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Sarma

4.8
1392 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Middle Eastern
Perfect For:
  • 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 1392 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

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.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

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.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

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.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Great meal but table wasn’t ready for our reservation time

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Fantastic! Ever dish was delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Too salty for most dishes
Tables need a cloth
Nice waiter

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

One of a kind very creative food

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fantastic as always! Make sure you leave room for the specials!!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Boston. Sometimes tricky to find parking - but what place in the Boston area isn't? Just allow time for finding parking. You won't regret it!!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Took my friend out to experience how the wonders of Sarma work. He was pleasantly surprised by EVERYTHING we ordered. Funny, even the slightest negative opinion came off as a vague compliment.

He said, “Everything was mad bomb. I probably wouldn’t order the Pumpkin Fritters again but that just simply means I didn’t enjoy it as much as everything else” Nearly perfect is how I would describe Sarma. Service could be fractionally better.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Excellent food and service. We ordered a little too much ( it’s so easy to do it, everything in the menu sounds so good!) but we finished everything. Even the fried calamari is a different experience ...

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Very similar to tapas places with small dishes allowing you to sample a wide variety of innovations and combinations. In addition, a server will come around with something not on menu for you to try if you decide to purchase. Some drinks on menu have WAY TOO MUCH ice, so ask for less ice.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great food!
We went to visit Boston, New Haven and New York for a few days and Sarma was the best food experience we’ve had this trip so far... small bites, amazing flavors, rich and complex mix of textures, ingredients and again: the flavors... totally worth exploring

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Sarma was wonderful, as always. We has several of the newer items on the ever-changing menu, and they were great.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

great food, really disrespectful and rude waitress. rolled her eyes at us even

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Very good although very surprising that foo tapas dining they did not refresh with clean plates during the meal. They should also tell you what “dim sum” they are going to be bringing to help decide on what to order. The pacing of the dished was a little off- too fast out of the kitchen.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We had a fabulous birthday dinner. The food was creative and beautifully presented.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Food was delicious and loved the creativity of the dishes. They added a different interpretation to staple mediterranean and turkish food. I would love to go back to try more items from their small plates menu!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Sarma is the best restaurant in the Boston area. No doubt about it. Every plate is delightfully crafted with the best ingredients. I always bring people from out of town to Sarma - if I can get a reservation!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

mg totally lives up to everything everyone has said about this place. I don't think my husband and I will be eating for a couple of days because of how stuffed we were after dinner! We made reservations for a Saturday night, took a chance and showed up about 25 minutes early and were seated right away. Very cool ambiance. Our server was really friendly and everything we ate and drank was delicious. I highly recommend the nachos, hummus, and beef jerky. My husband said the lamb sliders were his favorite. Definitely coming back again.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Everything was so yummy! Great veggie selection. Lovely atmosphere. Save room for the luscious little donuts and French pressed coffee.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Sarma’s food is always exceptional. The decor is fun and the service is very good.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

So much flavor! Everything was interesting, and many things were amazing. This was our first visit, and we will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent ingredients in all the food and great ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Enjoyed every bite - I highly recommend this place!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Sarma is my favorite restaurant in the Boston area. Hands down. Drinks. Food. Ambiance. I'm a carnivore but the veggies at Sarma are always my fave meals. :)

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great food, very colorful presentation and good service.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We always love coming to Sarma, and this visit was no different. Some new things on the menu - the salmon ceviche was particular delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Superb restaurant with unique dishes and great food. Nice ambience.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food, as always. The pumpkin fritters and corn bread were amazing.

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