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Altu's Ethiopian Cuisine

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1312 Michigan Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4024
+1 517-333-6295
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11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
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East Lansing, Michigan
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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!

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Thank RockSeeker
Richland, Washington
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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!

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Thank Susan A
Clarkston, Michigan
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225 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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.

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Thank Clarkston_Rambler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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!

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Thank Joe L
Gillette, Wyoming
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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.

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Thank Garrett S
East Lansing, Michigan
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

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

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Thank finder13
Lansing, Michigan
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Camuy, Puerto Rico
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

I have had Ethiopian food in Las Vegas, Toronto and now East Lansing. I ordered one veggie+chicken combination and one veggie+beef combination for take out. For the veggies I selected the split yellows peas very delicious and garlic lentils. The lentils were ok. The chicken was REALLY good. Next time I will order just chicken and not beef. I have... More 

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Thank Jannette24
Midwest
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

The food here mostly consists of stews atop spongy "sourdough" bread. Although this style of bread may or may not be to your liking (I don't care for it) the stews should at least be tasty and fresh. They are not. My beef concoction with tough with a so-so flavor. One of my dining companions had "chicken" which appeared to... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Altus offers a nice menu and very good food. Great veggie and meat options. Ethiopian food tends to be heavy, and this is no exception. Really nice ethnic food option in EL.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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?