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Alem Ethiopian Restaurant

Victoria Ave, Blantyre, Malawi
+265 1 822 529
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Overview
  • Excellent14%
  • Very good35%
  • Average44%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
9 Sep 2015
“Ethiopian”
20 Jun 2015
“Good food”
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African, Ethiopian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Victoria Ave, Blantyre, Malawi
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

It may be the only Ethiopian Restaurant in Blantyre. I went in on a Friday for lunch. It's a bit pricey between 4500-5000 kwacha so maybe $8-10 USD. I had the lentils. They brought them out to me very quickly. The injera was pretty standard,...More

Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed 20 June 2015

A very good choice for food in Blantyre. A dry establishment. Typical Ethiopian choices and very good injera.

Thank gwilliams
Reviewed 11 May 2015

Dropped by for lunch and ordered a rather pricey dish. It looked very good and was a unique experience of Ethiopia. Sadly I did not enjoy the food too much. But if you like Ethiopian food and a bit of money left its your best...More

Thank Quadrob
Reviewed 2 March 2015

We really liked tis resurant although you do get non Etheopian food thats the main reason for coming, the food was really good with decent service and great coffee (no alcohol), if you like Etheopian food or just want to try it this is a...More

Thank ColinC715
Reviewed 4 February 2015

Great food but the staff are a bit careless. If you are seated on the veranda (to watch the street) you need to bounce back and forth to get things done. Inside, simple and nice

Thank kintu z
Reviewed 26 November 2014

Ate here a few months back while in Blantyre. It was my first time eating Ethiopian food and it did not disappoint. It was a great change from the regular meals we had been having in Malawi and the service was great.

Thank tylerwein
Reviewed 26 October 2014

Authentic Ethiopian food in Malawi, perfect for when you are bored with the other options. the place seems to have been there for years and years and is rather dusty and tired, so may loose passing trade because it often appears shut! in fact the...More

Thank Muggy_44
Reviewed 10 October 2014

Alem restaurant is a little joyful place where to go for lunch , dinner or even just for a juice. The owner is a good friend and everytime I go there with friends even at night he wait for us till late hours. Njera is...More

Thank Pit B
Reviewed 6 June 2012

This was a horrible experience!!!!! When we were there, we thought the food was overpriced for the quality but OK. HOWEVER, two hours later, my husband and I both started feeling sick- and then we vomitted and felt like death for about the next 12...More

Thank Ivy G
Reviewed 15 May 2012

My friend and I stumbled onto this place while looking for lunch in Blantyre. Although the menu was somewhat limited in terms of selection the food, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian Ethiopian, was really good. They also served typical Malawian dishes (chicken, nsima, beef, rice, etc.)...More

Thank Jonathan C
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Victoria Ave, Blantyre, Malawi
  • Location: Africa  >  Malawi  >  Southern Region  >  Blantyre
  • Phone Number: +265 1 822 529
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