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Zemam's

#18 of 1,596 Restaurants in Tucson
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Ethiopian
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2731 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716-5307
520-323-9928
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Tasty New Experience

My husband and I went to Zemam's after having read the reviews on TripAdvisor. The outside of the restaurant as well as the interior design is not very welcoming, but the food we ordered was very tasty. My husband ordered a sampler platter with three different menu items of his choice and I did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Sedona, Arizona
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Sedona, Arizona
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went to Zemam's after having read the reviews on TripAdvisor. The outside of the restaurant as well as the interior design is not very welcoming, but the food we ordered was very tasty. My husband ordered a sampler platter with three different menu items of his choice and I did the same. Being vegetarian, it was... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is the 2nd time trying Ethiopian food and we were again really happy with the portion size and flavors. My husband and I are vegan so choices are sometimes limited, but half the menu here is vegetable options. We were the only customers in the restaurant, so service was great. We will definitely come back again!

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Don't miss the great food and unique dining experience at Zemanns. The food is delicious and the way the food is served is a fun way to dine.

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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

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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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