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Asena Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2508 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-4634
+1 510-521-4100
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Jose, California
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked a table for Christmas eve dinner with my in laws. Fixed menu but it had a wide variety to choose from. Really nice interior. Food was very good and service was excellent.

Thank Doug M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a dinner here with a bunch of friends. Every dish we had was delicious. Service, as noted by others, was a bit slow, but food was worth the wait. Eggplant dishes were especially good. Salads were very tasty, and desserts were excellent. Would go back if I was not in a rush to a movie or event. Casual gracious... More 

Thank Lisa B
Alameda, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Pretty good food. Probably the slowest service I have had anywhere. Unless you like waiting long for everything you should probably go some where else. But it is a nice place. Very Friendly owner and waiter.

Thank papasock
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

We go there for special occasions, and have never been disappointed with their specials. Paella served daily. Ask for the osso bucco, but only a limited number of portions are available when it is available. Pastas, lamb dishes, eggplant - all great choices.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We found the restaurant in TripAdvisor and it was an home run! We ordered for entre Medjool dates rapped in Applewood smoked bacon filled with blue cheese that was delicious! We had a salad to share of Belgium Endives. As main dish I had a Sliced Eggplant and my husband a Ahi Tuna (day special) both were perfect. Desert was... More 

Thank Julia H
Alameda, California
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful Mediterranean food, delicious salads, great in house bread. Tight seating but a very friendly atmosphere.

Thank Dora1893
Scottsdale, Arizona
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313 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We had another fantastic meal at Asena last night. It was the perfect evening to enjoy dining on the outside patio. We started with the peppers in a light yogurt sauce. Delicious. Then we shared three main dishes: the lamb stuffed eggplant, the ravioli stuffed with mild sausages, and the scallop special served with mashed potato and broccoli. All three... More 

Thank booptraveler
Alameda, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Asena consistently delivers delicious food and warm, welcoming service. The Eggplant entree is always a favorite, as well as the goat cheese and house salads, but sometimes the specials are so enticing I'm motivated to try something new. I've never been disappointed with my meal!

Thank savastola
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We have been going here since they opened quite a few yarns ago! It is always exceptional, and the service is outstanding! Never have had an entree I didn't enjoy. Take friends from out of town for a special treat!

Thank Max4yarn
Alameda, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

My favorite restaurant. The food and selections are always great. My only complaint is that it's noisy.

Thank spiersch

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2508 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-4634
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alameda
  • Phone Number: +1 510-521-4100

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Oakland, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?