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“Good food and even better service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Alem Ethiopian Restaurant

Alem Ethiopian Restaurant
Victoria Ave | P.O. Box 2481, Blantyre, Malawi
01 822 529
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Ranked #16 of 37 Restaurants in Blantyre
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Durham, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good food and even better service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

My friend and I stumbled onto this place while looking for lunch in Blantyre. Although the menu was somewhat limited in terms of selection the food, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian Ethiopian, was really good. They also served typical Malawian dishes (chicken, nsima, beef, rice, etc.) but I can't vouch for those. The owner waited on us and cooked the food himself. The best part was the service though! Not only was the owner very nice and friendly, but he went and purchased Coca-cola and toilet paper after discovering they were out, just for us! After all, "the customer is king!", he said. Heh. He also came by our table to ask which of the dishes we liked best so we could have more - ON THE HOUSE. You just don't find places like this very often any more.

Oh, and I understand they do take-away too. One thing I hate is how hard it is to find restaurant numbers in Malawi for these things so I've posted them here. 01 822 529 and 01 823 415.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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La Paz, Bolivia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Tasty Ethiopian food in Malawi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2011

This is a hidden gem in Blantyre. Very Tasty and HOT ethiopian food, in small restaurant at city center. The owner is a lady from Ethiopia and she cook the food herself. I liked having small talk with her.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“This restaurant is a diamond in the rough.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2011

Such good food and tea! I went here 3xs in a week! You won't be sorry when you go.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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