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Mesi's Kitchen

IslingtonAfrican, Ethiopian££££
5 Reviews

About Mesi's Kitchen

London is a melting pot of different cultures, boasting an array of restaurants serving up dishes from around the world, and Mesi’s Kitchen – located on Holloway Road – is flying the flag for Ethiopian cuisine. At this charming restaurant, diners can tuck into East African specialities, from breakfast dishes like chechebsa (lightly-fried injera bread cooked in berbere sauce and served with honey) to Ethiopian spring rolls and hearty main course dishes. Ethiopian cuisine may be known for being heavy on the meat, and London’s carnivorous crowds will have a field day here, but vegetarians will find an abundance of choice too. We recommend trying one of the slow-cooked vegetable stews like the shiro. To guarantee a table at Mesi’s Kitchen over in London’s Holloway area, make a reservation in advance!

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Mesi's Kitchen
128 Holloway Road, Islington
London N7 8JE

Menu Highlights




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

Peas Salad

Cucumber, cherry tomatoes, onion, feta cheese, olives

Fish Salad

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


Regular Kifto

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

Beret Metad Tibis

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

Doro Wot

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



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


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

Key Sir

Cubed beets and potatoes in a marinade of lemon, olive oil, onion and jalapeno peppers
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5 Mesi's Kitchen Reviews

5 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Very good
David H.a year ago · 0 reviews

This is a wonderful place for Ethiopian food. The owner is extremely welcoming and friendly, seeming so glad to see us and our friends. We went on a Saturday and luckily had booked, as we had the last empty table. As it was so busy, service was a little slow but that is my only criticism of the place. We had an excellent bottle of Ethiopian Syrah, and shared the mixed vegetarian plate for four people (£10.95 a head). It was absolutely superb, a selection of pulses and vegetables with varying degrees of spiciness. I praised the beetroot dish, and the owner kindly brought us some more for free. It's that kind of place, and we were glad to see it full and successful. I really can't praise the restaurant enough, it's by far the best Ethiopian food I've eaten.

Alyssa F.a year ago · 0 reviews

The food is out of this world. Love the massive sharing platter we had for four vegetarians, completely stuffed by the end of it! Went for the coffee ceremony and a piece of coffee and walnut cake (traditional apparently from Italian influence). Highly highly recommend this place, we will b back!

David B.6 months ago · 0 reviews

We had a wonderful evening with amazing food and the friendliest and most helpful staff. The quality of food was very high and the front of house exceptional.

Vidaltxo M.2 years ago · 0 reviews

Extremely friendly and helpful. Food was delicious and eating with Injera a great experience. Not very spicy, what I thanked. Recommended and a place to return

Maja J.2 years ago · 0 reviews

Always a pleasant atmosphere with the owner's great smile, great food and hospitality, overall an amazing experience every time. We will come again, I'm sure!