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Asena Restaurant

2508 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-4634
+1 510-521-4100
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
Mediterranean, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2508 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-4634
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best lamb I've ever had and that would count countries in which it was a staple. We had bacon wrapped figs with just a hint of roquefort as an app, and zinfandel raspberry sorbet to finish. Accented by a bone dry Turkish wine...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit Alameda, California, once a year. I have come to the conclusion that the best restaurant to enjoy a fabulous meal is Asena. We have eaten here several times through the years and have never had a meal that I would rate less than...More

Thank Banker081633
Reviewed March 13, 2018

Great menu selection and even better selection of lunch specials. Always excellent service and great food. Reasonable wine selections. And don't forget to try the dessert... Easy to forget about this restaurant choice but worth circling the block to find a spot to park.

Thank Nancy E
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Good food, great service, and cozy atmosphere. Unfortunately they aren't open on Sundays and do require a reservation most of the time. Very popular.

Thank frepstein
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

I have been visiting Asena for many years. It is small and gets full very fast but it never ceases to amaze me how every meal I get is good. Attentive wait staff and good fresh gourmet food. Get there before 6pm if you want...More

Thank Helen A
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

I went with 4 very different friends and we all ordered something different. Everyone raved how good it was. Great service. Great food and atmosphere. Make reservations.

Thank Rosiebroadway
Reviewed January 8, 2018

I decided to give this restaurant a try for my yearly family Christmas Eve Dinner. I make reservations months early to confirm date. Several days before the dinner, I went to Asena to make sure all was in place and to see about menu. Learned...More

Thank Rose L
Reviewed November 8, 2017

I met a friend at Asena. We ordered the Caesar salad with chicken. It was delicious. We asked for extra croutons and dressing. They were generous in filling the requests. The staff was friendly. He checked on us and was not intrusive. The deserts were...More

Thank Spicemom2013
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Friendly staff, great food, can get busy and crowded so go early. I have never had a bad meal at this place.

Thank Helen A
Reviewed September 14, 2017

Maybe it was the night as it was a very hot night in Alameda. The food was good but getting the food was not. The service was extremely slow and one of the dishes was incorrect. The server, instead of saying "I will take care...More

Thank rxslugger
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Hi I was interested in areas that are around Monteray or Big Sir area? Finding places to stay that take a dog.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Romantic, 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
  • E-mail
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