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Alem Ethiopian Village

307 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
+1 414-224-5324
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Ranked #36 of 1,392 restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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
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
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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Chicago. IL
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere. Delicious food. Attentive staff. Meat and veggie friendly. Fun to eat with your hands.

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Middleton, Wisconsin
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Our group enjoyed the many spices and flavors of Ethiopian food at this downtown restaurant. Played mancala and waited for our food, delivered with a beautiful smile. The teenagers liked scooping our lamb, chicken and veggies up with the bread, instead of silverware. One 2 person combo meal was enough for the 4 of us for lunch.

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The dishes on this buffet were absolutely delicious. Many complex layers of flavors such as the yellow pea dish that went from rich to sweet to hot as it was eaten. Some of the dishes were unexpected and have become new favorites such as the cold lentils and the green chile relish. The injera, the sourdough flat bread, that accompanies... More

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