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Asmara Restaurant

5020 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609-2014
+1 510-547-5100
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good49%
  • Average19%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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African, Ethiopian
5020 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609-2014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live over an hour away, and it is well worth the drive to enjoy the delicious food and generous portions at Asmara. I recently enjoyed an early dinner after going to the Live Oak Theatre production of Hela with my friends. We ordered: Zilzil...More

Thank Bella S
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and i have never had Ethiopian food. What great food and great experience. The food had great flavour, the staff ( who are from Ethiopia) were so kind and helpful. We would go back.

Thank Ken W
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Asmara has been around for years, but it's been years since we've been there. If you've not been to an Ethiopian restaurant, it's a unique experience. We had both a vegetarian combination and a meat combination. Two such orders were plenty for three people. The...More

Thank markmd
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I went to this place today for lunch with my family. Very friendly service. We ordered veg combo with beef and other one lamb , family style. Nice decor, attached some photos. I gave this place 5 because I have nothing negative to say.

Thank keks64
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Went back to Asmara for the third time. This place has good food, and excellent service. You can ask to combine entrees onto a single plate to share with injera, in the traditional style.

Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

We love Asmara. It isn't fancy, but the food is reliably good. The service is friendly. On busy nights it is slow, but always seems worth the wait. There are many Ethiopian restaurants in the area, but we have never been disappointed here.

Thank Margot K
Reviewed 20 June 2015

This is a Ethiopian / Erierea restaurant located in the Temscal Area in Oakland. The food is very good and is eaten with a special bread. We enjoyed the experience with a very helpful waiter. It is way to try something quite different and also...More

Thank Estell S
Reviewed 9 January 2015

I am not a vegetarian or a fan of Ethiopian food, but the rest of my family are one or both. We were walking by while I was visiting from the west coast and 3 of us got excited about Asamara. My son and daughter...More

Thank 8,013
Reviewed 30 September 2014

We liked all the meat and vege dishes. The Tej was good. The best part was the Ingira bread was not overly sour - as they tend to get at other Ethopian places.

Thank STM65
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We went because the food was rated 26 (out of 30) in the Zagats. We think it was tasty but it would be impossible for us to rate it against other Ethiopian restaurants. We had one 3 types of meat dish combination platter ($12.95) and...More

Thank aledm
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5020 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609-2014
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-547-5100
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