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Lokanta Mediterranean Grill & Bar
Lokanta Mediterranean Grill & Bar

Lokanta Mediterranean Grill & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.eatlokanta.com
  • Email: eatlokanta@gmail.com
  • Phone: (925) 223-8074
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: M-F 11:30am-4:00pm

    Lunch: Sa-Su 10:00am-4:00pm

    Dinner: Su-Th 4:00pm-10:00pm

    Dinner: Sa-Su 4:00pm-11:00pm

    Brunch: Sa-Su 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Muhammet Culha
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact us for detailed information

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rose Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Lokanta Mediterranean Grill & Bar
Lokanta Mediterranean Grill & Bar, situated in downtown Pleasanton offers a Californian influenced Mediterranean Cuisine. Whether you are looking to enjoy some cocktails and meze"s at the bar during happy hour, catch the latest sports game, or enjoy a brunch, lunch or dinner at one of our intimate tables, Lokanta Grill&Bar is sure to satisfy even those with the most discernible of palates. Allow us to share this dining and cultural experience with you in a refreshing change of cuisine that will shake up your taste buds ...Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Four of us ordered something different and everyone was pleased."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The salads are wonderful! This this a fantastic place for lunch. I love the back atrium. It's sunny and fun."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Had a very good meal in the back room; beautiful room. Great service and very good meal at reasonable price."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I accidentally booked this restaurant thinking it was a different one and when we got there, I was totally surprised! We like the layout, we got a great window view, the food was delicious, service a little slow but friendly! We can't wait to go back again!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food is outstanding with many unique flavors, along with beautiful presentation. Service was excellent and consistent each time we have been there."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Tasty creative dishes and attentive service. Comfortable environment. Nice selections between salads, pasta, seafood and more. Only shortcoming would be lack of appetizers for those of cutting back on bread/carbs. Wanted to try the hummus but only offered with pita. A veggie & hummus would be nice. Still, small squabble. Nice place to enjoy a fresh yummy lunch with friends or business associates. I would come back for sure. The salads alone are amazing!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We sampled a number of dishes and all were excellent. Lokanta was a great find."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I had the lamb burger. The only dissapointment was the bun. It was a sesame bun and for price it should have been better. The presentation was of a fast food burger. So won't order that again"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Lokanta is a welcome addition and brilliant star of Pleasanton's downtown area. The food is healthy, innovative, and astoundingly tasty. There is no doubt in my mind that the people in the kitchen and in the back room know exactly what they are doing!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We enjoyed our birthday lunch here! The server was friendly and competent. We loved the food, which is interesting versions of Mediterranean ingredients. The stuffed apricot dessert was a surprise. Wasn't expecting much but it was delicious. We will return and try other dishes."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Enjoyed a nice evening catching up with family. We had heard so much about the lamb burgers so tried it - it was delicious, and I do not usually go for lamb. Service was great and waiter was knowledgable about the menu. Would recommend it and would like to go back!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Unfortunately what began on a positive note, degraded into a miserable experience due to very poor service. We were put in the back room by the bar and we seemed to have pretty good service. We got our wine quickly and ordered our appetizers, which were really good. It went downhill from there. After that, we got absolutely ZERO attention and our waiter never came by to take our entree order. He was doubling as the bartender. We had to ask for more pita bread for the appetizer because there wasn't enough to start with (which they charged us for). Deciding we'd had enough, rather than begging to order our entree, we asked for our bill, paid it and left."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "This small restaurant was excellent. A great salmon dish, and very good flaming Halloumi cheese and a tasty flatbread. Service was wonderful. Drinks were pricey, though."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I'll definitely come back here again. Delicious food, great service and nice ambience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had reservations at 6pm for 2 on a Sat night. Main room of restaurant all set for tables of 4 to 6. So we were ushered back to the bar room where tables of 2 are packed like sardines. When we asked about being moved we were told they could not accommodate our request. Then we watched the tables sit empty for the entire time we were there. Serve staff was fantastic and the food was good."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I picked this spot for a special Valentine's dinner. I was completed pleased with the entire staff, and especially our serve Fevzi. I was also very impressed by the speed of the meal preparation, and the attentiveness of everyone. I can't wait to return as soon as next week. No more traveling to Walnut Creek for Mediterranean, as I can drive to Main Street here in Pleasanton. Hands down great food!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Not only was the food superb, the waiter (a gracious Turk who really knew his menu and wine) provided over the top service. I personally would eat there every day if I could. The octopus salad was superb, the Talas (chicken meat and vege with philo) was incredible. The wine list was nice and varied."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I have eaten here many times since they opened. The food is consistently excellent. While there is a clear Turkish/Mediterranian character to the menu, it's not overly exotic with good choices for more conservative eaters and vegetarians. Portion size is just right; wine list is well thought out and there is a full bar if fine wine is not your choice of libation. We bring small groups here often, and everyone has enjoyed it. It's also our personal favorite restaurant when the two of us eat out."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We came on the spur of the moment last weekend. Could only get a seat at the bar, but the food was SO good, the drinks were great, and we really enjoyed the bartender. Came back this weekend and were not disappointed. Favorites (so far) are the Talas and the Flaming Hellumi Cheese appetizer. Yum! The evening's specials were very good, too."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I picked this place by looking at the menu's of Restaurants in the area on Open Table and liked the options. There were 5 of us and everyone selected something diffrent, we all enjoyed what we had ordered and are planning to return soon."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "We moved here recently and needed to find a good place to go for dinner. We found thee place to go for dinner. The staff is amazing and the food even better. From the ever-smiling owner who greets you as soon as you walk in to the knowledgable and personable staff that make sure your experience is delightful, this is the place to be. We are already making excuses to go out to dinner again. Because it is Friday is a good excuse, right?"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Good food, good service and all around a nice place to eat dinner. For sure go back!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "This was my second time eating here. The first time we had a friendly server not this time...When seated I asked the server if dish washing was almost completed since the smell of detergent was very strong and was told that "we wash dishes and glasses all night long" as she walked away from us. I made a reservation and there were so many tables vacant I wondered why an offer of changing tables to the front room wasn't offered. When ordering my food I mentioned that the last time I had eaten here I asked for my salmon to be prepared garlic free and was told okay. My two friends ordered the salmon as well and their entrees came out ten minutes before mine. The server placed my plate down and said apologies from the kitchen. Really?"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We went to Lokanta for our weekly date night and were very pleased. I consider myself a foodie because I observe what I'm eating closely and I'm picky. Well, at Lokanta I enjoyed my dish very much. My husband enjoyed his dish too. I had the braised short ribs with mushroom risotto and my husband had the mousaka because he loves eggplant. We would reorder these dishes again! They were delicious. We will be returning to Lokanta for another date night in the future!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Love this restaurant. Great Mediterranean food along with great service. Wait staff is very friendly. Well priced. Good value. Near the Pleasanton farmers market. Have lunch and then go shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Good food and service. Customers that we were seated next to were very loud which made a loud room even worse. Couldn't wait to finish our dinner and leave which was too bad, the apps (octopus and hummus) and dinners (mousakka and veal) were very tasty but somewhat ruined by our obnoxious neighbors."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We always have a great experience at Lokanta. Customer service is exceptional!!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Everything we ate at lokanta was very good. Our food came quickly and the staff were good."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "My Boyfriend and I were in Plesanton to check out a car and were looking for a good place to eat after we were done, I searched on my Open Table app and found this place had great reviews so we stopped by! We were seated at the bar sice we arrived early on a friday but it was cool to see the chefs prepare our food. Overall food was great and so was the service! Our favorite of our meal was the spinach & feta wrapped in filo SO scrumtious! Our server was fantastic! Thanks!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Though the sitting arrangements are very tight here, we are going to come back to explore the rest of the menu. What we ordered the first time in this restaurant was very good: we split the Greek salad, and it was fresh with the right amount of dressing; an octopus for an appetizer was very substantial and enough to share; wild alaskan salmon was cooked exactly to the order and turned out very satisfying; lamb kebab was well-marinated and juicy. The service was very attentive without overpowering, Thanks to OpenTable, we did not have to stay in line - the place is very popular!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We went New Years Eve. This is our second time there and they definitely didn't disappoint. The food is amazingly good. We had the wild salmon and sea bass which we very much recommend. The side dishes were even amazingly good as was the dessert. We had scallops for appetizers and they were so good we ordered a second plate. The waitress was great - she came over just the right amount to make sure we were satisfied and helped us decide on our final menu. We had a great dining experience and my husband and I very much recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Unfortunately, the layout of the restaurant doesn't lend itself to very good ambience/atmosphere. You're seated either opposite the kitchen in the front, or opposite the bar in the back. This is probably because, for many years, the restaurant at this site was Bruno's Kitchen. Recommend remodeling."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Customer service was outstanding. Great spot for a date night, or just dining out."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The atmosphere is great and the food is excellent. Everything is very fresh and cooked perfectly. The service staff is very friendly and attentive. A neighbor gem for downtown Pleasanton."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "The food was good and the service was friendly and warm. My lamb kebab was very good. Others had the giant rib eye steak and said it was very good. The Mediterranean Trio was generously sized for 4 people to share."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "After having had a delicious brunch at Lokanta a few weeks ago, I decided to have our office Christmas party here. Food was excellent, service was friendly and instant, very personable staff. Drinks were distinctive and well made. Mediterranean/Turkish food. Olives & feta appetizer is outstanding. Talus entree my favorite but we also enjoyed the short ribs and several other entrees. I'll be going back several times to try many other menu items."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Lakonta is out favorite restaurant in Pleasanton. The staff is always friendly and greets us with a smile. The food is wonderful as well."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "This was our first time here, and we were disappointed. The tastiest item we had was the tzatziki sauce that was part of the pita appetizer. My friend was happiest with her entree - braised short ribs. My cod special was just ok (not hot when it came to the table), and the two others in our party weren't excited about their entrees -- a lamb shank with no shank (really, boneless???) and veal scallopini. I made this reservation because Oasis was booked, and we were hoping for a similar Mediterranean dining experience. It wasn't."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Delicious and beautifully plated Mediterranean delights in picturesque Downtown Pleasanton. Nthe lamb kabob, salmon and warm hummus are a treat. Lunch sandwiches or kabobs come with soup or salad, too. The flaming cheese appetizer can start you evening off with a blast. Attentive wait staff and skilled chefs are a great combo."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Good choices for vegetarians, especially the appetizers. The Spinakopita and Bruschetta were both good . We had the Roka salad and Beet salad which were also great. The Imam Biyaldi, a veg dish with eggplant and Israeli couscous was a highlight. Desserts are not noteworthy. Avoid the coffee as our espresso drinks were lukewarm and weak. Attentive and friendly service, good energy and ambiance, small but well priced wine list."
    Dined on 11/23/2013