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2731 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716-5307
+1 520-323-9928
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
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cincinnati, oh
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the sampler and the spinach dish. Red lentils and brown lentils and cauliflower. It came on an injeera 'lined' platter. Excellent and not oily. Extra injeera bread was also brought to the table. We couldn't finish out food although three of us shared. The owner is sweet and has a good sense of humor.

Thank marlacohen24
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love Ethiopian and look for restaurants when we are on vacation. Our son has Celiac and needs gluten free food. We called ahead and they assured us that with advance notice of a few hours they can prepare gluten free injera bread. We had an awesome gluten free meal complete with injera made of 100 percent teff!

Thank Wendy R
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here in the past, and it still does not disappoint. The flavors are still there, they remain on your taste-buds. Especially if after the meal, you wrap up that Injera upon which your meal was served on (after it has soaked up the juices), and eat it like a tortilla. The owner is a friendly man who... More 

Thank Fernando G
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Hadn't been to Zemam's for several years. Was afraid it might not live up to my memories. Nope, it was great. Lamb and beef was super tender, flavors were perfect. Much better than the Ethiopian places I've tried in the Denver metro area.

Thank Dave T
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This was my first experience with Ethiopian food, and I was not disappointed! I loved the communal experience of everyone eating from the same platter. Unlike other cuisines where each guest has their own meal, this was a complete sharing endeavor. The injera was spongy and the flavors in the entrees were amazing.

Thank Caryn612
Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I try all ethnic restaurants when traveling throughout the USA and Zemam's is at the TOP of the list for friendly service and outstanding flavorful food! All 4 of my kids love it too, its our 'go to' restaurant and has been for 16 years. The sampler platter is a wonderful way to try several different entrees and the juices... More 

Thank KimCrepea
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I travel to Tucson frequently and am always looking for new places to try. I wish I had visited this restaurant sooner. The food was incredible and the staff was friendly and helpful. You could smell the spices as you walked in the door. I tried chicken, beef, and a vegetable medley as part of a 'pick 3' combination plate.... More 

Thank Joseph J
Tucson, Arizona
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We eat here once every other month. The food is great. The service is a bit slow, but very friendly. You can bring your own wine and they provide glasses and a corkscrew for just $1.00. Great selection of vegetarian and meat dishes. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Tucson!

Thank Jerry W
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

I had lunch at Zemam's with several of my relatives during a recent visit to Tucson. Most of the members of the group were vegetarians, so we had 3 vegetarian samplers: 9 small portions of vegetarian dishes (The menu includes only 8, so they doubled up on one.) We ate the food by scooping it up with pieces of injeera,... More 

Thank glboh
Santa Barbara, California, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We LOVED the entire experience of eating here. We got two sample plates (one meat one veggie) and brought a bottle of wine to enjoy with it (can't beat a $1.50 corking fee!!). All of the food was amazing, eating with our hands was fun, and the waitress gave great food recommendations for picking our items. Two sample plates was... More 

Thank Sarah R

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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 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?