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Sarma

4.8
1330 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Middle Eastern
Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tapas
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
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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
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Phone number
(617) 764-4464
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Cassie Piuma
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Catering
Sarma does not offer catering at this time. Dine-in only please.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Medford
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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.
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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.

Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1330 People Are Saying
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4.8  based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.4
service
4.5
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Perfect in every possible way. Most importantly, the food was divine - every single dish we ordered was as amazing as the one before it; I am not exaggerating. The staff from front door to table-side were all extremely responsive and professional. I called ahead asking them to prepare a list of menu items I can order even though I amvgluten-free and dairy-free, and my request was accepted with grace - I was not made to feel awkward at all. When we were seated, the host handed me a mocked-up menu with all items containing gluten or dairy crossed out. It was SO helpful for me to be able to decide without asking my server a million questions. And there were many items for me to choose among! We love the decor and atmosphere. I have already recommended Sarma to 5 different friends. You will love it.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

every dish was awesome. there were no dud dishes.

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43yodiner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

All 6 dishes we ordered were excellent. Chef sends out non menu items dim sum style- you pay for what you keep. Recommend for parties of 4 so everyone can taste each dish, we were only 2 so got stuffedquickly and couldn’t order more dishes we wanted to try. Def will go back

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JBreview (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Truly excellent food - one of the best restaurants I've been to in Boston.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

The food was very good. The staff was helpful acquainting us with how to order and how much to order . If anything we order too much. If we had know that there would be additional offerings made by servers during the meal we might have started by ordering less. We however were happy with our selections. For such a large open space the noise was far less than similar restaurant spaces.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

This place has the best food. There’s not much more to say. It’s all small plates that are insanely creative and delicious. The menu changes constantly. Just go there, you will not be sorry.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

The food was phenomenal! We ordered the fried chicken--it was crispy and unique. The lamb burgers were cooked to perfection. The scallop dish came with cooked spinach and sweet potato which was very different but amazing. You need to try this place!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Sarma is great. I have not had a dish here that I haven't liked. The only downsides to this place is that it does get a bit noisy and the servers do seem a bit stretched thin, but it was overall a good experience. The fried oyster special was unbelievable, as were the pork belly biscuits. Great place to take visitors from out of town.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Never disappoints. Fantastic food.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My boyfriend and I were here for Valentine’s Day and It was perfect! The food here is beyond incredible, the wait staff are very friendly, and the cocktails are out of this world. At one point, someone (the manager?) even came by an apologized for a particular dish (some Brussels sprouts) for taking so long and informed us he would take it off our bill. We honestly hadn’t even noticed the wait!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

This was my second time here. The first time we sat the the bar. We wish we had known about the chef's specials that were passed around before we ordered. The food was excellent but the server not so much.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Sarma is our go-to spot for important occasions (birthdays, Valentine's, anniversaries, etc) and as always they hit it out of the park. We ordered 7 dishes (which was extremely ambitious but we couldn't decide) and each one was amazing in its own way. But the clear favorite was the black sea cornbread, which was both sweet and savory and one of my favorite things I've ever eaten. You just can't go wrong here!

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maxwells (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Sarma always pleases!!! Incredible flavors, interesting dishes. Each one a winner.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

This was the second time that we visited. Food was good, service was nice and it was worth everything. had a good time!

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vipKimber (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I can’t get enough of this place! Every dish is unique and that’s what I love. New menu though had a couple old staples like 7 layer hummus and my dates favorite drink like Devotion. I opted for a couple of new items like the baba ganoush and the Suitor, if you like rum. Will always go back for more. Highly recommend for the adventurous type.

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AnnMarieK (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Ah-mazing! We were convinced every dish was the best one until we tried the next.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

One of the best places in the Boston area. Superb food, especially if you like small plates and Mediterranean food.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Owner Cassie (and her team) consistently delivers incredibly delicious, creative and ever-evolving menu. Flavors and textures unknown and known collide on the taste buds. Sophisticated Turkish soul food. My wife and I love Sarma and have been coming since the week it first opened. I was introduced to Cassie (while she was sharpening her talents at Oleana) via the WGBH public TV series Neighborhood Kitchens that featured her.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

The food was again outstanding. I would eat there every week but it is hard to get a reservation unless you plan weeks in advance.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Amazing food- loved the specials that were offered to each table, so definitely save room for those! Get the yogurt for dessert! All staff were friendly and very knowledgeable, and offered great recommendations.

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vipAC3101 (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Not my first time at Sarma and as always, they were fantastic! The food menu (and bar menu) continues to evolve and there's always something new to look forward to. We also loved the Dim-Sum style serving of Chef's specials.

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Jaynonymous (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

When the food is absolutely amazing, but the service was absolutely terrible......

The food here is insanely good, so full of flavor your tastes buds explode, authentic, and exciting. The vibe here is great, very vibrant and fresh. Not too loud. And the service here is usually spot on. Until last night....

Maria, didn’t greet us for 15 minutes, wasn’t pleasant or friendly, grabbed a drink order and tried to dart away without asking us if we wanted to put in food, didn’t clear our plates once after orders 5 different tapas sized dishes, asked if I wanted a refill on my very empty drink but didn’t clear it from the table for the rest of the meal, even though we were still on the first course. She thrust her arm in my face, without saying anything, as I’m taking a bite of a (delicious) powdered sugar doughnut, so she could drop off a check, that I didn’t ask for, after being at the table for an hour, at 8:30 at night, and did the same thing when she dropped off the receipt. If this was my first time here, I’d never come back.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Overall great experience, as usual. Food was fantastic! Chairs weren’t very comfortable, but would still go back.

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JeanA (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Amazing food, warm and fun atmosphere, great cocktails, and all for a reasonable price. Highly recommend! This is easily one of my favorite restaurants in the area.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Sarma is a true Somerville Gem. The interior is beautiful, the wait staff is great, and the food is delicious.

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vipJimmyD (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

We went there for the second weekend in a row, enjoyed everything, and we still need to go back at least one more time to try all of the wonderful dishes that interested us.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was fantastic. The bread at the beginning is warm and fresh, and the olive oil is almost drinkable it’s so good. The pumpkin fritters were our favorite, and we loved the cocktails, potato falafel, baba ganoush, and okra as well. My middle eastern boyfriend said it tasted like home.

The only thing we didn’t like was the shakshuka, but mostly that was because it was different than what we expected. It had what I believe was a green tomato or tomatillo sauce, with greens, mushrooms, and a very runny egg on top. I’m sure some people like it this way, but we were expecting the more traditional red tomato sauce and poached eggs version.

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vipIntelcheff (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Sarma is great! The food is delicious and they have a nice wine and cocktail list as well. Definitely worth a visit...I plan on going back sometime soon.

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JennaV (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

As always, our dinner at Sarma was exceptional. Our go to celebration spot with an incredible menu and one of the best Cab Francs I've had. While everything was exceptional, the brussel sprouts were the real winners of the night!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

This is one of my favorite spots in town. The food is amazing and the flavors different than anything else you will experience. The cocktails are also amazing. If you don't have a reservation go early and you can get a spot at the bar or one of the communcal high top tables.

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