Altu’s Ethiopian Cuisine & Bar

ABOUT US

Our restaurant is named after its owner, founder, and master of flavor, Altu Tadesse. (Pronounce her name ALL-too tuh-DESS-uh). Altu learned to love food and flavor when living in Ethiopia, in her childhood. Foods commonly considered unremarkable (lima beans and cabbage are among them) become delectable with her loving preparation. Altu instinctively approaches food as a composer creates a musical piece. Her experience paired with her five senses results in enticing layers of flavor. To learn more about her food, read “What is Ethiopian Food Like?” Altu lived in Ethiopia until after she graduated from University. Long a US citizen, she makes Greater Lansing a more friendly and flavorful place, thanks to her restaurant.

Gutu H. Lencha (GOO-too LEN-chah) was born and raised in Ethiopia. In 2001, Gutu left his homeland. He first moved to Kenya. During this time he started his own Ethiopian restaurant in Nairobi, Kenya. His restaurant was well-regarded by the community. When Gutu moved to the USA, he first worked for Whole Foods Market in Seattle, Washington. He subsequently moved to Pennsylvania and continued to work for Whole Foods Market, in several positions and locations. Gutu worked in real estate for a few years. Now in East Lansing, He’s delighted to be the successor at Altu’s Ethiopian Cuisine & Bar.

Gutu H. Lencha (GOO-too LEN-chah) was born and raised in Ethiopia. In 2001, Gutu left his homeland. He first moved to Kenya. During this time he started his own Ethiopian restaurant in Nairobi, Kenya. His restaurant was well-regarded by the community. When Gutu moved to the USA, he first worked for Whole Foods Market in Seattle, Washington. He subsequently moved to Pennsylvania and continued to work for Whole Foods Market, in several positions and locations. Gutu worked in real estate for a few years. Now in East Lansing, He’s delighted to be the successor at Altu’s Ethiopian Cuisine & Bar.