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alaMar Kitchen

100 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612-3078
+1 510-907-7555
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“ox tail” (4 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
“wings” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
Seafood, Caribbean, Cajun & Creole, Latin, Pub
€€ - €€€
100 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612-3078
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Before attending the Warriors-Pelicans playoff game, we visited this corner-located building featuring bright bay windows that opens up the dining area. Intelligent, educated bartender provided enjoyable conversation while we were seated at the bar. Tator tots, $9.00, a generous platter unlike the frozen variety to...More

Thank bill s
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Met my daughter here for lunch not really knowing what to expect. Ordered the Dominican Bowl with oxtails, beans, rice and plantains. Gloriously delicious. Perfectly seasoned and tender oxtails with not a lot of fat. The beans were a perfect accompaniment and full of flavor...More

Thank Cherie H
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Came here with a business colleague for a very late (4 pm) lunch on a Thursday afternoon. Place was empty, but after tasting the food I can attribute that to the fact there was huge fire a block away earlier that day, most of the...More

Thank William J
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

At one point, this was at the top of the list of my dining experiences in da Bay...not so much now. No longer a full service restaurant...walk up and order; walk up and pickup your meal in plastic plates...food was good, not superb...didn't match my...More

1  Thank ToughcatCompany
Reviewed 19 February 2017

It was Dude's birthday and after we finished working out at the Y, we decided to come to alaMar, #1 because it was close by and #2 I attended a YEE 4 days before and the event was fabuloso! Dude is such a picky eater...More

Thank KalenaWong
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

There is a severe rain storm in the Bay Area. I passed Ala Mar and dropped in for lunch since the torrential rains thinned the crowd. To get warm I chose the Dominican bowl that includes rice and red beans and shredded cabbage. The star...More

Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

My friend and I had lunch here. Her administrative assistant made the reservation. I knew the restaurant since I had a delicious oxtail taco from their stand at the Oakland Food Fest. The restaurant is at the corner of 100 Grand Avenue facing Lake Merritt....More

Thank Pansy K
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Friends whose opinions I respect suggested and visited with me the first I ate at alaMar. I became a regular because of the oxtails and cocktails. The oysters on the half shell are a must. One of the best dining experiences in Oaktown!

Thank ToughcatCompany
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We've move to the Bay Area a year okay and we finally found our go to restaurant. The ambience are great the service is exceptional and the food is amazing. We ordered a few plates and share it. We definetely will be back. I need...More

Thank pammundell
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is our "go to place", food and service is great. We've had everything on their menu and then some. Drinks are good and generous in their pouring. Nelson and May are always so welcoming to everyone that goes (whether your a regular or 1st...More

Thank Vicki010
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612-3078
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-907-7555
  • E-mail
We are a fast casual eatery with counter service and a full bar, serving exceptional sustainable seafood boils, create-your-own poke bar and one-of-a-kind oyster bar. Order and pay at the counter, grab a table and dig in! History: alaMar is a chef-driven eatery that started as a full service restaurant in 2014. alaMar became best known for Chef Nelson's Braised Angus Oxtail dish and the Peel n Eat Gulf Shrimp submerged in his signature romesco sauce. Today, to better suit our guests' needs, we transformed into a quick service eatery serving the same delicious signature dishes that alaMar became synonymous with. Within our first 2 years, we were rated Michelin Recommended. In 2016, alaMar was voted by fans as Best Restaurant in Oakland. Meet the Owner: alaMar is the brainchild of award-winning Executive Chef/Owner Nelson German. Hailing from NYC, Chef Nelson migrated to the West Coast after he fell in love with California cuisine. Today, he is proud to call Uptown Oakland home to his very first restaurant.
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