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468 W 47th St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10036-2375
+1 212-664-0520
11:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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New York, NY
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

Hubby and I stopped here to try the Honey Wine, which we heard so much about. We also tried the Sambosa, which was really tasty a little kick to it, but great. You must stop by and tried the food. Cute atmosphere and good service. Very tentative.

Thank mscott2969
Dallas, Texas
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347 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

We enjoyed lunch here one a Monday afternoon. It was not crowded and the service was great. Food was very yummy!

Thank BarbK303
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229 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013 via mobile

I have been coming here for years now and it has gotten better and has been consistent. Tasty food and a good price! Service is pleasant and helpful with providing food suggestions if needed.

Thank Dogra11
Preston, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

My first Ethiopian meal. Starters were sambosas (same as samosas) tiny but quite enjoyable & the wonderfully named Timatim Fitfit : injera - a huge (15" diameter ?) flat pancake wrapped around various dressed salad - quite refreshing With the main courses, we did not fare so well . Another huge pancake with both main courses arranged on it The... More 

Thank Pam C
Brisbane, Australia
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284 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

We eat Ethiopian food when we get the chance which isn't often enough. I found this place in Greenwich Village, saw the TripAdvisor sign, and decided to try it for dinner. It was very crowded and there was a very noisy group right next to us which didn't make the atmosphere very good. My daughters shared a vegetarian platter. The... More 

Thank NettyA
New York
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135 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

This was my second time eating at an Ethiopian restaurant, and the food was not as spicy as the first time. Meskerem offers plentiful vegetarian options. I am not a vegetarian, so that attests to how well the kitchen prepares legumes. We tried lentils and chickpeas. Neither my friend nor I drink, so we didn't sample the intriguing honey wine,... More 

Thank Traveller2010NYC
West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

I like Ethiopian food and don't often get a chance to have it, so a business trip to NYC and a planned dinner with a local friend gave me such an opportunity. I chose Meskerem for its location (relatively accessible from where I was staying) and the previous reviews. I concur with the judgments of others. The wait staff was... More 

Thank NYscholar2
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

My wife and I recently visited Manhattan for our anniversary. We were staying in Times Square and wanted to get away from the crowds so we took a walk in to Hell's Kitchen and found this wonderful little restaurant. My wife had never had Ethiopian food before and she instantly fell in love. The two ladies that served us were... More 

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New Jersey, US
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

I ended up at Meske when I was in the mood for Ethiopian food and my friend who lived really close to this place recommended it. They serve really good food--the injera was fluffy, slightly tangy and delicious, and the different stews were flavorful and spicy but not too hot. Prices were reasonable. I wish I had a neighborhood restaurant... More 

Thank FrancesNJ
New Jersey
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52 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

Visited here for the first time and it was very good. We had the sambosa appetizer, a combo plate and the kwanta firfir. I'd say all of it was good and the price is modest. I would say they could give you a little more food with the combo plate. Washed it down with one of the Ethiopian beers which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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