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Asena Restaurant

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2508 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-4634
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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All 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
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Ohbeck
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always love bread w oil n vinegar. Richard super kind and welcoming. Generous portions. Everything fresh and colorful!

Thank Kasura
Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We LOVE this little spot! Their food - a mix of Greek & Mediterranean - is always excellent, and their service is super personal. If you go there more than a couple of times, they always remember you. When the weather is warm, their outside patio is very charming. Good for a special occasion.

Thank DrGingerP
Danville, Ca
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently, we had lunch at Asena with two other couples and found the food very tasty, the prices fair and the service excellent. They use very fresh and high quality ingredients and supplement their menu with interesting specials and a good wine list. The service was efficient and polite; just as I like it. Both owners came to our table... More 

Thank David M
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my only complaint is it is very noisy when busy which is nearly always The outside area is great on a warm evening and also dog friendly

Thank alameagirl
Alameda, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice restaurant for lunch. The food is good, particularly the salads. The staff is competent and attentive. The prices are reasonable.

Thank moppedahl
Alameda, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment you enter Asena, to the last bite of your tasty meal, you'll find this smaller venue to be a tremendous treat. The staff is courteous and attentive and the food is wonderful. The ambiance is great as long as you are comfortable with other diners being close-by. The owners make you feel like family and I always... More 

Thank Bill G
Alameda, CA
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mo and Mustafa take the absolute best care of their diners! I have never been disappointed...top notch service, friendly, welcoming vibe. The outdoor seating on a warm night or afternoon transports...you'll feel like you're on vacation!

Thank Jaimelynn
Lorton VA
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Asena serves interesting and varied dishes. You can eat light if you choose well. We come for lunch or dinner, either as a couple or as a small group. The service is impeccable and the owner/chef Mustafa is warm and welcoming. The ambiance is slightly upscale without being fussy. The outdoor patio space is charming, especially if you come early... More 

Thank Marianna S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
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: 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?