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Alem Ethiopian Village

307 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
+1 414-224-5324
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Ranked #25 of 1,408 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $40
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Ethiopian
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English first
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

After the awesome 1:00 Sunday performance of Lion King today, we HAD to go for dinner for authentic African food! We had two combinations for the four of us to try the lamb, chicken, and beef and vegetables, and they were very good! It is no problem to eat without forks or spoons when you have sponge bread to enjoy... More 

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USA
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115 reviews 115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I have had the pleasure of eating in Ethiopia and loved it. The food and quaint atmosphere at Alem is very close to that experience. The restaurant is simple, clean and decorated in true Ethiopian manner. The food is as good as you will find outside of Ethiopia. A wonderful vegetarian buffet with warm authentic injira awaits you. There are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I get to try lots of restaurants around the country due to work related travel and this is one my absolute favorites. The food is excellent and always fresh and the lunch buffet is phenomenal. Staff is always super friendly. I highly recommend the buffet or the samplers to try things and see what you like. My favorites are the... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I went here after reading many good reviews and hearing stories from acquaintances. Ordered a chicken and lamb combination with 2 veggies for 2ppl to split. It seemed a little expensive at first but when it came out, we saw why. It could have fed 3 ppl for sure! Injera was fresh and filling. Meats were incredibly tender, almost unreal.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My friend is a vegan and so is their lunch buffet. I'd never had Ethiopian food before. There were plenty of choices and the food was tasty. Definitely worth a visit if you're looking to try something new

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I've been going here for years and actually started my Ethiopian eating experience in Alem Ethiopian Village... I've been addicted ever since! I have gone to both coasts in the US and this place trumps all of the other Ethiopian food I've had. The business is family owned and they are all wonderful, friendly people, who truly care about the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

What a wonderful restaurant! The interior promises a unique experience immediately, and the food does not let you down. The flavors are unique and delicious and will leave you ready for more, and the waitress was very friendly and patient with us as she explained Ethiopian cuisine to us. I can't wait to go back!

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Minot, North Dakota
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Not much to complain about with this restaurant. The food was good and unique. There were eight of so offerings on the buffet, and that variety was appreciated. The one lone staff member who was working the day I went in was very friendly, willing to assist and answer questions. My only complaint was the bathrooms. They needed some attention.... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Delicious food. Very courteous staff. Beautiful ambience. A huge collection of delectable platter for vegetarians. Reasonably priced. Guess all the reasons are set to go have fun at Alem!

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

What a gem. Our visit wasn't planed. We were looking for a good coffee. Starbucks was next door but closed. My friend pointed at Alem Ethiopian Village. We liked the entrance and decided to explore interior which was very pleasant and colorful . The service was very good, lovely, young waitress had a lot of patience to describe the dishes.... More 

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Additional Information about Alem Ethiopian Village

Address: 307 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number: +1 414-224-5324
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 40
Cuisine: Ethiopian

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