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Asmara Restaurant

5020 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609-2014
+1 510-547-5100
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“injera” (5 reviews)
“red lentil” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
African, Ethiopian
$$ - $$$
5020 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609-2014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is my favorite spot for Ethiopian food. My go to dish is the tibs or the number 2 off the menu. It's delicious!!! I've tried other spots but their consistency is why I go back.

Thank elbomb99
Reviewed 2 November 2017

There are many Ethiopian restaurants within a couple miles. This one is ok, but the food is average. The service is pleasant as is the environment, conducive to conversation. Pricing seems right.

Thank BeastiePV
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We went for lunch the other day. The servers were warm and helpful. The food was delicious. The owner(?) told me they had been there for over 30 years, which is most impressive on Telegraph Ave lately. We had a delicious lunch, family style with...More

Thank Erin H
Reviewed 5 June 2017

I live over an hour away, and it is well worth the drive to enjoy the delicious food and generous portions at Asmara. I recently enjoyed an early dinner after going to the Live Oak Theatre production of Hela with my friends. We ordered: Zilzil...More

Thank Bella S
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and i have never had Ethiopian food. What great food and great experience. The food had great flavour, the staff ( who are from Ethiopia) were so kind and helpful. We would go back.

Thank Ken W
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Asmara has been around for years, but it's been years since we've been there. If you've not been to an Ethiopian restaurant, it's a unique experience. We had both a vegetarian combination and a meat combination. Two such orders were plenty for three people. The...More

Thank markmd
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I went to this place today for lunch with my family. Very friendly service. We ordered veg combo with beef and other one lamb , family style. Nice decor, attached some photos. I gave this place 5 because I have nothing negative to say.

Thank keks64
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Went back to Asmara for the third time. This place has good food, and excellent service. You can ask to combine entrees onto a single plate to share with injera, in the traditional style.

Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

We love Asmara. It isn't fancy, but the food is reliably good. The service is friendly. On busy nights it is slow, but always seems worth the wait. There are many Ethiopian restaurants in the area, but we have never been disappointed here.

Thank Margot K
Reviewed 19 June 2015

This is a Ethiopian / Erierea restaurant located in the Temscal Area in Oakland. The food is very good and is eaten with a special bread. We enjoyed the experience with a very helpful waiter. It is way to try something quite different and also...More

Thank Estell S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5020 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609-2014
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-547-5100
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