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About Sarma

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.

249 Pearl Street
Somerville, MA 02145
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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

Cross Street:
Medford

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 764-4464

Website:
http://sarmarestaurant.com/

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

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.

Executive Chef:
Cassie Piuma

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

Sarma Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (76)
Fit for Foodies (73)
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Good for a Date (60)
Good Vegetarian Options (56)
Special Occasion (55)
Neighborhood Gem (43)
Hot Spot (37)
Handcrafted Cocktails (36)
Worth the Drive (36)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Fun (31)
Bar Seating (29)
Authentic (29)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Casual (26)
Good for Groups (24)
Healthy (23)
Romantic (20)
Cozy (19)
Spicy (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Local Ingredients (17)
Tasting Menu (14)
Seasonal (13)
Vegan (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Late-night Find (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Great Beer (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Business Meals (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Organic (4)
People Watching (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

My sister in law made a reservation for 2 months after my due date. Practically dreamt of it during my pregnancy. Did not let me down. So good!!! Not one bite went to waste. Want to go back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food is extraordinary - -wonderful, complex flavors. But it is super noisy, and
not the best place for conversation.

Recommended for a special occasion/

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2017

The food is creative and delicious!
Service is excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2017

I really had high expectations for this place but was disappointed. First it is very noisy so if you are looking for a quiet romantic night out this is not the place for you. The food is served tapas stlye so we ordered 6 dishes based on the recommendation of our server - she was actually very nice so I commend her. We felt the dishes were cooked in too much oil and were heavy in our stomachs until the next day. We are both quite familiar with Middle Eastern food and have travelled extensively there so the blended of spices is not new to us - but this is nothing like home cooked Middle Eastern food or food from a high end restaurant there. Sorry to give it such a bad review but I really did want it to be good.

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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Sarma is a beautiful restaurant, offering thoughtful, tastefully curated dishes that are vibrant and tempting in both flavor and texture. We especially loved the wild salmon with corn fattoush and the goat's milk frozen yogurt with halva caramel. Our servers were prompt, knowledgeable and friendly.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food overall was excellent. A few dishes had too much salt. Unfortunately the specials (which are brought from table to table to table) never made it to us during our dinner.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Sarma was really enjoyable. Interesting Turkish fare. All small plates. Lots of meats and veggies. Creative cocktails. There's a cool bar which has lots of room for meeting friends. Nothing like it in Boston.

Tags: Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Tapas
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

I was intrigued by the fact that it was SO hard to get a table here. For us, this was all about the food. Each dish was OMG you have to try this: Kohlrabi fritters, sugersnaps, feta cheese gnocchi with figs. The lukamades (ricotta doughnuts) were crazy good.

The service was prompt, friendly. We would've been annoyed at the noise level (too big) and table size (a tad small) but I would've eaten these dishes sitting on the curb. I need to save up to go back soon!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Vegan
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Fun restaurant. Food was creative, fresh and delicious. Handcrafted cocktails.
Small desert menu but definitely worth going back a second time

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 16, 2017

The food is amazing. The service was very slow and not attentive. And it was sufficiently loud that it detracted from the enjoyment. Still, amazing food. One should try to go when it's not so crowded -- if such a time even exists.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Excellent meal. Flavors of each dish were fantastic.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Delicious meal, we enjoyed every dish and every bite. Service was good but a bit inattentive. The food was so good it didn't matter, we will be back!!

Tags: Tapas, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2017

The food is delicious and unique. You would not find any of this elsewhere in this city. The waitstaff is so welcoming, it was a perfect night out with friends.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Everything was absolutely delicious. Undoubtedly one of my favorite restaurants in the Boston area.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Hands down, the most creative,flavorful food we've had in a very long time, if not ever! Great cocktails too. We will go back there!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Food was great!! I wish there were more chef plates too choose from!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Really wonderful food, creative, fried, yet it all goes well together, unlike some other small plate situations!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Delicious meal - but we ordered too much!
I'm a fan of veggies and their many small plates were great combinations I'd never seen or eaten before. But not weird!

Casual ambiance that felt homey - not overdone, and a place where all are welcome to eat, chat at the bar and generally mix. Exceptionally kind and professional staff - if you need parking ask them for directions to Sarma unmarked lot.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Sarma is absolutely fabulous!
The delicious and carefully picked food - an explosion of tastes and flavors, beautifully presented small plates, plus creative cocktails and a small yet very decent wine list.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Tapas
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 31, 2017

AMAZING this is my new favorite restaurant in Boston. All the food was to die for. 7 layer hummus was so tasty. Cauliflower was very flavorful. Make sure to save room for the specials being carried around.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

This was our second visit. Food is prepared especially well and suits our plant based diet. Our experience was not as enjoyable for one main reason. The server was not that pleasant and all
four of us felt like we were putting him out. We mentioned our diet but the dishes came out with yogurt anyway. When we finished he was lurking around the table
to clean up. I felt like I had to rush and we were quite quick already. The reason why we probably waited a little longer was to see what other specials were coming out. There was only two in the hour we were there.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great food, interesting choices, every dish a success. Nothing negative about the experience.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fun, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Please add some more dessert options. Rest, food is amazing😍

Tags: Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on July 24, 2017

It was definitely a different dinning experience for us. We seldom went to Mediterranean restaurant. Interesting tapas dishes, but a bit too salty. Good ambience and good service.

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Food was delicious! An abundance of flavors. I can't wait to come back.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great choices in small plates that are decent sized and delicious. Pretty quiet and overall ambiance is great

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Fantastic food!! Fun ambience as well- like Turkish hamam meets Moroccan souk meets dim sum!

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, People Watching, Fun, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Great experience and food. Made reservations for next visit before we left!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The individual dishes were very good. However, they would be much better if one can order some bread/cracker/rice to eat with some of these highly intense flavor (e.g. Guacamole, Asparagus, tenderloin) tapas size dishes.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Comfort Food, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Really small plate, saucer size dribbles out from kitchen after order, interesting mixtures. Nice mixed drinks. Each person orders 2 or 3 items to share, circulating offerings.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Sarma never disappoints - and is worth every bite and dollar. Had reserved for special friends coming in from out of town and I had booked a month in advance! I have eaten here several times before and reserve Sarma for special occasions when you get to savor and discuss the delicious meals. I had mentioned to the staff over the phone that the child with us had a peanut allergy and they noted this and specially brought over a nut-free menu for him. Their sesame chicken is the best item not on the menu and thankfully goes around as a special dish whenever I have eaten there. My friends noted how well prepared the dishes were and so layered with flavors. We got the Octopus, Brussels sprouts, Trout Saltimbocca, Brisket Shawvarma, Beef jerky, Corn Cakes. Their sauces are very creative and delicious. You can tell I'm big fan!
Recommended to always make reservations. Would be nice to have more dessert options, but then we are often too full to eat those :)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Spicy, Romantic, Live Sports
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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Amazing food, large portions, great beer and cocktail selection, exceptional service. Servers bringing around the special dishes already made and selling them that way is a great business model that rope me in on some divine fried chicken.

Tags: Romantic, Great Beer
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Such fantastic flavorful food. Would eat here so much more often if we could get reservations. They were very accommodating of us when we got there early. Excellent cocktails while we waited.

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on July 11, 2017

OMG, we wanted to try everything on the menu. Unfortunately we weren't enough to order it all! The food was excellent. Only down side: a bit too heavy on the salt.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Creative Mediterranean cuisine - love the shared plates. scallops and asparagus plates were the winners

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 (New England)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Another great experience at Sarma. One of our favorite restaurants of all time!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 10, 2017

The food was creative, interesting, and very tasty. We especially liked the lamb sliders, the Brussel sprouts, and the cauliflower dishes. The kohlrabi fritters and the gnocchi were good but comparatively not great.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We loved trying so many different things and it makes it fun when you don't know which dish will arrive next at the table. Everything was outstanding. Excellent waitress.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Great Beer, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The food was outstanding and so was the service. Will absolutely come back in the very near future if we can get a reservation!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

This place is hardly a secret, although it is certainly out of the way. Parking is a hassle, but it's worth it. So many ingredients that could be considered esoteric by the average diner that the menu comes with a glossary. We particularly enjoyed the steak tartare, the clams, the scallops, and the octopus. This was our second visit; we'll be back.

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Bar Seating
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