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The 9 Best Restaurants In Oakland

Updated: October 6, 2021

From long-time favorites to newly opened gems these are Oakland's Best and trendiest restaurants. We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best restaurants in Oakland. Head to these establishments for the finest tasting menus and most extensive wine lists in the city.

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Belotti Ristorante E Bottega

Italian, $$, ShafterItalian, $$Oakland, Shafter
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Marzano

Italian, $$, GlenviewItalian, $$Oakland, Glenview
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Shakewell

Mediterranean, $$, LakeshoreMediterranean, $$Oakland, Lakeshore
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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  • East Bay Times

    5 of the best Spanish restaurants and tapas bars in the SF Bay Area

    East Bay Times

Marufuku Ramen - Oakland

Asian, $$, TemescalAsian, $$Oakland, Temescal
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Barcote Ethiopian Restaurant

African, $$, Fairview ParkAfrican, $$Oakland, Fairview Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Kitchen Story

Asian, $$, RockridgeAsian, $$Oakland, Rockridge
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Pyeong Chang Tofu House

Korean, $$, TemescalKorean, $$Oakland, Temescal
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Bellanico Restaurant & Wine Bar

Italian, $$, GlenviewItalian, $$Oakland, Glenview
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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    Best Italian Restaurants in Oakland

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Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine

Thai, $$, Produce & WaterfrontThai, $$Oakland, Produce & Waterfront
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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How was this list created?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Oakland. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 3104661 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 28808 restaurants, and 1901 lists and articles from top sources like Mercury News, East Bay Times and Zagat. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Mercury News - 12 Best New SF Bay Area Restaurants For Date Night 2019, East Bay Times - 5 of the best Spanish restaurants and tapas bars in the SF Bay Area and Zagat - Best Italian in Oakland/Berkeley. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. These ten options are sure to delight.

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