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.

Asmara Restaurant
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4.3 out of 5 stars

Rob B
Rob B

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

Ethiopian food is just, well, it never disappoints. But it's even better at Asmara. From the cozy ambience, which is great whether it's date night or food and drinks with friends, to the delicious food itself and generous portions, this place is the truth.

Frank Farmilette
Frank Farmilette

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Seriously the best Ethiopian (or the capital of Ethiopia specifically, I forget the name) food I have ever had. The waitress is always wonderful and service is great. I'd highly recommend trying this place out, especially if you've never had Ethiopian food before.

Diana Lucas
Diana Lucas

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

First time being there. The food was so good and the people were helpful and lovely. Can't wait to go back.

Jennifer Kelly
Jennifer Kelly

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

Great all around experience. You won't regret going. Fun for a group.

Paulo Souza
Paulo Souza

1 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

I arrived at the restaurant at 2 PM on 05/09/17 to have lunch. I went to the bathroom, and the waitress stopped me from going to the bathroom, said that the restaurant was closed and that the bathroom was for customers only. There were other people having lunch there, the sign on the door was open, and the restaurant works normally at that time. I explained to the waitress that I was a client, that I would go to the bathroom and come back to make the request, and that my girlfriend would be at the table. The waitress refused to answer me, said that I could not use the bathroom, that the restaurant was closed and expelled me from the restaurant. I've never been so humiliated and mistreated. Terrible experience at this restaurant. I feel that I suffered prejudice. Would not recommend to anyone at this restaurant.

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739 Massachusetts Ave,Cambridge, MA 02139

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Opening Hours

Monday

11:30 am - 3:00 pm 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Tuesday

11:30 am - 3:00 pm 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Wednesday

11:30 am - 3:00 pm 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Thursday

11:30 am - 3:00 pm 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Friday

11:30 am - 3:00 pm 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Saturday

11:30 am - 11:30 pm

Sunday

5:00 pm - 10:30 pm