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Sarma

4.7
4.7
1407 Reviews
$31 to $50
Middle Eastern
Since its opening in October of 2013, Sarma has been Somerville's go-to neighborhood spot for Middle-Eastern and Eastern-Mediterranean inspired cuisine. Here, Chef/Co-Owner Cassie Piuma serves up casual & carefully constructed small plates that pack in bold flavors and highlight Piuma's exquisite culinary command of spices, textures, and colors. Sarma's bar opens daily at 5 PM- drop by to try one of our house cocktails, or to sample our range of craft beers and eclectic wines. Walk-ins are always welcome and are greeted on a first-come first-served basis. Please note, reservations are highly encouraged. Also, don't forget that Sarma offers a late night menu option Sunday-Thursday at starting at 10 PM, and Friday & Saturday starting at 11 PM.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    7 days/ week. Dinner Only. Bar: Opens at 5 pm daily Kitchen: Opens at 5:30 PM daily Sunday-Thursday… we serve the regular menu until 10 PM we serve the late night menu until 11 PM Friday & Saturday we serve the regular menu until 11 PM we serve the late night menu until 12 AM

  • Phone number

    (617) 764-4464

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Cassie Piuma

  • Catering

    Sarma does not offer catering at this time. Dine-in only please.

  • Private party facilities

    Sarma is happy to accommodate large groups, but kindly note there are no 'private dining' options unless you reserve a full-restaurant buyout. Sarma can accommodate groups of 7 or less on Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 or greater, Sundays through Thursdays, depending on availability. Parties of 10 or more require a set menu and must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance of the time/date desired. Please contact info@sarmarestaurant.com for more information.

  • Private party contact

    info@sarmarestaurant.com: (617) 764-4464

  • Neighborhood

    Somerville

  • Cross street

    Medford

  • Parking details

    Available after 6 PM in the lot located on School Street between Medford & Highland. The lot is located on the left hand side of the street before the red brick building. It is the municipal lot.

  • Public transit

    The closest T stops are Wellington Station (orange line) and Lechmere (green line) and from each stop about 1.5-2 miles from the restaurant. Please plan for alternative transportation; car, taxi, uber, or bus. <br /><br />

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,407 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. RR

    RRoy

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2018

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    We liked the service and ambiance. Drinks were creative. Some of the small plate items were quite good. But the rest had a cacophony of flavors that did not work well. Some dishes were too sour. Main entrees took a long time to arrive so several people in our party had finished while others were waiting. Not many options for dessert.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2018

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The food is fantastic. We have never had a bad dish and each one tasted like it was just prepared especially for us. Our waiter was a little grumpy, though, when we asked about the special plates that are brought around. We were also informed that there was already a reservation for our table at 8:00 and we needed to be gone by then.
  3. GM

    GoldenMom

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sarma never disappoints. The food is superb, our waitress was attentive and had a great personality. This is my favorite place to eat
  4. OS

    OliviaS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite resultant. I love everything about this place because it’s how I envision the perfect dining experience. Small plates to share, delicious food, warm ambiance and great service.
  5. DL

    DavidL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great eclectic food. Good service. Try the BBQ duck and beef schwarma.
  6. JA

    JamesA

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply very, very good food and lots of it, also quite diverse. Overall very enjoyable.
  7. A

    Arlingtonfoodie

    New England

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! I now know why it's so difficult to get a reservation. Sarma is really special with very unusual, absolutely delicious food. Every dish was a surprise, every dish was beautifully prepared and unique. I can't wait to go back.
  8. JV

    JV28

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sarma is our go to celebration spot and is always incredible with their selection. Love the rotating menu that plays on seasonal foods & the incredible wine list.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience with very good food and service. A little pricey but worth it. Definitely try the chef specials.
  10. LC

    LowCarber

    New England

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was our second time at Sarma's. Everything was very good but not as outstanding as our first time. I think this has to do with the Waitresses recommendations. We ordered different things this time and they weren't as "wow" as the first time but still very good.
  11. PO

    PhilipO

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the single best restaurant in the Boston area. The crazy amount and range of flavor is unreal. If I were dying tomorrow, I would be at Sarma tonight.
  12. AH

    AllisonH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food is fantastic, but a dinner for two with cocktails can easily run around $200. Take a Lyft, don't drive, parking can be tricky and you'll want to sample at least one cocktail. Our table felt too close to our neighbors and it was very loud for a Monday night and completely packed. Sitting across from each other and so close to others felt less intimate than we'd have liked for an anniversary dinner. If only there were a way to dampen the noise and space tables a bit more, it would be much nicer. It took booking two months ahead just to get a Monday night reservation. Too popular to give people more space. Very unique cocktails and delicious food. The harissa duck was my favorite.
  13. j

    joer

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2018

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    As in previous visits, pure pleasure. Creative delicious small dishes to share, excellent cocktails and great atmosphere.
  14. S

    Susan

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely unbelievably good.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2018

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Very rude waiter
  16. N

    Nadiazuzu

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I was so happy they had dairy free options. 🙌🏼 Service was great and so was the food.
  17. SH

    SachinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our second time at Sarma and the service and food/cocktails were as good as the first time. The tapas are really small but packs a great taste. There are many food options for vegetarians as well. Cocktails (Urfa and Walk with rhythm) were great. Planning to visit again soon!
  18. JJ

    JJH5

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We have eaten all over the world and Sarma is our favorite. The food is really out of this world. It is perfect for vegetarians & meat eaters. The food is spot on in terms of flavor profile, spicing, presentation and everything in between. Whenever I go to sarma, I always wonder why I eat out anywhere else as no where compares to the deliciousness of Sarma
  19. AR

    AlvaroR

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We have gone to Sarma 7 times. We have always absolutely loved it. This time it was disappointing. It was 4 of us.We ordered 10 dishes and 4 of them were mediocre. We didn't even finish them and they are small portions. One of them, the octopus, was really bad and the waitress kindly took it off the check. 3 of them were really good, to be expected. The other 2 were just ok. I want to think that this bad experience was due to making reservations at 22:15 and having the cooks and the chefs tired. Hopefully next time it will be back to normal. Thanks
  20. t

    travelmakesmehungry

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Probably one of the best restaurants in Boston area with unique dishes. I would highly recommend this place for vegetarians and meat lovers as they blend things that I would never eat outside otherwise. Their lamb sliders, pea falafel, parsnip fritters are some of my favorite and their daily special as well are worth it. A little expensive , but an experience to remember. Their frozen yogurt with different toppings is just the perfect way of ending a meal. Overall, a nice place to celebrate a special occasion or a date.
  21. GA

    GregA

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Large menu with a good variety of tapas-style dishes. Plenty of good options whether you like veggie, meat, fish, etc. Highly recommend the lamb köfte sliders and champagne mango shirazi from the standard menu. They also bring around nightly specials throughout the meal that you can elect to try (ranging from ~$8-15 depending on what it is). We have really enjoyed those, with our favorite being the sesame fried chicken. Be sure to save room for dessert!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, will definitely be come back! You could probably order just a couple plates at a time. They come out fast and that would allow you to try the chef's specials.
  23. u

    urbdine

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    so many unique options, execution was a bit off.. Some dishes just needed a touch of salt to balance while others were overly salted, ie: the trout, which was very dry and salty. Stand outs were the snap peas, bright flavors, seasonal and balanced and the lentil nachos were a hit.
  24. B

    Boston1234

    New England

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2018

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    I had an extremely disappointing visit to Sarma after waiting almost three months to find a reservation that worked for us. The service was possibly the worst I have ever had. Not once did the waiter ask how we were enjoying our meals, recommend something to order, or do anything to make us feel like we were an appreciated patron. On top of this, it was one of my guests birthday's and instead of keeping it a surprise he said I know its your birthday when we sat down and then threw a candle with no desert at her to end the night. Many better places in the area if they do not learn to train their staff better. When we asked for the manager he did not even follow through.
  25. EJ

    ElsyJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2018

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Very small portion size ! My food was very salty, ordered cauliflower dish and got broccoli and it was burned. Other than that it was good.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great meal but table wasn’t ready for our reservation time
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Ever dish was delicious.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding.
  29. KC

    KittyC

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is the best food in Boston. Lots of choices for vegetarians.
  30. JB

    JayB

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They continue to provide delicious and interesting combinations of flavors. Brought relatives from out of town this time and they loved it!
  31. T

    Tina

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2018

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Sarma is always a favorite, the food is inventive and memorable. Our latest visit was an off night, with some of the most disinterested service I've come across at this level of restaurant.
  32. DJ

    DouglasJ

    Austin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner with 6 dishes, all with incredible flavor and thoughtful presentation.
  33. JB

    JonathanB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Too salty for most dishes Tables need a cloth Nice waiter
  34. RS

    RonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing flavor! I am difficult to impress, and I was impressed. The lamb sliders may have been my favorite. My only criticism is the seating can be uncomfortable.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food. Surprisingly poor service attention and enthusiasm. Would come back in a heartbeat.
  36. IY

    IbrahimY

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    One of a kind very creative food
  37. BF

    BobF

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just had another great meal at Sarma this weekend. Wonderful spices, terrific food, and they've added at least one new wine that was very good--- AND not that expensive, too!
  38. l

    lexfoodie

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome and tasty as always ! Our favorite place in town.
  39. LQ

    LiesjeQ

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always! Make sure you leave room for the specials!!
  40. ED

    EricaD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sarma is one of my favorite spots in Camberville! Went first with a reservation and have since visited many times at their bar. The dishes change up and are always tasty, but the staples like the lentil nachos and the brisket never fail to please.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Medford

  • Neighborhood

    Somerville

  • Hours of operation

    7 days/ week. Dinner Only. Bar: Opens at 5 pm daily Kitchen: Opens at 5:30 PM daily Sunday-Thursday… we serve the regular menu until 10 PM we serve the late night menu until 11 PM Friday & Saturday we serve the regular menu until 11 PM we serve the late night menu until 12 AM

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Available after 6 PM in the lot located on School Street between Medford & Highland. The lot is located on the left hand side of the street before the red brick building. It is the municipal lot.

  • Public transit

    The closest T stops are Wellington Station (orange line) and Lechmere (green line) and from each stop about 1.5-2 miles from the restaurant. Please plan for alternative transportation; car, taxi, uber, or bus.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cassie Piuma

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 764-4464

  • Catering

    Sarma does not offer catering at this time. Dine-in only please.

  • Private party facilities

    Sarma is happy to accommodate large groups, but kindly note there are no 'private dining' options unless you reserve a full-restaurant buyout. Sarma can accommodate groups of 7 or less on Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 or greater, Sundays through Thursdays, depending on availability. Parties of 10 or more require a set menu and must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance of the time/date desired. Please contact info@sarmarestaurant.com for more information.

  • Private party contact

    info@sarmarestaurant.com: (617) 764-4464

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