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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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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 Francisco, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW

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
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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
San Francisco Bay Area
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64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ambiance is very low key. Food is fantastic! I had the salmon special, OMG best salmon I've ever had. I hope they have it when we go back. My mom has been there twice and both times had the grilled eggplant which she loves. We had the blood orange cheesecake special it was amazing, nothing like cheesecake, more like custard.... More 

Thank LagoonGirl
San Francisco, California
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a lover of Turkish food, you need to be here. Great food, good ambience and superb service. Kids loved the pizza and the Raki drink is fabulous. Definitely come back to visit again...

Thank Krish C
Alameda, California
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose Asena restaurant to celebrate our anniversary; the staff was friendly and helpful; our server explained the menu and gave us plenty of information on the wine selection. The food was tasty and the dessert was delicious. The manager came to our table, asked how was our dinner and offered us a complementary after dinner drink.

Thank Pecola10
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of thirty commanded the side garden for dining. Outdoor dining attractive and secluded. Great Mediterranean cuisine. When its not a crowd, a cozy table outside is lovely.

Thank girliegirlAlameda
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Mediterranean / Italian food.. Start to finish..great wine list at fair prices.. Besides all of this, great service!! Good people!

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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
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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: 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?