50 Best Vegan Restaurants in Berkeley

Masa Ramen Bistro Ramen • $
1923 University Ave, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Broke Da Mouth - Masa Special
Chicken Curry or Katsu
Spam Musubi with Egg
No Kaoi Oxtail Ramen
Chicken Katsu Curry
Lolo Loco Moco
Tonkotsu Ramen
Manini Fries
Diamond Head
Miso Hungry

“Masa Ramen Bistro is a fantastic restaurant that offers a unique blend of Hawaiian comfort food and Japanese ramen. Their menu features a variety of dishes, including the popular Beef Curry and Loco Moco. The restaurant's ramen dishes are highly praised, with the Diamond Head ramen bowl being a standout. The soup is rich and creamy, and the noodles have a good chew to them. The Broke the Mouth ramen is also worth trying, with its spicy kick and unique parmesan topping. Masa Ramen Bistro also offers a range of appetizers, including the Brussel Brussels, which are fried and coated in panko and parmesan. Overall, this restaurant is a great spot for those who love ramen and are looking to try something new.“

4.5 Superb133 Reviews
Chez Panisse American
1517 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Half-Moon Bay Rockfish with Haricots Verts Sungold Tomatoes and Aïoli
A Bowl of Churchill-Brenneis Orchard Kishu Tangerines
Baked Andante Dairy Goat Cheese
Fennel and Blood Orange
Chocolate Custard
Celery Root Soup
Escarole Salad
Rhubarb Galette
Duck Confit
Carrot Soup

“Chez Panisse is a renowned restaurant that offers well-crafted food and excellent service. The dishes are packed with flavor, with standouts like halibut and wild king salmon toasts. The menu changes daily, adding a special touch to each visit. The sustainability practices, such as farm-to-table ingredients and minimal waste, are impressive. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting, perfect for a special occasion. Prices are relatively affordable for fine dining, with entrees around $30-40. Reservations are a must due to its popularity. While some dishes like rigatoni and bacon pizza fell short for some, the desserts were outstanding. Overall, Chez Panisse is a must-try for locals and visitors alike, offering a unique dining experience that is worth the planning and cost.“

4.3 Superb140 Reviews
La Marcha Tapas Bar Spanish • $$$
2026 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Paella Marinera Seafood Paella
Arroz Negro Squid Ink Paella
Boar Meatballs in Sauce
Calamares PO’Chico
Churros Con Chocolate
Spanish Cheese Plate
Mushroom Croquetas
Gambas a La Parilla
Piquillos Rellenos
Brussels Sprouts

“La Marcha Tapas Bar is a favorite spot for many, offering delicious tapas and refreshing drinks like white sangria. Despite occasional issues with reservations and billing, the food is consistently good and the service is commendable, even during busy times like when hosting large parties. The ambiance is enjoyable, making it a place worth returning to, just be cautious with the bill payment process. Overall, the flavorful tapas and pleasant dining experience make La Marcha Tapas Bar a highly recommended choice for a meal out.“

4.2 Good214 Reviews
Tane Vegan Izakaya Vegan • $$
1956 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Vegan Yuzu Cheese Cake Homemade
Spicy Ramen Noodles Soup
Sweet Potato Roll GF
Spicy Tofuna Roll GF
Eggplant Tataki GF
Agedashi Tofu GF
Leahi the Wedge
Sunset Rolls
Kailua Roll
Miso Soup

“Tane Vegan Izakaya is a restaurant that offers a fully vegan menu, including sushi. The staff is friendly, and the atmosphere is cozy with a nice lighting and decor. It is located in Berkeley and has a variety of unique and flavorful dishes. Some popular menu items include the Shizen Shiitake, Spicy Miso Garlic Ramen, Garlic Edamame, Agedashi Tofu, and Tempura. The Sunset, Wedge, and Pacifica rolls are highly recommended. The Mango Nigiri has a unique tamarind flavor, and the ramen has a strong mushroom flavor. It is suggested to share dishes with your dining companions. Reservations can be difficult due to the limited number of tables, but the staff is accommodating with availability. The restaurant provides a great value for the price.“

4.8 Superb153 Reviews
Emilia's Pizzeria Pizza • $$
2995 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Gina Calabrese Pizza
Custom Pizza
Sopressata
O G Pizza

“Emilia's Pizzeria offers a delightful pizza experience without any complications. Their "Standard" pizza is a nostalgic delight, with a perfectly neutral crust that sparks conversations. The Pesto Chicken and supreme pizzas are hot, tasty, and generously topped. The Gina calabrese pizza stands out with its slightly charred crust and flavorful, fresh ingredients. The red peppers are ground into a powder, adding unique flavor without the spice. Reheating the pizza only enhances its taste. Reasonably priced and convenient for delivery, Emilia's Pizzeria is a must-try for pizza lovers seeking a classic, quality slice.“

4.6 Superb38 Reviews
Via del Corso Italian • $$$
1788 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Pappardelle with Wild Boar
Bistecca Alla Fiorentina
Insalata Di Spinaci
Potato Side Dish
Olive Oil Cake
Olive Marinate
Panna Cotta
Almond Cake
Prosciutto
Ravioli

“Via del Corso offers a delightful dining experience with delicious food and good service. The outdoor seating is comfortable, though the wind and lack of effective heating can make it chilly. The menu features tasty dishes like grilled grouper with fresh corn and arugula, as well as prosciutto and chicken liver crostini. The food is well-prepared, with flavors that shine without the need for additional seasoning.“

4.6 Superb325 Reviews
Humbowl Health Food • $
2975 College Ave, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Thai Curry Humbowl with Vegan Legumes Mix Protein Choice
Chicken Sausage Scrambowl
Wildwonder Mango Gold
Vegan Hash Close Up
Seasonabowl Winter
Side Brown Rice
Humbowl Salad
Vera Cruz
Brassica

“Humbowl offers delicious and nourishing bowls, including a summer bowl with cashew pesto that is highly praised. The servers are kind and ensure a great dining experience. The restaurant is kid-friendly, with even picky eaters enjoying the meals. The food is fresh, healthy, and caters to dietary needs, leaving customers feeling satisfied and ready to tackle their day.“

4.8 Superb120 Reviews
Henry's Bar & Restaurant Bar • $$
2600 Durant Ave, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Tartine Bread
Henry

“Henry's Bar & Restaurant offers a lively and retro-inspired atmosphere for a Saturday night out. The food menu features a great selection, with dishes that are described as delicious. The beer and drink options are also praised as being above par. While the service can be a bit slow at times, especially when the restaurant is busy, the staff is reported to be friendly. The establishment seems to have a mix of mid-lifers and students, creating a unique Berkeley vibe. Overall, Henry's provides a pleasant dining and drinking experience, with a nostalgic appeal for those familiar with the local area.“

3.4 Good36 Reviews
Creekwood Restaurant Italian • $$
3121 Sacramento St, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Meatballs Marinara Parmesan Garlic Bread
Crispy Brussels Sprouts GF
Green Tea Panna Cotta
Little Gems Salad
Mushroom Pizza
Black Cod GF
Burrata GF
Ravioli
Gnocchi

“Creekwood Restaurant is a great spot for family gatherings and celebrations. Their dinner menu is a highlight, with excellent food and wine, although brunch dishes can be hit or miss. The service is cheerful and accommodating, with a lively atmosphere that can get noisy. It's an excellent choice for any occasion, with standout dishes like their beet salad and pasta.“

4.6 Superb206 Reviews
Califa's Greens Latin American • $
1106 University Ave, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Chicken Sandwich and Garlic Fries
Reuben Sandwich with Garlic Fries
New Chicken Chipotle Sandwich
Sweet Plantains Combo
Grilled Chicken Bowl
Smoked Salmon Bagel
Pudding Almond Milk
Home Made Tiramisu
Roasted Pork Plate
Veggie Sandwich

“Califa's Greens is a restaurant known for its delicious and healthy lunch options in the East Bay. The menu features fresh, hearty, and colorful dishes, with standouts including the kale salads and chicken and steak sandwiches. The restaurant is known for its bright and beautiful space, tasteful decor, and kind staff. Califa's Greens prepares its food with love and creativity, and the quality of the meals is highly praised. Prices are reasonable considering the quality. It is no surprise that this restaurant is a current favorite for many.“

4.8 Superb89 Reviews
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FAVA

FAVA Salad • $
2114 Vine St, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Tahini Chocolate Cookie
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Spicy Chicken Sandwich
Falafel Sandwich
Salmon Plate
Mango Lassi
Flatbread
Falafel
Hummus
Soup

“FAVA serves amazing, sustainably sourced food that nourishes both body and soul. This North Berkeley gem offers healthy options like lentil soup and the best falafel in town, all made with care and attention. Enjoy delicious food, despite limited seating, and consider taking it to nearby Walnut Square or Epicurious Garden.“

4.9 Superb60 Reviews
Cali Alley Comfort Food • $$
1012 Grayson St, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Rice Bowl Marinated & Grilled Tofu
Buttermilk Fried Chicken Plate
Vegan Pork Belly Bao Bun Plate
Fried Chicken & 'SCB' Waffle
Brisket and Short Rib Burger
Garlic Fries with Cheese
The Cali Alley Burger
The Alejandro Burger
The Brunch Burger
French Fries

“Cali Alley serves a fantastic burger, featuring a juicy patty topped with excellent tri-tip. The fries are crispy and tasty. The restaurant also offers large portions, packed with flavor, including the spicy chicken sandwich and truffle fries. Additionally, it serves unbelievably delicious fried chicken with secret green sauce, as well as a menu suitable for health-conscious diners.“

4.7 Superb92 Reviews
Pizzeria da Laura Pizza • $$
2049 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Lil'One Detroit Style
Ray J NY Style Pizza
Bucatini Amatriciana
Pizza NY Style
Garlic Focaccia
Sicilian Pazzo
Caesar Salad
Large Marge
Vodka Pasta
Meatballs

“Pizzeria da Laura is a restaurant known for its delicious pizza. The ingredients and dough are highly praised, with both the regular New York and Sicilian styles receiving positive comments. The Italian sausage is specifically mentioned as being excellent. The menu offers a variety of pizza styles, as well as pasta options and calzones. The New York style 'Lil One' pizza and Vodka Cream rigatoni were particularly enjoyed. The restaurant has a bright and fun atmosphere, with great service. Laura, the owner, is a member of the World Pizza Champions team and the award-winning 'La Regina' pizza is a must-try. The restaurant has two floors and can accommodate many guests. In summary, Pizzeria da Laura is a standout pizza restaurant with a friendly atmosphere and delicious food.“

4.5 Superb200 Reviews
Great China Chinese • $$
2190 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Sautéed Ong-Choy with Garlic
Peking Duck with Pancakes
Combination Chow Mein
Zhen Jiang Spareribs
Sweet and Sour Pork
Honey Walnut Prawns
Garlic Fried Rice
Hot and Sour Soup
Pork Dumplings
Walnut Shrimp

“Great China is a legendary Berkeley staple that offers top-notch Chinese cuisine. Located on the edge of the Berkeley campus, the restaurant boasts a beautiful decor and ambiance. While it can get busy, especially on weekends, walk-in tables are available and the friendly and efficient staff ensure a smooth dining experience. The menu features a range of delicious dishes, including signature options like Peking Duck and double skin, which are worth the slightly higher prices. Other popular choices include pork dumplings, ong-choy with fermented tofu, and chow mein. With generous portions and gluten-free options available, Great China is a great choice for celebrating special occasions or just a night out.“

4.4 Superb171 Reviews
Lavender Bakery & Cafe' Bakery • $
1820 Solano Ave, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Almond Croissant and Cookies
Carrot Cake 8 8 10 Servings
Chocolate Almond Croissant
Space Cake for Birthday
Graduation Custom Cake
Custom Birthday Cake
Café Vienna Dessert
Chocolate Croissant
Floral Wedding Cake
Chocolate Eclairs

“Lavender Bakery & Cafe offers delicious desserts, including a delightful chocolate hazelnut mousse and a scrumptious cheesecake that is not too sweet. The staff is commended for their pleasant demeanor, great service, and attentiveness to customers' needs. The bakery's cake, described as delicious and moist, can be relied on for important occasions, as it is made with care and delivered on time.“

4.4 Superb165 Reviews
Lucia's Berkeley Italian • $$
2016 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Pappardelle Alla Bolognese
Calzone Napoletano
Shishito Peppers
Calamari Fritti
Charcuterie
Pizza Oven
Tiramisu
Cannoli
Burrata
Norma

“Lucia's Berkeley is a gem for gluten-free and celiac diners, offering a dedicated pizza oven to eliminate cross-contamination. Their gluten-free pizza dough is so satisfying, you wouldn't even know it's not the regular kind. Beyond the safe and delicious pizzas, Lucia's also impresses with its friendly service and cozy atmosphere, even when the restaurant is nearly full. The vegan cheese is delectable, and the kale salad is a perfect accompaniment. With mouthwatering meatballs and an iconic chewy crust on the gluten-free sausage pizza, Lucia's is a must-visit for anyone craving a stellar dining experience.“

4.4 Superb158 Reviews
Cupcakin Bake Shop Cupcakes • $
907 Washington St, Oakland

Customers` Favorites

Lemon Cupcake

“Cupcakin' Bake Shop, located inside Swan's Market, offers a wide variety of delicious cupcakes with unique flavors, including Oreo and Chocolate Salted Caramel. The moist treats are topped with decadent buttercream frosting. This black-owned business also provides vegan and gluten-free options. The shop is known for its excellent service and exceptional baked goods, including a renowned carrot cake with cream cheese icing.“

4.5 Superb93 Reviews
Nabolom Bakery - Pizzeria. Pizza • $
2708 Russell St, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Various Baked Goods
Pizza of the Day
Veggie Pizza
Morning Bun
Croissant

“Nabolom Bakery - Pizzeria is a local gem that has stood the test of time. Tucked into one of the sweetest Berkeley neighborhoods, this bakery will satisfy your sweet tooth with a fantastic variety of tasty pastries. Get there early for the best selection. Known for their fantastic focaccia breads, delectable pizzas, and mouthwatering chocolate croissants, this underrated bakery is a must-visit for anyone in the area. Whether you're craving a fresh-out-of-the-oven almond croissant or a perfectly balanced pecan tart, Nabolom Bakery - Pizzeria has something to please every palate.“

4.8 Superb41 Reviews
Elsie’s American • $
1746 Solano Ave, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Cold Avocado Tomato Sandwich & Soup Combo
Half Half Regular Pastrami Sandwiches
Snoochies Potato Salad Contains Egg
Pastrami Egg and Cheese on Rye
Pyro's Pastrami Sandwich
Pastrami Reuben Sandwich
Pastrami Breakfast Bagel
Pastrami Chopped Cheese
Enchilado De Camarones
Jr Pastrami Sandwich

“Elsie's offers delicious sandwiches, including the popular fried chicken sandwich and pastrami Reuben, both served with chips. The menu also includes a small salad, which is generously sized. The atmosphere is cozy, with ample indoor seating and a variety of posters to glance at while waiting. The restaurant is known for its excellent sandwiches and service. For those looking to dine out, the menu is simple, with only two types of sandwiches available - the OG and the Reuben - served with a half pickle and fried chips. The restaurant also offers a variety of drinks, including Shasta sodas, and has contactless payment options.“

4.4 Superb123 Reviews
Boichik Bagels - 6th St. Factory Bakery • $$
1225 Sixth St, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Frozen 6-Pack Pick 6 Mix
Cream Cheese Bagel
Cinnamon Raisin
Pumperthingle
Everything
Salt Bagel
Eggything
Nova Lox
Classic
Poppy

“Boichik Bagels - 6th St. Factory is a New York-style bagel place with friendly service and delicious options like the Pumpernickel bagel lox and cream cheese sandwich. The Pumpernickel caraway salt bagel is a popular choice, and they offer vegan options as well. Customers love the quality food, especially the Chocolate Malt Coffee, and the welcoming atmosphere created by the staff, like Lisa. The only downside is the limited seating, so it's best to arrive early before the bagels sell out.“

4.4 Superb121 Reviews
Sichuan Style Szechuan • $$
1699 Solano Ave, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Spicy Chili Pepper Fish Fillet in Chicken Broth
Fish Maw with Sea Cucumber Soup
Braised Tofu or MA PO Tofu
Szechuan Kung Pao Chicken
Eggplant in Garlic Sauce
Green Onion Pancakes
Mongolian Beef
Fortune Cookie
Walnut Shrimp

“Sichuan Style in Berkeley offers a satisfying dining experience with friendly service and a traditional atmosphere. Known for its spicy Chinese cuisine, standout dishes include crispy dishes and dry fried green beans. While pricier, the high-quality and fresh ingredients provide excellent value. The owner and staff are friendly and attentive, making it a great spot for a peaceful bite.“

4.5 Superb72 Reviews
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Top Dog

Top Dog Hot Dogs • $
2534 Durant Ave, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Frankfurt and Bratwurst on a Bun
Hot Link Lousiana Style
Top Dog Frankfurter
Spicy Mango Chicken
Garlic Frankfurter
Calabrese Hot Dog
Polish Sausage
Lemon Chicken
Chicken Apple
Sweet Relish

“Top Dog is a classic no-frills hotdog joint that has been a favorite among locals and visitors alike. This beloved spot has been serving up some of the best links around, with fans claiming they're the best they've ever had, even for those who have lived in NYC for over 40 years. The menu features a variety of sausages, including the classic 100% beef Frankfurter, Garlic, Hot Link, and more, all served on a crusty French roll with complementary toppings. The prices are fair, and the sausages are grilled to perfection right in front of you. With no seating available, Top Dog is a quick and delicious stop for anyone craving a fantastic "frankfurter." Despite being a small, unassuming spot, Top Dog has gained a loyal following, with people traveling from miles around to get a taste of their amazing sausages.“

4.4 Superb101 Reviews
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Babette

Babette New American • $$
2033 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup
Tartine with Avocado Feta Egg Arugula
Quiche of the Day Quiche
Potato Rancheros
Pistachio Tart
Avocado Toast
Quinoa Stew
Pastries
Soy

“Babette offers a unique dining experience, with outdoor seating in its charming garden, complete with live music and twinkling lights. The restaurant serves delicious meals, including the Cesar salad, meatloaf with coriander BBQ sauce, and fresh fruit meringue. The staff is attentive and accommodating, taking care to note dietary restrictions and preferences. The tables are well-spaced, allowing for comfortable conversation. While there may be some occasional hiccups, such as the issue with a dirty chair, overall, Babette provides an excellent dining experience, with friendly and welcoming service.“

4.3 Superb176 Reviews
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Iyasare

Iyasare Japanese • $$$
1830 Fourth St, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

´Kara-Age´ Japanese Fried Chicken
Dungeness Crab Okonomi Pancake
Lyasare Kakiage Tempura
Vegetarian Shoyu Ramen
Bacon Wrapped Mochi
Unagi Donburi
Sashimi Salad
Ichiba Salad
Hamachi Don

“Experience a great balance of traditional Japanese options with creative fusion spins like bacon mochi at Iyasare. The staff is accommodating and insightful for shared items, making it perfect for group gatherings. The Kakiage Tempura is a must-try, with a crunchy texture and addictive flavor. The dining room is modern yet inviting, ideal for special occasions or casual dining. Whether it's a 27th-anniversary celebration or a spontaneous dinner, the fantastic food and attentive service make every visit memorable. From delicious ramen to divine scallop & uni appetizers, Iyasare on Berkeley Fourth Street offers a delightful dining experience for all occasions.“

4.3 Superb131 Reviews
Kinda Izakaya Izakaya • $$
1941A University Ave, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Scallops Sashimi
Large Poke Bowl
Yakitori
Gyoza

“Kinda Izakaya offers high-quality, delicious Japanese dishes at reasonable prices. The restaurant has a lively and friendly atmosphere, which can be quite noisy and crowded, but in a pleasant way. It is a great spot for both groups and solo diners, with a good selection of single seats. While parking can be challenging and it gets full quickly, the delicious small plates make it worth visiting. Some customer favorites include salmon sashimi and chicken heart.“

4.3 Superb107 Reviews
Palm Açai Café Cafe • $
2979 College Ave, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Palm Bowls and a Pitaya Bowl
Amazonian Bowl Regular
Dragon Bowl Regular
Emerald Bowl Large
Palma Bowl Regular
PB Blueberry Bowl
Almond Butter
Acai Bowl

“Palm Açai Café is a popular breakfast spot that serves high-quality and fresh food. The café offers a variety of options, including oatmeal bowls and smoothies, made with straight-up ingredients and not too sweet. The menu caters to dietary restrictions, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. The café is conveniently located on College Avenue, allowing customers to enjoy their meal while taking a stroll. The staff is friendly and efficient, and the atmosphere is clean and welcoming.“

4.4 Superb47 Reviews
BOICHIK BAGELS Bagels • $
3170 College Ave, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Everything Bagel with Cream Cheese
Scallion Cream Cheese
Pastrami Lox
Salt Bagel
Eggything
Classic
Nova Lox
Toasted
Bagels
Plain

“Boichik Bagels serves tasty bagels, including cinnamon raisin and everything varieties, often paired with schmears and toppings. Friendly service and a commitment to quality are hallmarks of this establishment, which also offers vegetarian and vegan options. Even when issues arise, the staff goes above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction.“

4.2 Good111 Reviews
Bartavelle Cafe Cafe • $
1621 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Summer Tomato Tartine with Aioli and Malden Salt on Toasted Levain
Avocado Toast with an Egg
Smoked Trout Tartine
Prosciutto Toast
Oat Milk Latte
Savory Scone
Tomato Toast
Butter Toast
Focaccia
Harissa

“Bartavelle Cafe is a charming and cozy cafe that offers a delightful dining experience. The restaurant is known for its exceptional coffee, with customers raving about the perfect espresso and rich cappuccinos. The menu features a variety of delectable pastries, including an almond buckwheat financier and a chocolate medallion cookie topped with flaky salt, which have been described as truly delicious. One of the standout items on the menu is the salami toscana sandwich, which has been praised for its high-quality ingredients and exceptional flavor. While the sandwich may not be ideal for meat lovers, it is a hit with salad enthusiasts, who appreciate the light and crispy salad served on the cafe's signature Acme pizza bianca bread. Despite the cafe's popularity, customers have noted that the service can be slow, with long lines and extended wait times for food. The menu can also be limited on certain days, leaving some customers disappointed. Overall, Bartavelle Cafe is a lovely neighborhood spot that offers a taste of Europe, with its high-quality coffee and delectable pastries, though customers may need to be patient when visiting.“

4.2 Good106 Reviews
Berkeley Bowl West Cafe Cafe • $
920-998 Heinz Ave, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Sandwich

“Berkeley Bowl West Cafe is a unique grocery store that offers a wide range of products, including fresh and sweet organic fruit, bulk non-sugar cereals, and a large selection of Asian food and seasonings. The store also features a bakery, take-out counter, and a large meat counter with ample seafood options. Additionally, it has a marked-down produce section and a variety of house brand items. The cafe serves lunch and offers free coffee for seniors over 65. The store's inventory is diverse and well-crafted, with an extensive selection of greeting cards. Shoppers appreciate the fair pricing and high-quality products, making it a go-to destination for those seeking specific and hard-to-find ingredients.“

4.1 Good60 Reviews
Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen Vegan • $$
1475 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

House Smoked Pastrami Sandwich
Lox Bagel with Cream Cheese
Falafel Platter and Latke
Pastrami on Rye
Matzo Ball Soup
Latkes De Papa
Pickle Plate
Shakshouka
Brisket

“Went there for brunch and had a great time! Excellent Bloody Maury, latte, pancakes, latkes, and hash. The only disappointment was the chicken sausage which was dry as a bone.Got there on a Sunday around 12:30 and we were seated in about 10 minutes. Parking is tough there as it is only street parking.“

4.1 Good59 Reviews
Cafe Ohlone Cafe • $
Bancroft Way at, College Ave, Berkeley

“What a gem! In the courtyard of the Anthropology Museum, you’ll find this charming oasis. Everything from the furniture, landscape, menu, and soundtrack are all thoughtfully procured. Afternoon tea consisted of 3 refreshing flavors of tea and 3 sweet dishes. The chia seed porridge was a generous portion with a delicious flavor profile as well as texture. The toasted hazelnuts added a tasty crunch. Blackberries and gooseberries were a nice palate cleanser, and the chia seed flour brownie bites were addictive! The black walnuts and coarse East Bay salt were a perfect combination! I’m thankful they don’t sell these individually otherwise I would be eating them daily. In bulk.Not only was the meal unique and delicious, we also learned some Ohlone history and words as well as heard some lovely songs and spoken word that were pre-recorded. It’s such a nice experience and so much more than just food and drinks!“

5 Superb5 Reviews
Bear's Lair Pubs • $$
2465 Bancroft Way #140, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Loaded Greek Fries
Tillamook Cheddar
Crispy Fries

“Bear's Lair is a great spot for a delicious meal. The menu features amazing pizza and fries, as well as unique options like the Kale Salad and Brisket Sandwich. The staff are friendly and attentive, providing exceptional service. Happy hour is a great deal, and the chef's talents shine through in every dish. With a remarkably hardworking team, Bear's Lair is a must-visit before a show or anytime for a tasty meal.“

4.6 Superb8 Reviews
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Comal

Comal Mexican • $$
2020 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Guacamole and Chips with Three Salsas
Heritage Pork Mole Coloradito Crema
Rotisserie Chicken Mole Negro
Mezcal De Alipus Flight
Enchiladas Duck Confit
White Shrimp Ceviche
Fresh Tortilla Chips
Ensalada Picada
Chile Relleno
Tequila Flight

“Comal is a great spot to dine at in Berkeley, conveniently located near BART with plenty of parking options. The restaurant serves fantastic food, with standout items like chips and guac, mushroom quesadilla, flautas, and tacos, including the pibil option. The outdoor patio is nice, with a heating system and ample seating, including a bar and large tables for bigger groups. The service is outstanding, with a guaranteed service charge instead of the traditional tip system. While some may find the automatic gratuity a drawback, others appreciate the change. Overall, Comal offers a great dining experience with delicious food and a contemporary, yet unpretentious, atmosphere.“

4 Good203 Reviews
Sliver Pizzeria Pizza • $
2174 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Pizza with Asparagus Tips and Mushrooms Cilantro and Hot Sauces
Vegetarian Pizza Slice
Pizza of The
Potatoe Pizza
Daily Pizza
Whole Pizza

“Sliver Pizzeria in Berkeley is a go-to spot for fantastic pizza. With the best pizza in town, including the Margherita and Quattro Formaggi options, customers are always satisfied. The staff, including managers Luis and Jorge, are kind and make the experience even better. The location has a great vibe, and customers enjoy the cozy atmosphere and friendly service. Whether grabbing a slice while walking by or sitting down for a meal, Sliver Pizzeria guarantees a delicious and enjoyable visit every time.“

4 Good116 Reviews
Gypsy's Trattoria Italiana Italian • $
2519 Durant Ave, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Spaghetti with Meatballs
Chicken Pesto Calzone
Godfather's Favorite
Fettuccine Al Salmon
Fettuccine Con Pesto
Chicken Parmigiano
Victor's Spaghetti
Ravioli Bolognese
Meatball Calzone
Penne Gorgonzola

“Gypsy's Trattoria Italiana is a popular restaurant that has been a go-to spot for many for over a decade. The Alfredo pesto pasta, also known as the "crazy pasta," is a standout dish. Other recommendations include the paradiso pizza and eggplant sandwich. The calzone is also a favorite, and customers can expect generous portions of fresh, flavorful, and well-seasoned food. Parking can be a challenge, and it's worth noting that cash payments result in a discount. The restaurant is a great place to satisfy one's taste buds, and many customers, including this reviewer, keep coming back for more.“

4 Good115 Reviews
Comal Next Door Mexican • $
2024 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Fried Chicken Torta
Chicken Burrito
Chile Relleno
Guacamole
Molette

“Comal Next Door is a great spot for a quick bite, whether it's lunch or takeout before a show at the Greek Theater. The restaurant offers flavorful dishes, including the salad with achiote chicken, Molette, and tacos like the breakfast burrito, Al pastor, and Carnitas. Vegetarian options are also available. With communal seating, it's a perfect place to grab a meal and enjoy the view on Shattuck Avenue. The food is beautifully presented, and the flavors are balanced and delicious.“

3.9 Good55 Reviews
Dumpling Kitchen Dim Sum • $
2517 Durant Ave Ste A, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Shanghai-Style Steamed Pork Dumplings 8
Sesame Balls with Red Bean Paste 4pcs
Steamed Vegetarian Dumplings
kurobuta pork soup dumplings
Wontons in Chili Oil 8pcs
Shanghai Pork Dumpling
Kung Pao Chicken
Dan Dan Noodles
Fried Pork Bao
Dumplings And

“Dumpling Kitchen is a restaurant known for its delicious and crave-worthy food. The price is unbeatable in Berkeley, with a meal for two coming in at around 15 dollars per person. The pork bao buns, onion pancakes, and soup dumplings are popular choices among customers. The ambiance is pleasant, and the service is decent. The food, overall, has been described as good, but there are some hits and misses. The wontons in chili oil are a must-try, as they are fantastic. However, the chow mein was disappointing due to its thick noodles and lack of flavor. The soup dumplings and egg rolls were just okay, with the egg rolls having a slimy and soggy filling. The crispy exterior of the egg rolls, however, was praised. Despite some misses, the meal was still deemed decent, and a return visit may be considered.“

3.9 Good77 Reviews
Zut! On Fourth Mediterranean • $$
1820 Fourth St, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Pear & Gorgonzola Pizza
Zut Caesar Salad
Ahi Tuna Nicoise
Crab Sandwich
Risotto
Burger
Fries

“Zut! On Fourth is a cozy restaurant that offers a diverse menu of American-Italian and European cuisine, including salads, pizza, burgers, and the popular shoestring fries. The service is attentive, and the ambiance is comfortable, with excellent background music. Customers particularly enjoy the filet mignon and flourless chocolate cake.“

3.8 Good60 Reviews
Funky Elephant Berkeley Thai • $$
1313 Ninth St Ste120, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Green Papaya Salad Som Tum Bangkok Ver
Grilled Flat Iron Steak
Thai Tea Soft Serve
Pad Thai Old Skool
Crispy Rice Salad
Mango Sticky Rice
Fried Egg Salad
Drunken Mussels
Chicken Wings
Khao Mun Gai

“Funky Elephant Berkeley is a small Thai restaurant located near Philz's coffee. The cozy atmosphere and friendly service make it a great spot for a lovely meal with family or friends. The party wings are a standout, with crispy skin and juicy meat complemented by a unique chili sauce. The lucky pork salad and grilled pork are flavorful and well-seasoned, while the brussels sprouts are soft, chewy, and slightly sweet. The KMG features rice with a kick, though the chicken could be more tender. The mussels come in a deliciously sour and spicy broth. Overall, the food is delicious and worth trying in person for the full experience.“

3.8 Good110 Reviews
Viks Chaat Indian • $
2390 Fourth St, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Mox Veg Pakora Rasmalat
Tandoori Chicken Daily
Mix Vegetable Pakoras
Dahi Batata Puri
Dahi Papdi Chaat
Lamb Baida Roti
Chicken Biryani
Kulfi Falooda
Cholle Bhature
Koliwada Fish

“Viks Chaat serves authentic North and South Indian cuisine, with dishes cooked to order. This local spot offers a variety of veg/vegan friendly options and has a large grocery store attached with Indian staples. With a big dining area and reasonable prices ($20/person), it's a great value and definitely worth a visit.“

3.8 Good211 Reviews
The Butcher’s Son Vegan Delicatessen & Bakery Vegan • $
1954 University Ave, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Classic Fried Chicken Sandwich
Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
Vegan Pistachio Cannoli
Smoked Pastrami Reuben
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Chicken Parm Sandwich
Macaroni Salad
Tuna Melt
Jalape
Vegan

“The Butcher's Son Vegan Delicatessen & Bakery offers top-tier vegan eats with a focus on house-made meats. While prices may be a bit steep, the quality is well worth it. The menu features a range of options, including gluten-free choices, clearly labeled for dietary restrictions. Standout dishes include the Chickin Parm, garlic fries, and vegan buffalo sauce. Friendly and welcoming staff ensure a pleasant dining experience. With a lovely outdoor patio and full vegan menu, this spot is a must-visit for any vegan foodie.“

4.5 Superb170 Reviews
Tacubaya Mexican • $
1782 Fourth St, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Tamal De Verduras
Sopa De Tortilla
Al Pastor Taco
Chile Relleno
Chicken Taco
Enchiladas
Guacamole
Churros
Salsas
Chips

“Tacubaya is a restaurant located on 4th Street in Berk that has been serving fresh and high-quality Mexican food for over 20 years. The atmosphere is vibrant and colorful, with indoor dining featuring beautiful aesthetics. This order-at-the-register spot offers a wide array of Mexican dishes and flavor options, with plates served a la carte.“

3.7 Good110 Reviews
Mercado 925 Mexican • $
925 University Ave, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Fish and Chicken Tacos
Chips Guac and Salsa
Mole Poblano Burrito
Pork Carnitas Plato
Baja Style Tacos
Enchiladas Verdes
Seafood Burrito
Plato Protein
Guacamole
Fish Taco

“Mercado 925 is a highly recommended Mexican restaurant that offers an exceptional dining experience. The chips are seasoned to perfection, the main dishes are flavorful, and the service is praised as well. The restaurant is known for its amazing margaritas, delectable guacamole, and a wide variety of tacos, enchiladas, and other Mexican specialties made with high-quality ingredients. The lovely interior and outdoor seating create a pleasant atmosphere, making Mercado 925 a must-visit for anyone seeking an authentic and enjoyable Mexican dining experience.“

4.8 Superb89 Reviews
Cheese Board Collective Pizzeria Pizza • $
1512 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Light Baked Pizza from the Cheese Board Pizzeria
Sourdough Baguette
Half Parbake Pizza
Garlic Olive Oil
Green Hot Sauce
English Muffins
Pizza Y Ensalada
Slice of Pizza
Roasted Garlic
Whole Pizza

“Cheese Board Collective Pizzeria offers quick service and easy ordering, with a simple menu featuring one type of pizza and one type of salad daily. The lively spot has ample seating space and hosts live music. For a unique twist, try the green sauce for an extra kick. Gluten-free and vegan options are available, and outdoor dog-friendly dining is also an option.“

4.6 Superb185 Reviews
Royal Egyptian Cuisine Middle Eastern • $
Emeryville Greenway, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Lamb Shawarma Sandwich
Chef Elmy's Gyro
Chicken Shawarma
Homemade Falafel
Seafood Platter
Vegetable Soup
Wild Shrimp

“Royal Egyptian Cuisine offers some of the best Egyptian food with clean, savory, and healthy dishes. The fantastic service makes customers feel at home and comfortable. The chef creates incredible meals, with flavors that are unmatched. The food is super fresh and tasty, with very big portions at reasonable prices. Undoubtedly the best Egyptian restaurant in town, it lives up to the hype.“

4.9 Superb56 Reviews
Rojbas Mediterranean Grill Middle Eastern • $
1901 University Ave, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Grilled Skewers of Chicken
Lamb and Beef Gyro Plate
Chicken Shish Kebab
Adana Kebab Plate
Berry Smoothie
Mezze Platter
Combo Platter
Falafel Plate
Shish Kebabs
Chicken Gyro

“Rojbas Mediterranean Grill offers a cozy dining experience with a variety of vegetarian options such as salads, hummus, and falafel. The chicken, beef, and lamb gyro wraps are popular choices, along with the juicy chicken kabob. The restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere and provides outstanding service. Complimentary tea and water are available. Located on University Ave, it offers parking on the street and is wheelchair accessible. A great spot for enjoying delicious Mediterranean cuisine.“

4.7 Superb93 Reviews
Afghan Burrito Burrito • $
2309 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

The Golden Burrito w Steak Beans Rice Pico De Gallo Fajitas Sour Cream Guacamole
Combo Quesadilla Chicken & Steak
Steak Burrito Bowl with Rice
Golden Burrito with Chicken
Large Steak Nachos Tray
Golden Chicken Burrito
Chicken Burrito Bowl
Golden Veggie Burrito
Golden Steak Burrito
Combo Golden Burrito

“Afghan Burrito is a popular spot on San Pablo, known for its friendly and welcoming staff. The atmosphere is pleasant, with a large outdoor area and a comfortable indoor space. The menu offers delicious options, including vegetarian choices that can be customized to taste. The food is flavorful and fresh, with examples like the chicken burrito that boasts tender and fresh chicken. Overall, Afghan Burrito is a great spot for a tasty meal in a pleasant setting.“

4.6 Superb144 Reviews
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Kiraku

Kiraku Japanese • $$$
2566B Telegraph Ave, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Chawan-Mushi w Snow Crab and Matsutake Mushroom
Grilled Tsukune Chicken & Cartilage Skewer
Ankimo Mousse w Sweet Potato Chips
Corn Tempura with Green Tea Salt
American Wagyu Beef Tataki
American Wagyu Beef Nigiri
Maitake Mushrooms Tempura
Scallion Seafood Pancake
Beef Tongue Skewer Box
Sweet Potato Brulee

“Kiraku is a Bay Area gem that truly transports you to Japan with its cozy, simple decor and delicious dishes. The restaurant takes pride in serving fresh ingredients, flavorful skewers, and standout items like the Uni spoon and corn fritter. The staff is attentive and the sweet potato brûlée is a must-try for dessert. The izakaya vibes are spot on, offering fabulous food like the black cod and pig ears. While the Uni pasta may not be for everyone, the overall dining experience is worth the slightly higher prices. Expect to spend around $50-75 per person for a satisfying meal of small dishes and a big entree. Kiraku is a place where every penny spent is justified by the delightful flavors and dining atmosphere.“

4.7 Superb77 Reviews
Seoul Hotdog Hot Dogs • $
2505 Hearst Ave D, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Cheddar Cheese Hot Dog Potato Crust
Hotdog with Potato Topping
Sweet Potato Hotdog
All Beef Hot Dog
Hot Cheetos
Mozza Hotdog
Seoul

“Seoul Hotdog is a vibrant spot with friendly staff, playing k-pop tunes. The hot dogs are mouth-watering, especially the sweet potato one. They offer vegetarian options too. The store is clean, but parking in Berkley can be tricky. The menu includes unique options like the #4 Cheddar and Sausage with potato crust. Toppings range from Ghirardelli white chocolate to sriracha mayo, making it a fun experience for all. Don't miss out on this delicious and innovative hotdog joint!“

4.7 Superb76 Reviews
MoMo Masalas Indian • $
2505 Hearst Ave B, Berkeley

Customers` Favorites

Chicken Tikka Masala
Chowmein Chicken
Shrimp Biryani
Butter Chicken
Chicken Curry
Paneer Chilli
Dahi Chicken
Chicken Momo
Mango Puree
Veg Samosa

“Experience a culinary adventure at Momo Masalas, where the momos and biryani are simply exceptional. Bursting with flavors, the momos offer a symphony of spices and textures, while the biryani is a revelation of perfectly cooked rice and tender meat. The cozy ambiance, surrounded by lush indoor plants and Himalayan decor, provides a tranquil escape from everyday life. The attentive and friendly staff ensure a seamless dining experience, making it more than just a restaurant, but an experience worth savoring. Whether you dine in or opt for takeout, Momo Masalas is a gem in Berkeley for those seeking delectable food served with care in a charming environment.“

4.7 Superb71 Reviews