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Asmara Restaurant

51 Oak St, Portland, ME 04101-3921
+1 207-253-5122
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“injera” (20 reviews)
“lamb” (9 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
51 Oak St, Portland, ME 04101-3921
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

we were waiting for a seat at another restaurant and were walking in the area and saw this restaurant. We changed our plans and came here. Excellent choice for vegetarians, we had the total vegetable order with injera, as well as Dora Wat. I would...More

Thank Mary J
Reviewed April 10, 2018

As you may notice from many of my past reviews, we eat at Ethiopian restaurants all around the country (and Canada). Food was just okay. We ordered the Vegetarian Sampler. Injera wasn't very sour and the food seemed microwaved. For the prices we paid @...More

Thank Attila_The_Hutt
Reviewed March 18, 2018

There is an abundance of excellent food in Portland but we wanted something low key and delicious and this fit the bill. We've had a good amount of food from Ethiopia and Eritrea before and this was delicious. We also enjoyed the meis (honey beer)...More

Thank _kyle_shepard
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

The form didn’t give the option to give 4.5, but we had the vegetarian sampler and loved the food, the service was friendly, and the atmosphere was comfortable and local.

Thank smaycurr
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

Quite a walk from the ship but well worth it after all that crappy ship food. Not cheap but not terrible and they only give the injera on the platter, nothing extra. Great small combo and more than enough. If you like Ethiopian you’ll be...More

Thank Veganguy
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Portland ME has become such a great food town, but many of the better known places are damn near impossible to get into. That’s how we stumbled on to this place. If you like Ethiopian/Eritrean food, you will not be disappointed. And if you’ve never...More

Thank Leonidas B
Reviewed July 30, 2017

I love this place. Home-cooked, delicious food. The best mead I've ever had. Great atmosphere - casual but cute. Really nice staff.

Thank Jen N
Reviewed June 23, 2017

I love the food, the family and the experience. Every time I go, I leave happy! This is authentic and healthy. A great place for a date or a group.

Thank Tarynwalker
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

Be adventurous! Its amazing! I had the lamb with potatoes My wife had the chickpea dish. My side was the red lentils, my wife had the carrots potatoes and cabbage. I could have made a meal from the sides..... with the injera of course. We...More

Thank Lee G
Reviewed May 24, 2017

I stopped in tonight with friends and enjoyed a fantastic meal. We shared the vegetarian sampler and everything was delicious, especially the shiro and fou'l. The injera was really beautifully made and perfectly tangy. Asmera also has a fantastic staff--everyone there was so friendly! Highly...More

Thank Lauren T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Oak St, Portland, ME 04101-3921
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-253-5122
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