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Asmara Restaurant

51 Oak St, Portland, ME 04101-3921
+1 207-253-5122
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“injera” (18 reviews)
“red lentils” (4 reviews)
“lamb” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, Ethiopian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
51 Oak St, Portland, ME 04101-3921
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1 - 10 of 58 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a walk from the ship but well worth it after all that crappy ship food. Not cheap but not terrible and they only give the injera on the platter, nothing extra. Great small combo and more than enough. If you like Ethiopian you’ll be...More

Thank Veganguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Portland ME has become such a great food town, but many of the better known places are damn near impossible to get into. That’s how we stumbled on to this place. If you like Ethiopian/Eritrean food, you will not be disappointed. And if you’ve never...More

Thank Leonidas B
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I love this place. Home-cooked, delicious food. The best mead I've ever had. Great atmosphere - casual but cute. Really nice staff.

Thank Jen N
Reviewed 23 June 2017

I love the food, the family and the experience. Every time I go, I leave happy! This is authentic and healthy. A great place for a date or a group.

Thank Tarynwalker
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Be adventurous! Its amazing! I had the lamb with potatoes My wife had the chickpea dish. My side was the red lentils, my wife had the carrots potatoes and cabbage. I could have made a meal from the sides..... with the injera of course. We...More

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I stopped in tonight with friends and enjoyed a fantastic meal. We shared the vegetarian sampler and everything was delicious, especially the shiro and fou'l. The injera was really beautifully made and perfectly tangy. Asmera also has a fantastic staff--everyone there was so friendly! Highly...More

Thank Lauren T
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Eritrean food....it was excellent. Not a fancy place but great service. They helped us order and the food was unique and delicious. Small place...advise you make a reservation.

1  Thank Henry R
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Having traveled in Africa we were drawn to this simple family-run restaurant late on our first night in town. Wow! This is not a place for fine dining or special atmosphere, but if you want authentic East African dishes with a wonderful array of flavors...More

1  Thank DartSkiDoc
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Just a couple blocks from Longfellow house, down a side street, sits this great little place, full of aromas that will make your mouth water before you order! Lovely personal service, excellent curry and vegetables, served on rice or injera, utensils available on request.

Thank cjdesai
Reviewed 24 July 2016

From the sidewalk, the wild animal decor behind the dusty glass, along with the unfamiliar dishes on the posted menu, intrigued us, so we decided to have lunch. The food sounded good; chicken, fresh veggies, a strange sounding bread, tea. When the waiter arrived with...More

1  Thank AlohaBuffington
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Oak St, Portland, ME 04101-3921
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-253-5122
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