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*the location and open hours are subject to change.

Imm Thai Street Food

Imm Thai Street Food will surely be your go-to restaurant! It is the right place to find a fantastic variety of street food. They also sell their chili sauce in bottle packaging. If you ever miss eating your foods with chili sauce, you can buy and bring it home.

Location: 2068 University Ave, Berkeley, CA, 94704

Open Hours: Monday & Thursday 11 AM – 9:30 PM, Tuesday & Wednesday 11 AM – 9 PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11 AM – 10 PMĀ 

Chengdu Style Restaurant

Chengdu Style Restaurant, another great restaurant located in the beautiful city of Berkeley. They serve tradition Chinese Sichuan food and offer a great dining experience for you! You will love their authentic atmosphere.

Location: 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA, 94704

Open Hours: 11 AM – 9 PM everyday


Ippudo is a must-try ramen restaurant! It will introduce you to Japan’s beloved gastronomic culture. They have won so many awards in the United States and in several countries in Asia.
“Every steaming bowl is an “arigato”” – Ippudo

Location: 2015 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, 94704

Open Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:30 AM – 8 PM, Friday & Saturday 11:30 AM – 8:30 PMĀ 

Toss Noodle Bar

Toss Noodle Bar is another Asian fusion restaurant that foodies go to in Berkeley. They serve endless number of different combinations of dishes to choose from. Toss Noodle Bar is best known for their 6 distinct noodles.

Location: 2272 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Open Hours: 11 AM – 9:30 PM everyday

Gypsy's Trattoria Italiana

A Berkeley classic for a night-out and old-fashioned cafĆ© vibes, this italian eatery is the perfect pasta kingdom! Offering a plethora of scrumptious primi piatti and pizza selections, it’s no wonder that its big menu attracts a line of visitors in almost every night!

Location: 2519 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Open Hours: 10 AM – Midnight everyday

Cafe M

Craving for some nice waffles and ice cream? This is a dessert lover’s first choice for breakfast! With a cozy and homey American feel, this diner is sugar sweet in both its ambience and taste.

Location: 1799 Fourth St #F, Berkeley, CA 94710

Open Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM, Saturday & Sunday 8:30 AM – 3 PMĀ 

Bette's Oceanview Diner

Another breakfast spot in B-Town and no less for a true American experience! Their Maryland breakfast and Mexican Scramble makes it the ultimate combo platter in giving you the true diner quality! Get ready to gain some weight coming to this one! Along with a side of a beautiful oceanside promenade view to compensate šŸ™‚

Location: 1807 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

Open Hours: Monday – Friday 9 AM – 2 PM, Saturday & Sunday 8 AM – 3 PMĀ 

La Note

Get that Parisian vibe of chillin’ with some nice coffee, a croque madamĆ©, and pancakes! A perfect place for breakfast in a french flair, this one is not to miss in Berkeley!

Location: 2377 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Open Hours: Monday – Friday 9 AM – 2 PM, Saturday & Sunday 8 AM – 3 PMĀ 


Let’s take you to Golden Gai! This spot in Berkeley is if you’ve stepped across the Pacific in a night alleyway nestled behind Shinjuku station! This restaurant gives you the izakaya experience we all know and love with its delectable Japanese Bar specialties such as yakitori and kushiyaki. It’s not just traditional good food; it’s traditional Japanese food!

Location: 2566B Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Open Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday 5:30 PM – 9 PM Friday & Saturday 5:30 PM – 10 PMĀ 

Saul's Restaurant and Delicatessen

Saul’s entails giving those who seek familiar, comforting, and traditional Jewish cuisine. You can expect the highest quality and the freshest ingridients here!

Location: 1475 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

Open Hours: Sunday – Thursday 8 AM – 8:30 PM, Friday & Saturday 8 AM – 9 PMĀ 

Lucia's Berkeley

Your special ones are in town? Impress them with authentic Neapolitan pizza and Italian cuisine in Lucia’s. Worry no more if you have food restriction, they specialize in gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan cuisine. Don’t forget to also enjoy their fantastic selection of alcoholic beverages.

Location: 2016 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Open Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday 5 PM – 9 PM Friday & Saturday 5 PM – 9:45 PMĀ 

Berkeley Social Club

In the center of Berkeley’s University Avenue, you’ll find inspired, contemporary Korean American cuisine. Serving imaginative Asian meals as well as an inventive American breakfast and brunch menu with an Asian twist.

Location: 2050 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Open Hours: Monday – Friday 9 AM – 2:30 PM & 5 PM – 9 PM Saturday & Sunday 9 AM – 3 PM & 5 PM – 9 PMĀ 

Thai Basil

Craving for excellent and authentic Thai food? Thai basil got you! This family-owned restaurant has been cooking with fresh ingredients and their special secret recipes. Their delicious home-style food attracts hundreds of Berkeley students’ heart. Hopefully it attracts your heart too

Location: 2519 Durant Ave F, Berkeley, CA 94704

Open Hours: 11 AM – 10:30 PM everyday


Azit carries one of the most various menus for Korean Asian Fusion Food! They have the aspect of Korean Nightlife Culture and American Style to their restaurant. Definitely a must visit.

Location: 4390 Telegraph Ave Ste A, Oakland, CA 94609

Open Hours: 6 PM – 2 AM everyday


Commis is your go-to 2 Michelin Star fine dining. Check out their Instagram @commisrestaurant for some quality pictures of their food. You’ll be amazed by their plating!

Location: 3859 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

Open Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 5.30 PM – 11.30 PM

Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant

Hong Kong East Ocean serves traditional Hong Kong style cuisine that is adapted to their guests’ taste buds. This restaurant has a huge dining area that can be used to celebrate wedding, company, and birthday baquets.

Location: 3199 Powell St, Emeryville, CA 94608

Open Hours: Monday, Thursday, and Friday 11 AM – 2.30 PM, 5 PM – 9 PM; Saturday & Sunday 10.30 AM – 2.30 PM, 5 PM – 9 PM

Belotti Ristorante E Bottega

Belotti offers traditional Italian cuisine with a contemporary twist. A relaxing and unpretentious location to unwind after a long day. You can relax and enjoy a bottle of wine or a beverage while you are waiting for the food.

Location: 5403 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

Open Hours: Monday – Saturday 11.30 AM – 9 PM

Tacos Oscar

Calling all Mexican food lovers!!! You got to try Tacos Oscar. Their food is typically gluten free and they always have a couple of vegan options. Healthy food you all!

Location: 420 40th St, Oakland, CA 94609

Open Hours: Thursday – Sunday 5 PM – 9.30 PM

Oyama BBQ

Oyama BBQ isĀ known for its great Chinese cuisine, good service, and pleasant employees. Their Chinese restaurant is noted for its innovative take on classic meals and commitment to using only the highest quality fresh ingredients.

Location: 1420 Contra Costa Blvd D1, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Open Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 4 PM – 12 AM

Pollo Pollo

Get your daily dose of korean fried chicken here at Pollo Pollo. They are also famous for their Black Soy Bean Noodle and waffle fries, so don’t forget to order them too.

Location: 508 Contra Costa Blvd Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Open Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11.30 AM – 3 PM, 5 PM – 9.30 PM

Tacos El Patron

Tacos El Patron, which opened in 2019, serves authentic Mexican cuisine. It will undoubtedly be excellent and authentic, as the cooks have used family recipes. You can also find them in their two other branches in San Fransisco

Location: 2290 Monument Blvd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Open Hours: Everyday 10 AM – 10 PM

Burma 2

With a full bar and outside patio, Burma 2 offers a true Burmese experience, featuring authentic Burmese cuisine as well as Burmese-inspired cocktails and beers. Your palate will be delighted with everything from theirĀ Traditional Tea Leaf Salad to theirĀ Burmese Shrimp and Minted Jalapeno Chicken.

Location: 1616 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Open Hours: Monday – Thursday 11.30 AM – 2.30 PM, 5 – 9 PM
Friday 11.30 AM – 2.30 PM, 5 – 10 PM
Saturday 11.30 AM – 10 PM
Sunday 11.30 AM – 9 PM

TP Tea

Taiwan Professional (TP) Tea isn’t your ordinary bubble tea. It’s absolutely delicious!

Location: 2382 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Open Hours: 12 PM – 9 PM everyday

Hui Lau Shan

Hui Lau Shan specializes in mango desserts and drinks. Their Handmade Mango series are freshly made daily using imported mangoes. Served together with chewy balls and sago, the combinations create a chewy dimension and also a unique mango dessert experience!

Location: 2282 Fulton St, Berkeley, CA 94704

Open Hours: Monday & Tuesday 1:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Thursday & Friday 1:30 PM – 9 PM, Saturday & Sunday 12:30 PM – 9 PMĀ