Asena Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 2508 Santa Clara Ave

    Alameda, CA 94501

    Map & Directions
  • 510-521-4100

About Asena Restaurant

Categories
Hours
Lunch: Mon - Fri, 11:30am - 2:30pm. Dinner: Mon - Thu, 4:30pm -9:30pm; Fri & Sat, 5pm - 10pm. Closed Sunday

Food

Food
More choices in Alameda:
Resultset_next

Acapulco Restaurant

2104 Lincoln Ave Alameda, CA

Resultset_next

Java Rama Coffee House

1333 Park St Alameda, CA

4.2857 7
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Asena Restaurant was?
Write a Review
.

Asena's is one of our favorite lunch spots at work. I like their veggie dishes but the fish looks good as well. My friend likes shrimp scampi over pasta (not on the lunch menu) and she loves it! I could snack on the bread and olive oil (and vinegar) all afternoon (watch out hips!). The prices are reasonable and the service is great and the owners come over to greet you and ask about your meal. They have a full bar, if you are so inclined.

4
★★★★☆

Asena's is one of our favorite lunch spots at work. I like their veggie dishes but the fish looks good as well. My friend likes shrimp scampi over pasta (not on the lunch menu) and she loves it! I could snack on the bread and olive oil (and vinegar) all afternoon (watch out hips!). The prices are reasonable and the service is great and the owners come over to greet you and ask about your meal. They have a full bar, if you are so inclined.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

I really love this little spot in Alameda. they have great tasting mediterranean food and very reasonably priced. You get a choice of soup or salad with your entree! Although the menu doesn't change very often all the entrees are good. Try the paella and definitely eat the homemade bread they serve before dinner.

2
★★★★★

I really love this little spot in Alameda. they have great tasting mediterranean food and very reasonably priced. You get a choice of soup or salad with your entree! Although the menu doesn't change very often all the entrees are good. Try the paella and definitely eat the homemade bread they serve before dinner.

Pros: Delicious food, value

Cons: Small restaurant, can get loud

.

Alameda is not known for great restaurants, but Asena is near the top of most everyone's list. The place is very comfortable, they have dinner specials every night, and the menu changes seasonally. The owners wait the tables, so you know that you are being well taken care of.

PROS: good food, full bar
CONS:

4
★★★★☆

Alameda is not known for great restaurants, but Asena is near the top of most everyone's list. The place is very comfortable, they have dinner specials every night, and the menu changes seasonally. The owners wait the tables, so you know that you are being well taken care of.

PROS: good food, full bar
CONS:

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

The ambience of the restaurant was very nice but unfortunately the food was not very good. It was truly disappointing considering the good reviews we've heard. My paella was extremely SALTY. I had to force myself to eat half of it. My husband's pasta dish tasted more life a dessert due to the over sweetness. The smoked salmon carpiccio was sliced too thick to enjoy.

We're not going to be coming back.

1
★★★☆☆

The ambience of the restaurant was very nice but unfortunately the food was not very good. It was truly disappointing considering the good reviews we've heard. My paella was extremely SALTY. I had to force myself to eat half of it. My husband's pasta dish tasted more life a dessert due to the over sweetness. The smoked salmon carpiccio was sliced too thick to enjoy.

We're not going to be coming back.

.

We had a delicious meal there - everything from appetizer to dessert was excellent. The price is pretty reasonable and the service is outstanding. We found the entrees to be a a little on the salty side, but I suppose that comes with the territory with a menu that hints of Greek, Turkish, Spanish, Italian, Lebanese influences. In a town that lacks in higher end dining options, Asena is a stand out.

2
★★★★★

We had a delicious meal there - everything from appetizer to dessert was excellent. The price is pretty reasonable and the service is outstanding. We found the entrees to be a a little on the salty side, but I suppose that comes with the territory with a menu that hints of Greek, Turkish, Spanish, Italian, Lebanese influences. In a town that lacks in higher end dining options, Asena is a stand out.

.

Mustapha, Mo, & crew always make us feel so welcome. We always stagger out with full bellies two+ hours later. The menu changes seasonally-- you will be amazed by the variety of food coming out of the tiny kitchen. Try the homemade ravioli of the day, soup of the day, osso bucco, or fish of the day. The steak is always excellent as well. There is a leek fettucine with seafood that is to die for. There are several vegetarian entrees and appetizers. Chef makes homemade yogurt cheese, sauces, and his seasoning with fresh herbs is delicious and varied. Appetizers are not always a good value for the price, but are interesting. We have visited again and again because of the excellent food, changing menu, affordable wine list, and European restaurant style service. The sponged-wall ambience is a little dated, but the seating is very comfortable.

2
★★★★★

Mustapha, Mo, & crew always make us feel so welcome. We always stagger out with full bellies two+ hours later. The menu changes seasonally-- you will be amazed by the variety of food coming out of the tiny kitchen. Try the homemade ravioli of the day, soup of the day, osso bucco, or fish of the day. The steak is always excellent as well. There is a leek fettucine with seafood that is to die for. There are several vegetarian entrees and appetizers. Chef makes homemade yogurt cheese, sauces, and his seasoning with fresh herbs is delicious and varied. Appetizers are not always a good value for the price, but are interesting. We have visited again and again because of the excellent food, changing menu, affordable wine list, and European restaurant style service. The sponged-wall ambience is a little dated, but the seating is very comfortable.

Pros: Friendly Staff, Freshness, Mediteranian cuisine

Cons: Noisy when crowded

.

Servers are very friendly; specials change frequently. Homemade soup is some of the best I've had. It does get a bit loud at times, and the ambience isn't exactly worth mentioning, but the food is excellent and always fresh-tasting. Don't fill up on the warn-baked bread.

2
★★★★☆

Servers are very friendly; specials change frequently. Homemade soup is some of the best I've had. It does get a bit loud at times, and the ambience isn't exactly worth mentioning, but the food is excellent and always fresh-tasting. Don't fill up on the warn-baked bread.

Pros: Food

Cons: Noise level

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Asena Restaurant, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review