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Asena Restaurant

2508 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-4634
510-521-4100
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Ranked #6 of 199 restaurants in Alameda
Cuisines: Californian
Dining options: Reservations
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- Jul 11, 2014
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Lava Hot Springs, Idaho!
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 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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Alameda, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We have been to Asena several times since moving to Alameda. From our visits, we can see that this is a go to for many others in the area. Asena is consistent and friendly. I don't find much variation in the menu and sometimes the service is slow if they have a new waiter onboard or they are busy. Not... More

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Minneapolis Mn
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202 reviews 202 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Although we have only been to Asena a few times, we are impressed with the consistency of their food and service. Asena is a fun blend of Turkish and Greek cuisine that is both comfortable and inventive. Our group of four started with traditional cocktails and then tried three starters, artichoke hearts with a crispy crust (better than fried chicken),... More

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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had another great meal at Asena last weekend. The staff is wonderful - they always make you feel welcome and appreciated. The food was delicious - I had the chicken phyllo, which was flaky and very flavorful. The chocolate pot de creme was wonderful. Great place!

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Danville, California
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143 reviews 143 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We used Asena as the caterer for our son's wedding rehearsal dinner based on a recommendation and it was a smash hit. The food and presentation were flawless and garnered nothing but praise from everyone. We have also eaten at the restaurant and never been left wanting. A delightful experience from start to finish.

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San Francisco, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Asena has been consistently great over many years. We take our customers there and visit ourselves for both lunch and dinner. The specials are always a treat, particularly the pastas, accompanied by thoughtful wine recommendations. Start with a cocktail and don't look back. This is our favorite restaurant in Alameda and we try to get there often!

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Alameda, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I use to eat here 3-4 times a month when we lived in Alameda over 12 years ago, and we stopped in for lunch the other day having returned to the Bay area after our long absence. I looked at the specials and the lunch menu, but quickly dismissed them in favor of their signature mushroom ravioli, and from the... More

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