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The 5 Best Filipino Restaurants Near Oakland

Updated: November 19, 2021

Yearning for some Lechon or tasty Pancit?Then head to the best Filipino eateries Oakland has to offer. We know because we analyzed millions of reviews from the top sites to bring you this epic list of Filipino gems. Sit down and feast on kare - kare Filipino-style while sipping on buko juice at these Oakland venues.

Find the perfect Filipino restaurant

FOB Kitchen

Asian, $$, OaklandAsian, $$Oakland, Temescal
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • San Francisco Chronicle

    Top 100 Restaurants

    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Eater

    The 38 Essential East Bay Restaurants



Asian, $$, OaklandAsian, $$Oakland, Rancho San Antonio
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

The Lumpia Company

Asian, $, OaklandAsian, $Oakland, Waverly
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Senor Sisig

Food Truck, OaklandFood TruckOakland, Lakewide
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

Sampaguita Fil-Am Cuisine

Asian, $, AlamedaAsian, $Alameda, West End
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the best Filipino restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We pored over ratings for 28999 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 restaurant reviews in Oakland and 2955 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Eater and San Francisco Chronicle had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. The restaurants you see have been featured in Eater - The 38 Essential East Bay Restaurants and San Francisco Chronicle - Top 100 Restaurants. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • Enjoy prawn curry with saffron lassi

    For an elevated experience, pair your prawn curry with saffron lassi. This combination works particularly well because this cold drink cools the palate between bites.

  • A next-level pairing for Viognier

    When ordering shellfish curry, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Viognier, a popular white wine.

  • Pair Chenin Blanc with green sauce palak paneer

    Chenin Blanc goes great with the herbaceous flavors of green sauce palak paneer because the pairing_drink_ingredients in the Chenin Blanc make it dry.

Did you know?

  • The NYC Dumpling Festival

    Not sure what to do in September? We have an event you should head to! Go hang out at the NYC Dumpling Festival in New York City. They even have a Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest!

  • All about curry

    National Curried Chicken Day - have you ever heard of it? Well you better be ready to enjoy it if you’re in The United States on January 12.

  • A big feat in 2005

    On March 23, 2005, Thailand’s Filipino fans celebrated a new world record by the seafood stick, weighing 110 pounds.

Parking in the area

Finding parking in Oakland can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Filipino spot.

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