Everyone enjoys eating out with family and friends every now and then. Luckily, there are many delicious restaurants in various East Bay neighborhoods and cities.

Whether you are planning a trip to East Bay, or are a local resident, there are a myriad of restaurants to discover that can satisfy any craving!

In this post, we’re listing the 10 best restaurants that East Bay has to offer.

Top 10 Restaurants in East Bay

1. La Selva Taqueria

Located in Richmond, this restaurant is famous for its “pollo al carbon” which is smoky and succulent chicken that gets grilled over charcoal! This dish is typically served with rice, beans and warm tortillas.

You may also want to try La Selva Taqueria’s housemade salsas! They’re known for being very tasty!

Location: 1049 23rd St, Richmond, CA 94804

2. Gather

If you’re looking for a fancy restaurant, check out Gather. Located in Berkeley, they have been serving their community for over a decade. They offer vegetarian options and use fresh ingredients in all their dishes.

While their menu changes everyday, there is always a large selection of meat and vegetable dishes. They also always have a wide selection of wines to choose from.

Location: 2200 Oxford St, Berkeley, CA 94704

3. Cheese Board Pizza

Located in Berkeley, Cheese Board Pizza is one of those restaurants that everyone must try at least once! There’s only one pizza option per day, and everyday is different. The pizza’s sourdough crust is thin, and the pizzas are topped with fresh ingredients and unique cheeses.

In addition to pizzas, you can also buy salads, cookies, drinks and even wine. And, you can enjoy all your food with live music, every single day!

This Pizzeria is open five-days a week for lunch and dinner!

Location: 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, 94709

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4. Belotti Ristorante

If you’re craving Italian food, this small restaurant in Oakland is for you. All the food is cooked by Chef Michele Belotti, a man who was born and raised in Bergamo, Italy.

At this restaurant, you can enjoy fresh housemade pastas, such as Agnolotti, Casoncelli and Pappardelle.

Location: 5403 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

5. Kingston 11 Cuisine

If you’re looking for high-quality Jamaican and Californian cuisines, look no further than Kingston 11 Cuisine! At this community-oriented and friendly restaurant, you can find delicious meals made with local and organic ingredients.

This restaurant is known for having great service, upbeat reggae music and a culturally diverse dining crowd.

Here, you can enjoy jerk chicken, oxtail stew, curry goat and so much more!

Location: 2270 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

6. Vientian Cafe

Located in East Oakland, Vientian Cafe is a Lao/Thai/Vietnamese restaurant that has been serving residents and visitors since 2002. This family-run restaurant was named as the “Bay Area’s first authentic Laotian Cuisine.”

Some of the cultural Southeast Asian meals you can enjoy here include:

  • Pho
  • Pad Thai
  • Nam kao
  • Fermented Lao sausages
  • Catfish steamed inside banana leaves
  • Noodle soups

Location: 3801 Allendale Ave, Oakland, CA 94619


7. CocoBreeze Caribbean

CocoBreeze Caribbean, the only Trinidadian restaurant in Oakland, is best known for its curry goat or jerk chicken over rice, or for its curry-stuffed Trinidadian roti wraps!

They make their meals with high-nutrient superfoods and adaptogens.

People enjoy CocoBreeze Caribbean for its excellent and reasonably-prized food, great customer service and friendly staff.

Location: 2370 High St, Oakland, CA 94601

8. Kendejah Restaurant

Since its opening in 2017, this Liberian restaurant has been serving delicious West African cuisine to its customers.

At Kendejah Restaurant, you can enjoy the delicious flavours of slow-cooked oxtail stew, flavorful jollof rice, palm butter stew, sautéed potato greens, and so much more!

Location: 197 Pelton Center Way, San Leandro, CA 94577

9. Toto’s Grill

Located in Hayward, this lively restaurant is a perfect spot to gather with friends and enjoy a meal or dessert.

Toto’s Grill specializes in Filipino-style smoky, sticky-sweet barbecue meat skewers.

Meat-lovers can also enjoy chicken heads, feet and tails! You can also try pig ears and many different types of animal intestines!

Location: 21933 Foothill Blvd, Hayward, CA 94541

10. Tashi Delek Cuisine

If you love South Asian dishes, this one restaurant serves Nepalese, Indian, Tibetan and Bhutanese foods!

Some of their most popular dishes include:

  • Hand-pulled noodles
  • Meat pies
  • Gobi Manchurian
  • Lamb curry
  • Tandoori
  • Vegetable Korma

Their meals are delicious and extremely affordable. Most dishes will cost you less than 10$!

Location: 11224 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530

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Bottom Line

As you can see, dining in East Bay is exciting! No matter what kind of cuisine you enjoy – whether it’s Indian, Italian, Asian, African, American or Jamaican – East Bay has it all!

As an overview, here are 10 restaurants you should consider visiting in East Bay:

  • La Selva Taqueria
  • Gather
  • Cheese Board Pizza
  • Belotti Ristorante
  • Kingston 11 Cuisine
  • Vientian Café
  • CocoBreeze Caribbean Restaurant and Bakery
  • Kandejah Restaurant
  • Toto’s Grill
  • Tashi Delek Cuisine

For more information, contact East Bay Property Management and Consulting.