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Asmara Restaurant

51 Oak St, Portland, ME 04101-3921
+1 207-253-5122
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“injera” (18 reviews)
“red lentils” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:30All hours
African, Ethiopian
$$ - $$$
51 Oak St, Portland, ME 04101-3921
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the food, the family and the experience. Every time I go, I leave happy! This is authentic and healthy. A great place for a date or a group.

Thank Tarynwalker
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Be adventurous! Its amazing! I had the lamb with potatoes My wife had the chickpea dish. My side was the red lentils, my wife had the carrots potatoes and cabbage. I could have made a meal from the sides..... with the injera of course. We...More

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I stopped in tonight with friends and enjoyed a fantastic meal. We shared the vegetarian sampler and everything was delicious, especially the shiro and fou'l. The injera was really beautifully made and perfectly tangy. Asmera also has a fantastic staff--everyone there was so friendly! Highly...More

Thank Lauren T
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Eritrean food....it was excellent. Not a fancy place but great service. They helped us order and the food was unique and delicious. Small place...advise you make a reservation.

1  Thank Henry R
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Having traveled in Africa we were drawn to this simple family-run restaurant late on our first night in town. Wow! This is not a place for fine dining or special atmosphere, but if you want authentic East African dishes with a wonderful array of flavors...More

1  Thank DartSkiDoc
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Just a couple blocks from Longfellow house, down a side street, sits this great little place, full of aromas that will make your mouth water before you order! Lovely personal service, excellent curry and vegetables, served on rice or injera, utensils available on request.

Thank cjdesai
Reviewed 25 July 2016

From the sidewalk, the wild animal decor behind the dusty glass, along with the unfamiliar dishes on the posted menu, intrigued us, so we decided to have lunch. The food sounded good; chicken, fresh veggies, a strange sounding bread, tea. When the waiter arrived with...More

1  Thank AlohaBuffington
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Wholeheartedly recommend. Very tasty. Will keep this brief. If you like spicy(can be varied) and interesting food, you would love this

Thank litz59
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

This restaurant stays open pretty late for the area -1030 ish. Food was tasty with a lot of variety and food groups. Salad was a special treat, and I liked the red lentils too. One of the only restaurants where I have seen the owner...More

1  Thank wilderre
Reviewed 11 May 2016

We visited Asmara for lunch. It is a very small, "hole-in-the-wall" sort of restaurant with just 8 or 9 tables and a small kitchen in the back, but don't be put off by its undistinguished appearance. It offers several wonderfully flavored meat and vegetarian stews,...More

1  Thank NovaDigby
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Oak St, Portland, ME 04101-3921
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-253-5122
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