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Altu's Ethiopian Cuisine

) #19 of 153 Restaurants in East Lansing €€ - €€€ African, Ethiopian
1312 Michigan Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4024
+1 517-333-6295
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“stews” (5 reviews)
“injera” (5 reviews)
“spicy lamb” (5 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian
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1312 Michigan Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Altu's used to be my favorite restaurant in East Lansing until I was subjected to a horrendously disrespectful treatment by the staff. It all started when I found an inch-long broken piece of knife in my food. I forgot to take its picture, however the...More

Thank kirti b
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The food is delicious and there is quite a variety. My grandson is a Vegan and this is one of the few places he will eat in Lansing. Very tasty. Come try the samplers! It is more like a feast!

Thank Speshal K
Reviewed 5 April 2017 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
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....More

Thank Tiana C
Reviewed 15 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
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
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
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
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...More

Thank Joe L
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
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
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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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