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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
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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Alameda, California
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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.

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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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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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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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18 reviews
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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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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Meals are always scrumptious at Asena. Whether it be one of their staple salads or creative pastas (ravioli to die for), lamb is consistently cooked properly, their sauces are unique and tasty. Nice selection of wines, especially supporting our local vintners! With a Mediterranean menu, you'll find Italian, Turkish influence, French sauces all working together nicely. While the ambiance is... More 

Thank gocathyl
Mokelumne Hill, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

My husband surprised me with this visit. I'm not familiar with Alameda and this was a hidden treasure. The food and service was wonderful! So many things I wanted to try. I will come back again. We had the mushroom Raviolis, which was obvious it was all made right there. The pasta itself was perfect, sauce was not to heavy,... More 

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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, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?