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Zemam's

#16 of 1,583 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Ethiopian
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2731 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716-5307
520-323-9928
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Monday
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 41
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful Treat in Tuscon

A friend who lives in Tuscon had told us she had eated Ethiopian in Tuscon, and we were ready! We followed our Google instructions through the heart of Tuscon and found Zeman's easily. Trip Advisor reviewers had told us to look for a cottage turned into a restaurant, and that was what we found. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Pensacola, Florida
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Pensacola, Florida
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266 reviews 266 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A friend who lives in Tuscon had told us she had eated Ethiopian in Tuscon, and we were ready! We followed our Google instructions through the heart of Tuscon and found Zeman's easily. Trip Advisor reviewers had told us to look for a cottage turned into a restaurant, and that was what we found. It has great signage, and we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

First time trying Ethiopian food. We opted for the platter to share and although somewhat tasty was also slightly disappointing. Moreover, our waiter's attitude left a lot to be desired and could not even take the time to take a picture of our group. Needless to say, doubtful will be returning there anytime soon.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I love Ethiopian food and seek it out whenever I am visiting a new place (as I sadly do not have an Ethiopian restaurant anywhere near where I live). I read the rave reviews of this place and had high expectations. Zemam's is very good, but not the better than LA or other places where I have had excellent Ethiopian... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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67 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Travelling across the Southwest, I was ready for a break from BarBQ and Mexican food (both of which I love) and who knew there is a great Ethiopian restaurant in Tucson. Menu has a lot of variety and the combination plates are wonderful. Relaxed atmosphere, reasonable prices, tasty food. Who could asked for more?

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Monterey, California
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296 reviews 296 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Cozy but with plenty of seating for large and small groups, Zeman's is located in a cottage. Outside seating. Very comfortable and pleasant service. Quiet. I had the special of the day---spicy tilapia which was delicious. Very hot and the server warned me. I like it that way so I was fine with it. It came with dollops of collard... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The restaurant is spacious and light, an inviting atmosphere, with a small outdoor seating area by the parking lot. You order when you come in, although they also have menus to take to the table and then order, if you need time to contemplate all the choices. They were voted Best Burger in Tucson a year ago, and their juicy,... More 

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Box Elder, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This was a real treat. Simple and delicious in Ethiopian tradition fashion. Had the sampler with three different dishes and my husband did also. Everything was wonderfully tasty. If I lived here, I'd eat here often and would bring a group!

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Missouri
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The food is amazing at Zemams! This is definitely fun for a group of people. This was such a great experience.

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Austin, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Who knew that some of the best Ethiopian food in the US was in Tucson, Arizona? You do now! Trust us, we've hit all of the top Ethiopian restaurants in the US from Alexandria, VA to NY and this place is tops. Food is excellent in this family run restaurant. Spectacularly excellent. Family couldn't be nicer and more welcoming. This... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I'm new to Ethiopian food and so don't have much to compare to. The flavors, however were excellent. The combinations offerings will get you a great sampling and 2 orders fed 4 of us, no problem and at a reasonable price. Our wait staff were wonderful and the lady who I assumed was the owner was generous and helpful when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2731 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716-5307
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: 520-323-9928

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ethiopian
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?