Restaurants in Oakland

Best Restaurants

MAMA Oakland 388 Grand Ave, Oakland Italian • $$$
388 Grand Ave, Oakland

“We had a great dinner here for our first visit. Emma and staff were great. Food was legit. Price points are very fair. Will be back. One thing. I would love to see a tip line on the credit card receipt. I know there is a service charge included in the bill, but if I have a solid experience, and want to leave a little extra $$, I have that option.”

4.7 Superb108 Reviews
Jo's Modern Thai 3725 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland Thai • $$$
3725 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland

“Came here for drinks and appetizers. Amazing crispy catfish salad (so bright, balanced, savory, herbaceous) and the mak grut (keffir lime leaf) cocktail was one of the best cocktails I’ve ever tasted—complex, fragrant, refreshing and just delicious. As a person with Thai ancestry who is picky about his Thai food, I definitely recommend this place for a creative spin on Thai food that still respects the proper balance of flavor, at very least based on the two things I tasted!Great service and atmosphere as well. Can’t wait to come back and have a full meal.”

4.5 Superb116 Reviews

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Pomet

Pomet 4029 Piedmont Ave, Oakland American • $$$
4029 Piedmont Ave, Oakland

“Had the duck leg, mushroom pasta, gem salad, and squash. All delicious! Server was super nice and they included service in the check. Would definitely come back!”

4.7 Superb117 Reviews

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Parche

Parche 2295 Broadway, Oakland Colombian • $$$
2295 Broadway, Oakland

“Had lunch with 2 of my girlfriends on a weekday and we were seated immediately. It was all of our first time there, and we loved it. We will be back to try more! Let's get into it:Menu: We came during lunch so we had the lunch menu as well as the Restaurant Week fixed menu. We didn't opt for it because we wanted to try some other items but we heavily considered it. The regular lunch menu was great - 1 page and yet had many options for us. The back listed several great looking drink options.Appetizers: Everything we ordered was extremely flavorful. We ordered the Salmon Salpicon and Bruselas El Prado to share. The salmon dish was so good and rich. We wish it came with just a few more more plantain crisps but that's our preference. We said we'd come back for that and drinks alone...unless we got the rest of our dishes. The Brussel sprouts were so well flavored and perfectly charred and crispy. I would eat that on it's own.Main Dishes: We order 3 dishes including: Arepa con Queso, Colombian Chorizo Hotdog, and Posta Negra Sando. I had the Arepa and it was a wonderful vegetarian arepa dish filled with a mix of root veggies, cauliflower and broccoli all topped with an egg. So filling. Highly recommend. I don't eat meat so I didn't eat the other dishes but my friends were not disappointed.Service: The servers were great. Very genuine interactions. They checked in on us periodically and were never far if we needed something.Ambiance: The place itself was beautifully decorated. I wish I took pictures of the inside of the restaurant.Overall, a wonderful treat to experience with friends. Treat yourself to this place! We'll be back to try more food and check out their dinner menu.Dietary restrictions: Menu states this is a gluten free kitchen. Dishes also marked as DF (dairy free), VG (vegan), VEG (vegetarian) where applicable.”

4.6 Superb145 Reviews
Belotti Ristorante E Bottega 5403 College Ave, Oakland Italian • $$
5403 College Ave, Oakland

“We kind of ended up here on a fluke and with empty stomachs. We weren't into the experience just wanted the food. Our server, Toni, was accommodating about all of our reasonable ( and less reasonable) requests. We sat in a corner quite close to our neighbors but it wasn't too bad. The sound quality in their space makes it so you don't get bombarded but a lot of loud clanging. It's pretty upscale and the food is Michelin level amazing but also has a chill vibe.Goes without saying, we will certainly be back.Vegetarian options: The veggie options are just as amazing as the non. They are also good about accommodating veggie diets in any part of the menu.We got the peshe- Chilean Sea Bass which was so on point. As we are pescaterian”

4.6 Superb127 Reviews
Bardo Lounge & Supper Club 3343 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland American • $$$
3343 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland

“Everything was delicious. We started with deviled eggs, beet salad, and croquettes, then shared a pork chop. All I can say is they have given Wood Tavern something to worry about with this dish. The staff were accommodating and extremely helpful as well. Coming back!”

4.5 Superb184 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

Wahpepah’s Kitchen 3301 E 12th St #133, Oakland Salad • $$
3301 E 12th St #133, Oakland

“Absolutely fantastic food and experience!! Everything tastes so natural. I really loved the flatbread! Everyone who worked there was so kind and welcoming. I’m very thankful this place exists!”

4.8 Superb104 Reviews
Yonsei Handrolls 1738 Telegraph Ave, Oakland Sushi • $$$
1738 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

“Came here tonight for the restaurant week menu (the set dinner with 5 rolls and chocolate mousse dessert for ~$35 pre tax and tip) for the first time with a party of 2, and boy was it tasty!!! It did not disappoint. I also got a Hana G+T cocktail. The set menu included the cucumber sunomono starter, and the following 5 omaka-set (the OG): zuke maguro (tuna), negihama, salmon, black cod, and snow crab. Our total cost after tax and tip was $60 ish (cocktails are ~$12-15 each) Pros: - SUPER fast service. They had reservations for ~1 hour after we arrived but said if we ate quick we could sit and eat at a window table. The girl who served us also had very corny jokes which we enjoyed haha. - YUMMY HANDROLLS which are very worth it, the pieces of fish are pretty big. My ultimate favorite was the black cod with truffle oil, it was so unique and delicious! Each one was perfect, no cons. - I LOVE the pipet-able soy sauce!! It makes it very easy to get some soy sauce in your hand roll without having the whole thing fall apart when you try to dip it in a soy sauce dish - The Hana Gin and tonic had the perfect amount of alcohol in it (where you can taste it but it's not too strong), and it was such a beautiful looking purple drink too. Definitely a pleasant surprise - Great for parties of 2 since there's multiple tables that can seat 2, but if you have a bigger party it could be a longer wait - I thought the price was very appropriate, and the menu wasn't too overwhelming, very straightforward. Good bang for your buck - they give you way more fish than Kazu Nori in SoCal. - Decent amount of food in the set menu - I didn't feel stuffed, but I wasn't hungry after either. Honestly, no cons other than the fact that it may be hard to find parking nearby and you might have to walk a bit (but also very walkable from 19th st. BART). 10/10 will be back, what a great restaurant week intro! Everything was so beautifully presented too. I can't wait to come back and try the other omaka-sets.”

4.6 Superb88 Reviews

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Odin

Odin 444 Oak St, Oakland Mexican • $$
444 Oak St, Oakland

“I love the concept of this restaurant, the atmosphere and presentation of the dishes with do many delicious flavors . We started with the chicharrones with guacamole , the chicharron was a top for me!My favorite was the beef barbacoa empanada very filling and tasty, the cucumber & brusela salad was amazing so many flavors and very fresh. We also ordered the asada tacos, I like their special take with queso, guac and grilled onion. Super cute place and bar with amazing mezcal cocktails!!”

4.6 Superb82 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

T'chaka a Taste of Haiti 901 Washington St, Oakland Seafood • $$
901 Washington St, Oakland

“To start off, I’ve never had Haitian food and didn’t know what to expect. After going to T’Chaka for lunch, I’m pleasantly surprised. Glad that I got a taste of Haiti. Food, service, ambiance, and decor is amazing.T’Chaka is located next to Swan’s Market in Old Oakland. Outside - there’s a colorful bright yellow sign with potted palm plants so place is hard to miss.Server was extremely friendly, helpful, and accommodating.Decor and ambiance - very colorful and vibrant. Haitian flag stood out to me. A lot going on with the paintings, fish tank, vases, wall fixtures, etc. Definitely feels like you’re walking into a local mom and pop restaurant that will serve authentic cuisine. A bit pricey - around $20 for each entree but the quality and time spent makes it worth.Unfortunately, I am pescatarian so I was unable to try the Oxtails, Jerk Chicken, or Griot. What a tragedy. But my co-worker said Oxtails were flavorful and delicious, went well with the fixings. She finished the whole plate and cleaned the bones off!Shrimp salad itself was flavorful - with passionfruit dressing. They also did not skimp on the shrimp - HUGE PLUS. As exotic as the dish sounds, the flavors went well together. Shrimp was well seasoned with a tangy, sweet, yet savory flavor. The passionfruit dressing itself was light, refreshing, and not overly sweet. Nice palette of flavors, definitely Caribbean-esque.Cocktails and dinner: I would especially recommend coming for their dinner menu or Saturday special and drinks. Cocktails looked very intriguing and would go well with menu offerings.I would definitely recommend this place. Haitian food is super underrated! Take advantage of going during Restaurant Week!”

4.7 Superb117 Reviews
Sláinte Irish Pub Oakland 131 Broadway, Oakland Irish Pub • $$
131 Broadway, Oakland

“Great Irish pub in Jack London. Their food is tasty and hearty, great drink specials, and always a lively crowd. Great spot to link with friends, have a nice meal, or even celebrate St Pattys day. Fun events hosted here in occasion too.”

4.7 Superb113 Reviews
Burma Superstar 309 Clement St, San Francisco Burmese • $$
309 Clement St, San Francisco

“After this dining experience, I feel like any other five stars I have given could be overrated. This place was perfect all around -- the service was wonderful with just the right amount of care, the ambience was great for a local family or a visitor (or both), and the food was AMAZING! Tea leaf salad, coconut rice, chili lamb, cauliflower, chicken biryani, and mango lassi were all fantastic. I'm definitely coming back and I will have a hard time debating between getting the same dishes as this time (because they were so good) and trying other ones (because I'm sure they'll be good too). So glad to have found this place!”

4.4 Superb120 Reviews

Outdoor Dining

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Ebiko

Ebiko 4150 Piedmont Ave, Oakland Sushi • $$
4150 Piedmont Ave, Oakland

“Best hidden secret. I have a hard time not visiting this place daily. There are so many options of rolls, rice bowls, and side dishes to-go. I believe most items are raw. Small amount of bon fish options rolls. Kids favorites are the avocado roll and California rolls There are a ton of Japanese snacks like pocky, shrimp chips, chocolate covered almonds, hi chews, wasabi peas a number of drinks. The staff are great, always friendly and have good recommendations . I've been visiting this place since they opened and every time I go they've got something new. Prices are right.”

4.7 Superb87 Reviews

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Bombera

Bombera 3459 Champion St, Oakland Mexican • $$
3459 Champion St, Oakland

“Went here last night after a friend found this place on Instagram, and we happened to be in town and tried it out. The atmosphere was so fun, really warm space heaters made it totally fine to sit outside at night, the inside looked super cute as well. The service was great and the food was divine. Standout dish to me was a spicy carrot appetizer, some of the most interesting and tasty food I’ve had in a while. A handful of vegan options, more vegetarian options, but even though it wasn’t lengthy, those dishes were so good it was fine by me!Vegetarian options: Although it isn’t a long list of vegetarian items, I am vegan and the dishes I did was were so delicious it’s worth it if those dishes sound at all appealing to you.”

4.4 Superb116 Reviews
Joodooboo 4201 Market St, Oakland Korean • $$
4201 Market St, Oakland

“Really charming space. Everything tasted very homey and best thing was the fried tofu that had a delicate thin crispy batter. I found that a lot of dishes kind of taste samey and it was kind of pricey.”

4.7 Superb79 Reviews

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Burdell

Burdell 4640 Telegraph Ave, Oakland American • $$$
4640 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

“The hardest thing about Burdell is that you can't eat everything in one sitting but you really want to. Tonight was our first time dining here, and we are already looking forward to going back. My husband and I started with cocktails and they were absolutely delicious. Then we had the chicken liver and waffles and we all but licked the plate. For dinner I had the fried petrale sole and my husband had the pork neck. We also couldn't resist getting the whipped potatoes, which were everything you want potatoes to be. We both loved our entrees and stole bites from each other. Very flavorful, very lovely presentation, and nice portions. For dessert we shared the chocolate puddin and it was also excellent. We were well taken care of by all of the staff and got some lovely drink recommendations that paired well with each course. We really enjoyed this dining experience and look forward to returning. We would like to do the family dinner with beverage pairing next. Love this place!”

4.4 Superb104 Reviews
La Parilla Loca 9829 San Leandro St, Oakland Tacos • $$
9829 San Leandro St, Oakland

“I ordered a steak burrito and it was a 10/10. The meat was filled with flavor and they were not selfish with it. Tasted really fresh and definitely going back for more!”

4.5 Superb146 Reviews

“food was great. we ordered the saag paneer and goat curry and samosas. they. goat was cooked nicely. the basmati rice is amazing too.Dietary restrictions: had options for everyone”

4.6 Superb357 Reviews

24 Hour Restaurants

Saucy Oakland 468 8th St, Oakland Pan Asian • $$
468 8th St, Oakland

“Last day of my holiday we had lunch at Saucy Oakland - and we thought it was very, very good! So you can't say much about the service, because you order at the counter and pick up the food at the counter. But both of our dishes were freshly prepared, were normal portions to fill you up and tasted excellent. The sake flight was also great to try out the different sakes. We were happy not to have stopped a few blocks away at Swans Market and chosen Saucy instead! Best recommendation!”

4.7 Superb125 Reviews
Viridian 2216 Broadway, Oakland Cocktail Bar • $$$
2216 Broadway, Oakland

“Fun bar with great food. Cocktails are unique and full of flavor. The staff are quick. Parking available in a parking garage near by or street parking. Good place to come with groups 4 or less. I went by myself and loved the experience. This is a place I would return to for a good drink and food. Be aware the food menu is limited but all of the options sound delicious.”

4.6 Superb73 Reviews
Dinner House 329 14th St, Oakland American • $$
329 14th St, Oakland

“Good food, good drinks, chill vibe with a TV that will play a hockey game or an old western depending on the crowd and the occasion. I can vouch for the steak, the double cheeseburger, the old fashioned, and gin gimlet as all excellent.”

5 Superb31 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

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Delage

Delage 536 9th St, Oakland Japanese • $$$$
536 9th St, Oakland

“Love the Omakase here and come back any time budget allows. The chef and staff are engaging if you want to chat, or happy to leave you alone and let you enjoy your meal.Dietary restrictions: Share ahead of time and (within reason) the chef will accommodate. Obviously not compatible with highly restrictive diets.”

4.5 Superb49 Reviews
Friends & Family 468 25th St, Oakland Cocktail Bar • $$$
468 25th St, Oakland

“Stopped in before a concert at the Fox theatre. We sat on the enclosed back patio which was warm even on a cold evening. Really enjoyable atmosphere and delicious cocktails and appetizer.”

4.3 Superb93 Reviews
Zachary's Chicago Pizza 5801 College Ave, Oakland Pizza • $$
5801 College Ave, Oakland

“deep dish pizza of there is so thick and so cheesy and the tomato sauce so great. It's not sauce its like 1 dozen tomatoes sliced and diced on one pizza. I had the mediteranian pizza. Deep dish is the one to go for if you want to eat ”

4.7 Superb110 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

The Romo Cafe 5395 Bancroft Ave, Oakland Cafe • $$
5395 Bancroft Ave, Oakland

“Romo Cafe is a bright shiny star in our Fairfax neighborhood. Mexican coffee is delicious and pairs well with oatmeal cookies. They have an excellent and diverse menu serving breakfast items like their Chia bowl and great lunch selections of salads and sandwiches.Parking: Usually parking within a blockKid-friendliness: Very kid-friendlyWheelchair accessibility: Downstairs is wheelchair accessible.”

4.9 Superb52 Reviews

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MENSHO

MENSHO 4258 Piedmont Ave, Oakland Ramen • $$
4258 Piedmont Ave, Oakland

“It's been years since I've had Mensho in SF, and claim it as my favorite in the Bay Area. Unfortunately, location and finding parking discouraged from me going back. I've gotten their a5 wagyu and it was absolutely divine, and I miss it. Sooo I finally got to try the Oakland location, and much to my surprise I was there at 6:30 pm and was able to get a table. Lots of tables were available on this particular Thursday night. Street parking wasn't that bad either. I got the a5 wagyu shoyu and the wagyu melted in my mouth like I remembered. The blend of flavors just harmonized, not taking over the other. We also got the signature ramen which was really meaty. It was really good too and had a hint of smokiness. The meat just wasnt as melt in your mouth as the other. Enoki mushroom chips is a must as well. Service was really fast. We were out within 35 min. They're really friendly too. We were also greeted with salutations by all staff. I can't wait to go back, and more often.”

4.6 Superb187 Reviews
Enssaro Ethiopian Restaurant 357-A Grand Ave, Oakland Ethiopian • $$
357-A Grand Ave, Oakland

“I had the best red lentils I've ever tasted here. The vegetable wot is especially good, well seasoned greens, cabbage, corn, etc. on injera. And the parking's good, especially for Berkeley. My companion and I each got parking spots right in front of the restaurant.”

4.6 Superb182 Reviews

Fine Dining

Lin Jia Asian Kitchen 3437 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland Asian • $$
3437 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland

“Elegant atmosphere and kind workers that were very welcoming. I appreciated their care in my family's needs, and TOTALLY recommend the Imperial Fried Rice, along with the walnut shrimp. Scrumptious and delicious :))”

4.8 Superb59 Reviews
Soba Ichi 2311A Magnolia St, Oakland Noodles • $$
2311A Magnolia St, Oakland

“It’s a little on the pricey side but the soba is made with care and you can taste it and feel the excellent texture.The broth is also very good with a rich and satisfying flavor. I had the tempura soba combo and it was about $22. Also got the sashimi for $26 which was very good even though it was also expensive!All in all a great place to return to when I feel like splurging on a nice bowl of noodles.”

4.3 Superb70 Reviews
Oakland United Beerworks 262 2nd St, Oakland Brewery • $$
262 2nd St, Oakland

“My favorite brewery in Oakland and it’s not even close. Large and diverse selection of beers such as IPA’s, malty ( schwarzbier, dopplebock, brown ale, etc), and light beers. the inside can be kind of tight but they have plenty of outdoor seating and the upstairs which has more seating and an entertainment area for kids. The customer service and the owners are always good people and there is food trucks always outside when I’m there which are quality as well.The only thing I can recommend is to watch your cars in the area. It’s still Oakland but I have yet to see a break in of my car or others but I would take valuables out. Other then that come visit this brewery, enjoy the amazing beers and good people.”

4.9 Superb42 Reviews

Cheap Eats

Square Pie Guys Dr Huey P. Newton Wy, 499 9th Street, Oakland Pizza • $$
Dr Huey P. Newton Wy, 499 9th Street, Oakland

“I had buffalo wings and they were excellent. I had a problem with my order and they apologized and swiftly replaced and refunded me. Excellent service. I did not try the pizza but it looked great.”

4.4 Superb104 Reviews

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Mujiri

Mujiri 6501 San Pablo Ave B, Oakland Japanese • $$
6501 San Pablo Ave B, Oakland

“Extraordinary quality of fish, attention to detail with service, and surprising value for money. The sake list was extensive and varied, this nigiri expertly seasoned, and some of the best sashimi I've had in California. Will be coming back (again and again).”

4.6 Superb115 Reviews
Shewhat Restaurant / Cafe 6101 Shattuck Ave., Oakland Ethiopian • $$
6101 Shattuck Ave., Oakland

“LOVE this place. Absolute best Eritrean food we've tried anywhere - including LA and Seattle where they say has some of the biggest populations outside of Eritrea.THE PEOPLEIt's owned and run by the family. The mother is the chef and daughter is pretty much always there waiting customers. It looks like the restaurant itself is an extension of their home (or at least A home).THE FOODThe best part is that they have an extensive vegetarian menu beyond just the standard "veggie platter" you can get at any Ethiopian or Eritrean place. MUST TRY THE MUSHROOM TIBS. Every carnivore we've taken here has loved it. Also get the veggie sambusas (similar in concept to an Indian samosa or a fried dumpling). Always super fresh. Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. Like any good fried things should be.”

4.8 Superb50 Reviews
understory oakland Ohlone Territory, 528 8th St, Oakland Moroccan • $$
Ohlone Territory, 528 8th St, Oakland

“I had a family member's wedding reception here and overall it was a great experience. Place is about right for a small to medium gathering. Everyone loves their appetizers selection and service is excellent.”

4.5 Superb62 Reviews

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Kitava

Kitava 375 40th St, Oakland Health Food • $$
375 40th St, Oakland

“Delicious bowls that make me feel so satisfied and energized. The poke bowl was maybe the highest quality most yummy poke bowl I’ve had, it was perfectly balanced; the rice to fish ratio, the crunch of the veggies and the soft rice and fish.You can sample their extensive and DELICIOUS kombucha menu, melon rose was my fave.All the staff are so friendly and welcoming. I had lovely conversation with Ari and Sam (I think??) about language and culture.Lovely clean bathrooms and a beautiful space with lots of light, high ceilings, and plants.I love it what can I say! Can’t wait to bring my mom here who is on a low-fat whole food diet. She can’t eat at most restaurants but I saw so many options for her here!!!I spent the afternoon here working remotely after a dank lunch ?”

4.6 Superb104 Reviews
Daol Tofu & Korean BBQ 4301 Telegraph Ave, Oakland Korean • $$
4301 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

“Everything was fresh and delicious as I expected. Came here twice before and was impressed with the tasty traditional Korean dishes, fast, friendly service! Didn't want to go out in the cold so ordered delivery which I rarely do and was also impressed by how fast my order came and had a most satisfying delicious lunch with plenty of leftovers for dinner. We got the Mando Guk soup, galbi, mackerel and kimchi side. The rice and banchan were included . Like it better than ohgane, pyeongchang tofu, Korean Bowl'd , jonga house to name a few others in the neighborhood.Great way to start the New Year!”

4.5 Superb228 Reviews
Zachary's Chicago Pizza 3917 Grand Ave, Oakland Pizza • $$
3917 Grand Ave, Oakland

“Pizza was amazing. I've had chicago style pizza before and this is similar. The crust was a great crunch and toppings were fresh. The best part was the sauce, just order ahead because the pizza takes 15-30min to make just depends on what you order. Also if you get the deep dish one slice is equally the same as 2 regular slices.”

4.6 Superb99 Reviews
Snail Bar 4935 Shattuck Ave., Oakland Wine Bar • $$$
4935 Shattuck Ave., Oakland

“Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious, though expect small portions. The service was exceptional too, but I especially wanted to write a review because the bathroom was so amazing! At the end of the night it was still sparkling clean, and it has a bidet (!), free sanitary products (!!), and a hilarious & adorable toilet paper dispenser that made me laugh out loud. If you're a foodie or you want a fun, quirky place to share a drink and snack with a friend, definitely add Snail Bar to your list.”

3.9 Good56 Reviews
Wood Tavern 6317 College Ave, Oakland American • $$$
6317 College Ave, Oakland

“I don't order chicken out, BUT NOWWWWW! Here, it's tempting to order it every time but, the other items are so dang good...I never regret not getting it. I love the pastrami sandwich, rib eye, soups, salads... It's the kinda place, you just TRUST the chefs. The bad ass side car is IT and they treat you like they care about you”

4.3 Superb184 Reviews

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DAYTRIP

DAYTRIP 4316 Telegraph Ave, Oakland Wine Bar • $$$
4316 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

“Uber hip but unpretentious; crisp execution on everything silenced my usual grumbling about "SaaS-like gross margins" on hip Bay eats. Also they seem to treat the staff well, giving back some of those margins on OpEx, including gratuity and covering health care, etc. The cutely lo-fi menu even reminds you to use they/them pronouns with the Zoomer staff, so bring your conservative parents to trigger them and have a laugh. Deeply appreciated the lack of choices on the wine list, cutting my cognitive load, and the curation did not disappoint. After I praised the place to the skies, the server even closed the deal by inviting me to leave this review, which made me wonder if the staff gets equity or just has mad hustle. Either way, respect. Go here.”

4 Good84 Reviews
Bocanova 1111 Broadway, Oakland Latin American • $$$
1111 Broadway, Oakland

“A huge shout-out to Boca Nova for their excellent food and service last night. We had a large reception for UC Office of the President's Health department prior to today's conference. The food was amazing and plentiful, service was impeccable, and Martin who I worked with from start to finish, was great. He was knowledgeable about the restaurant and food, offered guidance about the food when I needed it, was such a gentleman, and made us feel like we were dining in his own home. I can't thank you enough. I highly recommend this amazing restaurant. Thank you!”

4.4 Superb86 Reviews
Almond and Oak 3311 Grand Ave, Oakland American • $$
3311 Grand Ave, Oakland

“It's a full bar and restaurant with serving brunch too. Has indoor and limited outdoor seatings. Inside is well decorated and clean. Tables are large and overall roomy place.Waiters are responsive and polite.Great for group, events, meetup, kids and accessible. Prices are reasonable wrt food quality. Will come back again.Wheelchair accessibility: Ramp to enter and room to easily maneuver”

4.4 Superb85 Reviews

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Pipirin

Pipirin 3315 Farnam St, Oakland Tacos • $$
3315 Farnam St, Oakland

“It is so wonderful to see Pipiran not only surviving but improving on their already consistent, authentic game. I enjoyed the Barbacoa tacos immensely and the cordial staff were delightful.”

4.8 Superb45 Reviews
Roderick's BBQ 2708 98th Ave, Oakland Barbecue • $$
2708 98th Ave, Oakland

“I'm from the East Coast (NY) and recently my Brother in-law and I visited a few cities in the state of California. First, we spent a few days visiting family in Los Angeles and Santa Ana. At the last minute of booking the trip, my Brother in-law decided he wanted to visit an old college buddy named Roderick (Roddy) in Oakland.He mentioned that Roddy had a BBQ restaurant named Roderick's BBQ. So the plan was to fly down from Santa Ana to San Francisco, make the drive to Oakland and spend our final evening in California hanging out with Roddy at his restaurant. I didn't know what to expect because I had never met him. Well, he rolled out the red carpet along with some of the finest food (not just BBQ) you will ever have in your life.You name it, we had it, and it all tasted incredible. Ribs, Tri-Tip, BBQ Chicken, Hot Links, Fried Chicken, Fried Catfish, French Fries, Mac & Cheese, and Potato Salad. The Ribs were tender and perfectly cooked, as was the BBQ Chicken. The Tri-Tip was tender and just melted in your mouth. The Hot Links had the perfect amount of flavor and heat. The fried chicken and catfish was perfectly seasoned, juicy, and tasted great. The french fries had a light dusting of their in-house seasoning that was absolutely amazing.The Potato Salad and Mac & Cheese was incredible as well and to wash it all down was some of the most amazing Kool-Aid ever. The type of Kool-Aid that takes you back to your childhood. You better believe the next time I'm on the West Coast, I'm getting me some Roderick's BBQ. This place is a hidden gem and if you live in the Oakland area, you should run (not walk) to Roderick's BBQ immediately and try some of this amazing food. If you live 1-2 hours away, it's definitely worth the drive. Pull up a chair, enjoy the food, and tell Roddy that Chris and Sean sent you and he'll take good care of you. Plus, he's a great guy, a great storyteller, but he's an even better cook.Kudos to Roderick's BBQ!!!”

4.6 Superb91 Reviews
Barcote Ethiopian Restaurant 6430 Telegraph Ave, Oakland Ethiopian • $$
6430 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

“My favorite Ethiopian place hands down! The vegan vegetarian place is rich with flavor and the perfect amount of spicy. I also think their Injera is perfect. Super nice and warm people..”

4.4 Superb82 Reviews
Millennium 5912 College Ave, Oakland Vegan • $$$
5912 College Ave, Oakland

“Our experience here was amazing. Every individual food item was prepared perfectly and full of exquisite, complex flavor. The service and ambiance were also on point. Our servers were attentive and friendly. We sat at the patio which was more quiet and romantic than indoors. They provide heaters and although it was raining, the patio is sheltered so if anything the rain added to the romantic ambiance.We came on a Saturday evening for our anniversary. The last time we went here was when they were still located in San Francisco so it had been a while. This time we chose 3 items of the four course menu. We chose the pumpkin pakoras and carrots for the second round, the cauliflower and tempeh for the third and the orange blossom pistachio tart for the fourth. Everything was so amazing that it is difficult to point out any outstanding dish. I will say the Cauliflower was prepared in a way that challenges the imagination, it's this perfectly crunchy yet soft texture with excellent flavor. I had the "catharsis" cocktail which was fantastic as well.They were also very flexible with our reservation. We were able to switch a later time slot and from indoor to patio only a few hours ahead of time due to my partner having a lingering cough.Needless to say we highly recommend this place for special occasions, you will have a wonderful experience here.”

4.3 Superb145 Reviews
El paisa taqueria 2900 International Blvd, Oakland Mexican • $$
2900 International Blvd, Oakland

“One of the best Mexican foods I have ever eaten! I always come over here when I was kid when they also had the truck before. Even though they don’t have their truck, there restaurants is one of the best. The burritos taste much better than other places I’ve tried.”

4.8 Superb26 Reviews
Seoul Gom Tang 3801 Telegraph Ave, Oakland Korean • $$
3801 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

“They have a very authentic Korean menu. I highly recommend the beef soondubu soup as well as the kimchi spam bimbimbop. They really know how to cook. The place is clean and well ventilated and presentation great.”

4.8 Superb40 Reviews
La Perla Puerto Rican Cuisine 3409 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland Puerto Rican • $$
3409 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland

“Eating here is like eating back home on the island. The chicken is so flavorful and tender, the habichulas remind me of my mom's recipe, and the arroz con grandules are spot on ? I've tried the few puerto rican restaurants in the area and I always find myself coming back to this one the most !Da ca Boricua!”

4.4 Superb69 Reviews
Hesher's Pizza & Taproom 206 Broadway, Oakland Pizza • $$
206 Broadway, Oakland

“I like saucy pizza, which is why I like Heshers. We were first introduced to the pizza when we used to come to crooked city cider. Now heshers has taken over the whole building in a prime area of Jack London Square. We came at opening time, 12 PM on a rainy Saturday for a friends birthday. Because it is a rainy weekend we had to change our outdoor plans and this is a great location for a large group with dogs who can hang out indoors. Also great because you order at the counter and don't have to deal with a group check mess. We ordered our drinks at the counter, and some people who were able to try small tastings if they were unsure of what to order. Pizza was ordered at the window in the corner and brought out to us according to our numbers. The staff was accommodating to our large group, and we were the only ones there until a Meetup took over the other half of the restaurant with their boardgames. There are also tons of boardgames in the cabinet that you can play and pinball machines in their own separate area, along with the pool table. Great place to keep entertained while enjoying your pizza, beer, wine, cider, kombucha, or nonalcoholic beverage. There is a water station right behind the cashier. There are two unisex restrooms, straight back. They have the little locks that tell you if they are in use or vacant, which is very helpful. They also do some heavy metal concerts here, which my husband was very excited about when he saw the listings for them. While we were there, the music was not very loud so we were able to chat freely. There are metered parking, free parking streets, or it is a walk down from 12th St. BART. They used to have a free Broadway shuttle, I'm not sure if that's still exists Join their social media pages and you'll be informed of special events, concerts, trivia, bingo, and what not. Our vegan friend is very happy that they have a vegan pizza option here. There is something for everyone! You can help bus your tables by taking empty glasses to the front and the rest of the trash area. There are benches in the front that you can hang out at if it's a nice day out.”

4.6 Superb75 Reviews

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Pucquio

Pucquio 5337 College Ave, Oakland Peruvian • $$$
5337 College Ave, Oakland

“Excellent Peruvian food with quality fresh ingredients. The presentation of each dish is a delight. Service is wonderful and it's always a treat to see Kevin and Carlos & crew. They are passionate about their food and take such pride in creating a top dining experience for their guests. A hidden gem in Rockridge. It's always a treat to dine at Pucquio.”

4.5 Superb137 Reviews
Shawarmaji 2123 Franklin St, Oakland Middle Eastern • $$
2123 Franklin St, Oakland

“Amazing food at a reasonable price with generous portions.The interior has an industrial aesthetic, but it's comfortable and the staff are very friendly here.They have a great selection of Gluten Free options and they have the best shawarma fries in the area!Dietary restrictions: Plenty of Gluten-Free options here!”

4.3 Superb117 Reviews

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Yoshi's

Yoshi's 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland Japanese • $$
510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

“Definitely showing its age, both in the menu and 90's decor, but I still love Yoshi's. There are precious few places in the Bay Area where you can eat, drink, and enjoy a show. And Yoshi's often pulls top notch jazz acts.”

4.4 Superb700 Reviews
Bellanico Restaurant and Wine Bar 4238 Park Blvd, Oakland Italian • $$
4238 Park Blvd, Oakland

“We had a wonderful dinner last night. We tried everything from the snacks to the deserts. All pasta dishes were outstanding. The pork chop was excellent. And the dessert sampler is the way to go. Our service, from the owner, to the wine steward to the server were all great. Hope to return soon.”

4.5 Superb125 Reviews
Bird & Buffalo 4659 Telegraph Ave, Oakland Thai • $$
4659 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

“food: WOW 10/10 the Mussamun Neur was so delicious. If you like peanuts and red curry this will blow your mind it's so tasty and flavorful! I ordered door dash takeout but I will definitely be dining in and having this to get the full experience :) I also ordered a side of wings and they are also super yummy no complaints at all! Once before I had their dessert roti with condensed milk and it was a sweet and tasty treat :)I cannot speak on service and ambiance but I will be returning soon and with company!”

4.4 Superb64 Reviews
Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant 6111 La Salle Ave, Oakland Japanese • $$
6111 La Salle Ave, Oakland

“We have been going to Kotobuki for the last eight years. This place is not only delicious, but all staff goes above and beyond to take care of everyone. Outstanding service! Delicious food! We are always looking forward to going. Recommending it to all our friends! Please stop by and support this wonderful business!”

4.8 Superb37 Reviews
The Wolf 3853 Piedmont Ave, Oakland American • $$$
3853 Piedmont Ave, Oakland

“I always enjoy The Wolf. Great lunch today. I had the cod sandwich which was just as good as the last time I had it. My friend had the popover and soup. We sat on the patio and it was so relaxing. I didn't feel rushed at all, which I really appreciated after a crazy week.”

4.3 Superb106 Reviews
À Côté 5478 College Ave, Oakland Mediterranean • $$
5478 College Ave, Oakland

“Overall a really nice, cozy, but dimly lit neighborhood restaurant. With uniquely organized small plate meals. They've stood the test of time. There is a lot of variation on seating; from a community table, to small 2 and 4 tops in the 2 window front, to a patio and then to a front covid style patio on the street front. Why a 4? Possibly the dim lighting, combined with the excess noise inside.”

4.3 Superb103 Reviews
NIDO's Backyard 104 Oak St, Oakland Mexican • $$
104 Oak St, Oakland

“Some of the best fish tacos I’ve ever had in my life in the perfect sunny outdoor space! The staff are amazing, sweet and quick and the frozen borachata drink was ”

4.3 Superb100 Reviews
Golden Lotus 1301 Franklin St, Oakland Vegetarian • $$
1301 Franklin St, Oakland

“I have several favorites here but you have to do the mushu wraps as an app! The food is always great!The only downside is that the timing for food to be ready can vary wildly (10-20 mins from the expected time) each time I go to pick up. But the food is always fresh and warm.”

4.5 Superb104 Reviews

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Low Bar

Low Bar 2300 Webster St, Oakland Cocktail Bar • $$
2300 Webster St, Oakland

“I can't say enough good things about Low Bar! I hosted a holiday party here last night for a local professional organization, and Low Bar was the perfect venue. The staff are so thoughtful, organized, and attentive, and the food is fantastic. Low Bar is really the place to be if you want fun, casual vibes but high quality food. Their private room was perfect for a 30-person event. The price was reasonable for the high quality of food, cocktails, and service. Our guests ranged from graduate students to retirees, and folks from all walks of life remarked on how much they loved the location.Justin was our server, and he was the dream to work with. Friendly, professional, attentive-- he really made the party a success. I felt like I could just show up and Justin and the Low Bar would make everything run well.Their event manager Sam was also a joy to work with and made everything so easy. The location is perfect for public transit accessibility, and there is a parking lot across the street.Don't sleep on the churrros! The food here is amazing.”

4.1 Good90 Reviews
Marufuku Ramen 4828 Telegraph Ave, Oakland Ramen • $$
4828 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

“Got the spicy tan tan ramen. Came packaged with the broth, noodles, and toppings all separated and spill free. I ordered from a delivery service because the reviews mentioned a long wait/cramped seating - tasted fresh and came hot. The egg was perfectly cooked and jammy, noodles had a good bite to them, broth was rich and creamy (not really spicy imo, although it came with a spice powder and I used all of it still wasn’t as spicy as I hoped but very flavorful) took one star off for the chicken. It was ground too fine and I barely ended up tasting it in the ramen. It gave a very gritty and chalky texture which I didn’t like. If the chicken wasn’t ground up to dust / came as a couple of small pieces the ramen may have been more enjoyable. Still good though, Id probably get a different one next time.”

4.5 Superb101 Reviews
Selam restaurant 2786 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland Eritrean • $$
2786 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland

“Small, cozy Eritrean restaurant. Appears to be a congregation spot for the community. Reasonable prices for consistently good food: the photos are from two visits.”

4.6 Superb60 Reviews
Teni East Kitchen 4015 Broadway, Oakland Burmese • $$
4015 Broadway, Oakland

“We ordered the spicy chicken wings, the fried fish and a noodle dish. All were very good. My only complaint was that the fish didn't have more meat on it, since we were sharing. But for one person it would be fine. Very friendly service and a nice atmosphere as wellParking: We went during the super bowl so it was relatively easy to find street parking, but it would be difficult on a normal night”

4.4 Superb55 Reviews
Shimizu Cuisine 4290 Piedmont Ave, Oakland Japanese • $$
4290 Piedmont Ave, Oakland

“honestly great spot for what it is. if you're expecting really bourgeois top of the line stuff, nah. the inside feels very corner sushi spot with lots of tables, a sushi bar, and the wait staff is super nice. there's also a small parking spot nearby that is great if you're driving since it's on piedmont which is a bit difficult to find parking and is a bustling street. we got the flaming dragon roll and a spicy scallop roll. both were honestly great, and the waiter was super helpful and quick. the prices were a bit more expensive than what I was used to but great nevertheless”

4.6 Superb58 Reviews
FOB Kitchen 5179 Telegraph Ave, Oakland Filipino • $$
5179 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

“Went for a cute little Tuesday evening dinner with my wife. First impressions: WOW ? We already felt so welcome after seeing the pride flag in the door but all the plants inside really made it feel like home.We ordered some cocktails (the Golden State of Mind was delightful!) the pork adobo and the lechon kawali -- it was my first time trying Filipino food and i. Am. Hooked!!Ended the meal with some halo halo, which we highly recommend”

4.3 Superb85 Reviews
Persian Nights Restaurant 248 Grand Ave, Oakland Persian/Iranian • $$
248 Grand Ave, Oakland

“Absolutely love the food here. Ingredients are fresh and the dishes are authentic. The only issues is the recent price increases are significant. Service is well meaning but can be inattentive, especially when dining in the patio. Overall recommend!”

4.5 Superb93 Reviews
Asmara Restaurant 5020 Telegraph Ave, Oakland Eritrean • $$
5020 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

“Really cute restaurant with fast service and food. Tasty and authentic, this place has been around for decades and for a good reason. Of course the prices have gone up too, but that's everywhere. $70 for the vegetarian plate, lamb, and catfish. Choice of mild, spicy, or extra spicy. Everything served with plenty of injera.”

4.5 Superb91 Reviews
Seawolf Public House 350 4th St, Oakland Pubs • $$
350 4th St, Oakland

“I came to watch an NFL game with a friend. We had some pitchers of different beers and nachos.The beer was goos and the nachos were excellent, they came in a big portion.The staff was super nice and friendly, I'd definitely would recommend this place to get a few beers and grab a bite.”

4.6 Superb54 Reviews
Oaklandia Cafe x Bakery 555 12th St #101, Oakland Cafe • $$
555 12th St #101, Oakland

“This was our first time using Oaklandia Cafe x Bakery for an event. They exceeded our expectations for our recent catering order for approximately 40 people. Timely delivery was complemented by a delightful culinary journey that left all attendees thoroughly pleased and impressed.The vegetarian and chicken sandwiches were undoubtedly the stars of the show. Both options were prepared with care and attention to detail, resulting in flavors that were not only delicious but also memorable. The vegetarian sandwiches showcased a vibrant array of fresh vegetables and flavorful spreads, appealing to both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Meanwhile, the chicken sandwiches were tender, juicy, and perfectly seasoned, earning rave reviews from everyone who indulged in them.Special appreciation goes to Kat, whose prompt responses and assurance alleviated any apprehensions as first-time patrons.Overall, I highly recommend Oaklandia Cafe x Bakery for any catering needs. Their delicious food, impeccable presentation, and exceptional service make them a standout choice for any occasion. We were thoroughly impressed and look forward to the opportunity to enjoy their culinary delights again in the future.”

4.6 Superb53 Reviews
Mela Bistro 35 Grand Ave, Oakland Ethiopian • $$
35 Grand Ave, Oakland

“Offering a slight update on Ethiopian classics, Mela Bistro is an excellent option for healthy and flavor-forward meat and vegetable based stews. The housemade fermented injera unique in its fluffy airiness, leaving one still feeling light by the end of a meal.A tasteful interior and very friendly service make for a great date spot.”

4.6 Superb52 Reviews
Pho Huong Que 200 International Blvd, Oakland Vietnamese • $$
200 International Blvd, Oakland

“Low-key spot that seems to be a locals favorite. The pho wasn't overpriced like San Francisco. Ordered the basic pho dac biet (large). The broth was good, the meat was kinda dried, and the portion size was good. Wanted to order the iced coffee, but we saw they were premade in the fridge. Well it isn't the end of the world.. just something we would've wanted fresh.Think there's an extra fee for using a credit card. I didn't see that mentioned anywhere so hoping I didn't miss it.”

4.5 Superb83 Reviews
Popoca Oakland 906 Washington St, Oakland Salvadoran • $$$
906 Washington St, Oakland

“Excited to visit Popoca as a restaurant and not just a pop-up! The setting is stylish and comfortable. We had very friendly service throughout but it was the food that really impressed. The ceviche was delicious as was the chicharron and of course the papusas. We’ll definitely be coming back and sharing with our friends.”

4.4 Superb46 Reviews
Mama's Royal Cafe 4012 Broadway, Oakland American • $$
4012 Broadway, Oakland

“Today I ordered the special: Cajun shrimp bowl with rice(a very tiny kind of rice) and fresh squeeze lemonade. Food is fresh and flavorful.The staff gave us a very fine services!! Thank you!”

4.5 Superb77 Reviews
Battambang 850 Broadway, Oakland Cambodian • $$
850 Broadway, Oakland

“This is the best Cambodian restaurant I've been to in the bay! We got the lamb curry which was the perfectly seasoned + lemongrass sour soup with catfish (this was tangy, savory, and felt like it filled your body with joy). The employe was also very welcoming.”

4.6 Superb49 Reviews
Yummy Grill Afghan Kabob House 4300 International Blvd Unit B, Oakland Mediterranean • $$
4300 International Blvd Unit B, Oakland

“The food was more than wonderful, the people working there were very kind and respectful, made the experience a lot better. I definitely recommend trying their food and I guarantee that you'll enjoy it.”

4.4 Superb178 Reviews
Philomena 1801 14th Ave, Oakland Pizza • $$
1801 14th Ave, Oakland

“I ordered a couple of pies, based on reviews. I was very satisfied with everything, except I was expecting crispy pork belly, the portion was a little tiny. However they get another try! Satisfactory.”

4.5 Superb75 Reviews
The Fat Lady Bar & Restaurant 201 Washington St, Oakland American • $$
201 Washington St, Oakland

“My partner and I are in town for a funeral and we had to kill a little time between our vrbo check out time and our flight home, so my partner found a place for us to get some food and a drink or six. ?Luckily for us, they found The Fat Lady and it was SUCH a wonderful experience!Our server, Elizabeth, was so incredibly delightful and helpful. She made great recommendations and didn’t hesitate to tell us that she wouldn’t mind if we had to camp out for a couple hours, or more, despite our profuse apologies. And that’s not to mention that she was incredibly fun/funny, and dare I say she was a bit cheeky (?) but in a safe and super respectful way. Not only that, she made our dining experience even better than it otherwise would have been - coming and going with the flow you just instantly know is a true mark of high intelligence and skill in the profession.Now, the food. Gawd. The food was so tasty.I very much enjoyed the oysters, that came with lemons, real horseradish, and garlic butter. And I had the Atlantic salmon fillet as my main. My partner had the French onion soup and a baked potato that they found to be delicious on a cloudy/drizzly Bay Area day. As for the drinks… We very much enjoyed the Bees Knees and Cupid’s Arrow cocktail, as we did a spicy mezcal cocktail that Elizabeth suggested for us.By the way, the ambience and atmosphere is absolutely fantastic. It’s almost like being in your kooky rich aunt’s mansion, it’s incredibly ornate and beautiful inside, with art and curtains and lamps. I was in a seat where I could see a stained glass window featuring a rose pattern, making it that much more special.Needless to say, after our time at The Fat Lady, we’re both adequately prepared and smiling before our flight home after a handful of difficult days. Thanks for your hospitality and patience with us, Elizabeth & Staff. Hope to see you again, someday soon. ”

4.5 Superb75 Reviews
Mr. Espresso 696 3rd St, Oakland Coffee Roasteries • $$
696 3rd St, Oakland

“Anyone leaving a bad review of this coffee just can not have a working taste bud on their tongue. This is literally the best coffee I've ever found, anywhere. And I am a BIG coffee person.”

4.9 Superb23 Reviews
Swahili Spot 1327 Peralta St, Oakland African • $$
1327 Peralta St, Oakland

“First time eating here. I got the Chicken Curry rice bowl with the sides and hot sauce. It was so delicious!!! Amazing. And? Next time I’ll ask for less rice and more food on top. It was pretty rice heavy and wished I’d gotten twice as many greens. And weird - I only got one piece plantain, and? regardless- the my meal was amazing. Service was kind and friendly.Love this place!!!Welcome to West Oakland!! ??”

4.9 Superb23 Reviews

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Mägo

Mägo 3762 Piedmont Ave, Oakland Colombian • $$$$
3762 Piedmont Ave, Oakland

“. Most dishes taste great with their unique flavors, except the ling cod. It is way too salty.. The waitstaff attempted to provide attentive service, but due to a shortage of staff and a high volume of customers, service was kinda limited.Great ambience and charming decorations in the restaurant 5/5. Overall it’s a nice experience dining in here.”

4.3 Superb68 Reviews
Good Luck Gato 1915 San Pablo Ave, Oakland Izakaya • $$$
1915 San Pablo Ave, Oakland

“Came here for the Oakland restaurant week menu. Portions were huge, enough for 2 people to share. Service was awesome and loved the Japanese/ Mexican interior. Great tapas style joint!”

4.1 Good66 Reviews
Saysetha Thai 6230 Telegraph Ave, Oakland Thai • $$
6230 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

“Service is very friendly and the food was wayyy above average! I had the Basil Chicken and it was delicious. Highly recommend you stop by and try for yourself. (I’m hungry just thinking about it)”

4.5 Superb71 Reviews
Indian Rasoi 6427 Telegraph Ave, Oakland Indian • $$
6427 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

“As an Indian who is often skeptical of the restaurants around the Bay, I was quite impressed by this.Good value for money, overall good flavor (not too whitewashed lol), great service, nice ambiance.Wish the best to this restaurant and hope they include more South Indian dishes in the future!”

4.5 Superb71 Reviews
Brotzeit Lokal 1000 Embarcadero, Oakland German • $$
1000 Embarcadero, Oakland

“Loved this dockside pub, specializing in German fare. Good selection of drinks, solid menu and what were some of the best fish and chips that I've seen in the area. Dress warm, as the bay can get breezy. Not on the cheap side, but not hoity-toity prices either.Kid-friendliness: Family style bench seating or outdoors, so feels comfy for kids to come along. There is an inside seating area close to the bar, but I don't think there's many seating at the bar proper.”

4.2 Good138 Reviews
Halal Burgers & More 134 14th St, Oakland Fast Food • $$
134 14th St, Oakland

“Great place for burgers. Great hot food fresh coming out of the oil. Small to dine in eat on the go in your car or wherever. Don't get scared of the environment. You will be ok if you can stand your ground. Best prices for a good meal for family.”

4.5 Superb67 Reviews
Pizzaiolo 5008 Telegraph Ave, Oakland Italian • $$
5008 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

“Love pizzaiolo so much! The food is amazing and they are always bringing new ideas to the menu. We brought our 3 year old and they were accommodating - there were other families at the restaurant. I wish they did reservations more often!”

4.5 Superb66 Reviews
Mushin Sports Lounge 1814 Franklin St #5G, Oakland Sports Bar • $$
1814 Franklin St #5G, Oakland

“I have visited Mushin Sports Lounge twice. This is a beautiful and spacious sports lounge! It's is very clean, and the servers are professional and courteous. I went on both a busy and slow night and received great service. Now their chicken wings; they are straight fire! Some of the best chicken wings I've had in a long time, considering the food market is over saturated with wing restaurants. I greatly appreciate their homemade hand cut fries, also. Also, their food presentation is on point! It is hard to make great fresh French Fries, but Mushin has mastered it! Great workers and great food.”

4.3 Superb61 Reviews
Blue Nile Xpress 5973 Shattuck Ave., Oakland Ethiopian • $$
5973 Shattuck Ave., Oakland

“I found Blue Nile Express from a recommendation through a neighborhood Facebook group and want to extend the shout out. It's delicious, affordable and I feel good about supporting a local restaurant in our community. I prefer ordering to go. You can request a vegetarian plate or a multiple portioned plate with meat. If you're not familiar with Ethiopian food, this is a nice way to get a taste by getting multiple options in one go! I've gone to a lot of Ethiopian restaurants throughout the Bay Area and Seattle so this rec doesn't come lightly. I've been going to this establishment for the past 3-4 months and have come to adore the owners.”

4.8 Superb25 Reviews
Tenma Beer Project 6510 San Pablo Ave, Oakland Brewery • $$
6510 San Pablo Ave, Oakland

“Absolutely wonderful brewery! I hosted a small gathering here a few weeks ago and everyone had the best time! The venue, beer and vibe were perfect, and the service was top notch! Can't wait to go back!”

4.4 Superb38 Reviews
Cato's Ale House 3891 Piedmont Ave, Oakland American • $$
3891 Piedmont Ave, Oakland

“I've been going to Cato's since 2000, & they are hands down the best pub in the entire Bay Area. The vibe there has always been great, & I have over two decades' worth of awesome times there.”

4.5 Superb60 Reviews
The Saap Avenue 4395 Piedmont Ave, Oakland Laotian • $$
4395 Piedmont Ave, Oakland

“This was my first time there and I absolutely loved the food. We sat at the bar on a Friday night for dinner and there was a happy hour until 8:00. We ordered two appetizers and two entrees and put them between the two of us. There was so much food we had to take the leftovers home. I can't wait to go back and try more things on the menu! I give it ?????”

4.5 Superb60 Reviews
Blue Nile 160 14th St, Oakland Ethiopian • $$
160 14th St, Oakland

“Blue Nile was my first taste of Ethiopian food, and I'm glad I tried it! The Meat Combo Platter was a hit! The Doro Wot, a traditional chicken stew with its rich and spicy sauce, was a standout, perfectly showcasing the bold flavors of Ethiopian cuisine. The Alicha Yeb'ge, a mild lamb stew, offered a delightful contrast with its aromatic blend of spices. And the Beef Bamia, with its tender beef simmered alongside okra and tomatoes, was a savory delight.The only hiccup was the slow service during lunchtime. We were the only ones eating inside, and it took a while for the server to bring water and menus. Plus, we waited another 30 minutes for our food. They could work on being quicker and more attentive.But despite that, Blue Nile is a great spot to explore Ethiopian flavors.”

4.6 Superb40 Reviews
Tacos El Melon 3129 Elmwood Avenue, Oakland Tex-Mex • $$
3129 Elmwood Avenue, Oakland

“One of the best tacos I've had... tortilla was a little crispy soo good the meat well seasoned... I was at the White Elephant sale yesterday and after doing some shopping my mother and I got a bit hungry we decided to try this taco truck and buy some tacos, it did not disappoint... whenever I come to Oakland again and I get hungry I'll be sure to look them up again...”

4.9 Superb20 Reviews
Haruki Japanese 6200 Claremont Ave, Oakland Japanese • $$
6200 Claremont Ave, Oakland

“The Shoyu Bkack Ramen is not to be missed - it was amazing. Like, I’ll be back tomorrow amazing.The service was excellent and the atmosphere was cheerful and comfortable.”

4.6 Superb39 Reviews
Taps and Takeout 5736 Thornhill Dr, Oakland American • $$
5736 Thornhill Dr, Oakland

“The staff here are informed, laid back, and yet fully attentive. We really appreciate stopping here to decompress when ever we’re in the area. If this isn’t already your favorite spot I strongly suggest you make it yours. Food and drink is hard to beat ESPECIALLY for the price point.”

4.7 Superb29 Reviews
Champa Garden 2102 8th Ave, Oakland Thai • $$
2102 8th Ave, Oakland

“One of my favorite restaurants!! The food is absolutely amazing and there is so much variety on the menu. The restaurant space itself is charming and the staff is wonderful.”

4.4 Superb108 Reviews
Cafe Eritrea D'Afrique 4069 Telegraph Ave, Oakland Eritrean • $$
4069 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

“Great atmosphere, full on a Monday night, the server was knowledgeable and walked us through the menu with good recs and then showed us everything on the plate too which was nice because I don’t eat Eritrean food often. It was sooo so good. Every topping had a unique and delicious flavor. Meats were tender but firm and the curries were totally delightful. Big plus for being open later than most spots in the bay as well! Also very affordable. We’re coming here again for sure!”

4.6 Superb38 Reviews
3 Seasons Thai Bistro 1506 Leimert Blvd, Oakland Thai • $$
1506 Leimert Blvd, Oakland

“The food is very good, as are the prices. Duck curry is excellent, although they could be a tiny bit more generous with the duck. A sense of authentic Thai cuisine and culture right down to the seasoning and herbal tea leaves.Vegetarian options: A few vegetarian options.Wheelchair accessibility: Door seems wide enough. No stairs. Some tables accessible from the doorway. It is a relatively small restaurant.”

4.9 Superb19 Reviews

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