Messob Ethiopian Restaurant

1041 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90019
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Traveling to Ethiopia takes 20 hours but you only need to come down to South Fairfax Avenue to experience Little Ethiopia. Messob has been bringing authentic Ethiopian cuisine and culture to LA since 1985. The African spices dress up various chicken, beef and lamb dishes that are served with injera bread. Our menu boasts a great vegan selection. Finish off your meal with authentic Ethiopian coffee. Coffee is Ethiopia's main export and it is from Ethiopia that the beverage first spread to the rest of the world. We also serve Ethiopian beer and wine. Try Gursha, the Ethiopian cultural practice of hand feeding your dinner companion, a gesture of affection. Gursha is exchanged between husband and wife and among relatives and friends. Bring your date to Messob and treat him or her to Gursha. Easy parking family and group friendly, private parties and catering available
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Top Sentiments among Messob Ethiopian Restaurant Reviewers

Delicious veggie items Fresh injera bread Intimate dinner Large platter set Delicious baklava dessert Not disappoint lentils Spicy curries Great lamb stew Great sourdough Limited cuisine

Customer Reviews (31 reviews)


on Citysearch Feb 15, 2009
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... (more)


on Citysearch Jan 31, 2009
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... (more)


on Citysearch Aug 13, 2008
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... (more)


on Citysearch May 27, 2008
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... (more)


on Citysearch May 22, 2008
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... (more)

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on Citysearch May 14, 2008
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... (more)

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on Citysearch May 06, 2008
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 frie... (more)

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on Citysearch Apr 03, 2008
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 a... (more)


on Citysearch Mar 04, 2008
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... (more)


on Citysearch Feb 28, 2008
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... (more)
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