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Sarma

4.7
4.7
1420 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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Menu

Meyhane Snacks

  • Beef Jerky$7.00

    date molasses, Turkish spices

    • Pumpkin Fritters$5.00

      cilantro, walnuts, pepitas

      • Sunchokes$8.00

        black truffle, peppercorns, balsamic

        • Cheese Saganaki$11.00

          shishito peppers, smoked honey

          • Pork Belly Biscuits$11.00

            jalapeño-whipped feta, cider

            • Lamb Köfte Sliders$12.00

              tomato, brown butter, pickles

              Meze

              • Fava Bean Paté$7.00

                capers, red onion, fresh favas, dill

                • Seven Layer Hummus$12.00

                  falafel crackers

                  • Halibut Ceviche$15.00

                    green olive ladolemono, cucumber, grape leaves

                    • Lentil Nachos$11.00

                      spicy feta fondue, radish tzatziki, cabbage, sprouts

                      • Tunisian Steak Tartare$14.00

                        radishes, soft cooked egg, harissa chips

                        • Black Eyed Pea Falafel$11.00

                          apple amba, tahini yogurt, lettuce leaves

                          • Feta Cheese Gnocchi$15.00

                            black mission figs, puttanesca, olive crumb

                            • Calamari Fritto$10.00

                              hot peppers, eggplant, pinenut tarator, dukkah

                              • Wild Salmon$15.00

                                corn fattoush, romano beans, tarragon tahini, sumac

                                • Bluefish En Croute$12.00

                                  lemon cucumber, baharat, babaganoush

                                  • Crab & Red Lentil Kibbeh$13.00

                                    coconut-curry, green papaya, zhoug

                                    • Scallops Casino$14.00

                                      spaghetti squash, bacon, escarole, avgolemono

                                      Vegetables

                                      • Kale Salad$9.00

                                        fennel, pistachio tahini, persimmon pickle, basil

                                        • Pear Tabouleh$10.00

                                          beet muhummara, goat cheese, currants, cress

                                          • Crunchy Kohlrabi$9.00

                                            cucumber, apple, sunflower quinoa, yogurt

                                            • French Fry Chraimeh$9.00

                                              turmeric yogurt, lentils, Iranian pickles

                                              • Brussels Sprout Bravas$9.00

                                                hazelnut migas

                                                • Cauliflower Fatteh$12.00

                                                  chickpea, black garlic, shishito, pinenuts

                                                  • Broccoli$11.00

                                                    sweet potato zaalouk, avocado, charmoula, radishes

                                                    • Artichokes$14.00

                                                      butternut bagna cauda, radicchio, taleggio, sage

                                                      • Mushroom Shakshuka$12.00

                                                        tomatillo, swiss chard, farm egg, feta

                                                        Pancakes, Pie & Pide

                                                        • Corn Cakes$11.00

                                                          salty date butter, goat cheese, chowchow, pecans

                                                          • Sambusek$9.00

                                                            Turkish cheese, basturma, sheep's milk yogurt, chives

                                                            • Spanikopita$13.00

                                                              butternut tzatziki, pickled hot peppers, kalamata olives

                                                              • Sauerkraut Latke$9.00

                                                                horseradish, beet, mustard labne, walnuts

                                                                Sarma

                                                                • Trout Saltimbocca$13.00

                                                                  pickled fennel, basturma, hot wax pepper, mint

                                                                  • Braised Lamb Dumplings$14.00

                                                                    cheesy grits, eggplant, Turkish fried pickles

                                                                    • Brisket Shawarma$13.00

                                                                      apple hilbeh, fenugreek, barley, everything bagel

                                                                      • Venison Wrapped Dates$15.00

                                                                        pistachio, pomegranate, cardamom, rose

                                                                        Shish

                                                                        • Octopus Brik$17.00

                                                                          black bean hummus, haloumi, pumpkin, salsa verde

                                                                          • Harissa BBQ Duck$17.00

                                                                            carrot, orange blossom, ginger, apricot, almonds

                                                                            • Circassian Quail$15.00

                                                                              chantrelles, walnut sauce, smoked butter, pilaf

                                                                              Desserts

                                                                              • Frozen Yogurt$6.00

                                                                                greek-style, cow's milk

                                                                                • Loukamades$6.00

                                                                                  ricotta doughnuts

                                                                                  Toppings

                                                                                  each $3

                                                                                  • Halva Caramel

                                                                                    • Cocoa Nib Hot Fudge

                                                                                      • Pumpkin Profiteroles

                                                                                        • Warm Apple Bisteeya

                                                                                          • Prickly Pear Granita

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                                                                                            What 1,420 people are saying

                                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                                                            NoiseModerate

                                                                                            97% of people would recommend it to a friend

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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

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 20, 2018

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience3

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

                                                                                            6. JA

                                                                                              JamesA

                                                                                              New England

                                                                                              11 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              11 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

                                                                                              79 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              79 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

                                                                                              49 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              49 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

                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              7 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

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on May 6, 2018

                                                                                              overall4food5service1ambience5

                                                                                              Very rude waiter

                                                                                            16. N

                                                                                              Nadiazuzu

                                                                                              New England

                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              4 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

                                                                                              20 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                              20 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

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              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

                                                                                              11 reviews

                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                              11 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

                                                                                              27 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                              27 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

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on April 17, 2018

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Fantastic! Ever dish was delicious.

                                                                                            28. KC

                                                                                              KittyC

                                                                                              New England

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on April 16, 2018

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                                                                                            29. OT

                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                              New England

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on April 16, 2018

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Outstanding.

                                                                                            30. JB

                                                                                              JayB

                                                                                              New England

                                                                                              17 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              17 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

                                                                                              25 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                              25 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

                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              5 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

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              2 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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