Mohamed Aboghanem left San Francisco to open the restaurant of his dreams in Berkeley, where he offers inventive, elevated dishes, including vegan-friendly and gluten-free options.
Sayed Muhammad, formerly a cook at Chaat Café in Berkeley and Fremont, has opened his own restaurant in this unconventional location.
Get Japanese curry, takoyaki, dango, omusubi, gyu-don and even natto at this tiny snack shop on Center Street.
Under the helm of an Ethiopian-born chef who got her chops at Burma Superstar, this two-year-old restaurant has found its footing and point of view.
Chef Gloria Dominguez has been serving up balanced, fresh and sophisticated take on traditional Mexican fare for the past 13 years.
This bar in Old Oakland offers dinner and brunch — and now lunch — that showcases fresh, local and house-made fare in a beautiful, inviting space.
Reem Assil's new Jack London Square restaurant offers mezze and shared plates influenced by her Palestinian-Syrian heritage.
The extra attention to details for many of its offerings — and its warm, bistro-like vibe — makes this cozy Berkeley café a standout.
The menu focuses on hotpot, noodles and other classic Sichuan street snacks.
The fast-casual little sister restaurant to SF's DOSA brings all of the flavors of its namesake with none of the pretense.
A new burger joint in Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood offers 18 types of burgers, a full bar and comfortable, cozy digs that live up to its name.
Albany's new restaurant harkens back to old-school, sit-down Mexican joints, where plates are large, drinks are strong and chips and salsa come as you're seated.
This Albany neighborhood gem from the former Corso chef is on the brink of becoming a destination restaurant.