smara Restaurant was established in 1986. For many years, Asmara has hosted several Bostonians, New Englanders, and Foreigner with Eritrean Food. Manypeople enjoy the Eritrean custom of eating with there fingers with our bread called Injera. Asmara Restaurant provides two kinds of Injera’s. One is made out of rice flour and the other is made out of Teff. Teff is a high grain packed with a considerable amount of protein, calcium, and fiber in each colorful seed. If you are allergic to wheat please call the manager to speak about what your options are. Asmara offers traditional tables called Mesob. They are woven baskets, which diner’s sit around the Mesob and the plate of food is placed in the center of the basket. Asmara Restaurant offers a variety of food to cater to the spicy, mild, vegetarian, carnivore, or vegan diners. The restaurant is filled with Eritrean artifacts, a variety of traditional items and several paintings done by an Eritrean Artist of his personal visions of Eritrea. Once you walk into Asmara Restaurant, we want you to experience something very different and satisfying with our flavorful food and our colorful culture.
We love it here! Food is fantastic, friendly staff. Gets crowded and service can slow down--I honestly don't know how they do it with such minimal staff, but they always have a smile. Eat traditionally or at a regular table. The vegetarian platter is suitable for vegans.
The only thing that bothers me here is the Eritrean music videos playing loudly in an endless loop.
1st experience with this type of cuisine. I love loved it. You get a choice of eating at a traditional or regular table. Recommend traditional for the whole experience thing. Having never tried this, the waitress recommended comination plates, explaining what each entailed. We went with that. She also told us about the bread and how to use the bread as an utensil. The amount of food was absolutely astounding! The flavors and aromas intoxicating. Its heaven for the herbivore, carnivore or omnivore in you. I had the tea also which was lovely with a nice cinnamon flavor. I dont know if the waitress was too sure I would like it. But loved it and would enjoy having it often. Sure wish there was food and service like this in my home state. The waitress explained how a meal would take a long time while the family catches up. So we were leisurely and she was right it is such a wonderful experience!!
Great authentic Ethiopian/Eritrean fare. Waitstaff were helpful in choosing entrees and service was quick. Would definitely go again!
Fantastic food, fantastic breakfast both for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Staff is wonderful - really patient, and offering to go above and beyond unprompted. The dishes seem to be a bit on the pricey side, but it is nearly impossible for a single person to finish a portion in one sitting - make sure to order extra injera (the delicious crepe-like bread) and either enjoy awesome leftovers at home for another meal or two, or eat family-style with your dining companion(s).
Really good Eritrean food, its very authentic and the staff is very friendly and helpful. The few times I have been it has been a great experience. The coffee is pretty cool too they serve it in a little wooden flask, very authentic.