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Italian Colors 2220 Mountain Blvd #100, Oakland
Italian Colors
Italian • $$

Italian Colors

2220 Mountain Blvd #100, Oakland, CA 94611

This place is so special! Every item on the menu is exquisite. We love having Fernando as our waiter. He provides excellent service and keeps us laughing all...

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  • Superb567 Reviews4.8
Montclair Egg Shop 6126 Medau Pl, Oakland
Montclair Egg Shop
Breakfast • $$

Montclair Egg Shop

6126 Medau Pl, Oakland, CA 94611

I gave them a 5 because they had good and best customer service It was a little wait.. But as soon as my cousin and I sat down this young lady comes with a...

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  • Superb643 Reviews4.7
Cato's Ale House 3891 Piedmont Ave, Oakland
Cato's Ale House
Pubs • $$

Cato's Ale House

3891 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

Cato’s switched from it’s COVID set up to its regular set up. First time experiencing the restaurant and the staff is very friendly. Casual atmosphere and...

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  • Superb371 Reviews4.7
Kingfish Pub & Cafe 5227 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
Kingfish Pub & Cafe
Pubs • $$

Kingfish Pub & Cafe

5227 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

The perfect place to chill and grab a solid adult beverage with friends, or strangers or stranger's dogs. Such good awesome fur boy and girls. This place...

  • Superb300 Reviews4.7
Becky's 5620 College Ave, Oakland
Becky's
Chinese • $$

Becky's

5620 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

I LOVE Becky's. When and if they can they will accommodate requests for Gai Lan and I appreciate it SO MUCH! I order from them at least one to two times a...

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  • Superb340 Reviews4.5
Belotti Ristorante E Bottega 5403 College Ave, Oakland
Belotti Ristorante E Bottega
Italian • $$

Belotti Ristorante E Bottega

5403 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

This place is obscene it’s so good. It should be banned for making all other pasta dead to me.From now on I can only eat here when I need to eat Italian. I...

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  • Superb268 Reviews4.6
Biryani Tika Kabab Halal Indian & Pakistani Cuisine 328 14th St, Oakland
Biryani Tika Kabab Halal Indian & Pakistani Cuisine
Pakistani • $$

Biryani Tika Kabab Halal Indian & Pakistani Cuisine

328 14th St, Oakland, CA 94612

I had a lunch here and the food was too delicious and fresh. I come every weekend here and get so much respect before and after the food. It’s really good to...

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  • Superb258 Reviews4.6
Drake's Dealership 2325 Broadway, Oakland
Drake's Dealership
Beer Gardens • $$

Drake's Dealership

2325 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

A very popular spot in the neighborhood and for all the right reasons. They have a lot of seating space - both indoors and outdoors. The food is good and...

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  • Superb329 Reviews4.4
Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine 336 Water St, Oakland
Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine
Thai • $$

Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine

336 Water St, Oakland, CA 94607

Very delicious & exotic presentation. Big portion for the lunch special. Drink is really good. Friendly server. Dessert must have. Cute presentation. Love...

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  • Superb321 Reviews4.4
Sláinte Oakland 131 Broadway, Oakland
Sláinte Oakland
Irish Pub • $$

Sláinte Oakland

131 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

Arrived here late at night already steeped in whiskey. The staff and patrons were quite nice and suggested some variety of whiskeys. After I imbibed a sample...

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  • Superb241 Reviews4.6
Nick's Pizza and Bakery Made in Oakland 6400 Shattuck Ave, Oakland
Nick's Pizza and Bakery Made in Oakland
Pizza • $

Nick's Pizza and Bakery Made in Oakland

6400 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

Amazing sourdough crust and fresh ingredients on their pizzas. Other menu items looked delicious too. If I lived nearby this would be my go to pizza place no...

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  • Superb286 Reviews4.7
The Cat House 3255 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland
The Cat House
Cocktail Bar • $$

The Cat House

3255 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

Wonderful night out! The vibe was chill for a Thursday night, the drinks delicious, and shout out to the extra friendly staff who instantly made these out of...

  • Superb175 Reviews4.8
Burma Superstar 309 Clement St, San Francisco
Burma Superstar
Burmese • $$

Burma Superstar

309 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118

We heard awesome reviews, we got what people recommended but we didn't find it that great for the price. Samosa soup was good but tea leaf salad...

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  • Superb310 Reviews4.4
Homeroom 400 40th St, Oakland
Homeroom
New American • $$

Homeroom

400 40th St, Oakland, CA 94609

I love Mac N Cheese!!Unsurprisingly, I had been meaning to come to Homeroom and trying some of their Mac for a while. I was not disappointed!!It had a very...

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  • Superb308 Reviews4.4
Marufuku Ramen 4828 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
Marufuku Ramen
Ramen • $$

Marufuku Ramen

4828 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

Came around 7pm on Thursday night with two friends. The restaurant was almost full, and we didn't need to wait for a table. The bigger issue is probably...

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  • Superb307 Reviews4.4
Cholita Linda 4923 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
Cholita Linda
Latin American • $$

Cholita Linda

4923 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

Always delicious! I love everything on their menu! All the tacos are delicious and the sandwiches are super satisfying. I have, and probably will again, eaten...

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  • Superb269 Reviews4.5
A+ Burger 6228 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
A+ Burger
Burgers • $$

A+ Burger

6228 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

I was going to rate this 3 stars... mainly bc mayonnaise came on the sandwich and I didn't really like the cheese. BUT, the burger was amazing!!!!! I...

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Shakewell 3407 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland
Shakewell
Mediterranean • $$

Shakewell

3407 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

My wife loves the spicy margarita here so we go often. Small menu but everything is very well prepared. I've had the prawns paella, the pork shoulder and...

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  • Superb264 Reviews4.5
Marica Restaurant 5301 College Ave, Oakland
Marica Restaurant
Pizza • $$

Marica Restaurant

5301 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

Came for dinner while visiting from LA based on reviews. Not only did it not disappointed it was an incredible total experience. Had three main items, and all...

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Wood Tavern 6317 College Ave, Oakland
Wood Tavern
American • $$$

Wood Tavern

6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

Really great place for a good long lunch to catch up with a friend over a nice meal - a cut above the usual lunch fare. Plenty of options for veggie types and...

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  • Superb223 Reviews4.6
The Fat Lady Bar & Restaurant 201 Washington St, Oakland
The Fat Lady Bar & Restaurant
American • $$

The Fat Lady Bar & Restaurant

201 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607

We have been going to The Fat Lady for years. Last night was exceptional. The filet was a beautiful tender piece of steak, the prawns in lemon spaghetti sauce...

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  • Superb281 Reviews4.4
Monster Phở 3905 Broadway, Oakland
Monster Phở
Vietnamese • $$

Monster Phở

3905 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611

Huge, hot, delicious bowls of pho. The owner is fantastic and takes exceptional care of his customers. I always get the rare steak basic pho with a Thai Iced...

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  • Superb246 Reviews4.5
À Côté 5478 College Ave, Oakland
À Côté
Modern European • $$$

À Côté

5478 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

Our waiter was amazing and treated us to a sparkling wine toast for our anniversary. We felt super safe with the Covid protocol in place at A Cote. The food...

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  • Superb313 Reviews4.3
Taqueria El Paisa 4610 International Blvd, Oakland
Taqueria El Paisa
Mexican • $$

Taqueria El Paisa

4610 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601

The ambiance is very nice and the food is always served in big portions. This restaurant has a subway like service that allows you to pay and be served as...

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  • Superb207 Reviews4.6
Arthur Mac's Tap and Snack 4006 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland
Arthur Mac's Tap and Snack
Pizza • $$

Arthur Mac's Tap and Snack

4006 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94609

I reserved a table here for my birthday cause i heard great things and it was outside so people can be comfortable. Working to reserve the table was easy, they...

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  • Superb235 Reviews4.5
The Lumpia Company 372 24th St, Oakland
The Lumpia Company
Filipino • $$

The Lumpia Company

372 24th St, Oakland, CA 94612

The chicken tinola lumpia is heavenly and actually tastes like chicken tinola. I literally had to go home and make rice. It was that good. I will definitely be...

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  • Superb233 Reviews4.5
Old Weang Ping 6217 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland
Old Weang Ping
Thai • $$

Old Weang Ping

6217 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605

Old Weang Ping is legend. The food is very good, well seasoned, and generously portioned, sure. All of that is true. It is also a magic hideaway where all your...

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  • Superb202 Reviews4.6
Shan Dong 328 10th St #101, Oakland
Shan Dong
Chinese • $$

Shan Dong

328 10th St #101, Oakland, CA 94607

Came here after a long day with my nursing buddies and boyyy, this restaurant was a HIT!! They were super accommodating because we took up three big circle...

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  • Superb296 Reviews4.3
Aburaya 362 17th St, Oakland
Aburaya
Japanese • $$

Aburaya

362 17th St, Oakland, CA 94612

This place is really great. I'm pretty critical of restaurants but I'll start by saying this is a five star by Oakland standards. Excellent sauces...

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  • Superb262 Reviews4.4
Spinning Dough 2935 Market St, Oakland
Spinning Dough
Pizza • $$

Spinning Dough

2935 Market St, Oakland, CA 94608

This is by far the best pizza in Oakland. We’ve tried so many different places, all recommended by friends and coworkers, and they’re always disappointing...

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  • Superb200 Reviews4.6

American Restaurants

American in Oakland
Z Cafe & Bar 2735 Broadway, Oakland
Z Cafe & Bar
American • $$

Z Cafe & Bar

2735 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

Been there before, but it was only buyout banquets. Loved the food and plenty to go around. Very well setup and well organized. Friendly and professional...

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  • Superb223 Reviews4.5
Bakesale Betty 5098 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
Bakesale Betty
American • $$

Bakesale Betty

5098 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

I've been to this place a few times over the years but never thought to write a review because with the over 4,000 reviews it already has, it doesn't...

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  • Superb253 Reviews4.4
Trueburger 146 Grand Ave, Oakland
Trueburger
American • $

Trueburger

146 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

What burger place has ever made a burger incorrect if they can initially ask is you want your burger cut in half! It's the garlic mayo for me asking with...

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  • Superb240 Reviews4.6

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Oakland
Dimond Slice Pizza 2208 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland
Dimond Slice Pizza
Pizza • $

Dimond Slice Pizza

2208 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602

Delicious sour dough crust pizza with fresh ingredients and artisan cheeses! Top with lime and their spicy green Cilantro Serrano sauce!! Prices are great and...

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  • Superb238 Reviews4.7
Arizmendi Bakery 3265 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland
Arizmendi Bakery
Pizza • $

Arizmendi Bakery

3265 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

sourdough croissants, the corn cherry and oat scones, sundry shortbread flavours that are always exquisite...and today, a new treat, a lil pizza"...

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Red Boy Pizza 1500 Leimert Blvd, Oakland
Red Boy Pizza
Pizza • $$

Red Boy Pizza

1500 Leimert Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602

We got the traditional with pepperoni, salami, sausage, bell peppers, mushrooms, olives, onions. Very tasty with a thin-medium crust, good browning, slight...

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  • Superb224 Reviews4.5

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Oakland
Agave Uptown 2135 Franklin St, Oakland
Agave Uptown
Mexican • $$

Agave Uptown

2135 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94612

I love eating at Agave Uptown! They serve Oaxacan style Mexican food. I love the atmosphere they have created--a feast for one's eyes. Last evening when...

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Calavera 2337 Broadway, Oakland
Calavera
Mexican • $$

Calavera

2337 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

Wonderful dining experience. Good food and drinks and service is good because you order on line yourself and pay from the table and they bring the food to you....

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  • Good344 Reviews3.7
NIDO's Backyard 104 Oak St, Oakland
NIDO's Backyard
Mexican • $$

NIDO's Backyard

104 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607

An excellent place for drinks with a small but good list of good options. Outdoor ambiance is relaxing, what anyone would want for a place to drink and...

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  • Good210 Reviews4.2

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Oakland
alaMar Kitchen & Bar 100 Grand Ave #111, Oakland
alaMar Kitchen & Bar
Seafood • $$

alaMar Kitchen & Bar

100 Grand Ave #111, Oakland, CA 94612

AlaMar is a great go-to! Casual atmosphere, but high qualify and fresh food. I've had several of their menu items over time and they occasionally rotate...

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  • Superb245 Reviews4.3
The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill 1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland
The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill
Seafood • $$

The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill

1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612

This is the only restaurant actually on Lake Merritt so there are amazing views which is one of the main perks of the restaurant. We only grabbed drinks, but...

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  • Good347 Reviews3.9
LA GRANA FISH 952 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland
LA GRANA FISH
Seafood • $

LA GRANA FISH

952 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland, CA 94601

We Absolutly Love this place, everything is delish and authentic Mexican flavors! The best of customer Service we go almost once a week cuz is that good! And...

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  • Superb161 Reviews4.6
RnR Sushi & Bowls 4151 Piedmont Ave, Oakland
RnR Sushi & Bowls
Sushi Bar • $$

RnR Sushi & Bowls

4151 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

I loooove this place! Randomly found them earlier this year when my fiancé and I were hungry and in the area. It's been a couple of months since then and...

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  • Superb199 Reviews4.4
Sushi Park 4209 Park Blvd, Oakland
Sushi Park
Sushi Bar • $$

Sushi Park

4209 Park Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602

Favorite sushi place in the east bay. Fantasy roll is SO good, owners are super friendly, plus you occasionally get a free bottle of sake (and if not, just...

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  • Superb171 Reviews4.5
Judoku Sushi 3314 Piedmont Ave, Oakland
Judoku Sushi
Sushi Bar • $$

Judoku Sushi

3314 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere! I will be making it one of my go to spots when I am in town. The fish was so fresh and the presentation was spot on....

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  • Superb207 Reviews4.3

Thai Restaurants

Thai in Oakland
Daughter Thai Kitchen 6118 Medau Pl, Oakland
Daughter Thai Kitchen
Thai • $$

Daughter Thai Kitchen

6118 Medau Pl, Oakland, CA 94611

Ate dinner on a Monday around 5 pm. Many empty tables inside. We got our food fairly quickly and it was absolutely delicious. Service is really good and the...

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  • Superb293 Reviews4.3
Bird & Buffalo 4659 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
Bird & Buffalo
Thai • $$

Bird & Buffalo

4659 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

So delicious! Stumbled across this place and had the beef curry roti, it was amazing. I will definitely be back to try other things on their menu. Went around...

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  • Superb155 Reviews4.5
Chai Thai Noodles Oakland 545 International Blvd, Oakland
Chai Thai Noodles Oakland
Thai • $$

Chai Thai Noodles Oakland

545 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606

Chai Thai is one of my fav Thai restaurants in the whole Bay Area. It made the news recently and that just reminded me to post a review in support of this...

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  • Superb168 Reviews4.4

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Oakland
Flipside Burgers, Fries and Shakes 3401 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland
Flipside Burgers, Fries and Shakes
Burgers • $$

Flipside Burgers, Fries and Shakes

3401 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

I was in the mood for a backyard style burger. Nothing too expensive, too creative, and maybe a little dry. It's been a long summer with few bbq's so...

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Sideshow Kitchen 942 Stanford Ave, Oakland
Sideshow Kitchen
Burgers • $$

Sideshow Kitchen

942 Stanford Ave, Oakland, CA 94608

This is one sideshow you've gotta check out. So delicious it should be illegal, but we're glad it's not! Located in Oakland, this spot is one...

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  • Superb218 Reviews4.4
Sparky's Giant Burgers 4120 Redwood Rd, Oakland
Sparky's Giant Burgers
Hamburger • $$

Sparky's Giant Burgers

4120 Redwood Rd, Oakland, CA 94619

Sparky's hits the spot when I want a vanilla milkshake and curly fries with a side of ranch. I feel like Sparky's can be hit or miss depending on...

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  • Good246 Reviews4.1

Indian Restaurants

Indian in Oakland
Guru Curry House 391 Grand Ave, Oakland
Guru Curry House
Indian • $$

Guru Curry House

391 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

I really enjoyed the spicy Chicken Tiki Masala and mango Chutney. The Naan Bread tastes fresh but is a little flat for my liking. Overall an amazing dish and...

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  • Superb164 Reviews4.6
Delicious Curry House 1437 Franklin St, Oakland
Delicious Curry House
Indian • $$

Delicious Curry House

1437 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94612

Delicious & fast. Very clean, small place in downtown Oakland.Garlic Naan=crispy & warmVeggie Biryani=colorful & a little spicy.Chicken Tikka...

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  • Superb227 Reviews4.3
Namaste Pizza 5942 San Pablo Ave, Oakland
Namaste Pizza
Indian • $$

Namaste Pizza

5942 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94608

I watched a digitally restored and remastered classic movie here at this movie house, and I loved the entire experience! The place is small, which I think is a...

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  • Superb186 Reviews4.3

Italian Restaurants

Italian in Oakland
Marzano 4214 Park Blvd, Oakland
Marzano
Italian • $$

Marzano

4214 Park Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602

The best place in the world. AMAZING pizza (and I'm from NJ/NY originally), the music is always incredible and the service is the best in the Bay. One of our...

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  • Good296 Reviews4.1
Lo Coco's 4270 Piedmont Ave, Oakland
Lo Coco's
Italian • $$

Lo Coco's

4270 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

I love Lo Coco's, everything homemade by a family, all delicious. So many things have changed for the bad on Piedmont Ave. during the decades I've...

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  • Superb163 Reviews4.5
Bellanico Restaurant & Wine Bar 4238 Park Blvd, Oakland
Bellanico Restaurant & Wine Bar
Italian • $$

Bellanico Restaurant & Wine Bar

4238 Park Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602

Simply sensational! My partner and I moved into the neighborhood and were thrilled to discover this absolute gem of a restaurant. We’ve been for multiple...

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  • Superb206 Reviews4.3
Banh Mi Ba Le 1909 International Blvd, Oakland
Banh Mi Ba Le
Sandwich Shop • $

Banh Mi Ba Le

1909 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606

Price for each sandwich is very reasonable. Vegetables and meat taste fresh. Service is quick and timely. The coffee smoothie is very good (has vietnamese...

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Lunch Box 1720 Franklin St, Oakland
Lunch Box
Sandwich Shop • $

Lunch Box

1720 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94612

This place is fantastic. Lucky if you find parking. Order half sandwich half soup. Sandwich meatball marinara and soup mac n cheese Cute hole in the wall....

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10th & Wood 945 Wood St, Oakland
10th & Wood
Sandwich Shop • $$

10th & Wood

945 Wood St, Oakland, CA 94607

If you haven't been here yet you are missing a gem in West Oakland. Amazing home made sandwiches. Super awesome owners. Always pleasant and fantastic food...

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  • Superb158 Reviews4.4

Vietnamese Restaurants

Vietnamese in Oakland
Tay Ho Oakland Restaurant & Bar 344 12th St, Oakland
Tay Ho Oakland Restaurant & Bar
Vietnamese • $$

Tay Ho Oakland Restaurant & Bar

344 12th St, Oakland, CA 94607

It’s a restaurant where everyone knows your name because the owner Denise does! She regularly makes appearances in the dining area or at the bar where Julio...

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  • Superb179 Reviews4.4
Pho Huong Que 200 International Blvd, Oakland
Pho Huong Que
Vietnamese • $$

Pho Huong Que

200 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606

Fresh Pho GA, the best I've ever eaten. Authentic, made to order, chicken cooked to perfection and tender. The broth was the perfect flavor. It did take a...

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  • Superb137 Reviews4.5
Vientian Cafe 3801 Allendale Ave, Oakland
Vientian Cafe
Vietnamese • $

Vientian Cafe

3801 Allendale Ave, Oakland, CA 94619

3.5/5 I've been coming here since high school and some things aren't as good as it used to be. It doesn't look like where a restaurant should be...

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  • Superb199 Reviews4.4