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Altu's Ethiopian Cuisine

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1312 Michigan Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4024
+1 517-333-6295
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
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328 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here as a family during a day trip to Lansing. Was impressed. Very nice lunch portions of Ethiopian favorites with great injera. Simple place but good food and good price.

Thank jef-ind
1 review
Reviewed 16 March 2017

My girlfriend and I go here all the time. I try to switch it up between vegetarian and meat and this is the perfect place to do this! The flavors are savory and the staff is sweet! The setting is also cozy and somewhat romantic. A lot of different types of people go here so it makes it easy to... More 

Thank Tiana C
Tiruchirappalli, India
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Its a quaint little gem of a place. Wonderful service, food in budget and tastes absolutely awesome. I have enjoyed eating here every single time, quality consistent

Thank Badnaan
East Lansing, Michigan
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Loved the food and atmosphere. The food is fun and authentic. Our family had the vegetarian and meat feast where we sampled a little of everything. It was all fantastic!

Thank RockSeeker
Richland, Washington
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

This was our first time eating Ethiopian cuisine. We enjoyed the feast family style meat dish very much. Quite spicy which is what we expected. Great service. I'd go again!

Thank Susan A
Clarkston, Michigan
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252 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

The lunch portion of the spicy chicken stew was the perfect size. The cabbage salad side dish was very tasty. Love the spongy bread. Nice heat to the spices without a lifting burn.

Thank Clarkston_Rambler
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Stopped in for a quick dinner. had the Feast for Two. There was enough food to even take some home. The spicy beef was a little to spicy for my wife, but when she mixed some of the mild vegetables with the beef, it was just right. We will be back again!

Thank Joe L
Gillette, Wyoming
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

This was the first time I have tried Ethiopian, and I enjoyed the dinner for two. It was a great way to sample different foods. The staff was very friendly.

Thank Garrett S
East Lansing, Michigan
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Great family style food served on Ethiopian thin bread. Especially like the mild beef, spicy lamb and yellow lentils.

Thank finder13
Lansing, Michigan
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

I love this place. The food is always delicious. The service, not so much. You can be the only table in the whole place and not get a refill on your drink. Literally one table, 30 minutes, no refill. It is rather sad. Such good food with such a great owner that actually cares if you are satisfied and enjoyed... More 

Thank UnVegano

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1312 Michigan Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4024
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  East Lansing
  • Phone Number: +1 517-333-6295

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?