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Asena Restaurant

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2508 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-4634
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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81 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Ohbeck
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

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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11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

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

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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, Families with children, Business meetings, 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: 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?