiopian food was so delicious! We tried a dish called "Doro Wat": chicken leg seasoned...More

1  Thank Veronique P
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I love their food even though the portions have become much smaller. Very tasty. I have not had anything I don't like except lamb which I don't eat. I think that's off the menu now. Combos (meat or veg) are a great way to get...More

Thank LeeMacL
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-1247
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-777-8111
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