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Berkeley Social Club

2050 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1006
+1 510-900-5858
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“bulgogi” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Asian, Korean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
2050 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1006
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1 - 10 of 30 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

The breakfast meals offered are excellent Asian fusion type meals. I especially enjoyed the Bulgogi egg scramble I ordered. The food presentation is nice. The cost is above most Berkeley restaurants, but the portions are large and filling.

Thank Extraordinary746155
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent lunch - tasty food, attentive staff. Not too expensive, just about right price. Grear selection of dishes.

Thank Odleif
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Had the crab Benedict, wow. Out of the 8 meals out so far this vacation, by far the best meal. The flavor combination just popped. Would definitely visit again, highly recommend this place.

Thank WesternMAtravels
Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Berkeley Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you WesternMA! We're happy you enjoyed your meal.

Reviewed 5 May 2018

The portions are good sized and the food fresh and not overcooked. The portions are substantial and the prices reasonable for the quality of of the dishes. I especially loved the "gooey corn". We live in Berkeley and after two times here, we will be...More

Thank marciadiaz
Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Berkeley Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you, marciadiaz!

Reviewed 4 May 2018

Berkeley Social Club is a great discovery in downtown Berkeley. Their breakfast was either inspired (my friend who happens to be Korean-American loved his Bulgogi Scramble) or mine which is no longer on the menu so maybe they knew it wasn't so great. Dinner on...More

Thank plscottie
Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Berkeley Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Hello, plscottie. Thank you for your visit. We appreciate knowing you enjoyed your dinner with us! We do offer different levels of spicy, so please do not hesitate asking your server for suggestions from the menu that may be best for your palette. We look...More

Reviewed 26 April 2018

We have returned to BSC two more times and have been impressed by their food. This last time we tried Takoballs (round pancake balls with octopus) were delicious; G.I. Fried rice = kimchi fried rice with bacon, spam, egg--was very good; Poke Noodle=ahi poke salad...More

Thank FarmerRK
Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Berkeley Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you for your visits, FarmerRK. We appreciate knowing how much you enjoyed your grilled vegetable salad and KFC, Takoballs and G.I. Fried Rice and more! We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed brunch on the patio which is very quiet and charming (while indoors seating is pretty noisy). The food was delicious - from traditional brunch to Korean fusion. waiters were friendly and helpful.

Thank Ceci T
Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Berkeley Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you, Ceci. Great to hear you had a nice relaxing, delicious Brunch with us!

Reviewed 21 March 2018

Walked in for breakfast and I was impressed with the selection. I totally recommend this place. Wish I could have came back for lunch/dinner. Their menu is full of great selections and affordable. Plus the atmosphere is very cool and friendly.

Thank SillyFreckles3707
Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Berkeley Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Thank you, SillyFreckles3707 for taking the time to write this delightful review! We look forward to serving you that lunch/dinner the next time you are in the area.

Reviewed 13 March 2018

This restaurant is at a good location if you are going to Berkeley Repertory Theatre or Aurora Theatre. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We went for dinner and had the Korean Fried Chicken (KFC) burger with garlic fries. The boneless chicken was fried in...More

Thank FarmerRK
Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Berkeley Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thank you, FarmerRK for your visit and detailed review! We are overjoyed you and your husband liked your meals of the KFC burger, Bulgogi Bowl and chocolate cake. Thank you for trying to make a reservation on Yelp, sometimes we do get booked up, but...More

Reviewed 13 March 2018

This restaurant is evidently popular with young people — UCal students? — who won’t be bothered by the noise, which we found somewhat offputting. We’re not in the target demographic, of course. The shrimp puffs are exactly like Indonesian krupuk and very tasty. I also...More

1  Thank operalover939
Tom J, Guest Relations Manager at Berkeley Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hello operalover939. Thank you for sharing your experience with us, it is great to know you enjoyed your shrimp puffs and rice, and your wife enjoyed her KFC Burger! Yes, we do get quite busy at times and the noise level does fluctuate. We are...More

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Response from Dragonfly972 | Reviewed this property |
The space is pretty large, and I observed some pretty large groups dining together. So, I would say give them a call and ask if you can reserve for that large of a crowd.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 14:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 14:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2050 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1006
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-900-5858
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Description
Inspired, contemporary Korean American cuisine located in the heart of Berkeley's University Avenue. Serving innovative Asian dinners and a creative American breakfast and brunch menu with a touch of Asian influence. We combine top notch chefs, top-quality locally-sourced organic ingredients and a relaxed, spacious atmosphere to create a haven for people who love great food and drinks.
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