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4155 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92105-1421
+1 619-677-3999
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Feb 22, 2017
“Better than any Ethiopian food I've ever had”
Oct 22, 2016
“Catch Up Dinner ”
Closed Now
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
African, Ethiopian
4155 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92105-1421
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Reviewed February 22, 2017

I've eaten Ethiopian food in many cities around the country, including San Diego. There's something a little different, a little better, more flavorful about Eritrean food. I think it's the owner who's there most of the time, and he's got to be one of the...More

Thank Maashu C
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We traveled to San Diego and had dinner with a friend here. It was excellent!! The food was fabulous. The atmosphere was perfect to catch up with friends as it was quiet enough to hear everyone but cozy enough that it felt comfortable. Staff are...More

Thank Renee H
Reviewed September 28, 2014

we were brought to Asmara by our daughter and SIL for a sunday dinner. Asmara is on a busy street but does have parking in the back with parking access from 2 points, entry to the restaurant is via a front door or a back...More

Thank flashncrash
Reviewed August 27, 2014

If you are like my wife and I we pretty much eat at the same restaurants and the same cuisine. Not that there is no variety, just the same. On the advise of a cab driver on a trip home from the airport we tried...More

Thank Commodore2010
Reviewed July 3, 2013

On Sunday 6/30/13 I took several friends of mine to dine at Asmara Restaurant on University Ave, I have been to Asmara Restaurant several times, I like the food but this time, we had terrible experience with a rude and unprofessional waiter. One of my...More

Thank Akoi J
Reviewed February 11, 2012

I've been to a lot of Ethiopian/Eritrean restaurants & this is amongst the best. Ample portions, reasonable price & everything is quite tasty

Thank jjjonas
Reviewed September 23, 2011

The atmosphere and service was great!!! The food was even better and a nice change from day-to-day american cuisine. A restaurant I will definitely visit again very soon...yummy!!!

Thank jayd1989
Reviewed May 6, 2011

My husband and I spent 6 months in Ethiopia a few years ago so we know Ethiopian food pretty well. This place was great, food was excellent and the prices were very reasonable. We will keep it on the list for next time we are...More

1  Thank jandlhodges
Reviewed July 18, 2010

We've had Ethiopian and Eritrean food all across the country, but Asmara is among the best we've found. (The only places we've found in this league are the eponymously named Ethiopian Restaurant in Berkeley, and the Shalom Ethiopian Coffee House‎ in Sioux Falls, South Dakota...More

Thank Buckminster_Fievre
Reviewed August 25, 2009

What a great little find! Wonderful Ethiopian food, very clean, great interior & atmosphere, very friendly service (if a touch slow sometimes - they don't hurry you). Good African beers to go with the food, too. One of our new favorites!

Thank Kilosierra
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5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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  • Address: 4155 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92105-1421
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-677-3999
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