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2731 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716-5307
+1 520-323-9928
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good30%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2731 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716-5307
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

I had never had Ethiopian food before and so happy because Zemam's was fantastic. We were able to bring our own wine, too! The lamb was amazing! The service was top notch and prices more than reasonable! Don't miss this gem in Tucson!

Thank ABrannon
Reviewed 18 January 2018

My wife and I had never tried Ethiopian food before. Our daughter and son-in-law introduced us to Zemam's, and now we're hooked! We had a six-dish sampler for the four of us, and there was not one dish that was not a solid ten.The no-utensil...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This is a fun place to go with a group so everyone gets a pick and you can share. There are meat and vegetables choices that are seasoned very nicely. They allow BYOB so our wine complimented the meal perfectly. The service is also very...More

Thank CarolRororo
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Well, the Tucson Weekly did say Zemam's was Tucson's "Best African Restaurant". I'm beginning to doubt their integrity as many other places they recommended in their 'Best of Tucson" did not ring likewise with me. I'm from Seattle where we have a ton of Ethiopian...More

1  Thank ILUVLA63
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Recently visited this restaurant with my family. It was our first time trying Ethiopian food, and it was definitely a welcome experience. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We got two samplers, trying dishes number one, five, nine, eleven, twelve, and fifteen. We all...More

Thank Leafshadow
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Zemam's is one of our all-time favorite restaurants in Tucson and with 2 locations now! My wife and I have tried Ethiopian food in cities all over the US, and a couple overseas and to date nothing has come close to Zemam's authentic dishes and...More

Thank Anthony K
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I live in a rural town in Georgia, so whenever I visit my daughter in Tucson, Zemam's is on my "must do" list. The food is delicious, the portions are generous, the service is fast, and it's cheap!

Thank JUDY K
Reviewed 15 June 2017

The food is fantastic, the staff is polite, and the establishment is charming. I've been hooked on this place ever since my friend introduced me to it. I visit every time I'm in Tucson because it's impossible to get bored with the options they have...More

Thank Stefan R
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I have eaten Ethiopian food in Washington DC and know how good and tasty this food can be. This was pretty bad. Tasteless. You can have this food not spicey and yet very tasty. It was like eating soft cereal boxes.

1  Thank Margaret R
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I was a little curious about everything how things would be served and so forth. Never been to a restaurant quite like this. Service was pretty good. I let my friend order because I didn't really know what was what. I don't know if I...More

Thank kc4ness
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Rita G
10 March 2018|
Response from ABrannon | Reviewed this property |
yes, they accept credit cards.
Rita G
10 March 2018|
Response from ABrannon | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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: +1 520-323-9928
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