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Meskerem

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Neighbourhood:
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468 W 47th St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10036-2375
+1 212-664-0520
Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

The meal here was probably the best meal I had in New York during a one month visit. I had a veggie appetizer and then a lamb dish, served with a couple of sauces on an injera (flat bread) - all flavours were just perfectly balanced. Highest recommendation !

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2 Thank Vlad V
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

There is no longer an Ethiopian restaurant in our home town so we always seek one out when we are on holiday. This restaurant is now called Meske and I gather was re-launched in the Autumn. I don't know why but it is certainly very good now. Our experience of Ethiopian restaurants is that the food is pretty consistent where-ever... More 

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2 Thank Cathy H
Queensland, Australia
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326 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

My husband and I finished off a long day of sightseeing in NYC with dinner at Meske. I had visited it a year ago, but it was my husband's first time eating Ethiopian food. We both loved the injera (the pancake / bread) which we used to mop up the beef and chicken tibs and the vegetarian combo. Huge portions,... More 

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2 Thank Sapphire5860
Guadalajara, Mexico
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Excellent service the waitress are really nice and food is great, ethiopian beers are served here and overall cost was really good

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2 Thank mati515
New York
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

My first experience tasting Ethiopian food and it was simply divine! The pancake-style "bread" they serve with the dishes was such a pleasant surprise! The special flour that's gluten free. We were a party of 6, which is a lot for this small space but they accommodated us. My friends did all the ordering so I can't really describe the... More 

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2 Thank Katie O
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2,471 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 578 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

Small. Very casual. Very courteous friendly service. Yummy food. Clean bathroom. Slightly dingy feel to the place, especially when we arrived pre theater and sat at a table that was next to a room deodorizer tucked into the corner. Phew! Moved tables and were much happier. Ethiopian beer a good match for the spicy food. We had one vegetarian mixed... More 

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3 Thank KarolaRS
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Great Ethiopian food and beer! Definitely recommend this place if you are into ethnic food! This is as exotic as you can get! Excellent variety of flavors and portions are large enough to share!!

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3 Thank Derrick M
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

I'm glad to have introduced my partner to Ethiopian food here. It was understated and the dark street outside could seem a little unnerving to NYC visitors but it was friendly and warn. The service was excellent with patient and knowledgable staff. The decor is worn and tired but most importantly the food was scrumptious and filling.

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3 Thank Tui0200
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Food was very good, the service was great, the wine was just "OK," but that happens sometimes. In all, a nice quiet place to eat.

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2 Thank wino5
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

My favorite Ethiopian restaurant in the city. I think the staff is the friendliest...the food is the best and it's very conveniently located in the theatre district/Hell's Kitchen plus it's not too expensive! That's a win-win-win-win in case you weren't counting. If you've never tried Ethiopian before...I have one very simple suggestion...GET THE VEGETARIAN COMBO! Even if you're not a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 468 W 47th St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10036-2375
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-664-0520

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Staying in Midtown

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Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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