(510) 547-5100

Eritrean/Ethiopian Food in a Wonderful Setting

Asmara Restaurant serves traditional Eritrean/Ethiopian food for diners in Oakland. With gluten-free dishes and fare that's low in fat, you won't feel guilty about dining out at Asmara Restaurant. Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal -- This restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner. Kids are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this restaurant. Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at Asmara Restaurant with their complimentary wifi.

Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table (510) 547-5100. Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Asmara Restaurant -- casually-dressed diners are the norm here.

Parking is plentiful, so diners can feel free to bring their vehicles. Asmara Restaurant makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.

Asmara Restaurant is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30. So dine at Asmara Restaurant next time you're in the mood for vibrant flavor and unique Eritrean/Ethiopian cooking.

See our reviews on Yelp!

Best Eritrean/Ethiopean food I've ever tasted.

This is my favorite restaurant in Oakland by far. I have never tasted shiro or kik alicha anywhere near as good.

-Yelp Reviewer

This place is beautiful.  The food was excellent. Asmara isn't just a restaurant it is an experience. I loved eat my food without silverware. My family found it interesting as well, especially my children. The art work is amazing and service is great. I will always be a customer at Asmara.

-Yelp Reviewer

Easily the best ethiopian/Eritrean restaurant in the Bay Area. They have been in business since 1985 which tells you how consistent there food has been over the years. Great beer and alcohol selection in the bar side as well!

-Yelp Reviewer

Asmara rocks.
Ordered same thing for over 15 years. LOVE!!!! Our family of 7 talk often about going and when we go Rao about afterwards for days. Owner is a jewel and waiters attentive and kind.

-Yelp Reviewer

About Us


Experience delicious Eritrean and Ethiopian cuisine in a relaxed setting. We are now open for lunch. Enjoy fresh ingredients, great friendly service in a relaxed, casual, authentic  atmosphere.

All entrees served with fresh salad, seasonal vegetables, and injera bread.

We cater office parties, birthdays, and  special occasions.

Sample unique beef, lamb, chicken, and vegetarian dishes spicy or mild.

Lunch, Dinner, and Food To Go. Full Bar





Established in 1985.

We have been at this location since 1985 and love sharing a special lunch/dinner experience with all of our loyal and new customers!

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Located in Temescal District

5020 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609

(510) 547-5100