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Asmara Restaurant

739 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-3303
+1 617-864-7447
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
739 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-3303
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

... food and friendly as well as helpful service! Amazing gluten free food, make sure to call ahead to make sure they have the gluten free ingera!

Thank nielsmatter
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Eritrean food. It's similar to Ethiopian in that they serve that spongy teff bread so you scoop the stew and eat with your hands. But they have their own wonderful spices--the lamb stew that's mild is just lovely, not spicy hot (sometimes you're in the...More

Thank Lat911
Reviewed July 29, 2018

A delicious meal in a cozy casual location. I tried the sea scallops which I've never had ethiopian before. It was excellent. And all the flavors I am used to. If we find ourselves back in Cambridge, we would definitely eat here again.

Thank abigailo505
Reviewed July 21, 2018

We absolutely love Ethiopian food and were quite delighted to try a new place! The atmosphere was fun, though notn Boston. Portion sizes were right on point and the wait staff was helpful without being overwhelming. Definitely would recommentd!!

Thank danimax2016
Reviewed February 21, 2018

First of all we are not new to ethiopian food. While ordering we asked we would like to order spicy food. She said the food is going to be mild but she will give us hot sauce on the side so we can make it...More

Thank Food_Snob_tiger
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

We showed up early because of reviews saying that might be hard to get a table. Walked in and were able to get traditional seating and highly recommend this if you are dining here! Food was amazing but favorite part was the service above and...More

Thank SkoonR
Reviewed December 18, 2017

If you have never tried Eritrean or Ethiopian food, then this restaurant is a must visit in Cambridge, MA! This authentic restaurant provides you with a culinary delight as you learn to eat Eritrean food served on and with the unique "injera" (a fermented sourdough...More

Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

I wanted to try something new and have the experience of dining in so I decided to check out Asmara. Nice clean restaurant , friendly and helpful staff. I ordered the lamb with veggies (mild) and yellow lentil..it was delicious!The lamb was made perfectly, nice...More

Thank LadyYolanda411
Reviewed September 15, 2017

My boyfriend and I were excited to try Eritrean cuisine for the first time and loved both the food and the experience. Arriving at about 7:30/8pm on a Saturday night, we had to wait a short bit for a table, but we then opted to...More

Thank P6804BLcm
Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

This place seemed like a small scale operation. There was one lady who served the whole restaurant on a Sunday lunch time. There was no delay though! It was a very good cultural experience. The meat options were tasty however the Injira bread and the...More

Thank Lilupa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 739 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-3303
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-864-7447
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