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Our Story


Welcome to our Ethiopian-inspired bar and restaurant, where the flavors of Ethiopia meet the bustling vibe of Seattle!

Our story began with a deep appreciation for the rich cultural heritage of Ethiopia. From its diverse music scene to its bold and spicy cuisine, we were captivated by the depth and complexity of Ethiopian culture. As we explored Seattle, we couldn't help but notice how the city's vibrant energy and eclectic mix of people mirrored the same spirit of diversity and creativity that we loved about Ethiopia.

Inspired by this fusion of cultures, we set out to create a space that would celebrate the best of both worlds. Our restaurant features a warm and inviting atmosphere, with cozy booths and colorful décor that pay homage to Ethiopian design. Our menu is a carefully crafted fusion of traditional Ethiopian dishes. 

Of course, no Ethiopian-inspired bar and restaurant would be complete without a robust selection of drinks! Our bar features a wide variety of craft beers, fine wines, and signature cocktails that showcase the flavors of both Ethiopia and Seattle. 

At our restaurant, we believe that food and drink should be shared with friends and family, and that every meal is a chance to create lasting memories. We invite you to join us for a taste of Ethiopia in the heart of Seattle, and to experience the unique blend of music, food, and culture that makes our Zema  so special.

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