Open Hours: Tu from 11:30am to 02:30pm,Tu from 05:00pm to 09:00pm,Th from 11:30am to 02:30pm,Th from 05:00pm to 09:00pm,Fr to Sa from 11:30am to 02:30pm,Fr to Sa from 05:00pm to 09:30pm,Su from 11:30am to 02:30pm,Su from 05:00pm to 09:00pm
It's easy to miss this minute East African restaurant in a converted cottage on Broadway, but once you've tasted the exotic offerings, you'll want to ... More
It's easy to miss this minute East African restaurant in a converted cottage on Broadway, but once you've tasted the exotic offerings, you'll want to mark it on your map. The menu is almost as limited as the number of tables (be prepared for a wait), but the sampler platters give you a good grasp of the gastronomic style of the region. Wats, Ethiopian-style stewed dishes, is the focus here. Choose from Doro (chicken), Yebeg (lamb), Zighi (beef), Yemisir (lentil) or several other exotically seasoned dishes, eaten in hand using the spongy Injera bread. No alcoholic beverages are served but, because of the size of the restaurant, you're allowed to bring your own wine or beer.
i left a message, my name & # on Monday - no return call. I was there yesterday @2;25 & was told that they close between 2:30-4:30; i was refused svce & i rec d NO apology when i mentioned the message i left on Monday; I ll stick w/Cafe Desta, thank u very much!
The service is a little slow, but the food well makes up for it. It is excellent. One of my favorite places to eat in Tucson. At first the prices seem high, but the portions are large and there is plenty of food. Everything we've tried has been great. This place is not to be missed.
The food there is awesome! They bring out this big tortilla like thing and your food is in mounds over it. They also bring out some extra tortillas to eat your food with, you dont use utensils! The restaurant itself could use a little work but the food is great!
My husband and I went to Zemam's for dinner and we were pleasantly surprised. The food was wonderful. The injera [flatbread] was an entirely new experience. And the red lentils, beef, chicken, chickpeas, spinich, brown lentils, all was just delicious. Several places have mentioned that the servings are small, but we were stuffed when we left, and brought some home! We ordered the sampler and the beef. I would hands down recommend this resturant to anyone who loves food. They will enjoy the experience of the resturant as well. And if eating with your hands seems unsanitary, the bread makes each bite new so there is no cross contamination. Plus, it's a fun way to eat. So, don't hesitate to go and enjoy the experience.
Zemam's is without a doubt the best Ethiopian restaurant I have ever eaten in in the United States. They really pay attention to quality and when your food is brought to you, it looks good and is not swimming in oil like so many others. Bravo to the chef!!!!
I had a taste of ethiopian cuisine for the first time at Zemam's. I have tried ethiopian cuisine many times in Los Angleles, Washington D.C. and Ottawa but this place is simply excuisite. Extremely friendly owners and their sampler plate is just what you need to end the day!
I tried Zemam's while on travel for work in Tucson and was quite impressed. The service was friendly and the (most importantly) the food was quite good. I'll definitely go back there if I have the chance. As noted by some other folks the service is a little slow but it's only because the place is jam packed with people whe are there to enjoy the place! It was my first time eating Ethiopian food and it's definitely convinced me to explore their cuisine some more. I'd recommend the the place to anyone who is looking for somethig that is unique, full of flavor and way better than the crap you get a chain restaurant.