8 Fine Dining Destinations to Understand Life In Oakland

Oakland has loads of top restaurants. Imagine terrific eateries everywhere. That is the everyday reality enjoyed by the born and bred locals.

Yet for some reason, the chefs in Oakland still have not received due credit nationwide. The cynics will be proven wrong though. We are ready to make them believers. The chefs of Oakland do not need celebrity chef approval or validation from some big city food critic.

You could be biting into grilled cheese right now. Or trying local grown, fresh veg. If you like garlic, you will certainly appreciate how these chefs are not afraid to use it liberally. A few of these restaurants are thrilling and cutting edge for the most adventurous palates. The rest have a more casual vibe and simply serve up the classics.

We have picked a mix of value standbys. And we then put them next to places worth blowing your rent check on. It is a full survey of the scene in Oakland. Let us know whether you agree with our list.

Champa Garden


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2102 8th Ave
East Oakland
Oakland, CA 94606