Asmara Restaurant
Eritrean Restaurant$$
Today 5:00 – 10:30 pm
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739 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139
739 Massachusetts AvenueUSMassachusettsCambridge02139
$$Eritrean Restaurant, African Restaurant
Eritrean Restaurant
African Restaurant
East African Restaurant
Ethiopian Restaurant
Today 5:00 – 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 10:30 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 10:30 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 10:30 pmThursday 11:30 am – 10:30 pmFriday 11:30 am – 11:30 pmSaturday 11:30 am – 11:30 pmSunday 5:00 – 10:30 pm
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Eritrean & Ethiopian meals are shared & scooped up with injera bread at this homey, family-run spot.- Google
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Katherine Policy
a year ago
I go out of my way to eat Ethiopian food and this place is great. The food is great, the service is warm and speedy, and they have a great Ethiopian beer. Also a nice menu with a wide range of choices. They also serve the whole grain injera and that's a huge plus in my book if you want good Ethiopian food.
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Victor Woodroffe
4 months ago
Been coming here for 14 years, excellent food and service.
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Amin Hussen Ali
7 months ago
need improvement. not very difficult to do that . make fresh injera and food everyday.
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Amy Macabre
3 years ago
I love injera, the smushy bread that comes with Ethiopian cuisine. I mean I love injera so much that I will regularly hold it softly against my cheek and sigh wistfully before consuming it. The bread at Asmara is fluffy, soft, and just a bit sour from the fermented teff used to make it. It's excellent, I mean really really excellent. Sadly, the food seems to err on the side of bland. My collard greens were well cooked but tasted mainly one-note and the yellow lentils had barely any flavor beyond "This is a lentil." My companion and I wanted to share their vegetarian sampler and were instructed by the waitress that it "served one." Served one person for $16? Well alright. Once ordered, it was obvious that one would have been sufficient when paired with an appetizer, and we felt we had been swindled a bit into over ordering. Why three stars? The food here is authentic and good, but the prices are just a bit crazy. I've been to other Ethiopian restaurants (Addis comes to mind) where the portions were even more plentiful, and more importantly-- flavorful and prices cheaper, and the food quality was just as good if not better. Is their priciness due to location? I couldn't say. But for ho-hum service and not particularly impressive food, I have to say I'd rather go elsewhere for Ethiopian, even if their injera is fabulous. I just wish the rest of their food was as tasty.
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Anna Wiggins
a year ago
Wonderful service and very flavorful food. The combination plates are lovely; you get a nice variety of flavors and it's a great way to feed a group. If you've never tried Eritrean or Ethiopian food, the basic concept and flavor profile is similar to a lot of Indian and Middle Eastern dishes: lentils and vegetables and chunks of meat stewed in various sauces.
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Alan LaMielle
11 months ago
Great variety with either of the combination plates. Default to one of those if you're unsure of what to order.
Deborah Sampson
8 months ago
love this place. have been several times and never disappointed.
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Reid Vancelette
2 years ago
this is bar none one of my favorite restaurants in the boston area. very nice waitresses. they are really great at accommodating vegetarians.