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Restaurants in Asmara


The restaurants offer good value for money and all offer fast, efficient and friendly service. Italian cuisine and traditional Eritrean food complement each other. Eritreans tend to eat early. therefore there is a good chance most options on the menu will be 'finished' if you choose for a late diner. You can show your appreciation for the cook's work with the Tigrinya word tu'um (delicious).


Cherhi Bar or lunchroom north of the covered market, Asmara

Cherhi Recreation Center, build in 1983, resembles an air traffic control
tower. This restaurant has the best view in town. It is situated on a hill
north of the covered market. Where Asmara stretches out in all directions.
Cozy Bar and Restaurant with local and foreign dishes. Tel +2911 115054.

Restaurant The Mask Place - opposite to the Bistro Alba

Restaurant The Mask Place - opposite to the Bistro Alba.

Menu of Restaurat the Mask Place
The Mask Place
Hommos NFA 79
Baba ghannouj NFA 89
Tabouleh NFA 79
Tossed green salad NFA 72
Chef salad NFA 98
Patatoe salad NFA 82
Grill Special
(served with french fries)
Mask burger NFA 138
Original burger NFA 135
Cheese burger NFA 145
Fish burger NFA 160
Grilled fish NFA 169
Fish kebab NFA 170
Steak Sandwich NFA 150
Mask Special
Shewarma sandwich NFA 140
Habiyaki NFA 150
Shewarma combination plate NFA 175
Tuna salad sandwich NFA 125
Ham & cheese sandwich NFA 125
Fish nuggets & french fries NFA 185
Penne alla arrabiata NFA 89
Roast beef sandwich NFA 145
Side order
French fries

NFA 75

Hot drinks
Coffee NFA 8
Tea NFA 7
Cappuccino NFA 14
Macchiato NFA 10
Cold drinks
Imported soft drinks NFA 40
Fresh orange juice NFA 40
Asmara beer NFA 15
Carbonated mineral water NFA 15
All prices quoted in October 2014 when 1 US$ = 15 Nakfa
Prices and exchange rates may be subject to change


China Star Restaurant Knowledge Street Asmara

China Star Restaurant Knowledge Street (close to the Nyala Hotel).
Serves buffet lunch every Thursday at noon 290 Nakfa (October 2014)
+ 5% tax. Take away service. Outside catering. Telephone +2911 125853.

Buffet lunch at China Star Restaurant Knowledge Street

Buffet lunch at China Star Restaurant Knowledge Street.

Castello (Italian) Restaurant - Gejeret.       

Sembel Huts near Sembel Residentional Complex Asmara

Sembel Huts (near the Sembel Residential Complex), offers conference
and seminar rooms, restaurant and disco, live music, both traditional and
 international and midnight barbeque two times a week (Friday/Saturday).

Sudan Reataurant Asmara

There are countless little restaurants in Asmara like the Sudan Res-
taurant opposite to the Khartoum Hotel (100m from Cinema Impero).

Mai Sirwa Recreation Center and Restaurant

Mai Sirwa Recreation Center and Restaurant 2km off the Road to Keren.

Blue Nile Pizzeria Restaurant Asmara

Blue Bird Pizzeria Restaurant - Shida Square close to the Nyala Hotel.

  • Soups 110-150 Nakfa
  • Pasta 160-210 Nakfa
  • Rice 110-190 Nakfa
  • Grilled Meat 205-230 Nakfa
  • Fish 240-270 Nakfa
  • Traditional Food 235-240 Nakfa
  • Pizza 160-290 Nakfa
  • Sandwiches 95-120 Nakfa
  • Salads 100-230 Nakfa

Blue Bird Restaurant
Sematat Street 48
Asmara Eritrea
Tel +2911 117965
Fax +2911 120411

All prices quoted in October 2014 when 1 US$ = 15 Nakfa
Prices and exchange rates may be subject to change


For those of you that prefer to see and choose the food you prefer, the Pyramid Buffet Restaurant and Adulis Sport Restaurant  are opened all day long, for breakfast, lunch and diner (pasta, rice, injera, bread, meat, fish, sauce and salads).

   Pyramid & Adulis Sports Restaurant
  • Traditional dishes 269-309 Nakfa
  • Pizza's 139-189 Nakfa
  • Fruit juices 25-35 Nakfa




Pyramid Buffet Restaurants Asmara Eritrea
The Pyramid restaurants are located opposite to the Commercial Bank
 (Harnet Avenue) and next to the Red Sea Trading Corporation (BDHO Avenue

10% sales tax included - All prices quoted in October 2014 when 1 US$ = 15 Nakfa
Prices and exchange rates may be subject to change


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