With well over 300 restaurants, the City of Oakland is a melting pot of cuisines from around the world. One of the most ethnically diverse cities in the United States, you can a little bit of everything like Cuban cuisine, Spanish tapas restaurants, soul food, Eritrean cuisine and more. As with every city, there are a few well know (or sometimes secret) menu items that are a “must try” when you visit like the Chicken & Waffles from Brown Sugar Kitchen, an ice cream cone from Fenton’s and the best mac ’n Cheese you will ever put in your mouth at Homeroom. One way you can tell that Oakland has a lot of great food is when you ask locals about their favorite dishes or spots, you will most likely hear a little something different from each person.
While there are far too many options to list, below is a starting point for some great restaurants in Oakland.
The 4th restaurant from owners Hi-Suk and San-Ju Dong, Mua boasts delicious comfort food in a comfortable setting.
2442a Webster Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Hopscotch is an upscale diner right in the heart of Oakland. It is know for its fusion of American and Japanese cuisine as well as their mixology program featuring seasonal-inspired cocktails.
1915 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
Designed like a School Room, Homeroom is a great restaurant in Oakland that offers a huge selection of custom Mac + Cheese dishes, salads, desserts and more.
400 40th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
If you are looking for some great mediterranean cuisine in Oakland, Shakewell is a great choice. Great for groups, you can expect delicious tapas-style small plates, creative cocktails and the best paella in the area.
3407 Lakeshore Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610
This farm to table Mexican restaurant offers delicious small and large plates made with the freshest ingredients possible.
444 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94607
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