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Alem Ethiopian Village

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307 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4301
+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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've never tried Ethiopian cuisine before and I am so glad I picked this place. The waitress was very helpful, friendly annd accommodating. The food was amazing. I will definitely be back to try more. I highly recommend this place to anyone wanting to expand on their culture and cuisine.

Thank Kristi R
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food. Excellent customer service. It's usually crowded. I wish the drink glasses were bigger and I wish they served dessert. Everything is perfect

Thank Nubiangoddess95
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Ron T
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

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.

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 

Thank Tim M
The Woodlands, Texas
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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.

Thank DutchTX
Muskego, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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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

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?