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All 204 Alameda Restaurants

Asena Restaurant

2508 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-4634
510-521-4100
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Ranked #5 of 204 Restaurants in Alameda
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Californian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Alameda, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Asena consistently has a wonderful menu and great specials. On my latest visit I had veal ravioli that were possibly the best I have ever had. The appetizer ih humus and fried linguicia was served with triangles if pita bread. The wine list always compliments the food. The host and wait staff are friendly and more than competent. Every meal... More 

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Danville, California
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160 reviews 160 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Mustaffa and his staff have catered both of our sons' rehearsal dinners. The food, the service, the working relationship...absolutely everything about this place is phenomenal. The first gig was in Alameda but son #2 got married in Monterey and Asena trucked down the coast and did an equally stellar job far from home base. In both cases, the guests were... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Asena Restaurant has been around for some time now and I have never been disappointed. It is a culinary treasure of eclectic tastes and fusion cuisine from Turkey, Italy and the Mediterranean. The staff is understanding and accommodating of food allergies. Yes, it can be noisy but this is the best restaurant in Alameda. The host is gracious and extends... More 

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Fishertown PA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

What a wonderful culinary treasure in the city of Alameda . . . Our Dinner group consisted of 6 people and everyone enjoyed everything that we ordered , including a Salmon Dish and a Cured Meat Dish . . . the salads were fresh as well as unique. The coffee was excellent (seemed like Turkish coffee to me) and the... More 

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San Leandro
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Asena is a small, cordial restaurant serving Italian cuisine. The food is outstanding, service is even better. Only downside is that it is small and noisy in the evening, tables are crowded together. But the hospitality and quality of the food overcomes this. Yes, a real Alameda treasure.

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Oakland, California, United States
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131 reviews 131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I dine here quite frequently and am never disappointed. Lunch is always fantastic and very affordable for the quality of food you receive. Dinner is also wonderful. I have celebrated birthdays and anniversaries here and always receive outstanding service, delicious food, and a great overall experience. I definitely come back for their mushroom ravioli and any lamb dish they might... More 

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Lava Hot Springs, Idaho!
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We arrived at Oakland airport at 4:40pm and were seated at Asena Restaurant in Alemeda by 5pm. We sat outside amongst the flowers and had a glass of wine before our entrees arrived. The waiter was very friendly and helpful. My swordfish was perfectly prepared. My wife had the pork medallions with roasted fruit chutney. Also superb. My sons both... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife & I fly out from Chicago twice a year to spend time with our daughter & grandkids. We have eaten in many places around Oakland Airport and SF airport. We are really old and have eaten in lots of other places as well. We have never had a more outstanding dining experience than this. We found Asena on... More 

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San Mateo, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Our friends recently moved to Alameda, so we're excited to be able to visit new restaurants. Asena is truly a gem. Our table shared the pear apple soup, which was sweet and savory. We also had the fried artichokes, which were perfect! Our entrees consisted of lamb ravioli, halibut and lamb chops, and we practically licked our plates clean. The... More 

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Alameda, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A nice variety of different dishes with a Mediterranean touch. Reasonable prices and good service make it a great place to go for a "nice" dinner.

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Additional Information about Asena Restaurant

Address: 2508 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-4634
Phone Number: 510-521-4100
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alameda
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Californian

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