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307 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4301
+1 414-224-5324
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Alem was fantastic! Great food to enjoy with friends. Lots of different options to meet your dining needs.

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Thank Ron T
Chicago, Illinois
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135 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with a couple of friends while visiting Milwaukee. We decided to get the meal where it is all served on one plate and share. We went a little later for lunch on a Saturday, so not crowded.

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Thank 53Ruta_R
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Nothing fancy, and I confess to a general absence of experience with Ethiopian cuisine. Still, place was charming, and the food was terrific. I asked for a fork, which was gladly provided, but dinner meals seem to be generally served with a bread that is to be used to grasp the food by hand. I need to cultivate that skill... More 

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Thank Tim M
The Woodlands, Texas
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150 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 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.

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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.

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Thank iloveona
Khartoum, Sudan
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

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Thank Paar21
Dayton, Ohio
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57 reviews
25 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.

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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.

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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 

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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.

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Thank Eddie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $40
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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?