2014 Award Winner: BEST Ethiopian (Finalist)

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Asmara Restaurant

Nominated for: BEST Ethiopian

Asmara Restaurant 739 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge MA (617) 864-7447

Asmara Restaurant was established in 1986. For 22 years in Cambridge, Asmara has hosted several Bostonians, New Englanders, and Foreigner with Eritrean Food. Many people 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 seat 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 feel like you have experienced something very different and satisfying with our flavorful food and our colorful culture.

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11 Tips from Voters

Stella S. on July 24, 2014

Unique!

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Greg R. on June 28, 2014

Great food, comfortable atmosphere, decent prices.

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Scott A. on July 17, 2012

Very friendly service. Nice and spicy food! Get there early.

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Joseph K. on June 19, 2012

This food is -so- good

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Eric R. on June 4, 2012

Worth the trip out of the city!

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Michael B. on June 4, 2012

Fun to eat with fingers

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Katheryn K. on July 8, 2011

Very authentic and delectable. Try to get one of the Ethiopian-style tables rather than the Americanized type for a more authentic experience.

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DJ Mr Ed Mullen on July 6, 2011

founded in 1986, now a perrenial Zagats award winner. African cuisine. the menu will be suprizingly familiar, try it.

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Joseph K. on June 21, 2011

Amazing food and great staff!

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Claudine J. on June 10, 2011

Great place to go, especially with a group of friends.

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