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Alem Ethiopian Village

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307 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4301
+1 414-224-5324
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Woodlands, Texas
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145 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there with some colleagues, we ordered the large vegetarian sampler dish, and a chicken dish. Both were excellent of taste. The food is not greasy, actually pretty healthy. The service was also good, no rushing or pushing, good advise. Definitely will go back.

Thank DutchTX
Muskego, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

We got a sampling of quite a few different dishes to try. It was the first time that I've tried Ethiopian cuisine. It was delicious! I'd definitely go back for this food.

Thank iloveona
Khartoum, Sudan
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Great and very authentic food. The vegetarian buffet was perfect for us as we do not eat meat, but there was a menu to add meat to the meal if you liked and it included all the favorites. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was hot, fresh, and tasty. Looking forward to coming again.

Thank Paar21
Dayton, Ohio
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

My four year old loved eating with his hands. Service was great. Food was out quick and delicious. Price was very reasonable for a meal for 3 people.

Thank gtchemephd
Iowa City, Iowa
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

This was only the second time I have had Ethiopian food, so I ordered the vegetarian platter for two. It was huge, and allowed us to sample almost all of their vegetarian dishes. Good service, comfortable seating, and an overall good experience.

Thank Sue S
Toledo, Ohio
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

I brought two colleagues who had never eaten Ethiopian food. I have, though not frequently. It was a Sunday night And there were not many in the restaurant, and we came in just an hour before closing. Our server was attentive and helpful to my friends. They ordered the beef and chicken combo and thought everything was very good, especially... More 

Thank Holly M
Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Had carnivore platter, it was sooooo good. Love, love, love it!!!! Service was helpful since we were eating Ethiopian for first time and super friendly. Cant wait to come back.

Thank Eddie C
Verona, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Maybe it was an off night with a perfect storm of events but my experience tonight (Sunday, April 23, 2016) at Alem was very frustrating. We arrived at about 6:00 pm to a 2/3 full restaurant and were promptly seated, but then we waited and waited and waited (we had menus), *at least* 20 minutes before someone came around to... More 

Thank flu
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

What a great surprise to find this place in downtown Milwaukee to taste & learn about Ethiopia cuisine guided by a very friendly and helpful staff. Our shared dinner was composed of lamb and chicken accompanied with vegetables. Like Etiopians, we ate with our hands using pieces of -injera-, a thin flat bread that is similar to a crêpe and... More 

Thank Eliscam
San Diego, California
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121 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016

We were in Milwaukee and I had a decision to make: Turkish (Casablanca is good and even my Turkish friends like it) or Ethiopian. I went with Ethiopian and picked Alem since it was closest to where I had some work. We were glad we went. It is a clean, lovely place. This review is for lunch only. The buffet... More 

Thank poonamallee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $40
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4301
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-224-5324

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?