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Asmara Restaurant

739 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-3303
+1 617-864-7447
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
739 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-3303
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all we are not new to ethiopian food. While ordering we asked we would like to order spicy food. She said the food is going to be mild but she will give us hot sauce on the side so we can make it...More

Thank Food_Snob_tiger
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We showed up early because of reviews saying that might be hard to get a table. Walked in and were able to get traditional seating and highly recommend this if you are dining here! Food was amazing but favorite part was the service above and...More

Thank SkoonR
Reviewed 18 December 2017

If you have never tried Eritrean or Ethiopian food, then this restaurant is a must visit in Cambridge, MA! This authentic restaurant provides you with a culinary delight as you learn to eat Eritrean food served on and with the unique "injera" (a fermented sourdough...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I wanted to try something new and have the experience of dining in so I decided to check out Asmara. Nice clean restaurant , friendly and helpful staff. I ordered the lamb with veggies (mild) and yellow lentil..it was delicious!The lamb was made perfectly, nice...More

Thank LadyYolanda411
Reviewed 15 September 2017

My boyfriend and I were excited to try Eritrean cuisine for the first time and loved both the food and the experience. Arriving at about 7:30/8pm on a Saturday night, we had to wait a short bit for a table, but we then opted to...More

Thank P6804BLcm
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This place seemed like a small scale operation. There was one lady who served the whole restaurant on a Sunday lunch time. There was no delay though! It was a very good cultural experience. The meat options were tasty however the Injira bread and the...More

Thank Lilupa
Reviewed 7 May 2017

If you want someplace totally, different this is the place for you. My husband and I got a night out without the little one and we went for something a little different. We had a wonderful Berbere tomato salad with spicy salmon, shiro (curried chickpeas),...More

Thank CrisMOS
Reviewed 26 March 2017

A group of us went to Asmara expecting to have no problem with different diets, but had to really wrangle with the server to get vegetarian stuff separately. that being said, once the food arrived it was fantastic!

Thank Jineffable
Reviewed 8 January 2017

My husband and I went to this restaurant based on Trip Advisor's favorable number of stars as well as the description of the tasty meals served. We saw the spicy lamb dish being served to another patron, and it looked delicious so I ordered the...More

Thank Beckysmom31
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I visited Asmara in December then returned for dinner in January. I love the traditional seating and the communal spirit of sharing food with your fingers around a cozy table. I also enjoyed the Eritrean spices and flavors. The spinach and ricotta appetizer is really...More

Thank RockWoman5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 739 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-3303
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-864-7447
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