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Zemam's

2731 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716-5307
520-323-9928
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Ranked #10 of 1,690 Restaurants in Tucson
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Most recent review
- Sep 5, 2014
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English first
Glendale, Arizona
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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Tucson
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

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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.

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Our family eats here each time we visit Tucson because we love the food and the unique dining experience. No plates or forks needed... Just your fingers and napkins. The sampler is a great way to start the adventure. These are just a few selections we enjoy: Zigni (spicy beef), Yedoro Alicha (yummy chicken) and Gomen Alicha (cabbage and veggies).

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Tucson, Arizona
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

When we moved to Tucson, I was thrilled to discover that there was an Ethiopian restaurant in town. When given an opportunity to get out without kids, we immediately decided to give Zemam's a try. There isn't much parking, and the dining area is likewise small and fairly limited, and the decor isn't much to look at. Thank goodness none... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

An Ethiopian restaurant is probably one of the last things you'd expect to find in Tucson, but what an awesome place. The food is served family style and eaten with bread (yes, you eat with your hands). Highly recommended if you are looking for something new to try.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

It took me years to convince my boyfriend to try it and now he is in love with this place and the food! We have been several times. Including several times taking other friends there. Everyone has enjoyed it. We always get the veggie sampler platter and the lamb is heavenly. The prices won't break you either :) Excellent service... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The food served there is very tasty and there are different meals to choose from. The Ethiopian bread there is fresh and awesome, and it is just so fun to be able to eat with your hands! The owner was also very nice. The place is small and cozy but it is a good experience to have :)

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Tucson
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Delightful Ethiopian owners serve up delicious home-style Ethiopian food on platters of typical injera bread. Diners tear off a piece of the bread to scoop up a selection of vegetarian and meat dishes - I recommend trying a sampler platter on your first visit. You can mix and match the sampler however you like it and choose between delicious mild... More

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Based on the reviews, we gave it a try. Since they don't have a liquor license, we brought in a nice bottle of wine to drink with dinner. I don't know if they charge a corkage fee but our total bill was less than $30 and we were full. Had to get a lesson on how to eat without utensils.... More

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