We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sarma Restaurant

249 Pearl St, Somerville, MA 02145-3942
+1 617-764-4464
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“sarma” (114 reviews)
“bbq duck” (15 reviews)
“dim sum” (14 reviews)
Open Now
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
249 Pearl St, Somerville, MA 02145-3942
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (342)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 333 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place in Somerville- slightly off the beaten track (we also missed the entrance) but atmosphere, service and food were all excellent. All the dishes had strong and complex flavours and were well put together. We had the hummous, duck kebab, cauliflower (excellent) and pork...More

Thank Vincent H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This terrific Middle Eastern Restaurant off the beaten path in Somerville is worth planning a trip to and experiencing. Not much to look at from the outside and located in a gentrifying neighborhood, Sarma serves tapas style dishes delightfully herbed and spiced in unique combinations....More

1  Thank cmarquet2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Sarma this week with some friends. Food was quite good. Everything was flavored/seasoned well. One friend was vegetarian and so we ordered a decent amount of vegetarian tapas, all of which were delicious even to my carnivorous tastes. Only annoying this is that...More

1  Thank JustJoshing9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been a few times. A bit less impressive this time. Waitstaff less friendly and too quick to clear dishes. Multiple vegetarian dishes with similar flavors/spices. Least favorite was blackened eggplant (too sweet). Scallop dish was a bit over cooked. Dessert limited in choice but...More

Thank magivey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to sarma once a week for about 3 years. I am someone who eats out regularly ie on average 4 - 5 nights a week. All of the food is inventive and creative but most importantly is extraordinary in its taste....More

1  Thank jsjmf17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend this restaurant for any meal but my husband and I arrived at 10pm for a late dinner. They have a limited late bar menu and it does not disappoint. The are several small plates and dessert available. My favorite is the pork belly...More

Thank Sula6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had to wait four weeks to get a reservation that was before 9PM, but boy oh boy, was it ever worth the wait! When we Uber-ed there from Back Bay Boston, it was totally packed, but we had a reservation (and they even called...More

Thank wpdesousa-mauk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food & Service were fabulous. Each dish had it’s own original taste. Service was friendly & efficient.

Thank bruce065
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Tapas type Mediterranean dishes ordered to share. Each dish is rather pricey. The menu is very exotic and sounds delectable but the tastes of most of the dishes is a little disappointing. The Argentina cheesesteak was very salty. Actually most meat dishes were very salty....More

Thank Inlook
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We've tried to get a table about twice as many times as we've been successful at this amazingly delicious restaurant. They are often booked solid for days, but it is definitely worth planning ahead and making a reservation. The food is just so good. Parking...More

Thank Smackmyface
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 hotels
La Quinta Inn & Suites Boston Somerville
1,021 reviews
.70 miles away
Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill Area
520 reviews
.84 miles away
The Row, Autograph Collection
7 reviews
.99 miles away
AC Hotel Boston North
233 reviews
1.21 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Highland Kitchen
247 reviews
.38 miles away
Neighborhood Restaurant
154 reviews
.46 miles away
Leone's Submarine Sandwich
22 reviews
.32 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Bantam Cider Company
27 reviews
.75 miles away
Aeronaut Brewing Co.
38 reviews
.69 miles away
Shiso Kitchen
19 reviews
.79 miles away
Union Square
18 reviews
.58 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
March 21, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from emmalou812 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure you can arrange to pre-pay. Just call as soon as the staff arrives, often an hour or so before the official "open," so you aren't making such a time-intensive and individual request while they are juggling the... More
January 13, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from EmptyNest_60 | Reviewed this property |
Not open for lunch. Noise level lively, if they did accommodate 16 for dinner, you wouldn't be able to hear everyone at your table. La Brasa isn't open for lunch either (except Sunday), or I'd recommend that. Bigger space... More
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 249 Pearl St, Somerville, MA 02145-3942
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-764-4464
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing