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Asmara Restaurant

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739 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-3303
+1 617-864-7447
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“injera” (10 reviews)
“flatbread” (6 reviews)
“beef” (7 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 10:30 pmAll hours
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
739 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-3303
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1 - 10 of 58 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed May 7, 2017

If you want someplace totally, different this is the place for you. My husband and I got a night out without the little one and we went for something a little different. We had a wonderful Berbere tomato salad with spicy salmon, shiro (curried chickpeas),...More

Thank CrisMOS
Reviewed March 26, 2017

A group of us went to Asmara expecting to have no problem with different diets, but had to really wrangle with the server to get vegetarian stuff separately. that being said, once the food arrived it was fantastic!

Thank Jineffable
Reviewed January 8, 2017

My husband and I went to this restaurant based on Trip Advisor's favorable number of stars as well as the description of the tasty meals served. We saw the spicy lamb dish being served to another patron, and it looked delicious so I ordered the...More

Thank Beckysmom31
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

I visited Asmara in December then returned for dinner in January. I love the traditional seating and the communal spirit of sharing food with your fingers around a cozy table. I also enjoyed the Eritrean spices and flavors. The spinach and ricotta appetizer is really...More

Thank RockWoman5
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We ordered both combo plates and were excited that the kids even tried the food! We are every bite and would go back for more. Definitely seemed like the real thing.

Thank MissAnnieCat
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Exotic, authentic and served by a polite host who tripled as the waitress and as the busser, I was impressed with Asmara. The location is humble. The hostess greeted me at the entrance and then escorted me to a solid wood 3-pronged table with an...More

Thank Floridabluemacau
Reviewed September 3, 2016

We had never eaten Eritrean food before and thought we would give it a try. We took our friendly server's suggestion that we order a combination plate for a sampling of various dishes. The plate included beef, lamb, chicken, and vegetarian dishes, which were each...More

Thank AndoverDan
Reviewed August 30, 2016

No need for silverware - scoop up the luscious curries with the Eritrean flatbread that is served abundantly. We got a vegetarian sampler platter and a meat sampler platter, and everything was terrific. Fun way to try new foods and enjoy a group outing.

Thank Lindaqvx195
Reviewed August 26, 2016

OK, so I am one to give people the benefit of doubt in most cases. However, there are occasions when it becomes entirely obvious that such grace is completely unwarranted. My wife, daughter and I stopped by Asmaridiculous today for dinner, as part of our...More

Thank WellTravelled G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, 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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