Restaurants in Berkeley

Up to 53% Off at Himalayan Flavors

Himalayan Flavors

North Berkeley

$24 $12

Chefs create Indian and Nepalese dishes, such as chicken chow mein, lamb vindaloo, and gulab jamun, served in a saffron-colored dining room

50% Off at Pizza MODA

Pizza MODA

Northwest Berkeley

$40 $20

Organic thin-crust pizzas, inventive pastas and salads, and a variety of vegan and vegetarian dishes

40% Off Espresso and Italian Food at Caffe Trieste

Caffe Trieste

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

(421)

Light Italian fare such as paninis, steaming-hot lattes, and breakfast pastries served at this cozy Oakland spot

Up to 40% Off Weekday Brunch at Cafe M

Cafe M

Northwest Berkeley

$58 $35

(677)

Artfully prepared brunch food, from crab cake benedicts to french toast stuffed with strawberry-jalapeno jam

Up to 45% Off at Arabica Mediterranean Cuisine

Arabica Mediterranean Cuisine

Berkeley

$20 $11

(65)

Organic and sustainable Mediterranean dishes such as stuffed grape leaves, beet and heirloom tomato salad, or pizza with pine nut pesto

50% Off Indian Food at Mint Leaf

Mint Leaf

North Berkeley

$30 $15

(293)

Traditional Northern Indian dishes made with organic produce, free-range meats, and artisan spices handpicked in India

Up to 33% Off Italian Prix-Fixe Dinner at Belli Osteria

Belli Osteria

Downtown Berkeley

$86 $59

(145)

Pair drinks with four courses of Italian cuisine, including antipasti, insalate, pasta, and secondi

Half Off Indian and Nepalese Cuisine at Everest Cafe

Everest Cafe

Berkeley Hills

$20 $10

(111)

Indian and Nepalese curries with goat, lamb, and chicken alongside vegan options

40% Off at Build Pizzeria Roma

Build Pizzeria Roma

Downtown Berkeley

$30 $18

(347)

Modern eatery serves build-your-own Roman-style pizza, pasta dishes, among other Italian eats, with craft beers and artisan cocktails

Papa John's – East Bay - Up to 44% Off Pizza Dinner

Papa John's - East Bay

Multiple Locations

$26.99 $15

Hand-tossed extra-large pizzas showcase tangy sauce made from California-grown tomatoes and a choice of fresh veggies and meats

43% Off at Turkish Kitchen

Turkish Kitchen

Downtown Berkeley

$30 $17

(292)

Chefs use traditional Turkish recipes to create dishes such as spicy lamb pies, doner platters, tripe soup, and award-winning baklava

Up to 51% Off Sushi Meal at Taki Sushi

Taki Sushi

Richmond Annex

$28 $14

(112)

Sushi chefs with more than 30 years combined experience compose a menu that includes sashimi and nearly 20 special rolls

45% Off Filipino Comfort Food at Kainbigan

Kainbigan Restaurant

Oakland

$20 $12

In honor of Kainbigan's one year anniversary, enjoy Filipino comfort food such as Zagat-rated adobo dishes and all-day breakfast specials

Up to 43% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Theater

The Dinner Detective

Waterfront Hotel

$203.20 $116

Guests attempt to solve a mystery while dining on a four-course meal

Z Café & Bar – 25% Off West Coast Cuisine

Z Café & Bar

Oakland

$20 $15

(183)

California-style salads, seafood, and burgers made from fresh ingredients

Bissap Baobab – Up to 46% Off West African Cuisine

Bissap Baobab Oakland

Oakland

$26 $14

Oakland outpost of the popular San Francisco restaurant serves Senegalese cuisine such as wraps, curry, and crepes

50% Off Upscale Comfort Food at Homespun Fare

Homespun Fare

Oakland

$30 $15

Seasonal ingredients form the basis of such American eats as grilled lamb chops, polenta fries, and pan-seared tilapia in parchment paper

Up to 43% Off Dinner and Variety Show

Bay Area Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$100 $60

Magician Dan Chan leads a cast of comedians and illusionists during a dinner and variety show

Up to 50% Off at Diamonds Sports Bar & Grill

Diamonds Sports Bar & Grill

Oakland

$20 $11

Pub with numerous 42 in. flat-screen TVs and located in Holiday Inn & Suites Oakland Airport serves up steak, burgers, and roasted chicken

30% Off Upscale Cuisine at 3000 Broadway

3000 Broadway

Oakland Ave - Harrison St

$30 $21

Sports bar creates upscale cuisine such as baked mussels, garlic prawns pasta, honey barbecue baby back ribs, and whole crab

47% Off Mediterranean Dinner at American Natural Food & Cafe

American Natural Food & Cafe

Paradise Park

$30 $16

(59)

French-inspired Moroccan cuisine alongside Mediterranean classics, including hummus, dolmas, couscous, fish sandwiches

28% Off Northern Coastal Italian Food at Lungomare

Lungomare

Jack London Square

$40 $29

(263)

Waterfront restaurant serves handmade pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and fresh seafood on a scenic patio with occasional live music

50% Off Steaks, Chops, and More at Bourbon & Beef

Bourbon & Beef

Oakland

$60 $30

(143)

Dishes prepared with local ingredients include seared goat cheese, crispy smoked duck legs, and wagyu beef ravioli

40% Off Italian Dinner Cuisine at Il Pescatore Ristorante

Il Pescatore Ristorante

Produce and Waterfront

$50 $30

(179)

Diners can dig into a variety of authentic Italian dishes, such as veal T-bone with rosemary and housemade gelato with fresh fruit

30% Off Pub Food at Crogan's Montclair

Crogan's Montclair

Montclair Business

$50 $35

Traditional and creative pub cuisine fills the menu at eatery that straddles the line between casual public house and family restaurant

Up to 50% Off Sheba Dining

Sheba Dining

Downtown

$40 $20

A world-wise chef with a seasoned palate prepares meat and vegan dishes and often substitutes herb-infused olive oil for butter

Up to 25% Off Grand Lake Coffee House

Grand Lake Coffee House

Oakland

$8 $6

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off at Claremont Diner

Claremont Diner

Rockridge

$22 $11

(162)

Classic comfort food includes the signature salmon burger, chicken salad,and savory sandwiches

30% Off Southern Food at Nellie's Soulfood Restaurant & Bar

Nellie's Soulfood Restaurant & Bar

Oakland

$40 $28

(257)

Chefs prepare Southern-style dishes such as deep-fried or grilled oysters, fried chicken, and barbecue baby back ribs

45% Off at Great Wall Chinese Restaurant

Great Wall Chinese Restaurant

Oakland

$20 $11

Vegetarian dishes and seafood plates cooked in spicy szechuan sauces such as sweet 'n' sour "pork, mapo tofu, and shrimp in black bean sauce

Half Off at Vo's Restaurant

Vo's Restaurant

Downtown

$30 $15

(270)

Vietnamese restaurant that fuses together European, Southeast Asian, and American traditions

Up to 38% Off Dinner at Restaurante La Revolucion

Restaurante La Revolucion

Richmond

$72.95 $45

Creative dishes blend flavors from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain

Up to 51% Off Dinner at Pasta Pelican

Pasta Pelican

Alameda

$70 $35

(246)

Fettuccine alfredo, pan-seared chicken, and pepperoni pizza served in a waterfront restaurant with views of the Oakland–Alameda Estuary

Up to 40% Off Homestyle Diner Food at Sukie's Country Kitchen

Sukie's Country Kitchen

San Pablo

$24 $15.50

(85)

Chefs drizzle their signature country gravy on biscuits, chicken-fried steak, and hash browns or cook up eggs and sandwiches to order

2G Japanese Brasserie – Up to 42% Off

2G Japanese Brasserie

Civic Center

$50 $29

(128)

Izakaya-style restaurant serves fresh sushi, entrees such as chicken teriyaki and sake-marinated sea bass, and whole live crabs

Up to 47% Off Mediterranean Brunch or Dinner at Melody

Melody

Bernal Heights

$30 $18

Enjoy Mediterranean classics such as falafel wraps and lamb musakaa, or classic brunch dishes

Nook – 30% Off Cafe Food and Beverages

Nook

Nob Hill

$50 $35

(534)

Cozy cafe and wine bar serves small plates, fresh sandwiches, salads, and breakfast

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 25% Off Your Bill at Taqueria Zorro

Taqueria Zorro

North Beach

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 25% off your bill

Garçon – $15 Off French Bistro Cuisine

Garçon

Mission

$100 $85

(629)

Classic dishes such as coq au vin, mussels, and duck confit at a traditional, French-owned bistro praised by the Bay Guardian

Papa John's Pizza – Up to 49% Off Pizza and Ice Cream

Papa John's Pizza

Multiple Locations

$25.73 $13

Pizzas with thick cloaks of sauce made from California-grown tomatoes, plus local IT'S-IT ice-cream sandwiches

Nihon Whisky Lounge – Up to 40% Off

Nihon Whisky Lounge

San Francisco

$50 $30

(1123)

Izakaya-style small plates, sashimi, and sushi with a contemporary twist; choose from 500 single-malt whiskeys to store in a private locker

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Every Purchase Until Coupon Expiration

Jonas on Hyde

Russian Hill

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 10% off every purchase until coupon expiration

$5 Buys You a Coupon for Free Tea Tumbler With A $40 Purchase

Aroma Tea Shop

Multiple Locations

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for free tea tumbler with a $40 purchase

Never Too Latte – 40% Off Coffee and Food

Never Too Latte

Financial District

$10 $6

Organic coffee drinks, specialty teas, homemade crepes, and sandwiches

Chouchou—French Dinner for Two

Chouchou

Forest Hill

$101.90 $79

(964)

Traditional Provençal cuisine such as confit duck, seared filet mignon, and mushroom soufflé paired with elegant French wines

Up to 37% Off Italian Cuisine at Fiore Caffe

Fiore Caffe

Noe Valley

$61.50 $39

(142)

Modern decor meets traditional Italian dishes such as Gorgonzola gnocchi and panko-breaded pork loin and an extensive wine list

Up to 41% Off Mexican Dinner at Regalito Rosticeria

Regalito Rosticeria

Mission Dolores

$55.50 $33

(542)

Chefs in open kitchen roast free-range chicken, slow-roast citrus-marinated pork shoulder, and mix delicious guacamole

30% Off at Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

Sakesan Sushi & Bistro

San Francisco

$40 $28

(212)

At this sushi-focused spot, munch on a variety of fresh rolls, including vegetarian options, or try a hot pot or donburi

20% Off Healthy Fast Food at Darn Good Food

Darn Good Food

Financial District

$43.90 $35

Healthy, globally inspired dishes devised by a chef and a dietitian range from un-fried chicken sandwiches to miso-glazed salmon filets

38% Off Southern Cuisine at Eureka Restaurant

Eureka Restaurant

Castro

$50 $31

(436)

Southern dishes such as jambalaya, gumbo, fried chicken, pot roast, okra, and deviled eggs; breezy outdoor patio

Up to 42% Off Japanese Small Plates at Izakaya Roku

Izakaya Roku

Mission Dolores

$30 $18

(117)

Sharable snacks inspired by Japanese gastropubs, such as ramen salad, baked oysters, and avocado tempura, served with sake and imported beer

30% Off at Escape From New York Pizza – Castro St. Location

Escape From New York Pizza

Castro

$20 $14

(240)

Make a custom pizza with toppings such as roasted garlic, jalapenos, and applewood-smoked bacon, or order one of 14 specialty pies

50% Off Szechuan-Style Chinese Food at Grand Hot Pot Lounge

Grand Hot Pot Lounge

San Francisco

$30 $15

(27)

Szechuan-style dishes include steamed leek dumplings, and three types of hot pot broth and a staggering selection of meats and veggies

50% Off Rustic Dinner and Wine at Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant

Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant

South Beach

$100 $50

(746)

Dinner items such as seared salmon with quinoa and organic chicken in a rosemary red wine reduction pair with glasses of wine during dinner

Up to 54% Italian Cuisine at Volare Trattoria

Volare Trattoria

Chinatown

$84.90 $39

(290)

Glasses of Italian and Californian wine complement Sicilian-inspired entees such as crab cioppino and veal scaloppini

House of Bagels – Up to 50% Off

House of Bagels

Central Richmond

$15.90 $8

(471)

New York–style bagels made by hand, boiled, and baked, plus cragels—half bagels, half croissants

Up to 50% Off Italian Cuisine at Dino & Santino's

Dino & Santino's

Pacific Heights

$40 $20

(410)

Italian-Greek menu includes clams and garlic pizza, braised short ribs, and house-made fried donuts drizzled in honey

$5 Buys You a Coupon For 25% Off Your Bill

Mozzarella Di Bufala Pizzeria

Saint Francis Wood

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 25% off your bill at Mozzarella Di Bufala Pizzeria

Up to 30% Off Italian Food at Caffe Delle Stelle

Caffe Delle Stelle

Civic Center

$50 $35

(262)

Chefs craft veal scaloppini, homemade agnolotti, and other northern Italian specialties from locally sourced, organic ingredients

Lite Bite – Healthy Meal Plans

Lite Bite

Pacific Heights

$29.50 $29

(148)

Pick up three, healthy, ready-to-eat meals, such as turkey lasagna or barbecue chicken, and one snack per day

$59 for Seasonal Tasting Menu at Radio Africa & Kitchen

Radio Africa & Kitchen

Bayview

$100 $59

(159)

Long-time chef brings Ethiopian influences from his homeland to a seasonal menu that changes weekly.

50% Off Gourmet Sliders from Slider Shack

Slider Shack

South Beach

$30 $15

Toasted Hawaiian buns cradle grass-fed beef, chicken fried in panko, and pork slow roasted for a minimum of 15 hours

First Crush – 38% Off Brunch

First Crush

Downtown

$40 $25

(817)

Coconut pancakes topped with homemade mango jam and Dungeness crab sliders can be toasted with mimosas made from California bubbly

40% Off Casual American Food at Slider's Diner

Slider's Diner

San Francisco

$20 $12

Casual and crowd-pleasing dishes such as country-style fried chicken, chili cheeseburgers, and milkshakes made with real ice cream

Up to 57% Off Caña Cuban Parlor

Caña Cuban Parlor

Mission

$104 $47

(81)

Empanadas, flatbreads, Cuban sandwiches, slow roasted pork with yucca-potato mash, and mojitos made with real sugarcane

52% Off American Comfort Food at Butter

Butter

SoMa

$25 $12

Tater tots, mozzarella sticks, and jalapeño poppers warm up tasters for fried mac ‘n’ cheese, twinkies, and deep-fried PB&J

50% Off at Colombini Italian Cafe Bistro

Colombini Italian Cafe Bistro

Downtown

$40 $20

Enjoy a selection of Italian dishes full of fresh ingredients, such as penne gorgonzola, pork tenderloin scallopini, and calzones

Up to 42% Off Mediterranean Food at Goood Frikin Chicken

Goood Frikin Chicken

Mission

$30 $19

(543)

Chefs marinate chicken in herbs before roasting or grilling it, as well as prepare falafel sandwiches and other Mediterranean dishes

32% Off Fondue at at Melt!

Melt!

North Beach

$72 $49

Neighborhood eatery with European flair invites diners to indulge in fondue dishes & rustic sandwiches amid intimate café with weekly music

Sushi Rock – 40% Off Meal for Two

Sushi Rock

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

(889)

Nigiri, sashimi, and maki rolls, as well as teriyaki entrees and special tempura house rolls

Up to 40% Off at Arabian Nights Restaurant

Arabian Nights Restaurant

Mission

$30 $18

Romantic restaurant recalls the Mediterranean with beaded wall sconces and traditional Lebanese dishes

35% Off Soul Food at Gussie's Chicken and Waffles

Gussie's Chicken and Waffles

Filmore Jazz District

$20 $13

(824)

Chef brings her grandmother’s original soul-food recipes to life with her take on Southern classics, including veggie and vegan options

Up to 51% Off Mexican Food at Mango's Taqueria & Cantina

Mango's Taqueria & Cantina

Fisherman's Wharf

$40 $20

(18)

Jalisco-style Mexican food such as marinated pork tacos, burritos with housemade mango sauce, fajitas, and guacamole made tableside

Up to 52% Off at Jacob's Diner

Jacob’s Diner

San Francisco

$25 $15

(5)

American food—including breakfast and burgers—paired with custom cocktails

46% Off Chef's Tasting Menu at Barracuda Japanese Restaurant

Barracuda Japanese Restaurant

Castro

$72 $39

Chef's tasting menu rotates based on fresh catches, but includes miso soup, edamame, tempura, cucumber salad, sushi roll, & sashimi sampling

40% Off at North Beach Gyros

North Beach Gyros

North Beach Gyro

$20 $12

From an open kitchen, chefs serve up Mediterranean favorites such as falafel wraps, lamb kebabs, and chicken gyros in a casual eatery

Half Off Pan-Asian Food at Infusion Lounge

Infusion Lounge

Downtown

$40 $20

(1060)

Tea-scented coconut ribs, red-curry shrimp, and a robust list of beer, wine, and cocktails; complimentary entry to dance club

$10 at Kennedy's Irish Pub & Indian Curry House

Kennedy's Irish Pub & Indian Curry House

North Beach

$25 $10

(796)

Multicultural pub serves Indian favorites such as chicken tikka masala and lamb sagwala alongside 200 beers and local wines

50% Off Egyptian Fare at Al-Masri

Al-Masri

Outer Richmond

$30 $15

(157)

Chefs season traditional Egyptian recipes in atmosphere inspired by King Tut's royal tomb alongside belly-dance performances.

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India Sweets & Catering subscribes to the idea that many hands make light work. Since opening in 1992, it has tried to help make get-togethers easy by shouldering a portion, if not all, of the workload with its catering services. At its restaurant, the chefs take care of the cooking. They serve platefuls of halal Indian and Pakistani cuisine that are made with meats including lamb, goat, and tandoori chicken. India Sweets & Catering’s event managers take care of pretty much everything else. Their Flamingo banquet halls in Vallejo and Sacramento host events in large rooms with chandeliers and enough space for 500–600 people, or one breakdancing Paul Bunyan. For on-location events, customers can rent plates and silverware; the services of bartenders or tandoori chefs; or decorations such as backdrops, centerpieces, mandaps, and dulha or dulhan chairs.

824 University Ave
Berkeley,
CA
US

The same year it launched its airy Telegraph Avenue outpost, Pasta Bene jumped onto the Bargain Bites 2010 list in the San Francisco Chronicle, which also praised its "friendly" service. Its family of owners, however, arrived with 20 years of experience behind the scenes of area Italian restaurants, meaning that its menu of stone-fired pizzas and hearty entrees leavened with California freshness came together naturally. In 13 pasta dishes, noodles entwine with slow-photosynthesized seasonal vegetables and rich tomato and cream sauces, while the dessert menu may suggest an easier choice with its house-made tiramisu, a customer favorite. Wooden rafters and iron chandeliers vault over the casual, sunlit dining room overlooking a street-side patio.

2565 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley,
CA
US

Sunrise Deli pleases palates with award-winning Middle Eastern cuisine, concocting falafels lauded by SF Weekly and San Francisco Chronicle. For more than a quarter century, chefs have grilled kebabs, stuffed pita envelopes with love letters, and loaded dishes with hummus, fresh yogurt, and olives. Sunrise Deli acquires its meat from local ranches and picks its vegetables from local farms to ensure fresh, earth-friendly sustenance. Every day, round loaves of sesame bread pop out of the oven alongside piping-hot armenian pizzas and spinach pies. Sunrise Deli also caters platters laden with baba ghanouj and meat kebabs to family gatherings or teddy-bear picnics.

2456 Bancroft Way
Berkeley,
CA
US

When you take a look at Turkish Kitchen’s menu, you’ll find familiar offerings such as kebabs and falafel. But your eye might also linger on intriguing items ranging from Turkish-style calzones stuffed with spicy lamb to iskender, a dish made from bread cubes blanketed with shaved doner, tomato sauce, and butter. Chefs use traditional Turkish recipes for everything they prepare, including a rotating selection of daily specials. Be sure to save room for the baklava, which East Bay Express named the best in the area thanks to its “butter-soaked phyllo, thick chunks of roasted pistachio, and a plentitude of honey saturating every supple layer.”

1984 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley,
CA
US

The chefs at Mint Leaf follow family recipes to fashion Northern Indian dishes with seasonal, organic produce, free-range meats sourced from local farmers, and spices handpicked by family back home in India. Kebabs spear mahi-mahi, chicken, and other meats marinated in a house-made yogurt sauce before baking in a clay tandoor oven. A collection of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options eases the strain of dietary restrictions. Mint Leaf's selection of more than 50 wines and specialty cocktails helps temper the heat when guests get ambitious in selecting their meal's spice level. On select nights, local musicians entertain diners as they eat and inspire guests to break it down on the dance floor after finishing their meal or winning a game of I Spy.

1513 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley,
CA
US

Every day, San Francisco Soup Company’s chefs craft crunchy salads and approximately 12 soups from scratch, keeping an eye on sustainability and seasonality. Both salads and soups showcase organic and locally sourced ingredients such as cage-free eggs from Glaum Egg Ranch and organic milk from Clover Stornetta, and soups cast tendrils of steam from biodegradable containers. San Francisco Soup Company’s commitment to conscious dining extends to the nutritional realms: each recipe comes with nutrition stats, and the menu even designates which soups are gluten-, meat- and dairy-free, and which soup spoons best shield noses from affectionate pinches.

2512 Bancroft Way
Berkeley,
CA
US

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