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2731 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716-5307
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

This was my first experience with Ethiopian food, and I was not disappointed! I loved the communal experience of everyone eating from the same platter. Unlike other cuisines where each guest has their own meal, this was a complete sharing endeavor. The injera was spongy and the flavors in the entrees were amazing.

Thank Caryn612
Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

I try all ethnic restaurants when traveling throughout the USA and Zemam's is at the TOP of the list for friendly service and outstanding flavorful food! All 4 of my kids love it too, its our 'go to' restaurant and has been for 16 years. The sampler platter is a wonderful way to try several different entrees and the juices... More 

Thank KimCrepea
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

I travel to Tucson frequently and am always looking for new places to try. I wish I had visited this restaurant sooner. The food was incredible and the staff was friendly and helpful. You could smell the spices as you walked in the door. I tried chicken, beef, and a vegetable medley as part of a 'pick 3' combination plate.... More 

Thank Joseph J
Tucson, Arizona
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We eat here once every other month. The food is great. The service is a bit slow, but very friendly. You can bring your own wine and they provide glasses and a corkscrew for just $1.00. Great selection of vegetarian and meat dishes. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Tucson!

Thank Jerry W
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

I had lunch at Zemam's with several of my relatives during a recent visit to Tucson. Most of the members of the group were vegetarians, so we had 3 vegetarian samplers: 9 small portions of vegetarian dishes (The menu includes only 8, so they doubled up on one.) We ate the food by scooping it up with pieces of injeera,... More 

Thank glboh
Santa Barbara, California, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

We LOVED the entire experience of eating here. We got two sample plates (one meat one veggie) and brought a bottle of wine to enjoy with it (can't beat a $1.50 corking fee!!). All of the food was amazing, eating with our hands was fun, and the waitress gave great food recommendations for picking our items. Two sample plates was... More 

Thank Sarah R
Denver, Colorado
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105 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

Came to Zemam's for a Sunday lunch while visiting Tucson with another couple. It was a great place to go with multiple people and our waiter suggested we order a few sampler platters to share between the 4 of us - this was a great suggestion and loved trying all the different entrees! Fun, casual place for good Ethiopian food!

Thank The_Lombtinis
Irving, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Great good and service. The sampler portion is good for 2 people - add a couple of injeras :) Gives you a cosy & family feel. Am used to eating off the same plate with friends and family. Highly recommend this restaurant if you are visiting or live in Tucson.

Thank Drun007
Irving, Texas
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

A very casual ambience, in fact easy to get misled into thinking this is a residential place, when seen from outside. The service is friendly and quite quick, the selection of food is small but really well made. We had the sampler with some lentils, chicken and beef, with injera of course. Absolutely delicious! Well worth repeat visits :)

Thank Rumzzz
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279 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

We don't have much experience with Ethiopian food so can't compare this with other places, but we enjoyed our visit. We each got a sampler so between us tried six different dishes from the lunch menu. Most of our choices had meat in them (beef, chicken & lamb) but you could easily eat vegetarian here. All items were spicy with... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2731 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716-5307
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: 520-323-9928

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