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Zemam's

2731 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716-5307
520-323-9928
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Ranked #9 of 1,684 restaurants in Tucson
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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English first
Tucson, Arizona
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Ate Ethiopian once decades ago in Washington, D.C. so was very glad to see Ethiopian is still good food eaten in a fun way so far away in AZ.. The food is not for the stuffy person who HAS to have a spoon and fork to eat, so take the change and enjoy the great tasting food eaten with torn... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Brought my husband for his birthday dinner. He is from an African country and I wanted us to try something unique. I'm a pretty simple eater and can't handle spicy foods. I was excited but scared to try Ethiopian food. I ordered a beef, chicken, & cabbage combination and it was AMAZING! The bread used to eat with was delicious... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Read about this place on trip advisor . I'd never had Ethiopian and my first experience was outstanding. went on a weeknight. Full of locals who obviously frequent the joint. They gave us some pointers on what to order, and they were right. Fun experience. Don't expect silverware. This is a "hands on" experience!

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Tucson, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Tucson! If you like Ethiopian food or if you've never tried it you should go. They have a good variety of meat and vegetarian options. It's a neat experience because you eat with your hands and everyone shares the large Ethiopian bread. The staff are really great and the atmosphere is really... More

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