Restaurants in Oakland

Bocanova – Up to 48% Off Pan-American Dinner

Produce and Waterfront

$144 $75

(966)

Eclectic dishes such as lamb with chilies and kaffir lime crème brûlée—served family-style at a spot praised by the New York Times

Up to 43% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Theater

Waterfront Hotel

$203.20 $116

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

50% Off Upscale Comfort Food at 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 50% Off Chinese Food at Golden Peacock Restaurant

Chinatown

$34 $17

Shanghai chicken acts as the centerpiece for a traditional Chinese meal that also includes soup and an appetizer

Up to 43% Off Dinner and Variety 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

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

Half Off at Khana Peena Indian Cuisine

Rockridge

$40 $20

(295)

Samosas, pakoras, or tandoori meat appetizers preface a wide variety of vegetarian, chicken, lamb, and seafood curries and sizzling platters

Up to 50% Off 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

40% Off Thai Cuisine at Chao Thai Cuisine

Grand Lake

$30 $18

(164)

Authentic entrees, such as pineapple fried rice and green-curry chicken, plate up in a cozy eatery with indoor and outdoor seating

Up to 25% Off 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

Up to 49% Off at La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill

Multiple Locations

$10.08 $5.20

Mexican food served during breakfast through dinner includes eggs with chorizo, tacos and burritos, and fresh salads

50% Off at Claremont Diner

Rockridge

$22 $11

(162)

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

Half Off at Vo's Restaurant

Downtown

$30 $15

(270)

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

Pizza salgada e doce na Boníssima

R$ 43,00 R$ 19,90

  • 20 tipos de pizzas salgadas e 4 de pizzas doces
  • Válido para todos os dias da semana

Up to 51% Off Dinner at 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 Half Off Comfort Food at PS Eatery

Alameda

$30 $18

(117)

Hearty classics such as pulled pork sandwiches, chicken wings, and mac ‘n’ cheese with unique, Asian-inspired twists

43% Off at 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 57% Off at Ethiopia Restaurant in Berkeley

Elmwood

$45.70 $22

(254)

Diners seated around woven baskets use injera flatbread to scoop up lentils, chicken & lamb stewed in imported spices

Up to 53% Off at 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

Up to 53% Off Indian and Nepalese Cuisine at Everest Cafe

Berkeley Hills

$22 $11

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

$10 for Nepalese Fare at Taste of the Himalayas in Berkeley

North Berkeley

$20 $10

(420)

House-made cheese simmered in curry sauce, chicken tandoori, and salmon in a piquant vindaloo sauce

50% Off Indian Food at Mint Leaf

North Berkeley

$30 $15

(293)

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

45% Off Comfort Food at Nanna's House

South Berkeley

$20 $11

Comfort food such as burgers, chicken combos, and daily specials such as Fried Fish Fridays and Taco Tuesdays

50% Off at Blondie's Pizza

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

(1288)

Barbecue chicken, mushroom, Carnivore, and vegetarian pizzas by the pie or the slice

Up to 42% Off Mexican Food at Sol y Luna Taqueria

North Berkeley

$22.50 $13

(42)

Michoacan-style cuisine, such as handmade tacos, fried-chicken tortas, and fish tacos, plus vegan options, including a vegan burrito

50% Off North Indian Food at Khana Peena

Berkeley Hills

$40 $20

(164)

A menu of North Indian cuisine covers samosas, tandoor-cooked meats, and seafood dishes such as lobster-papaya curry

Up to 51% Off Sushi Meal at 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

40% Off Italian Cuisine at Rose Pistola

North Beach

$50 $30

(1001)

Local farmers and fishermen deliver the seasonal ingredients for pasta, pizza, seafood, and steak dishes

Up to 50% Off Brazilian Dinner at Canto Do Brasil Restaurant

Hayes Valley

$70 $35

(418)

Rio-style grilled fish, beer-marinated chicken, and slow-cooked black bean stew paired with cold beers and samba dance shows

Up to 33% Off at Gaspare's Pizza House & Italian Restaurant

San Francisco

$40 $27

(633)

Native Sicilian smothers thin-crust pizzas with mozzarella and pairs those with classic Italian pastas

Up to 42% Off Japanese Small Plates at 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

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

Up to 50% Off Meals at Theo's CheeseSteak Shop

The Embarcadero

$10 $5

(174)

More than 17 varieties of cheesesteak sandwiches give you tons of options that come spicy, sweet, or with chicken

52% Off American Comfort Food at 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

Up to 42% Off Pub Cuisine at Kezar Pub

The Haight

$30 $18

(479)

Across from the 49ers’ old stadium, guests watch sports while dining on burgers, wings, and Irish pub food such as bangers ‘n’ mash

47% Off 10-Course Tasting Menu at Roxy’s Cafe

Mission

$150 $79

(131)

Asian, Mediterranean, and Latin American flavors spread across a seamless progression of 10 courses made with fresh, seasonal ingredients

Up to 42% Off Mediterranean Food at 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

Up to 43% Off Brunch at Local Kitchen & Wine Merchant

South Beach

$156 $89

(674)

Huevos rancheros battle waffles for a place on diners' plates as bottomless mimosas liven mornings

51% Off Upscale American Cuisine at Velvet Room at the Clift Hotel

Downtown

$180 $89

(87)

Three-course prix fixe menu with choice of appetizer, entree, dessert, and wine; options include BLT salad and buttermilk fried chicken

Up to 57% Off a Mediterranean Dinner at Melody Lounge

Bernal Heights

$57 $25

(68)

Groups of two or four enjoy Mediterranean meal with a sides platter, grilled entree with choice of meat, drinks, and dessert

Half Off at Personal Pizzas and Italian Food at Kezar Pizzetta

Ashbury Heights

$20 $10

Smaller, personally sized pizzas topped with a rotating selection of cheeses and charcuterie; menu also includes bruschetta and limoncello

Up to 40% Off at Arabian Nights Restaurant

Mission

$30 $18

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

Up to 41% Off Mexican Dinner at Regalito Rosticeria

Mission Dolores

$55.50 $33

(493)

Chefs in open kitchen roast free-range chicken, slow-roast citrus-marinated pork shoulder, and sauté North Carolina blue prawns in salsa

Up to 50% Off at Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies

Pier 39

$10 $6

(28)

Rich, creamy smoothies made with fresh ingredients in a variety of tropical flavors forgo artificial colors; authentic Hawaiian coffee

Up to 51% Off Mexican Food at 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

Half Off Pan-Asian Food at 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

Up to 59% Italian Cuisine at Volare Trattoria

North Beach

$84 $35

(177)

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

Up to 50% Off Villa d'Este Italian Restaurant

Merced Manor

$30 $15

Escargot makes way for nine pasta dishes, veal parmigiana & broiled new york steak at Italian restaurant in business since 1978

50% Off Egyptian Fare at 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.

Up to 41% Off Seafood at Craw Station

Inner Sunset

$75.98 $45

(573)

Crab plates spiced with lemon butter, garlic, and/or Cajun seasonings with choice of spice level; feast of fresh oysters on the half shell

50% Off at Naan -N- Curry

Downtown

$60 $30

Chefs enlist clay oven to cook authentic Indian & Pakistani lamb, chicken & seafood dishes & six types of naan bread in colorful eatery

50% Off at Giovanni's Pizza Bistro

Bernal Heights

$30 $15

(153)

This friendly, neighborhood pizza joint cranks out hand-tossed pies with toppings like shrimp and bechamel or organic greens and pesto

45% Off Asian Fusion at Quickly

Civic Center

$10 $5.50

(104)

Hong Kong street snacks, bubble tea, and Asian fusion dishes

Up to 46% Prix Fixe Dinner at Circa

Marina

$120 $69

(1137)

A chef transforms seasonal ingredients into small plates, drawing inspiration from local organic farms and artisans

Up to 48% Off Italian Food at Michelangelo Ristorante & Caffe

North Beach

$67 $38.50

(288)

Italian-born chef makes gnocchi from scratch, using potato, egg, and a dash of nutmeg

Up to 43% Off Sushi and Japanese Cuisine

Central Sunset

$60 $35

(12)

Chefs prepare specialty sushi filled with salmon, tempura shrimp, and lobster as well as bento boxes and udon noodle dishes

Up to 52% Off at Layaly Mediterranean Grill

Central Richmond

$64 $32

(235)

Dolmas, stuffed eggplant, five varieties of kebabs, and other Greek and Mediterranean dishes

40% Off Japanese Food at Oolong Noodles

Financial District

$30 $18

(9)

Udon noodles made from scratch and flavored with miso, curry, and soy sauce; raw and cooked sushi rolls

Up to 49% Off West African and Caribbean Food at Baobab Village

Mission

$74.25 $38

(680)

Caribbean and Senegalese specialties including red curry sauce over yucca and ginger margaritas

Up to 55% Off at Charlie's Deli Cafe

Bernal Heights

$26 $12

(46)

Café meals for two or four with bagels, sandwiches, or salads alongside gourmet coffee or tea

Half Off Mexican Food at Chico's Grill

San Francisco

$10 $5

(9)

Chef Hilario Chico creates a menu of authentic Mexican fare and dishes from his native town of Puebla

Up to 43% Off Dinner at 2G Japanese Brasserie

Civic Center

$60 $35

(94)

Tuna, sea bass, and urchin form rolls and nigiri; the kitchen cooks up entrees of spicy pork belly and roasted lobster

Half Off Italian Food at Cinecittà Ristorante & Bar

North Beach

$10 $5

(253)

Native Roman crafts dishes from her grandfather’s recipes, particularly specialty pizzas with toppings such as brie, spicy salami, and clams

Half Off Soufflé Desserts at Souffle Cafe

North Beach

$10 $5

(91)

11 soufflé flavors include key lime, coffee, green tea, and red bean-coconut; customers also receive 10% off additional purchases each visit

Up to 51% Off Pizzeria Cuisine

San Francisco

$5 $2.50

Chefs make pies by hand, covering them with pesto, tomato sauce, canadian bacon, and mozzarella

10 or 20 $5 Groupons at Cello Kebab & Pizza

South Beach

$5 $2.50

(126)

Orders of hummus and stuffed grape leaves complement main course dishes such as kebabs, pizza, and calzones

Up to 50% Off Seafood Meal at Sinbad's Pier 2 Restaurant

Pier 2

$109.75 $55

Take in beautiful bay views while spooning up chowder, diving into entrees such as swordfish and clam linguini, and splitting dessert

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

Multiple Locations

$29.47 $15

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

Quiznos – Up to 52% Off Sandwiches and Salads 

Multiple Locations

$12 $6

(45)

Sandwiches, wraps, and salads include ingredients such as prime rib and peppercorn or mediterranean chicken on a seasonal-lettuce blend

Up to 40% Off Homestyle Diner Food at 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

Up to 53% Off at Estrada's Mexican & Caribbean Restaurant

Original Daly City

$31.90 $15

(93)

Mexican dishes with sautéed meats join forces with homemade sangria and Caribbean food, such as plantains and fried yucca, in vibrant eatery

Up to Half Off at Produce Alley Sports Tavern

Lindenville

$20 $11

Pub specializing in breakfast and lunch, including potato-filled omelets covered with salsa and hand-cut, flame-broiled New York steaks

50% Off Scandinavian-American Fusion at Katy's Kreek

Downtown Walnut Creek

$30 $15

Authentic Icelandic and Northern European cuisine such as gravlax or Wienerschnitzel, along with assortment of steaks, soups, fish, and lamb

Up to 50% Off Indian Food at Tandoori Paradise

Hayward

$22 $10.99

Steaming plates of channa masala with garbanzo beans and lamb boti kebabs pair with baskets of assorted naans and rotis

33% Off at Patio Filipino Restaurant

San Bruno

$30 $20

Eatery featured in Saveur serves saffron-infused paella and other traditional eats

Up to 50% Off at Pasquale's West Coast Pizzeria

San Bruno

$21.99 $11

(25)

Baked pasta, heroes, and hand-tossed pizzas made with traditional and inventive sauces and toppings

Up to 47% Off Italian Dinner for Two at Ristorante Due Rose

Pinole

$66.15 $35

(133)

Two courses of rustic, pan-regional Italian home cooking include options with homemade pasta and house-baked bread

Up to 47% Off Farm-to-Table Dinner

Tiburon

$93 $49

(54)

Farm-to-table cuisine procured from local-area markets and farms results in an inventive, New American three-course meal

45% Off at Dario's Pizza Restaurant in Sausalito

Sausalito

$20 $11

(76)

28 different pizza combinations, hand-rolled gnocchi, and other classic Italian dishes tantalize taste buds in bright, rustic eatery

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California is too vast and diverse a state to capture through just one medium. That's why Oakland Museum of California combines art, history, and natural science collections—more than 1.8 million objects total—to tell the state’s story.

Organized around themes of land, people, and creativity, the art gallery showcases more than 70,000 works from the 19th century through present day, ranging from paintings and sculptures to new media. Encompassing more than 100,000 artifacts, including several thousand bird eggs, the natural sciences gallery spotlights seven particular landscapes, including Yosemite and Mount Shasta. The history gallery includes more than 2,200 objects that trace major periods in the state's history, tying together the lives of the indigenous people, incursions by Spanish settlers, and the giggling mad dash of the gold rush. In a nod to the history of Tinsel town, the interactive Creative Hollywood station lets visitors create an animation, add sound effects to movies, and forget a personal assistant’s birthday.

Forming the roof of each level, verdant gardens separate the galleries, while more greenery and sculptures beautify the museum's outdoor roof gardens and courtyards. The museum uses more outdoor space to hosts its Friday Nights @ OMCA, a family-friendly market full of live music, dance lessons, and local cuisine. Local and seasonal ingredients, meanwhile, flavor the dishes available in the museum's Blue Oak café. The café doubles as a residency for jazz bassist Ron Crotty, a founder of The Dave Brubeck Quartet, who grooves his way through jazz standards every Friday.

1000 Oak St
Oakland,
CA
US

Souley Vegan's proprietor Tamearra Dyson uses techniques she learned from her family in Louisiana to subvert that idea that healthy, vegan eating lacks flavor. She dredges tofu in a southern-style batter that mimics fried catfish and fashions a menu that appeals to meat-eaters and vegans alike. Tofu also gets dressed in BBQ sauce in burgers and tossed in sweet and sour and green peppers. Tamearra and her kitchen staff put a vegan spin on a roster of Southern classics, such as potato salad with black olives following a family recipe three generations old, as well as mashed potatoes drenched in vegan gravy made like her mom did. The eatery's mac and cheese made with yeast-based, non-dairy cheese earned it accolades from the East Bay Express, which said that it "is so perfect a substitute to its dairy-based kin that it leaves the eater convinced it’s the real thing," while also bestowing Souley Vegan with "Best of East Bay" awards for the past five years. USA Today has also recognized the eatery as among ten great places for soul food in the country.

Brightly painted walls and block-style prints of blues musicians lend a cozy Southern atmosphere to the restaurant, where diners gather around color-splashed tables or cluster on picnic style benches as they share family-style meals or play License Plate Bingo for the last piece of fried okra.

301 Broadway
Oakland,
CA
US

In 1941, Wilma and Henry Dorsey opened a modest family eatery on the corner of 18th and Market in West Oakland. Over the next four decades, devoted family members transformed the place with a relocation, the addition of a cocktail lounge, and the construction of a beautiful wooden bar. Today, Dorsey family members remain the sole shareholders of a bustling restaurant that celebrates their Texas roots with country-style meals of fried chicken, catfish, gumbo, barbecue ribs, and sweet peach cobbler. A rotating weekly menu makes fresh additions to the slate of hearty, homecooked food with such dishes as chitterlings and smothered steak, while sides of collard greens, yams, and black-eyed peas garnish every dish with Southern panache.

Far more than a mere restaurant, Dorsey's Locker also treats guests to a full bar and lineup of live entertainment. On Sunday nights from 6 p.m until 10 p.m., the restaurant waives a cover charge for live R&B and jazz music. Open mic events each Tuesday show off the hidden talents of friends and neighbors, while Monday, Thursday, and Saturday-night karaoke provides a socially acceptable outlet for singing a love song to a plate of breaded pork chops.

5817 Shattuck Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

Though Ahadu means “first,” Fisseha and Lula Araya are not the first owners of Ahadu Ethiopian Restaurant. When they took over, though, they brought with them 15 years of restaurant experience, which they now use to bring authentic Ethiopian eats to the community. Through an open kitchen, diners can watch Chef Lula as she simmers pans of lamb, beef, and chicken in spices and butter, and then ladles the thick stews into sturdy stone bowls. Just as America’s national dish is the hamburger and France’s national dish is the deep-fried beret, Ethiopia’s national dish is doro wat, which Chef Lula creates by simmering spicy chicken in berbere sauce before serving it with a boiled egg atop housemade injera bread. She also sautés portobello mushrooms with onions, garlic, peppers, and tomatoes to craft a flavorful vegetarian version of mushroom tibs or wat. The restaurant’s bar stocks Ethiopian beers such as Bati lager and Hakim stout as well as imported Ethiopian wines.

6430 Telegraph Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

The aromas of fresh seafood marinated in lime juice and plantains frying waft from the kitchen at La Furia Chalaca, where head chef Maria Fiestas follows traditional techniques passed on through her family to craft authentic Peruvian cuisine. Each day, Fiestas dips into a pantry stocked with ingredients imported from Peru, such as the Andean dried potatoes she uses to thicken the sauce for her braised-pork dish carapulcra. She finishes off her menu with authentic desserts, including her mazamorra morada, a pudding of purple corn, sweet-potato flour, cinnamon, and cloves mixed with bits of apple and pineapple.

In the dining room, flickering votive candles light up dinner plates stacked with chicken- or beef-stuffed empanadas or grilled beefsteak with caramelized onions and tomatoes. Around white linen-topped tables, guests settle in chairs while taking the sounds of hypnotic Latin beats while sipping glasses of wine.

310 Broadway
Oakland,
CA
US

As a youngster, Latif Lamnaouar learned classic Moroccan dishes by watching and helping his mother in the kitchen. After moving to America, the homesick Latif started cooking those meals himself, a process that reduced his homesickness and propelled his culinary aspirations. He now crafts Moroccan specialties at Lateeva's Cafe, from veggie sandwiches with eggplant and split pea hummus spread to lemon chicken paninis with pesto and spinach.

Before noon, Latif assembles plenty of breakfast treats, too, including wraps chock-full of eggs, hash browns, salsa, and a choice of turkey sausage or turkey bacon. Complement feasts with coffee drinks or the apple juice, strawberry, and tamarind blend of the Road to Casablanca smoothie, named for its resemblance to Humphrey Bogart's naturally fruity scent.

333 Thomas L Berkley Way
Oakland,
CA
US