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Asena Restaurant

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2508 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-4634
510-521-4100
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Nice Restaurant in Alameda

We live in Alameda and have been here dozens of times - it's our go-to place for a nice dinner. The food is a combination of Mediterranean and American, and I've never had a bad meal here. If they have salmon carpaccio on the menu (the menu varies with the seasons), we always get that for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Jill S
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Alameda, California
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Alameda, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We live in Alameda and have been here dozens of times - it's our go-to place for a nice dinner. The food is a combination of Mediterranean and American, and I've never had a bad meal here. If they have salmon carpaccio on the menu (the menu varies with the seasons), we always get that for a starter - it's... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The food is very well prepared and well served, fresh produce and a finesse on the finish of the plates. Mostly it is not the conventional food you will find in a typical Mediterranean restaurant, it is more sophisticated dishes and a lot of influence from Turkey, where I believe the owner comes from. Good wines also and go for... More 

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Alameda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It's an unusual menu with an interesting and in places adventurous mix of Mediterranean and Californian and Turkish. Run with élan and style with a well-trained staff, you feel like you're in a classy restaurant though the surroundings are fairly informal. Prices are good, food is great, there is a bar and a well-selected wine list. I enjoy the feeling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Asena has a small but wonderful menu, with lovely light sauces and fantastic lamb dishes. The owners are delightful and very community-minded as well.

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Alameda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a place I take visitors knowing they won't be disappointed and the never are'. They know how to cater to their clientele.

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Alameda, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We go here regularly; We went there last saturday for dinner; we had reservations and were seated promptly; service was excellent; We both ordered the specials and hanger steak was amazing. We always order their Garlic on curry bread appetizer and that's to die for if you are a garlic lover! Their wine list is really good and the price... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Marilyn and I have been to Asena before and always enjoyed both service and food. This visit seemed special. It was Saturday at 6pm and we called to see if we could get 3 people in for dinner. The owner took care of our request even though totally booked. We parked in the lot across the street (parking is an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

As downtown Alameda has become more busy around the theater, Asena has become more isolated. But the place is worth the extra couple of blocks. Great homemade pizza, pastas, appetizers, and entrees. Solid wine list, reasonably priced. Don't miss this if you are in the area

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Vaison-la-Romaine, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Had dinner last night at Asena and as always enjoyed our meal. My only comment would be the lobster ravioli was more salmon than lobster so a little disappointing. Our daughter is gluten intolerant and they always are able to provide wonderful alternatives I.e. shrimp with risotto instead of pasta, excellent. Decaf cappuccinos to finish, excellent coffee.

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fremont, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

my golfing buddies; 7, came to Asena restaurant in Alameda, Ca. For dinner. Very nice Mediterranean quality faire. Each of us enjoyed our meal and experience very much. I started with a Cesar salad, a nice lamb dish in a pomegranate sauce, then finished with a creme brûlée. Others had steak, scollops, or a vegetarian dish. Cocktails preceded our dinner.... More 

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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: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2508 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-4634
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alameda
  • Phone Number: 510-521-4100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
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

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