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Posted by Local Foodie on 08/29/2009
Great place. I normally get the vegan dishes, and they're great. I am sad about the tomato salad, though. I've been going there on and off for years and years. They used to offer a clarified butter dressing, but I guess the cost was killing them. Unfortunately, it's been all downhill from there. Last time I tried it, their approach was enough salt to kill a geriatric horse. So so much for one erstwhile beautiful dish. The other caveat is that their business model involves somewhat slow business most of the time and rather high prices, e.g. $13 for a bean dish at dinner. But that's it; I couldn't find one more fault if I tried. I'm very fond of this place.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/31/2008
I've only eaten at Asmara once, and I haven't tried any of the meat dishes, but I was not impressed. Maybe Eritrean food is slightly different than Ethiopian food, or maybe Ethiopian/Eritrean food is just not as good in Boston, but I found the injera dry, and the food tasteless and watery. I haven't tried any other places in Boston so I don't know how Asmara compares, but this was definitely way worse than the Ethopian food I've had in Boston or NY. Nice staff, though.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/22/2008
Great food, friendly staff. My favorite Ethiopian restaurant in the area. Decor needs an update, but everything else about it is fantastic.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/07/2008
I love this place. My boyfriend and I must have eaten here more then twenty times. The food is always good, especially the zeehgy(?) key wat, (#6 on the menu), the Kitfo, and the gored-gored. Make sure you try the homemade mes honey wine, which makes a good dessert. The owner is very friendly and gets to know regulars by name, and she is always working, usually waiting tables herself. The restaurant is small, so there can be short wait on weekend dinner hours(less the 30 min) , and the decor is nothing fancy, but the food more then makes up for it. I have tried multiple Ethiopian restaurants, including Addis Red Sea, and nothing has touched this one.
Posted by two foodies on 02/01/2008
We love this place and eat here at least once a week. The proprietor is a very nice lady, most willing to explain the dishes & recommend. We've tried nearly everything on the menu & love it all. The sauces are rich and complicatedand don't all taste the same. The injera bread is like a cold sourdough pancake which you tear pieces of and use to pick up the meats & veggies. The servings are quite large. One of the treats is the music, which is native, never too loud so as to obstruct conversation, and really pleasant. The restaurant offers both Western & Ethopian-style tables so you can go as "native" as you want. There's also a nice [select]ion of beers worth trying. We tend to prefer the meat dishes to the vegetable dishes, though the various bean dishes are fabulous. The meat sauces vary from mild to spicybe sure to ask. There are sampler dishes you can order to try a variety. The decor is not fancy, but the room is carpeted & certainly works as a "date" restaurant. It's an easy walk up Mass. Ave from the Central Square Red Line. One more thingthe house salad is terrifficalways ripe tomatoes, feta cheese (or something very like it) and a variety of greens tossed in a slightly spicy vinegrette. It can serve as a meal on its own.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/26/2006
The food was amazing and I couldn't stop eating. The service was very helpful but when busy there less attention given but still helpful. Veggie and meat dishes are equally great. A place for everyone. Great tasting spices and seasonings. I'm getting hungry talking about it. A place worth visiting!