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    Altu's Ethiopian Cuisine

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    Location and hours

    1312 Michigan Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823
    Sunday - Monday
    Closed
    Tuesday - Saturday
    11:00 AM - 02:30 PMMenu
    04:30 PM - 08:00 PMMenu
    ¢ • African • Ethiopian • Vegetarian • Chicken • Juice and Smoothies • Local Eats

    1312 Michigan Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823 • More info


    • Appetizers and Sides

      • Collard Greens

        A sizeable helping of Altu's famous collard greens, slowly stewed in onions, garlic, ginger, and a dash of jalapeno.
        $6.05
      • Cabbage

        Cooked in mild spices and caramelized to perfection.
        $4.40
      • House Salad

        An extra serving of our side salad served with Altu's tangy secret dressing.
        $4.40
    • Daily Specials

      • Tuesday Special

        Mild or spicy beef chunks sauteed with pieces of Altu's sweet and tender cabbage. A simple dish with lots of surprising flavors. Served with a small side of cabbage and salad.
        $12.10
      • Wednesday Special

        A milder (and vegan) alternative to the Senegal special, this unique dish from Mozambique consists of our traditional collard greens stewed in a mild sauce of ground peanuts and coconut milk. Very creamy and deliciously subtle. Served over rice. Served with a small side of cabbage and salad.
        $10.45
      • Thursday Special

        Another favorite dish with low heat and big flavor. Tender potato chunks are stewed in a complex curry sauce with whole green beans and baby carrots. Served with a small side of cabbage and salad.
        $9.90
      • Friday Special

        We save the best for last. Come celebrate the weekend with a hearty helping of Altu's made-to-order tibs spicy cubes of sirloin beef sauteed in spices with fresh onions, tomatoes, and jalapenos. Spicy. Served with a small side of cabbage and salad.
        $13.20
    • Lunch Menu

      • Beef Stew

        Spicy or mild. Served on an open roll of injera with cabbage on the side.
        $10.30
      • Chicken Stew

        Spicy or mild. Served on an open roll of injera with cabbage on the side.
        $10.30
      • Lentils

        Spicy or mild. Served with topped with cabbage and wrapped inside fresh pieces of injera.
        $9.05
      • Spicy Ground Peas

        Served with topped with cabbage and wrapped inside fresh pieces of injera.
        $9.05
        Spicy
      • Mild Split Yellow Peas

        Served with topped with cabbage and wrapped inside fresh pieces of injera.
        $9.05
      • Spicy Pinto Beans

        Served with topped with cabbage and wrapped inside fresh pieces of injera.
        $9.05
        Spicy
      • Mild Chickpea Sauce

        Served with topped with cabbage and wrapped inside fresh pieces of injera.
        $9.05
      • Mild Lima Beans

        Served with topped with cabbage and wrapped inside fresh pieces of injera.
        $9.05
      • Lentil Soup

        Served in a bowl with a small cut of injera for dipping.
        $6.45
    • Vegetarian (Dinner Menu)

      • Spicy Lentils

        Tender split red lentils stewed in savory spices. Served on a full piece of injera with an extra cut of injera and a side of cabbage and salad.
        $10.30
        Vegetarian and Spicy
      • Mild Split Yellow Peas

        A distinctive texture and a savory blend of mild spices give this dish an irresistible sweetness. Served on a full piece of injera with an extra cut of injera and a side of cabbage and salad.
        $10.30
        Vegetarian
      • Spicy Pinto Beans

        Whole pintos stewed to perfection in berbere sauce. Served on a full piece of injera with an extra cut of injera and a side of cabbage and salad.
        $10.30
        Vegetarian and Spicy
      • Mild Lima Beans

        You won't find limas like these in any Ethiopian restaurant: this is a family recipe and a regular favorite. Served on a full piece of injera with an extra cut of injera and a side of cabbage and salad.
        $11.59
        Vegetarian
      • Spicy Ground Peas

        A smooth blend of chickpeas and berbere spice. Served on a full piece of injera with an extra cut of injera and a side of cabbage and salad.
        $11.59
        Vegetarian and Spicy
      • Spicy Ground Peas Mixed with Greens

        Altu's tender mild collard greens mixed with a spoonful of our spicy ground peas. Served on a full piece of injera with an extra cut of injera and a side of cabbage and salad.
        $11.59
        Vegetarian and Spicy
      • Mild Garlic Lentils

        These savory whole green lentils have all the zest and sweetness of garlic with none of the pungent aftertastes. Served on a full piece of injera with an extra cut of injera and a side of cabbage and salad.
        $11.59
        Vegetarian
      • Mild Chickpeas Sauce

        Smoothly ground chickpeas peppered with unique spices. Served on a full piece of injera with an extra cut of injera and a side of cabbage and salad.
        $11.59
        Vegetarian
    • Chicken (Dinner Menu)

      • Spicy Chicken Stew

        Two chicken drumsticks stewed in spicy berbere onion sauce. Served on a full piece of injera with an extra cut of injera and a side of cabbage and salad.
        $12.89
        Spicy
      • Mild Chicken Stew

        Two chicken drumsticks stewed in tangy caramelized onions and spices. Served on a full piece of injera with an extra cut of injera and a side of cabbage and salad.
        $12.89
      • Chicken Breast Stew

        Tender chunks of chicken breast, also available in both mild and spices sauces. Served on a full piece of injera with an extra cut of injera and a side of cabbage and salad.
        $15.49
    • Beef (Dinner Menu)

      • Spicy Beef Stew

        Tender pieces of sirloin stewed in a spicy berbere sauce. Served on a full piece of injera with an extra cut of injera and a side of cabbage and salad.
        $15.49
        Spicy
      • Mild Beef Stew

        Tender pieces of sirloin stewed in tangy caramelized onions and spices. Served on a full piece of injera with an extra cut of injera and a side of cabbage and salad.
        $15.49
      • Spicy Ground Peas and Beef

        Spicy sirloin chunks are mixed with our fiery ground chickpea sauce for an extra kick. Served on a full piece of injera with an extra cut of injera and a side of cabbage and salad.
        $15.49
        Spicy
      • Beef with Mixed Vegetables

        Spicy or mild sirloin sauteed with peas, corn, chopped carrots, and green beans. Served on a full piece of injera with an extra cut of injera and a side of cabbage and salad.
        $16.15
    • Lamb (Dinner Menu)

      • Lamb Stew

        Succulent cubes of lamb meat are slowly stewed in flavorful spices. Served mild or spicy. Served on a full piece of injera with an extra cut of injera and a side of cabbage and salad.
        $18.00
    • Combo Dinners (Dinner Menu)

      • Chicken and Beef Combo

        Choose any one chicken stew and anyone beef stew. Just specify mild or spicy. Served on rice include salad and cabbage.
        $16.09
      • Vegetarian Combo

        Get a quarter of the spicy lentils, mild split yellow peas, mild whole white peas, potatoes, and spicy pinto beans. Served on rice include salad and cabbage.
        $13.55
        Vegetarian
      • Meat and Veggie Combo

        A half portion of beef or chicken stew and a half portion of a vegetarian dish of your choice. Served on rice include salad and cabbage.
        $16.09
      • Vegetarian Combo with Any Four Items

        Served on rice include salad and cabbage.
        $14.19
        Vegetarian
    • Frozen Fruit Smoothie

      • Altu's Delight Smoothie

        Strawberries.
        $4.95
      • Lella Smoothie

        Raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries.
        $4.95
      • Wakgee Special Smoothie

        Blueberries.
        $4.95
      • Sora Passion Smoothie

        Strawberries, peaches, mangos, and pineapple.
        $5.50
    • Beverages

      • Fountain Drinks

        $1.65
      • Iced Tea

        Our signature spices black tea chilled over ice.
        $1.65
      • Coffee

        Lightly spices with cardamom.
        $1.65