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4155 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92105
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Ranked #1,841 of 4,069 Restaurants in San Diego
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian
Most recent review
- Aug 27, 2014
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San Diego
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

If you are like my wife and I we pretty much eat at the same restaurants and the same cuisine. Not that there is no variety, just the same. On the advise of a cab driver on a trip home from the airport we tried Asmara. This is one of our favorites now and are regulars. We enjoy the completely... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

On Sunday 6/30/13 I took several friends of mine to dine at Asmara Restaurant on University Ave, I have been to Asmara Restaurant several times, I like the food but this time, we had terrible experience with a rude and unprofessional waiter. One of my friends asked for glass cup to empty his soft drink into it but waiter said:... More

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Saxtons River, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

I've been to a lot of Ethiopian/Eritrean restaurants & this is amongst the best. Ample portions, reasonable price & everything is quite tasty

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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

The atmosphere and service was great!!! The food was even better and a nice change from day-to-day american cuisine. A restaurant I will definitely visit again very soon...yummy!!!

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Lakewood, Colorado
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011

My husband and I spent 6 months in Ethiopia a few years ago so we know Ethiopian food pretty well. This place was great, food was excellent and the prices were very reasonable. We will keep it on the list for next time we are in San Diego!

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North Bend, Oregon
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131 reviews 131 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2010

We've had Ethiopian and Eritrean food all across the country, but Asmara is among the best we've found. (The only places we've found in this league are the eponymously named Ethiopian Restaurant in Berkeley, and the Shalom Ethiopian Coffee House‎ in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (which we found by accident while moving to the East Coast).) Especially recommended are the... More

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Aspers, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2009

What a great little find! Wonderful Ethiopian food, very clean, great interior & atmosphere, very friendly service (if a touch slow sometimes - they don't hurry you). Good African beers to go with the food, too. One of our new favorites!

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