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Sarma Restaurant

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249 Pearl St, Somerville, MA 02145-3942
+1 617-764-4464
17:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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151 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We're south shore/cape folk, but returning to Somerville for Sarma was well worth the trip! Think middle-eastern / Mediterranean tapas. Small tasty sharing dishes, with daily specials occasionally coming around the tables. Our guest was vegetarian, and gluten averse. No problem; we left full. Sarma is hyper careful about allergies, to the point the waiter put in an order specifying... More 

Thank HyannisSteve
Los Angeles, California
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229 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I look forward to eating here each time we come to Boston We love the atmosphere and the eclectic dishes being offered. They add special dishes at least one, two or three during the course of the evening. If you are there for two hours or so they will not send out all the specials at once. They save some... More 

Thank 800FoodFanatic800
Acton, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit. I was a much bigger fan after the first visit, possibly because of the novelty of the experience. Its a great big open bustling room, and a fun place to be with all the vibrant patrons. Tonight the crowd was rather young. Service is very good. The food, however, really left me want to write... More 

Thank pgrovs
Somerville, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At a moment when so many restaurants are variations on the same place, and serve the same food, Sarma stands out a new fresh and exciting. It is one of our favorite places and we would go often if we could get in! The small plates are delicious and the tastes are exciting new experiences and super delicious. But be... More 

Thank AnnefromSomerville
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was wonderful. It had lovely visual presentation, full of flavor and creativity. We were a table of 6 and we ordered five plates to share then ordered more throughout our dinner. We had some special food requests and they were very accommodating. We all had a taste of each plate and the ones we liked most we reordered,... More 

Thank M K
Brookline, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was pretty excite about getting in here, as I've heard a lot of buzz about the place. The atmosphere was fine. The service was good, not great. But the disappointment was the food. Really mediocre at best. Started with Haloumi Sticks. I love Haloumi! But the White Fig Ketchup sauce it came with really didn't add anything. Almost could have... More 

Thank BklineTraveller
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Sarma as a party of 4 on a Sunday evening.Reservations are a must,Sarma is very popular-rightly so.We were promptly seated and our drink order came out swiftly.I had the Jack's Abbey House Lager.A tasty local selection. Before ordering keep in mind there are passed plates offered by wait staff that may not be on the printed menu.This... More 

Thank ECD111
Southport, CT
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430 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Very good flavors with Turkish accents. This is a tapas style restaurant where you order from the menu and then specialties come out intermittently from the kitchen and diners can choose from these similarly to dim sum. This restaurant is usually booked solid so my son and I arrived at 5:30 in order to get immediate seating. Even with that,... More 

Thank elaine3Southport
Somerville, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The best, most creative dining experience EVER. Get reservations well in advance, as it is very popular - in spite of how very expensive it is. For me, it's a once a year kind of restaurant, though if I could afford it, I'd eat there every day :-).

Thank Judy S
Zurich, Switzerland
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The food and cocktails were great, great mix of different flavours, great menu and it is difficult to decide. We had the tartare, 7 layers hummus, bbq duck and some others which I don't remember how they were called. Everything was amazing, make sure you have a reservation, we had to wait 1 h, still it was worth it.

Thank Annikamikaze

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 249 Pearl St, Somerville, MA 02145-3942
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-764-4464

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?