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Alem Ethiopian Village

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307 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
+1 414-224-5324
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Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great vegan buffet

This is the best vegan lunch buffet in Milwaukee. Has to be, since I think it might be the only one :) The food is always tasty and it is only $9. I always order the warm or cold spiced tea to go with it. The service is excellent and it is never a problem getting a seat. They have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is the best vegan lunch buffet in Milwaukee. Has to be, since I think it might be the only one :) The food is always tasty and it is only $9. I always order the warm or cold spiced tea to go with it. The service is excellent and it is never a problem getting a seat. They have... More 

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Mumbai
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Alem is the first place I ate Ethiopian. And the first place where I drank Ethiopian too. As in beer. What I liked about the place can be summarised in this short review: 1. A nice warm place (it helped because it was very cold outside) 2. A charming hostess 3. Lovely food - we (a party of 4) went... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I love Ethiopian food. It is generally simple, flavorful and healthy and best way to enjoy is by eating with bare hands. This is my first visit to Alem, the dining room is nicely decorated with Ethiopian artifacts, simple furniture and very nice paintings by unknown artist (do walk around and enjoy the art showing life in Ethiopia. We ordered... More 

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Prospect Heights, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Never been to ehtiopian restaurant before and wanted to try something different. The food is really good, especially if you are indian and tired of the spices but still need a strong flavor, this is the place you should try. The way food is served is little bit different, as in my case, we were three friends and they served... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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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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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 307 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-224-5324

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 40
  • Cuisine: Ethiopian
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?