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2731 E Broadway Blvd Tucson AZ 85716
(520) 323-9928
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Kismet also serves as our trap loan depot for getting guidance and borrowing equipment to help Community Cats through Trap Neuter Return and provides shelter to some of our precious adoptable cats who enjoy a free roaming environment.

We are open Wed through Fri, noon to 6 and Sat, noon to 5 (although occasionally close unexpectedly to handle an animal welfare situation out in the field.

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....

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It can be hard to get a table in this small, friendly eatery with a loyal following. The sampler plate of any three items allows you to try dishes like yesimir wat (a spicy lentil dish) and lega tibs (a milder beef dish with a tomato sauce). Most of the food has a stewlike consistency, so don't come if you feel the need to crunch. Everything is served on a communal platter with injera, a spongy...

Spicy food from a hot climate. This Ethiopian restaurant fits Tucson's desert surroundings.

The Scene
\r The walls of the three dining rooms in this small house are covered with African arts and crafts. Enticing aromas drift in from the spacious and spotless kitchen into the...

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Vintage, kitsch and kitties to boot. A great way to buy a unique gift or something for yourself while our cat community.

A Unique Experience

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Based on the reviews, we gave it a try. Since they don't have a liquor license, we brought in a nice bottle of wine to drink with dinner. I don't know if they charge a corkage fee but our total bill was less than $30 and we were full. Had to get a lesson on how to eat without utensils....

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Ferral cats saviors!

Food-Utopia Ethiopia

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Ate Ethiopian once decades ago in Washington, D.C. so was very glad to see
Ethiopian is still good food eaten in a fun way so far away in AZ.. The food is not for the stuffy person who HAS to have a spoon and fork to eat, so take the change and enjoy the great tasting food eaten with torn...

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Brought my husband for his birthday dinner. He is from an African country and I wanted us to try something unique. I'm a pretty simple eater and can't handle spicy foods. I was excited but scared to try Ethiopian food. I ordered a beef, chicken, & cabbage combination and it was AMAZING! The bread used to eat with was delicious...

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Zemam's can be found at E Broadway Blvd 2731. The following is offered: Middle Eastern. The entry is present with us since Sep 7, 2010 and was last updated on Nov 12, 2013. In Tucson there are 7 other Middle Eastern. An overview can be found here.

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Zemam's is owned and operated by Amanuel Gebremariam. He and his family started the business in 1994, in a small rented house that he converted simply into a tiny restaurant using recipes he remembered his mother cooking back home. Wanting to pay tribute to her, he named the restaurant after her. Moma Zemam.Since that time, Zemam's has grown but remains at the same site on Broadway Blvd in...

Saving the Saveable, Treating the Treatable, Advocacy and Action, Trap Neuter Return of Community Cats, Spay/Neuter, Owner Retention, Rescue

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Wash Your Hands

Because of the hands-on experience of Ethiopian dining, it's imperative to maintain clean hands, before and after the meal.

Hot Food, Cool Desserts

If you really need to cool your tongue on something sweet, Austin's Ice Cream is two blocks away.

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