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Sarma Restaurant

249 Pearl St, Somerville, MA 02145-3942
+1 617-764-4464
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
249 Pearl St, Somerville, MA 02145-3942
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We don't know too many people who are adventurous and appreciate trying new foods. But our out of-town friends do, so we chose Sarma. Service by Lana was pleasant, helpful, and patient. Dishes we tried were the Scallops Katayif (so delicious), tabouleh crusted flounder (delish),...More

Thank raymondmC6721ME
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go here, make a reservation to make sure you get in. Make it more than a week in advance. Don't order too much off the menus because when the daily specials come around, you are going to want everything! If the chicken comes out of...More

Thank krismcdavid4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Horrible service, inaccurate hostess, hostile service staff,rigid about ordering. Food okay. In some ways, “the emperor has no clothes.” Tiny plates, large prices. The attitude is that due to their fame, they can get away with being rude.

1  Thank Foodafficianado
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived in Boston for 3 years now, and this is hands down the best restaurant I've been to. It's a charming atmosphere - tucked away in Somerville - and every dish seems to outdo the last. Highly recommend the spicy brussel sprouts with...More

Thank shelbsoc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for dinner and drinks with a group a 4. We ordered 12 different plates and the donuts for dessert. I can’t recall everything we ate, but I really liked their brussels sprouts and cauliflower dish. Everything was so flavorful. I would return...More

Thank bayareaeducator
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Local chef referred us here as we wanted something unique and locally known. A fusion of sourced local flavors and Mediterranean / Mid East flavors. Served in small portions to share ( think Tapas) so we can sample few dishes. Then there is the passed...More

Thank stewartsinsimi
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Great place in Somerville- slightly off the beaten track (we also missed the entrance) but atmosphere, service and food were all excellent. All the dishes had strong and complex flavours and were well put together. We had the hummous, duck kebab, cauliflower (excellent) and pork...More

Thank Vincent H
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

This terrific Middle Eastern Restaurant off the beaten path in Somerville is worth planning a trip to and experiencing. Not much to look at from the outside and located in a gentrifying neighborhood, Sarma serves tapas style dishes delightfully herbed and spiced in unique combinations....More

1  Thank cmarquet2018
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Went to Sarma this week with some friends. Food was quite good. Everything was flavored/seasoned well. One friend was vegetarian and so we ordered a decent amount of vegetarian tapas, all of which were delicious even to my carnivorous tastes. Only annoying this is that...More

1  Thank JustJoshing9
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Have been a few times. A bit less impressive this time. Waitstaff less friendly and too quick to clear dishes. Multiple vegetarian dishes with similar flavors/spices. Least favorite was blackened eggplant (too sweet). Scallop dish was a bit over cooked. Dessert limited in choice but...More

Thank magivey
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March 21, 2018|
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Response from emmalou812 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure you can arrange to pre-pay. Just call as soon as the staff arrives, often an hour or so before the official "open," so you aren't making such a time-intensive and individual request while they are juggling the... More
January 13, 2016|
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Response from EmptyNest_60 | Reviewed this property |
Not open for lunch. Noise level lively, if they did accommodate 16 for dinner, you wouldn't be able to hear everyone at your table. La Brasa isn't open for lunch either (except Sunday), or I'd recommend that. Bigger space... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 249 Pearl St, Somerville, MA 02145-3942
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-764-4464
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