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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).

On this page we show a selection of popular restaurants in Asmara and some menu listings as an example. The major hotels also offer a selection of both traditional and international cuisine. Exploring Asmara you may find unexpected value for money by entering some of the small restaurants popular by the Eritreans. You will be treated as a special guest.


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.




China Star Restaurant Knowledge Street Asmara

China Star Restaurant Knowledge Street (close to the Nyala Hotel).
Serves buffet lunch every Thursday at noon 190 Nakfa (May 2018)
+ 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.



Hamasien Restaurant - Street No 176-21 # 19/21 Asmara Eritrea
Hamasien Restaurant menu Nakfa
National dishes 150
Soup 100
Vegetables and salads 100
Fried Chips 125
Pasta's 100
Meat dishes 150
Omelettes 50
Fish dishes 175
Pasta or rice with second dish 200
Sandwiches 100
Pizza's 175
Juices 30
Soft drinks 10
Hot drinks 10
Wines small / local 70
Deserts 40





Hamasien Restaurant
Street no 176/21 House 19/21 - PO Box 2475 Asmara Eritrea
Tel 122981 Mob 07 111760 Goitom Gebregziabiher (manager)

All prices quoted in May 2018 when 1 US$ = 15 Nakfa
Prices and exchange rates may be subject to change.




Ararat Restaurant opened its doors in 2011. The restaurant focuses on customer friendly efficiency and today's quality standards. It is a very modern and clean restaurant located on the Asmara Ring Road, not far from Bahti Meskerem Square.
Breakfast Nakfa
Kitcha fitfit 60 - 70
Omelet with meat or tuna or ham 60
Foul 35 - 55
Frittata 55
Ararat special sandwich 80
Ham or cheeseburger  65 -75
Roasted beef burger 80
Sandwiches 30 -120
French fries 70
Medium - large 170 - 210
Family pizza (as customers choice) 300
Salads 40 - 60
Soup 35 - 40
Main course  
Spaghetti or macheroni 80 - 140
Lasagna or tagliatelle 150
Tibsi filetto (with bread) 120
Gored gored 120
Second dish  
Fillet steak with red wine 150
Fish or shrimp 150 - 240
Red snapper chily sauce 220
Traditional food
Tibsi 130
Kitfo 190
Traditional Mixed Vegetable 90
Shiro 70
Macedonia 45
Sliced papaya 25
Fruit juices 25 - 60
Hot drinks (tea, coffee, milk) 8 - 25
Soft drinks or water 12 - 30
Alcoholic drinks (local) 10
Alcoholic drinks (imported)  60 - 80
Wines (local) 150 - 600
Wines (imported) 500 - 800

10% sales tax included
All prices quoted in May 2018 when 1 US$ = 15 Nakfa
Prices and exchange rates may be subject to change.


Ararat Restaurant
Pizza - Grill - Catering

Sahel Street (Mai Timket)
PO Box 12207 Asmara - Eritrea
Tel +2911 111947
Mob +2917 122243
Fax +2911 201645


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

The Pyramid restaurant is located  next to the Red Sea Trading Corporation (BDHO Avenue

Pyramid Buffet Restaurants Asmara Eritrea
Tel +2911 114366
PO Box 6727
Asmara Eritrea


  • Five kind of buffet 170 - 360 NFA

  • Pizza's 200 - 275 NFA

  • Sandwich 80-150 NFA

  • Fruit juices 18-25 NFA

  • Fruit salad 30 NFA

  • Hot drinks 6-13 NFA


10% sales tax included
 All prices quoted in May 2018 when 1 US$ = 15 Nakfa
Prices and exchange rates may be subject to change.


Silver Star Restaurant - Setanta Otto near American Center
 Asmara Eritrea +2911 112944 Mobile +2917 142018


Tsehaye Restaurant - Gegeret near Dawit Caravel Furniture
Asmara Eritrea - Mobile +2917 138118


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