Wonderful atmosphere & Great foodOutstanding steak and wonderful blackened catfish. Only good things to say about this restaurant.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMJust goFood is excellent, service is super, cool,funky place. Great drink,options. Leave the kids at home, not many options.
Pork lettuce wraps are wonderful and my rib eye was huge and real tasty.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTry the Mac & CheeseThis was my first time eating at Mua and I loved every second of it! The food was AMAZING!!! I am craving that mac and cheese big time and cannot wait to go back to have some more. We also had the kimchi pancakes which were delicious, bone marrow, fries, fried peppers and strawberry shortcake. It was all good and I want to go back just to try more!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMEarly dinner at MUAMy husband and I had a drink at the bar while waiting for the rest of our party. The bartender was engaging, and they have drinks other bars don't.
Dinner was wonderful. We split appetizers and salads, then each had an entree. Everyone was happy, and the bill, minus the bar tab, was $36 per person.
We'll be back - I'm looking forward to Peach Bellinis and Apperol Spritzers!.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMUA is a wonderful experience.MUA is a wonderful experience. What a great way to convert an industrial space. I ate there twice now. The food was even better the second time. Outstanding!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent foodAll of the smaller plates we fantastic: calamari, brussel sprouts, mushrooms, and the clam po' boy was great too. It's a fun atmosphere and the drinks are creative. It can get a bit loud around 8pm, but with a 6:30 reservation, we had no problems having good conversation and enjoyed the energy.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFun place to go in the "new"Fun place to go in the "new" Oakland. Best with a larger group of people. The small pates are the best, go with several and share with the table instead of the large plates. Absolutely try the cheeseless Mac & Cheese.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat casual neighborhoodGreat casual neighborhood spot. Got a reservation at the last minute, had a few small plates and a glass of wine. Perfect for what I wanted that evening.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEat Drink, Be Merry at MUAI'm not a drinker, so restaurants that boast a nightlife or great drinks need something else to attract me. MUA wins in many ways--the environment is artistic and fun--the configuration gives you choices--more intimate up stairs or be part of the crowd downstairs. The menu is small and interesting. We had every type of good needs in our group: vegan, foodie, etc and everyone found more than one choice. Standouts: Brussel Sprouts, Fried Chicken, Grilled Shrimp. The salads could use a little more work (what happened to the green bean salad?) --they are a little flat. Service was attentive, the waiter made sure we were satisfied on every level. Always a go to place4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur second time here and againOur second time here and again food was great. Loved the grilled artichoke, asparagus special and lamb cheeks. Fried chicken too salty. Drinks were good too!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA Night out at MUAGreat atmosphere, delicious food and outstanding service!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFunky warehouse scene with flairThis is a very interesting place funky warehouse scene with upscale food and drinks. I love taking people there for the first time beause they are always impressed and want to go back. Now top that!!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMy girlfriend and I were veryMy girlfriend and I were very impressed by the quality of the food at Mua. At first glance, they don't appear to have a consistent type of food that the specialize in, but the variety does not come at the expense of taste! We had kimchi, mac'n'cheese, burrata, and guacamole, and every single item was good. Oh, and the cocktails were fantastic as well.
The atmosphere is very hip, but on a Sunday night there were plenty of families and baby boomers enjoying the place as well. Mua is basically a warehouse with two levels that looks like it played host to a modern art show. Even on Sunday they had a DJ playing all sorts of fun and upbeat music. It would probably get pretty loud on Thursday/Friday/Sunday.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great Experience!The food at MUA is divine, the service is good and the ambiance is amazing. This is the best spot to have a lively conversation with friends and loved ones and to just enjoy all the energy that Oakland has to offer. The Macaroni and Cheese (made with NO CHEESE) is every lactose intolerant girls DREAM. All of the food is spot on and the drinks are even better. I definitely recommend for foodies!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMReal diversified placeMUA is the place where we go for special occasion and this past Saturday was one. We had great experience at the restaurant. The food was great and staff is awesome. I'll recommend this place to all people I know.
We will be back soon.
A++++++++4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLove to take friends here!Love to take friends here! The food is terrific and the setting is fun.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time at Mua. OrderedSecond time at Mua. Ordered collard greens and mussels which was served like a poutine, swimming in rich creamy tomato sauce, topped with skinny fries and white cream sauce or cheese. All good, as was the first experience. Sitting upstairs seems to temper the volume of the place.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful time here.Had a wonderful time here. My boyfriend and I went out to dinner before a concert at the Fox Theater nearby. The food is wonderful, each course was great. The ambiance is slightly hipster, slightly artsy, and all together great. We were seated right away and had a really nice and attentive waitress. Would definitely recommend.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time. Loved theHad a great time. Loved the food, energy and service.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and the serviceExcellent food and the service was outstanding. The waitstaff is young and a little crazy - in a good way. They honestly seem like they're having fun most of the time. Among a big table, we shared chicken wings, fried chicken, lamb cheeks, brussel sprouts... and I forget what all else. The dishes were all excellent, like hip soul food. The chicken wings and the fried chicken in particular are outstanding.
One note: There's the main floor area, with high ceilings and high noise and high energy, then there's the main upstairs area, and then there's a separate dining room upstairs with maybe 8-10 tables. That separate room is a lot quieter and more intimate.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner was great but be carefulDinner was great but be careful where you park. Got to my car and back window was smashed. Kind of ruined the evening.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOriginal reservation was movedOriginal reservation was moved to a table with a separate reservation for a larger party4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely fantastic.We love this restaurant. The food is excellent and the waiters and waitresses are always super friendly. They need to be complimented on making the dining experience so fun. We are recommending it to all our friends. Look forward to returning! Our 18 year old daughter and 22 year old son love it too!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic PlaceThis place has just become my FAV! Loved everything about the place and the food was fantastic!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe noise level was the loudestThe noise level was the loudest I have ever been in. You had to speak up to each other at the table.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good choice. GreatAlways a good choice. Great food and drink options, and a great mix of people.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI usually love places forI usually love places for not only the food but the ambiance. That said, the inside of MUA is pretty cool. It seems to be an artistically converted warehouse. Over tasty bone marrow appetizers and a fried chicken entree, I observed the DJ spinning tunes on the upper floor, and people watched the hipster-y clientele. Very cool place with decent soul food.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeExcellent evening! Great food and very convenient - Kitchen open until midnight at the week end.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been to Mua twice now.I've been to Mua twice now. First time was after a suggestion from a friend, and we had a great time. I used OPen Table for seating and walked right in and got a table. Second time was soon after (this last time) because it was so good that first time.
The menu is a nice, minimal size. The drinks are really good. I especially liked the margarita.
The backdrop is industrial with hints of 80's art with paintings along the walls resembling Basquiat along with tribal sculptures and mounted antelopes' head located randomly along the counters and other wall spaces.
It can be a little loud in there when it's full with the high ceilings and many tables. I suggest going at 8:30 or 9pm in the evening on a Wednesday for less noise.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect place for a surprisePerfect place for a surprise small-group birthday dinner for a dear friend! Great food, awesome energy level, charming and attentive wait staff. Decor and music as charming and exciting as the people and the food. Will definitely be back!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMKale salad , oyster poor boy,Kale salad , oyster poor boy, good wine...would definitely go back!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, funky menuGreat service, funky menu and setting. Wonderful experience3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always great. New grilledAs always great. New grilled romaine app is fabulous. Can't wait to go back3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA hidden gem in Oakland.A hidden gem in Oakland. Open late - perfect for after the movies. Great for vegetarians. Had a perfectly cooked salmon, on a bed of greens. My friend had a delicious vegetable ragout with quinoa. Nice open two-level space with a live DJ. Overall, a great experience!12/15/2012 12:00:00 AMWhat a gem! I have been twiceWhat a gem! I have been twice and not made it off the small plates menu, which is fantastic. The vibe and music are terrific, the decor is funky and inviting, there are people from all walks... A great addition to the neighborhood!12/9/2012 12:00:00 AMI love this place!This place is great! The menu is diverse - meat - vegetarian - gluten free - something for all and prepared beautifully. I love the ambiance although the restaurant can be a bit loud. Parking can be challenging.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM