We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Write a Review

50 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    33
    16
    0
    1
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Norwegian first
  • Any
English first
Phoenix, Arizona
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My first ever experience to Ethiopian food happened in June of 2014 at this restaurant and I was knocked over with how wonderful and flavorful everything was. That said, boyfriend and I wanted to head to Tucson on New Year's Day to enjoy what is possibly the best Ethiopian food in the state of Arizona. He, I, and a friend... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Victoria, Canada
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

sampler plates are a great idea as everything is so good and such different tastes. Be prepared to be delighted! Word of warning - it is not for people who are afraid to step outside their comfort zone.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tucson
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I love the idea of spicy food that is cooked with love. Zemams is amazing, the food is incredible, a delightful selection of many different meats, lentils, veggies cooked to perfection and served with incredible injera to scoop up the delightful stews. We love to get a sampler platter which is 3 choices and then a whole order of another... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Georgetown, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Amazing food in a very casual setting. Don't let the location fool you, this food is truly wonderful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

An Ethiopian restaurant in Tucson, well if you would have told me I would go and eat there I would have had serious doubts. If you don't know it you will never go. The building is not attractive, the decoration is old and desuet, but do not judge too quickly. The food is good, the prices very reasonable, the service... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Zemam's in Broadway has a new outlet on Speedway near the University and Pima CC. I tried this with friends for lunch and was pleasantly surprised at how good the flavors were. We has a couple vegetarian sampler plates and one meat sampler. You eat Ethiopian cuisine with the thin, flat sourdough bread in your hand to pick up... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glendale, Arizona
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We have carnivores and vegans in our family, so finding something that satisfies all can sometimes be a challenge. My power eating vegan son suggested Ethiopian food and we found Zemam's on TripAdvisor. When we drove up, I thought "Uh oh ... this is the best Ethiopian food in Tucson 'cuz it's the only Ethiopian food in Tucson." The restaurant... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

the food was amazing, service was good, very small space. served family style with cultural bread. The tea was delicious as well. Several vegetation dishes. Several spicy dishes

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tucson
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

One block from our house Zemams offers an authentic Ethiopian food experience at a reasonable price .y favorite is the veggie sampler, red lentils, chickpeas and green split peas. You can bring your own alcohol

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I went to Zemam's with my friend to try something new. I was impressed by the food and the restaurant was super adorable inside. My only complaint was the dessert menu only has american ice cream.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Zemam's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Zemam's

Address: 2731 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716-5307
Phone Number: 520-323-9928
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Ethiopian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Zemam's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?