Angela's

4.6
270 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Saboor Zafari has been a restaurant professional for almost 40 years, gathering experience in the dining scenes of New York, Chicago, and Madison before opening his first Alameda restaurant in 2001. He and his wife Mara are committed to working with fresh, local ingredients and being an integral part of the Alameda Community through partnerships with local businesses and community service.
Chef Zafari brings his signature blends of Mediterranean flavor and California style to a more casual atmosphere. Maria prepares fresh house made flatbread daily, served with their signature chutney flavors of cilantro and roasted red pepper. The rotating menu takes advantage of the very best fresh, organic ingredients, sourced from independent farms and local farmers' markets. Their modern reinventions of traditional Afghan cuisine showcase those great flavors in ways that harmonize with those same local ingredients of the Bay Area.

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D
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! I was surprised to get a reservation for 6:30 on a Saturday 30 minutes beforehand so I kept my expectations moderate. We had a comfy seat by the window with a view of the kitchen. The toasty bread with cilantro walnut chutney was delicious. I ordered a simple Greek salad which was yummy, but could have used a bit more zing in the dressing. I also got the Bolani appetizer which was absolutely incredible. Warm, potatoey, perfectly spiced with a delicious yogurt sauce on the side. My son had the butter and cheese pasta and happily ate a ton of it. My hubs had the chefs choice dinner with lime chicken and his only complaint was that the Cesar salad was so so so small. Overall we loved it and found it to be very family friendly. We’ll be back!

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NS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Had a fabulous meal. The entire staff is delightful. Wine list is great. We will definitely be back.

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CC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute gem in Alameda. I'm always surprised you can get in with last minute reservations! Their fish is always perfectly done. And the bread + chutney is half the reason why I always come back. They're also really responsive and courteous if you have a food allergy (ie nuts) and go above and beyond to make sure you're having a delicious meal still!

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DD
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Angela’s is my favorite local restaurant and I love the consistency of the food.

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M
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time we have eaten at Angela's. We arrived at early on a Friday evening and were warmly greeted. Food is really interesting and full of flavor. Chef's Spotlight if best value. I prefer vegetarian fare and there were several options for me. The Mediterranean Salad was excellent. The Potato & Leek Bolani was really good but is a perfect "shared" small plate rather than an entree alternate (my mistake). Butternut Squash Borani was excellent but best as a side dish. My guest loved the Duck Strudel and the Red Lentil Dahl was a perfect entree. I recommend picking carefully if you decide to do small plates instead of an entree. I end up with to much delicious yogurt sauce. Service is friendly and well paced. I look forward to returning and sampling more Mediterranean delights.

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LP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice meal.

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S
San Francisco
212 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just love to hang out at the bar with Cody mixing up lots of magic. The kitchen with owners Saboor and Mari whip up some delicious comfort foods and outstanding lamb dishes highlight their specialities. This is a great place to hang out in Alameda and enjoy the local company!

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f
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience. Entrees were very tasty and prix fixie also. Service was excellent. Easy parking in the rear

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ML
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent from beginning to end. WE loved the bolani (?) appetizer, the lime chicken and the roasted shrimp over spinach risotto. We'll be back. Wish they were open for lunch.

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall excellent food and good service. 2 loud kids running around but that was the parents issue not the restaurants

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CD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good. Lime chicken and the South shore #4 cocktail. Could do with some wall hanging to cut down on the background noise.

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KM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great. We did a variety of dishes from the small plates section to have a mix. The chocolate mousse dessert was the bomb. The bartender, Cody, is fantastic there. I can see why he has a following.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are not new patrons, we have always enjoyed your cooking, all the meats are cooked outstandingly, the vegetables sheer perfection! We enjoy being able to see the kitchen and the preparations that go with it. Your staff are very knowledgeable and attentive, they work nonstop and cover for each other so that no one waits for service. Outstanding!!!

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Responded on March 23, 2019

Thank you so much. Look forward to serving you again soon.

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LO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food! Interesting cocktails. The only thing that could improve is the speed of service. Most dishes are made to order, so that takes time, but if you aren't in a rush it will be just fine!

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CN
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food from beginning to end! Great Cocktails too!!!

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S
San Francisco
212 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the bar on Friday night. Great drinks and vibe from Cody, the mixmaster!!! Food was delicious as usual including the French Onion soup, deviled eggs and the fantastic special that evening, lobster/crab ravioli, prepared by owners Sabor and Mari.....It was outstanding!!!!

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r
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always

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CC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A great menu and skilled bartender. Excellent service. Friendly open kitchen.

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g
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My first visit to Angela's at the Park St. location. Party of four and everyone seemed to enjoy their entrees and deserts. My wife and I started with acorn squash which was outstanding. We had meat loaf, lobster ravioli, and 2 trout on mashed potatoes. My wife loved her trout and I enjoyed mine, but I don't know if I would label it outstanding. Our guests said that their entree's were excellent and they certainly looked good. Our deserts were panna cotta, bread pudding, and chocolate mousse. I really enjoyed the chocolate mousse and, again, our guests seemed very pleased with their deserts. Our waiter was very good. Did not hurry us, provided good answers to questions about the menu, and made sure to check in without being obtrusive. I definitely will return and will recommend to others.

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OT
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my daughter-in-law’s birthday. I had given her a choice of three restaurants of what she picked Angela’s. It was a delightful time.

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DD
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, food was awesome and drinks were amazing. Can’t wait to go back.

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S
San Francisco
212 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time and experience to hang out here, it was the “Duper Bowl” and a pretty good crowd considering, as usual we partied at the bar and Cody, the resident mixmaster took care of us superbly while owners Saboor and Mari whipped up some very exquisite versions of lamb that would impress anyone that likes that kind of protein. I love the Lime Chicken myself but it was a fantastic evening despite the boring game.....

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T
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a wonderful meal with delightful staff. And there is parking!

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GL
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fifth visit. Consistently good bistro with friendly service and hearty comfort food. Surprisingly quiet but it was a Tuesday night. The four of us enjoyed the onion soup, lime chicken and the special meat loaf and shared panna cotta for dessert. Will definitely return.

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B
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love the lamb kabob! Perfectly cooked. Always a treat,

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful lime chicken and rack of lamb! My husband loved the Manhattan. We both thought the service was outstanding!

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S
San Francisco
212 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great comfort food and service. Like to sit in the bar area and hang with Cody, the bartender who is a cool mixmaster. Owners’ Saboor and Mari provide outstanding hospitality for your stomach!

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B
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Our waiter was terrific. We ordered the shared hummus, eggplant and red pepper dip. The olives were good as was the bread.
The red pepper dip was inedible, neither of us found it at all pleasing. The hummus and eggplant totally lacked flavor. Both needed salt, garlic and lemon. Out lamb kebabs were delicious, well marinated and cooked perfectly. Dessert was also a problem. Bread pudding that we each took a bite of and had no interest in trying again, it shouldn’t be on the menu. The Panna cotta was absolutely fabulous, flavored lightly with rose water. Do a couple flavors of that and I’ll be there for dessert every day! I really wanted to like this restaurant, it’s close to home but the meal was so uneven. We were served two items that were just plain awful, that kind of knocks it off our list of go tos.

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EC
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite local spot, the food is always delicious and their bartender is fantastic (he makes the most amazing clear ice). Best table is the high top next to the kitchen to watch the chef work :)

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B
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The lamb and the steak were both amazing! Great flavor,cooked perfect. And the dessert...yummy. Will be back again. Love that it is upscale food in a casual setting. Perfect!!

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R
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We met for dinner on a Sunday evening around 6 pm. We had a reservation and were promptly seated. On this rainy evening, there were a few other parties dining that evening. Our waitress was fantastic being professional, friendly, and checking-in on us to see what we may need. The food was delicious. I had the spinach and leek raviolis which were savory and light. Next time I'll for sure try a cocktail as the bar menu looked great! Overall, I recommend Angela's if you're looking for Mediterranean inspired cooking!

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R
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food food!

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P
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is always good, and the cocktails are interesting and adventurous. Unfortunately, the restaurant service is hit or miss.

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D
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our New Year’s Eve gathering
with a table of 6! The waiter was pleasant
and attentive. There were 4 of us that were experiencing Angela’s for the first time!
We will be back again!

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t
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fresh and delicious, and the service was superb. I'd like to see a better mocktail and dessert selection, then we'll be up to five stars.

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P
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service were impeccable. Just a nice
Meal with friends and family.

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S
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the scallops which was a special of the night and they were prepared perfectly with a saffron beurre blanc. The other diner had the chicken sausage linguine which is a generous portion.

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RR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Personalized service. I had my birthday there a year ago and they worked with me to provide a great experience for my guests. They still remember me and give great service. Sometimes could use another sever when it’s busy is all. Servers are all long term employees. Menu is pretty set. All options are fresh and well prepared.

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M
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lime chicken was outstanding and so was, and always is, the duck appetizer wonderful. The devilled eggs could have used a bit more devil. And the persimmon crumble was a pure comfort food end to a delightful meal. Angela’s is our favorite go-to place when we aren’t craving Italian food.

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S
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this restaurant never dissappoints. the Aushak is fabulous as is the lime chicken, beef tenderloin and salmon. the bartender is very creative and skillful though i usually have the same drink.

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