The East Bay is known for it's foodie scene. Alice Waters' flagship restaurant, Chez Panisse was established in Berkeley in 1971, paving the way for the many chef driven restaurants that have made their home in East Bay communities delighting us with fantastic cuisine and eclectic dining choices. 

Whether California or International Cuisine of every kind, experience dining at these fabulous, delicious locales in Oakland, Albany, Rockridge, Temescal and Piedmont:

PHO Ao Sen

Pho is a rich broth that is served with herbs, veggies, meats and condiments. This locale draws crowds, so plan to wait a bit and check out the market that is next door or visit during the week for lighter crowds.

2 Locations:

  • 1139 E 12th St., Oakland, CA 94606 510-835-5588; Mon-Sun 9am-8pm. Closed Wednesday
  • 655 San Pablo Ave., Albany, CA 94706 510-679-5000 Mon-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat/Sun 10am-9pm, Closed Wednesday


Chez Panisse Alumni, Dominica Cisneros-Rice owner of Cosecha serves up Mexican and California Cuisine in a communical setting. Think traditional entrees like braised pork in chile guajillo. Located in the historic Swan's Market in Old Oakland, dine on fresh hand made tortillas, tacos, salads and soups! 


  • 907 Washington St., Oakland, CA 94607 510-452-5900 Website


Chef Driven by Paul Canales, former Oliveto Chef has opened the Modern Spanish and Basque, Duende in Uptown Oakland. Using local ingredients and sources, dine on Paellas, Tapas, pintxos small dishes. Located across from the Fox Theater, they offer an extensive sherry list and Spanish-based wines. Perfect for pre-show dinner and drinks.


  • 468 19th St., Oakland, CA 94612 510-893-0174 Website

Here's a short list of a few more favorites:

Geta Sushi - Piedmont - Itsy bitsy sushi bar, reasonably priced. Take out best during busy times. 165 41st St., Oakland 510-653-4643 Website

Dopo - Piedmont - Sicilian cusine and Italian wine. Lasaigna, antipasti, changing menu! 4293 Piedmont Ave., Oakland 510-652-3676 Website

Pizzaiolo - Temescal - Wood-fired pizza, pastas, braised pork. Breakfast. 5008 Telegraph Ave., Oakland 510-652-4888 Website

A Cote - Rockridge - Romantic with a garden patio, mediterranean influenced mussels, pomme frites and flatbreads. 5478 College Ave., Oakland 510-655-6469. Website

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