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307 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4301
+1 414-224-5324
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Thu - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here 4 times now and have never been disappointed. Last Saturday, the restaurant was quite full with diners of all ages and the 4 of use shared vegetarian and meat stew items. Everything was tasty and the spicy option had just a bit of kick that was just right for us. Tusker beer, hot tea and wine... More 

Thank Mark C
Tucson, Arizona
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127 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're those crazy people: we brought our three children 4-and-under to an Ethiopian restaurant and let them eat with their hands. There was no better way to finish off a cold morning and early afternoon in the city than settling in to enjoy some tea, and a platter of tibs, shiro, wat, and injera. Everything that they brought to our... More 

Thank Bethany M
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have had Ethiopian food in Ethiopia, California George Town (DC), chicago, New York Boston and this place ranks equally to any of them. Great flavor and authentic taste.

Thank Bajet21
United States
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

If you love Ethiopian food and are in downtown Milwaukee you have to eat here!!! Staff is super nice and friendly and the food is out of this world good!!! Can't wait to go back on my next trip to Milwaukee.

Thank tpadul
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Best Ethiopian restaurant in the Milwaukee area. Good place to try Ethiopian cuisine for the first time as they have interesting combination platters and the waitress-servers are patient and helpful. If you know Ethiopian food, this place is pretty good, authentic, clean, it's a nice comfortable place.

Thank Rohan d
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

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 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 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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137 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 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 26 October 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

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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
US$9 - US$40
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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?