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Alem Ethiopian Village

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307 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
+1 414-224-5324
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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Dayton, Ohio
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars 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 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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115 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

We ordered vegetarian items. The overall experience was of having a cold dinner with left overs from previous few days. The dishes were not hot as in freshly cooked. Felt like slightly heated in a microwave after taking out of the fridge. The injeras were cold also and did not feel fresh. The ambiance and service was excellent, but the... More 

Thank Balu N
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Alem Ethiopian Village has a FULL PAGE of vegetarian items that are ALSO VEGAN! The waitress was attentive and helpful with our order as it was my family's first visit. I had the Quosta (streamed spinach) with the Yemiser Wot(spicy split lentils). It was amazing. The waitress brought extra injera and the entire family left the restaurant satisfied and full.... More 

Thank Librariandonna
New Delhi, India
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Was missing Indian food after coming to Milwaukee. Finally got this place to have something similar to Indian veg food. Although its an Ethiopian restaurant but I liked it as the taste and food options were just like Indian with uniqueness of Ethiopian food as well. The lunch buffet was vegan and that's what I was searching for. Now i... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $40
Vegetarian, Ethiopian, African, Vegan
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • 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?