Alem Ethiopian Village
307 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
People are starting to love us on Yelp
Hours of Operation
Tuesday and Wednesday
Lunch: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday and Friday
Lunch:11:00 am-2:30 pm
Dinner:5:00 pm-10:00 pm
Noon - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Overall I would recommend this place as a great 'First Date' restaurant. It's a fun dinner, and a very solid Ethnic offering right downtown Milwaukee. I can't think of a better way to show your date that you're a well rounded person and open to new and exciting things!
Warren J., yelp.com, June 6, 2011
Great food, Excellent service. Yummmy!
Paul Allen Billing, UrbanSpoon.com, December 11, 2010
This place is legit Ethiopian food... Their vegetarian dishes were amazing... rich, deep flavors, delicious lentils and vegetables.
Ji-Ln L., McLean, Va, Yelp Reviewer, August 20, 2010
"The service here is as fantastic as the food. Try an Ethiopian beer while you're dinning--You'll probably be surprised.. Great for date night"
The Onion, July 3-9, 2008
"The setting and ambience is bizarre. But the food is very much worth it. We have an excellent Ethiopian place to call home here in Chicago and of the dozen or so others i've tried, this one is the only one to rival it".
Meghan B, chicago Yelp reviewer
"An excellent item is doro wot, chicken cooked with the same spice blend. This entre is found on virtually every Ethiopian menu in the country, but this is an especially fine version, simply a leg with the bone and the added bonus of a hard-boiled egg "
Shepard Express, January 24, 2008
Something about Ethiopian Food and Culture
Ethiopian food is eaten with fingers because it is tasteful and intimate. Traditionally, in Ethiopia, one does not eat food alone or in a separate plate. Ethiopians say, "Food tastes better when it is eaten together." Therefore, food is generally eaten in a group setting, around a wide serving basket (mesob), feeding not only oneself but also hand-feeding one another, (giving "gursha"), especially guests, as an expression of love and hospitality.
Dont forget to ask
a cup of soup with your lunch.
It on us!!!!
(Tue. and Wed. only)