Angela's

4.6
285 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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AC
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at Angela's. We will definitely go back. The food was lovely and the service was good. I don't know why we waited so long to have a meal there.

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DD
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always great food

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T
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We like Angela's a lot but happened to hit it on a bad night for them. Their computer was down and they were understaffed. It took forever to be seated and then we were forgotten. The food is good, but it did not agree with me at 3 am.

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j
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We dined on Wednesday July 3rd, 2019. The food was excellent. Service was very slow but our server was very busy and the restaurant was understaffed for the amount of people that were there. It been a few years since I had been there and I found the food to be much better. Large portions and I had enough leftover for lunch. The only disappointment was they do not carry Hendricks Gin and that is the only martini I will have. Just had a Gin & Tonic. Not the same but I will be back to see if they are stocking Hendricks!

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UM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Nothing worth talking about.

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N
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Angela's never disappoints me. The food is excellent and our Server Salvatore was awesome. Always looked if we need something and explained all the dishes we ordered. Would highly recommend to folks.

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent as always. Service was a bit off this time and it took a long time to get our entrees. Seemed a little short-staffed and had a trainee assisting; however, a check in/update from the waiter would have been appreciated. Once the food arrived, all was good.

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MA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of our go-to restaurants in Alameda. I would highly recommend the Duck Strudel appetizer. Angela's also has a great wine list - my wife and I have never been disappointed.

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DA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved this place. Excellent service, excellent high quality food, great location and ambiance. Absolutely loved!

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S
San Francisco
247 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another cool night at the bar. Just hanging with Cody the Dude Mixologist and enjoying the neighborhood vibes. Place to hang out in Alameda and enjoy great comfort food prepared by Sabor and Marie. The breaded/lightly fried chicken is absolutely delicious. Get it with that long Afghan rice. Can’t go wrong!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great appetizers and desserts!

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S
San Francisco
247 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very hopping Friday evening at the bar. Cody is doing his thing and the place was packed. Good food, good company, hospitality by the owners are fantastic!

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CC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. The lamb cabob was the best ever. The backlavah is to die for. CFC

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TF
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

In general, the food was good, but the service was...slow/not attentive. The hostess was running (literally running) around the place and was so frantic that she was slamming the plates down and soillig the water while pouring. Our waitress only told us about one of the three specials. I ordered a cocktail and my boyfriend ordered a hot tea- we waited about ten/fifteen minutes before asking our waitress where they were and she said she completely forgot about the tea, but will check on the bar. They ended coming out a few minutes after our food and at first, my boyfriend only received hot water and we had to ask for a tea bag. They were nice, but not great service for 8:00 at night. I’d recommend to a friend since the food was good and cooked well, but would warn them!

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S
San Francisco
247 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bar is my place to hang out. Great cocktails and ambience, food from the open kitchen very satisfying and comforting family dishes that can be shared.

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D
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
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 on April 19, 2019
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
San Francisco
2 reviews
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
26 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
30 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
247 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
40 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
8 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
3 reviews
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
7 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
247 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
6 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
20 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
26 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
247 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
76 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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