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Food and restaurants in Jack London District, Oakland

Top restaurants

Night Club
“An institution. Jazz in a supper club vibe (sushi!). The best artists make a stop at Yoshi’s. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Taco Tuesdays. Beautiful deck for happy hour or Sunday brunch. Drinks are pricey. Food is decent. Beautiful views. Gondola Rides (inquire about times/prices)”
  • 94 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“Excellent, mellow bar for Belgian and specialty beers. Great place to have a conversation.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
“the restaurant in Oakland Chinatown and next to downtown. It's a Chinese Restaurant. I like the sesame noodles and chow mein, We also like the the Shandong shrimp and the moo shu beef. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“You can do it all at Plank: bowling, bocce, video games, watch a game, sit on the patio and watch the boats go by in the historic Jack London Square community. They serve drinks and food here as well. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
“Great bar for a lively atmosphere and tasty bites. Tons of beer on tap and a convenient meeting spot for groups.”
  • 31 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Baconized Bloody Mary. Burger with bacon and cheddar. Breakfast carnitas burrito.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Soul food from the south, all vegan and all amazing. My carnivore friends are happy to go there. Low key local atmosphere, not touristy.”
  • 24 locals recommend


Beer Bar
“Excellent, mellow bar for Belgian and specialty beers. Great place to have a conversation.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“One of the best coffee shops in the Bay Area! Consistently amazing cups o'joe!”
  • 47 locals recommend
“Delicious, small w great light breakfast menu. Yummy coffee and outside seating. Once of my fav meeting places with friends. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
“Spanish tapas, a little pricey. Lots of restaurants within a 2 block area.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Order coffee at bicycle coffee's roastery. Roasting is all pedal-powered. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
“Good espresso drinks for those who are particular about their coffee and conveniently on the way to the BART”
  • 9 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“ Great walk-up coffee window on your walk to the BART. Nice little gifts inside too.”
  • 7 locals recommend
“Great after-hours Chinese eatery. One of the only spots in Oakland that stays open after 2am.”
  • 5 locals recommend


“Even years after moving from the East Bay, just seeing their pink to-go boxes makes my mouth water. This take out eatery is a contender for the best dim sum this side of the bridge. The line starts early but the people watching is fun in this part of Chinatown as folks come from near and far. At least half the menu is under $1.00. Eat your heart out. There’s dim sum for everyone. BBQ pork buns, sesame balls, and chow mein are essential. If you’ve got good command of your chopsticks, the slippery rice noodle wraps (toi san) with chives and dried shrimp are tops.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“If you feel like having some ice-cream, you can find the best flavors within a short walk from our space in Jack London Square.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“Sweet Bakery - small shop in front of their production bakery. Beautiful baked goods.”
  • 2 locals recommend
“This small town convenience store it a great place to grab a donut or snack before or after your BART ride ”
  • 1 local recommends