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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 good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“injera” (9 reviews)
“flatbread” (6 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
739 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-3303
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Reviewed July 6, 2016

My boyfriend and I decided to go to this place as we were walking by and saw how busy it was inside! The menu was a little pricey, but it was definitely worth it. Never having tried this type of cuisine before, the waitress was...More

Thank Kristy B
Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Ordered the lamb dish with red peppers . Was a relatively large sized portion with 2 injeras. Was super delicious and flavorful!! Was way better than the lamb dish I had in Seattle. The service was very warm and the restaurant nice and cozy !...More

Thank Kayy S
Reviewed April 25, 2016

My husband and I brought our 16-year-old foster son here so he could get an authentic taste of home. From the decor to the friendly service to the injera and various stews, Asmara did not disappoint. While a bit on the pricier side, it was...More

2  Thank StephMcCaf
Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

My son and I tried Ethiopian on a college visit trip and found Asmara in Central square. The waitress greeted us immediately and had us sit at a table with a traditional basket to hold the assortment of stews. We already were impressed. The injera...More

Thank Familytravelmaven
Reviewed March 28, 2016

We stopped here for lunch the other day: really enjoyed the food, served in traditional Eritrean fashion. The bread was really tasty, and each of the entrees we tried were really good. The traditional way of serving means that it's easy to share, so if...More

Thank James W
Reviewed January 25, 2016

We stopped at Asmara for the first time in a few decades (since we moved across the country) to find that not much had changed. Loved the food, delicious injera bread, and fun atmosphere. Service is pretty laid back, but staff is nice and informative....More

Thank 03040810
Reviewed December 23, 2015

I really like this restaurant, the food was delicious, we had the vegetarian combo plate, and the server was so pleasant and friendly. I wish it was closer than 3,000 miles from my home. I would be a regular customer.

1  Thank dgflys
Reviewed December 16, 2015

Although few people in our wedding party had eaten Ethiopian food before this wedding rehearsal dinner, they were won over to a new cuisine by the meal's end. We booked the entire restaurant and it was like serving a feast at the home of someone...More

1  Thank engprof
Reviewed November 7, 2015

Our daughter loves this restaurant and this is our second experience with her and a friend. Very traditional Ethiopia/Eritrea style food and way of eating. Today's food experience included the vegetable combo for two, which includes a WONDERFUL tomato salad. I ordered the boneless chicken...More

1  Thank DublinIslanddreamer
Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

I have never had a dining experience like this anywhere. We had a newbie to Ethiopian cuisine with us and wanted him to try this ethic experience. We made the mistake of bringing him here for the first exposure. All three waitresses tried to bully...More

3  Thank Deborah I
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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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