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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)
“eritrean food” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
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

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Dakota57
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

Date of visit: April 2018
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

Date of visit: February 2018
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.

Date of visit: February 2018
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

Date of visit: October 2017
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

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank LBig4
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.

Date of visit: May 2017
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.

Date of visit: May 2017
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

Date of visit: June 2017
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

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank LFT1983
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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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