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Mesi's Kitchen

4.5
4.5
33 Reviews
£25 and under
Ethiopian

Welcome to Mesi's Kitchen. Although our East African country’s cuisine can be heavy on meat it's also full of delicious and super-satisfying dishes that are perfect for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten and lactose-­free eaters.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Ethiopian

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Friday: 5pm - 11pm
    Saturday - Sunday: 11am - 11pm

  • Phone number

    07522 425852

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Highbury/Islington

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    5 minutes walk from Highbury and Islington ,Holloway tube station or Drayton Park rail station

Menu

Starters

  • Ye-Abesha Salad£3.50

    Made with salad leave tomatoes green chilies, onion, Fresh lemon juice with our own herbs and spices

    • Azifa£3.50

      Whole lentils cooked and mashed blended with onions, jalapeno, and vegetable oil, fresh lemon juice and a hint of garlic (served cold)

      • Ingudai Tibs (Fried Mushrooms)£3.95

        Portobello mushrooms marinated & sautéed with onions, garlic & fresh tomatoes (can be prepared spicy, medium or mild)

        • Tomato Salad£3.50

          Diced tomatoes, onions, jalapeno peppers and black pepper mixed with olive oil, fresh lemon juice and tine bit of garlic

          • Humus£3.75

            Mashed chickpeas made with tahini, olive oil, and garlic and lemon juice. Spiced up with our secret recipe

            • Mackerel£3.75

              Made with Diced tomatoes, onions, jalapeno peppers mixed with olive oil, fresh lemon juice & our secret herbs

              • Fish Salad£4.45

                Fried spiced Sea bream served with tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and, coriander leaves

                • Peas Salad£3.95

                  Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes, Onion, Feta cheese, Olives

                  • Roast Vegetable Salad£3.75

                    Served with Humus, Olives

                    Side Dishes (Vegetarian)

                    • Misser Wot£3.50

                      Split hot lentil sauce

                      • Ater Kik Alicha

                        • Iro Wot£3.50

                          Slow cooked creamy split peas sauce blended with herb and various herbs

                          • Tekil Gomen£3.50

                            Cabbage cooked with carrots and potatoes

                            • Gomen£3.50

                              Steamed thinly cut collard green garnished with spices and a dash of olive oil

                              • Fafosolia£3.50

                                Thick whole beans sauce with carrots and garnished with our signature spices

                                • Azazifa£3.50

                                  Mashed lentils garnished with onions, jalapenos, vegetable oil, fresh lemon juice and a hint of garlic

                                  • Butecha£3.50

                                    A finely blended chickpeas pan crested in olive oil. Garnished with lemon, shallots and jalapenos

                                    • Key Sir£3.50

                                      Cubed beet root and potatoes marinated with olive lemon, oil, onion and jalapeno peppers

                                      Beef Dishes

                                      • Regular Kitfo£8.00

                                        Finely chopped lean beef in our renowned spiced melted butter garnished with mitmita and served raw or cooked medium or welldone

                                        • Special Kitfo£9.00

                                          The ultimate Ethiopian steak tartar! Finely chopped lean beef swimming in our special melted butter and garnished with mitmita and served with home-made cheese & spinach (sewed raw, medium or well-done)

                                          • Gored Gored£8.00

                                            Chunk of lean raw beef swimming in spiced melted butter

                                            • Ye Chaka Tibis£8.00

                                              Thinly chopped and dry fried lean beef seasoned with onion and Mesi's spices

                                              • Quanta Firfir£8.50

                                                An Ethiopian beef jerky cooked in a hot butter sauce and tossed with shreds of Enjera

                                                • Ye Tibs Wot£8.50

                                                  Stew or diced and fried lean beef

                                                  • Key Wot Firfir£8.50

                                                    Spicy beef stew mixed with injera pieces

                                                    • Gomen Be Siga£8.00

                                                      mar cf Beef cubes with collard greens slow cooked in a mild onion sauce, chopped garlic and a blend of different

                                                      • Bozena Shiro£8.00

                                                        Diced prime beef pieces simmering in a spicy split Yellow peas stew

                                                        Lamb Dishes

                                                        • Lega Tibs£8.45

                                                          Cubed tender lamb fried with onion rosemary, tomato served with salad

                                                          • Awaze Tibs£8.45

                                                            Cubed tender lamb marinated in a sea of awaze and tomato sauce and fried with oil/spiced melted butter

                                                            • Ye Goden Tibs£8.95

                                                              Tender lamb ribs marinated with special spices salad and fried with onion rosemary and served with green

                                                              • Beret Metad Tibis£8.95

                                                                Lean lamb cubes fried with onion and garnished Mesi's spices

                                                                • Yetibis Fir Fir£8.45

                                                                  Pieces of injera dipped in a sauce of fried tender lamb

                                                                  • Yebeg Wot£8.45

                                                                    Spicy lamb stew

                                                                    • Yebeg Alicha Fitfit£8.00

                                                                      Mild lamb stew

                                                                      • Dullet£8.25

                                                                        Raw or medium fried finely chopped lamb tripe with lomb liver and lean beef meat garnished with spiced butter red onions and green chilies

                                                                        • Be Doro Fanta£8.50

                                                                          Lamb replaces Chicken meal! Stew of cubes of lamb and boiled egg simmered served Enjera

                                                                          Poultry

                                                                          • Doro Wot (Hot)£8.50

                                                                            Slow cooked spicy chicken stew with hardboiled egg and served with injera

                                                                            • Doro Alicha£8.00

                                                                              Turmeric and cumin take the place of Berbera in this miled version of Doro wot

                                                                              • Doro Fitfit£8.50

                                                                                Doro wot mixed with pieces of injera

                                                                                • Doro Tibs£8.75

                                                                                  Scalloped chicken breast marinated and sauteed with red onions, garlic, Jalapeno pepper, fresh tomato, herbs & spices (Can be prepared hot or mild)

                                                                                  Vegetarian

                                                                                  • Yemisser Wot£7.00

                                                                                    Split hot lentil sauce

                                                                                    • Yeater Kik Alicha£7.00

                                                                                      Split peas in a mild sauce

                                                                                      • Shiro£7.00

                                                                                        Slow cooked peas powder stew spiced with mild berbere and served with enjera and green pepper

                                                                                        • Yesom Kulet Fitfit£7.00

                                                                                          Vegetarian stew tossed on Enjera

                                                                                          • Tekil Gomen£7.00

                                                                                            Cabbage cooked with slices of potatoes and carrots

                                                                                            • Gomen£8.00

                                                                                              Steamed thinly cut collard green in olive oil

                                                                                              • Fosolia£7.00

                                                                                                Whole beans with long cut carrot cooked with Mesi's own spices

                                                                                                • Azifa£7.00

                                                                                                  Whole lentils cooked and mashed blended with onions, jalapeno, and vegetable oil, fresh lemon juice and a hint of garlic

                                                                                                  • Biticha£7.00

                                                                                                    Finely milled chickpeas pan crested in olive oil and reduced with lemon shallots and jalapenos

                                                                                                    • Key Sir£7.00

                                                                                                      Cubed beets and potatoes in a marinade of lemon, olive oil, onion and jalapeno Peppers

                                                                                                      • Combination of Vegetarian Platter£7.50

                                                                                                        Vegetable Entrees

                                                                                                        all vegetable dishes a prepared Vegan style

                                                                                                          Combinations Sampler

                                                                                                          • Mesi Combo (1)£24.00

                                                                                                            A platter of Tibs wot, kitfo, ye Beg alitcha with salad

                                                                                                            • Mesi Combo (2)£26.00

                                                                                                              A platter of ye Beg wot, Tibs and yetesom Beyayenet

                                                                                                              • Mesi's Feast£25.00

                                                                                                                A platter of Gored Gored, Kitfo, Dulet

                                                                                                                • Mesi's Festive Treat£25.00

                                                                                                                  Doro wot, Dullet, yebeg alecha fitfit, Kitfo, with salad

                                                                                                                  Fish Dishes

                                                                                                                  • In Season Fresh Water Fish£8.50

                                                                                                                    Prepared Ethiopian style moist flakes inside a crispy skin served with salad and vegetables

                                                                                                                    • Ye Asa Wot£8.50

                                                                                                                      Slow cooked in a dense stew of onion, tomato and Berber

                                                                                                                      Desserts

                                                                                                                      • Ice Cream£2.00

                                                                                                                        • Tiramisu£2.50

                                                                                                                          • Carrot Cake£2.00

                                                                                                                            The Lexicon of Ethiopian Gastronomy

                                                                                                                            • Wot

                                                                                                                              Hot and spicy sauce

                                                                                                                              • Alitcha

                                                                                                                                Mild version of Wot

                                                                                                                                • Fitfit/Firfir

                                                                                                                                  Wot or Alitcha dishes mixed with pieces of Injera

                                                                                                                                  • Tibs

                                                                                                                                    Grilled or sauteed meat, usually Lamb or Beef

                                                                                                                                    • Atkilt/Vegetables Dishes

                                                                                                                                      cooked together or separately

                                                                                                                                      • Ayib

                                                                                                                                        Ethiopian cottage cheese

                                                                                                                                        • Aterkik Split Yellow Peas

                                                                                                                                          Condiments

                                                                                                                                          • Awaze

                                                                                                                                            hot pepper paste with garlic, ginger & spices

                                                                                                                                            • Mitmita

                                                                                                                                              very hot pepper garnished with salt and spices

                                                                                                                                              • Berbere

                                                                                                                                                pepper

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                                                                                                                                                What 33 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                4.5
                                                                                                                                                4.5 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                                • 4.5Food
                                                                                                                                                • 4.5Service
                                                                                                                                                • 4Ambience
                                                                                                                                                • 4.5Value

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                                                                                                                                                  DiogoS

                                                                                                                                                  Edinburgh

                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 21 January 2020

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Great food, affordable prices and very friendly service! Definitely recommended!

                                                                                                                                                2. TD

                                                                                                                                                  TafrinaD

                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 16 November 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                  Food was delicious. I had booked a table for my birthday quite a way in advance but when we arrived it was as though they were not expecting us. We had to wait a fair while for a table and then the food took a very long time to come BUT when it did all was forgiven. Don't be in a rush when you are eating here...very delicious food but slow service. Staff are nice and friendly - I will eat here again.

                                                                                                                                                3. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 3 November 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Great service and delicious food! 3 of us shared the Meat Combo and we could barely finish it! Both tasty and very filling!

                                                                                                                                                4. EA

                                                                                                                                                  EyerusA

                                                                                                                                                  Tampa

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 2 November 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Best Ethiopian Cuisine in London and food is very consistent with each visit! I'll definitely be coming back.

                                                                                                                                                5. F

                                                                                                                                                  Foodie

                                                                                                                                                  Bristol

                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 5 October 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  It was a really great experience to try Ethiopian food, and a really nice atmosphere.

                                                                                                                                                6. Z

                                                                                                                                                  Zannatul

                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                  18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 4 October 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  amazing food, great staff and healthy food. fantastic value for money. give it a go!!!

                                                                                                                                                7. f

                                                                                                                                                  frogsuk

                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 28 September 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Second time at this restaurant and it was again very good! The food is amazing, and the staff offers one of the best service we have ever had. They really look after you and give you great advice on the food if you are not sure what to order. We'll definitely go back, probably with family or friends!

                                                                                                                                                8. AH

                                                                                                                                                  AtiyaH

                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 25 August 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Lovely home cooked food and brilliant service. Would go again.

                                                                                                                                                9. MW

                                                                                                                                                  MichaelW

                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 29 July 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Love this place! Lovely hostess. Great food. Brilliant restaurant despite not being well known. Have been back a few times now and love it every time.

                                                                                                                                                10. MC

                                                                                                                                                  MaddyC

                                                                                                                                                  West Sussex

                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 10 May 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Good local dinner at a local resteaurant. The food was well prepared and tasty. Staff were helpful and gave advice when we ordered. Service could be a bit quicker.

                                                                                                                                                11. P

                                                                                                                                                  Paolo

                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 3 May 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  I've never had Ethiopian before however I felt our experience at Mesi's Kitchen was authentic. The staff is extremely nice and the food really tasty, I'd definitively go back. The coffe experience was worth it, great way to close our meal.

                                                                                                                                                12. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 31 March 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Great restaurant to try Ethiopian food. The service was really good and the restaurant manager was lovely. On top of that, the food was delicious! We enjoyed every bite of the combo platter for two! We’ll definitely go back.

                                                                                                                                                13. c

                                                                                                                                                  christina1

                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 12 March 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Great place and delicious food

                                                                                                                                                14. c

                                                                                                                                                  classyjoes

                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 6 February 2019

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Great little place run by Mesi, who served us. Lovely food and amazing value for money

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                                                                                                                                                  rens

                                                                                                                                                  Singapore

                                                                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 10 November 2018

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                  Mesi’s isthe most delicious Ethiopian food in London that I know of. Well worth a trip. A delightful family run place, to boot.

                                                                                                                                                16. R

                                                                                                                                                  Reviewer

                                                                                                                                                  Manchester

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 10 September 2018

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  We had a lovely evening at Mesi's kitchen, the food was delicious and friendly, helpful service.

                                                                                                                                                17. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 28 July 2018

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  the most lovingly-prepared, flavourful, and wholesome food! highly recommend

                                                                                                                                                18. V

                                                                                                                                                  Vicky

                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 17 July 2018

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  A very enjoyable evening with delicious shared food well presented with delightful service.

                                                                                                                                                19. C

                                                                                                                                                  Cjmin

                                                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 30 June 2018

                                                                                                                                                  overall3food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                  Despite the size of the plate, portions were quite small for the price. Attached picture was to feed 4 (2 portions of Mesi's Combo, 1 portion of chicken stew and 1 portion of beef stew) and came up to £65. Food seems authentic. Friendly service.

                                                                                                                                                20. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 10 March 2018

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                  We had never tried Ethiopian food before and we went and it was such a lovely experience. The owner, Mesi, was serving us and she clearly loves her restaurant and she took such good care of us. The food was fantastic. If you want high quality food at great prices without lots of frills then you should definitely go here.

                                                                                                                                                21. J

                                                                                                                                                  Johnny

                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                  35 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  35 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 10 February 2018

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  We had a great night at Mesi. The welcome was warm and really friendly and the night just continued from there. Some of the group had not head Ethiopian food before so we were helped with the menu and chose a sharing dish with a variety of options to try. It was fun using fingers to eat and wrapping up curry and lentils the injura. The food was fantastic, so tasty and rich. To finish off we had the coffee ceremony which involved our coffee beans being roasted and then ground for our pot of coffee. The coffee was rich and so tasty and the theatre of it all made the night. We will definitely go back and would highly recommend Mesi for a great meal.

                                                                                                                                                22. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 28 January 2018

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Mesi is as warm and welcoming as her restaurant. Coupled with delicious Ethiopian food this makes for a great dining experience.

                                                                                                                                                23. LJ

                                                                                                                                                  LeahJ

                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 14 December 2017

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Really lovely service, very accommodating and kind to go through the menu with us as it was our first time. It was a quieter evening in the restaurant and I would definitely recommend try the Hummus.

                                                                                                                                                24. J

                                                                                                                                                  Jamie

                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 23 March 2017

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Food was nice, but had better. Service was terrible, we had to wait 50 minutes for our food to arrive. There was only one person serving, she even helped out in the kitchen.

                                                                                                                                                25. PN

                                                                                                                                                  PeterN

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 7 March 2017

                                                                                                                                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                  We received a reminder from Open Table a day before the reservation but when we turned up the restaurant was closed for a two week vacation!!!

                                                                                                                                                26. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 23 November 2016

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Lovely place to eat and terrific value, staff very friendly and helpful. I will be coming back.

                                                                                                                                                27. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 11 November 2016

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Wonderful little place with fantastically generous portions. The tasting platter for two was enormous. The meat portions looked deceptively small due to the gigantic plate it was served on but, between the two of us, we could barely get through the thing. All that for £24 total or so. Bargain. And it was so, so good. Wine was also reasonably priced and service was good if inattentive. Relaxed atmosphere and laid back - great for a quiet one.

                                                                                                                                                28. W

                                                                                                                                                  Wingnut

                                                                                                                                                  Birmingham

                                                                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 30 October 2016

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Satisfying and filling food. Friendly staff, helpful with suggestions / recommendations.

                                                                                                                                                29. E

                                                                                                                                                  Elliest78

                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 14 October 2016

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Food was delicious. Exceeded my expectations. Service a little slow but super smiley

                                                                                                                                                30. d

                                                                                                                                                  desta

                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 14 October 2016

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  This was my second visit to Mesi's Kitchen in the same week. I usually find one Ethiopian meal is sufficient to satisfy me for a year... but not this time... I wanted more! Definately the best Ethiopian restaraunt I've been to in North London, the injera is fresh and just right. The stews (wot) were delicious (Tibs is highly recommended - but I also think that the Doro Wot was the best I've eaten outside of Ethiopia). Service is warm and welcoming - this is one of the best places I've eaten ever.

                                                                                                                                                31. TT

                                                                                                                                                  TeodorT

                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 30 September 2016

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                  Never had Ethiopian food before and was very impressed with the taste and the presentation. We were the only people in the restaurant on a Friday night which was a bit odd, but it only contributed to the great service. The restaurant feels really authentic with the music and the decoration. Overall, a great find and will visit again.

                                                                                                                                                32. S

                                                                                                                                                  Scandifoodie

                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 7 September 2016

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Great food in a relaxed setting. The owner is super nice and very smily, but be prepared to wait for service, even if the place is all-but-empty.

                                                                                                                                                33. g

                                                                                                                                                  gourmet2

                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                  253 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  253 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on 17 April 2016

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  This was our second visit to this unique and outstanding restaurant serving authentic Ethiopian cuisine. The menu is varied and offers something for all. The vegetarian options are particularly imaginative and very tasty! The service in this family run restaurant is friendly and helpful and the welcome we received on arrival was particularly warm. Highly recommended.

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                                                                                                                                                Mesi's Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                • Area

                                                                                                                                                  Highbury/Islington

                                                                                                                                                • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                                                                  Monday - Friday: 5pm - 11pm
                                                                                                                                                  Saturday - Sunday: 11am - 11pm

                                                                                                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                  Ethiopian

                                                                                                                                                • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                  Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                • Dress Code

                                                                                                                                                  Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                • Parking Details

                                                                                                                                                  None

                                                                                                                                                • Public Transit

                                                                                                                                                  5 minutes walk from Highbury and Islington ,Holloway tube station or Drayton Park rail station

                                                                                                                                                • Payment Options

                                                                                                                                                  MasterCard, Visa

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