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Alem Ethiopian Village

307 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4301
+1 414-224-5324
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good34%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“injera” (13 reviews)
“lamb” (16 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
African, Ethiopian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
307 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4301
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1 - 10 of 89 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Milwaukee now has a couple Ethiopian restaurants as to most major cities in the U.S. Ethiopia has one of the world's more complex cuisines and this is a good place to discover it.

Thank Wisprof
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We visited Alem Ethiopian Village for the first time early on a Saturday evening. We were promptly greeted and seated, even sans reservation. The restaurant was about half full when we arrived, but quickly filled up by 7PM. We started off with the sambusa as...More

Thank mintysnowflake7
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Only my second time to have Ethiopian food, I was here for lunch. It is one large open room with several seating options. They have a buffet lunch that seemed most popular. I ordered the Lentil Salad which is served cold and is spicy and...More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 9 March 2018

I tried the Ethiopian Cottage and loved them so I thought I'd take my friend to Alem since I bought a Groupon. The waitress took the Groupon and asked if we were doing the lunch buffet. We were. We started putting stuff on our plates...More

1  Thank love4connor
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Arriving nearly an hour before their dinner opening, we spent the time in a nearby coffee shop. It was well worth the wait. It was out first time in an Ethiopian restaurant and found the food to be delightful and the staff anxious to please...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Solid selection of regular Ethiopian food. Injera is well made and the vegetarian red lentils were my favorite. Service is excellent. I will return.

Thank azypather
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I've eaten at a lot of Ethiopian restaurants across the USA, since it is my favorite cuisine. Alem is among my favorites, rivaling those in larger cities such as Washington DC and New York.

Thank Jenna S
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Whenever we come to Milwaukee, we make time to stop here for a meal, whether it be lunch or dinner. It's definitely not something I can get at home! Injera bread with your choice of an array of special Ethiopian "stews"...all is eaten with your...More

Thank Cello12345
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This restaurant was a favorite during recent trip to Milwaukee. My husband is an omnivore with a particular fondness for succulent lamb dishes, and I am plant-based, so this was a perfect fit for us. We both greatly enjoyed the spicy lentils, and they served...More

Thank Anne N
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This place was right around the corner from our hotel. Being vegan, and having enjoyed Ethiopian food previously, it seemed like a good spot for dinner. And it was! Very good food, and nice, quick service. I recommend it.

Thank LLRose
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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