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Asmara Restaurant

739 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-3303
+1 617-864-7447
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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739 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-3303
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 26 June 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
Reviewed 7 May 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 26 March 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 9 January 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 4 January 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 30 October 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 13 September 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 3 September 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
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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