Owner Altu Tadesse offers a menu of Ethiopian food that is typically served family style on a platter. You can use the traditional Ethiopian bread as the vehicle to eat the food with your hands, or you can ask for regular utensils. (You can also substitute rice for the bread, if you prefer. And you can order single-platter portions.)
Popular dinner items include the spicy chicken or sirloin stew with a dark berbere spice. The menu also features numerous vegetarian selections. During Jen’s performance, diners raved about the spicy lentils and spicy ground peas. The vegetarian combo platter allows you to pick four items to try.
Altu’s Ethiopian Restaurant
1312 Michigan Avenue
Dinner entres range from $7.99 to $11.50. Altu’s hosts live music every Saturday night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with no cover charge.
Jen Sygit inaugurates the new stage at Altu’s Eithiopian restaurant in East Lansing near Frandor at 1312 Michigan Avenue