Lokanta Mediterranean Grill & Bar
Lokanta Mediterranean Grill & Bar
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Lokanta Mediterranean Grill & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.eatlokanta.com/
  • Phone: 9252238074
  • 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: Californian, Mediterranean, Turkish
  • 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 ...
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Lokanta Mediterranean Grill & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Our favorite local place
    SusanW
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We love Lokanta and come in frequently for Happy Hour and wonderful meals. The staff is attentive and personable. The food always terrific.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nicely done
    footsoar
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was our first visit, but we'd heard good things and were not disappointed. We joined the Mother's Day crush so I can excuse a slight delay in our entrees' arrival. The dolma appetizer (tasty, nicely presented with lemon slices and yogurt) arrived quickly along with our drinks so we didn't starve while waiting. As it was nearly mid-afternoon we stayed on the lunch side of the brunch menu. We had trouble picking - so many things sounded good. The food was very tasty and the prices quite reasonable. It's nice to have a Greek-Med choice in downtown Pleasanton.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Montana16
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Service, as always, was excellent.................................................................................................................................................................
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • P-Town happy hour
    tsunamiVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Great price value happy hour and also late night after 10 pm happy hour specials during the week
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good food & wine
    RestaurantExlporer
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Totally enjoyed this place. The waiter was extremely helpful, and the servers were on top of things. The food was extremely good and the wine we had was perfect. I had questions about a few wines - the waiter offered me a taste of each. Nice! We've made reservations to return next month to try different dishes and more wines!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, good service but noisy
    mcthom
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We enjoyed a delicious dinner with friends in the back garden room. However, since we were last in the restaurant, several years ago, a sport bar has been added. So it may be a good place to drink with friends, but it was pretty noisy for a birthday dinner. I would request a table in the front if you want it quieter.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediterranean Delight
    SymphonyTicketsVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Grilled octopus appetizer was the best anyone in our group of three had tasted. Entrees included an Israeli couscous salad, Talas (a sort of greek pot pie) and a beet salad with a lamb skewer. Uniformly tasty!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trendy and Casual setting
    MojitoMama
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The place was easy to find. The parking is behind the restaurant. We were seated immediately. The ambience is just right. We were seated close to where we could watch our food get cooked. There were four of us in our group and everyone enjoyed their dishes including the dessert. I found the food healthy and less salty which is always a relief. The street is beautiful for an after dinner walk.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Our date night couldn't have been better. From the food to the service to the ambiance this place had it all. We would absolutely recommend this place to a friend and we are already planning our next visit there.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great spices!
    evesinner2
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My husband and I love to bring friends here for lunch and dinner, because we know we will always have wonderful food, great service, and fantastic wine choices. The spices in all dishes are truly amazing, very exotic but flavorful and interesting. Never had a bad meal here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Turkish delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    My wife and I dined there for her birthday. The food and service were outstanding, and the prices are very reasonable. We are sure to return often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised!
    Diner
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Four of us ordered something different and everyone was pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The salads are wonderful!
    foodie
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The salads are wonderful! This this a fantastic place for lunch. I love the back atrium. It's sunny and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Had a very good meal in the back room; beautiful room. Great service and very good meal at reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Find!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • details
    porkers
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The food is outstanding with many unique flavors, along with beautiful presentation. Service was excellent and consistent each time we have been there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty creative dishes and
    Hungrygurl
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    MJBagsVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We sampled a number of dishes and all were excellent. Lokanta was a great find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lamb burgers
    Mediterranean
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lokanta Smashes Ethnic Food Scene
    EDUBBS
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Innovative Interpretations
    HIghFlyerVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would definitely recommend
    piwacket
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service is Everything
    hmore
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This small restaurant was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant
    Hich
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I'll definitely come back here again. Delicious food, great service and nice ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for a quiet night out for 2
    smjim
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible choice.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine Dinner
    Deborah
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Must try -
    RemTar
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our new favorite restaurant!
    momsterVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Visit
    tonic
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place
    Travis
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good service and all aro
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Good food, good service and all around a nice place to eat dinner. For sure go back!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a difference a server can make
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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?
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, Great drinks!
    Corinne
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively evening
    AcedVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We always have a great experience
    Montana16
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We always have a great experience at Lokanta. Customer service is exceptional!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    Everything we ate at lokanta was very good. Our food came quickly and the staff were good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best greek!
    Kaileigh
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.