Angela's

4.6
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296 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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HV
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was exceptional, service attentive, and atmosphere provides for a nice ambiance. Limited wine selection but good prices. Will definitely return.

d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Meal, Caprese salad was delicious , chicken is always very good, love the Salmon, beef and Lamb, can't go wrong at Angela's.

CN
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From beginning to end, everything was perfect!!

A
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

On this particular occasion, there was a large party in the bar and the noise level was unusually loud. The food and the service were excellent, but I could barely hear the waiter.

t
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love this local restaurant. Not loud, so you can actually have dinner AND conversation. Great food, every time. Good place to bring relatives who are visiting.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and great service!

Angela's
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you very much, hope to see you again soon.

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s
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to Angela‘s and it was just perfect. The owner is also the chef and the food was delicious, as were the cocktails from the bar. Exceptional service as well!

Angela's
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you, come back again soon.

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DD
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

20th work anniversary dinner. The scallops were amazing and as always the lime chicken was to die for. My watermelon vodka cocktail was so good I could drink a pitcher of it but I had to drive.

Angela's
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you, have to say that watermelon vodka is one of my favorites too.

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PM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Normally has great food and service. Not tonight. All orders took a long time to be served. When food arrived it was not as good as usual. The watermelon vodka drink tasted and looked like lemonade. Disappointing. Waitress was friendly, but ineffective.

d
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been in a year / great improvement in service & food! Will be back!

P
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My intimate retirement dinner. Just my partner and me. Wonderful salmon. Beef and risotto excellent. Not rushed. Excellent red wine

AC
San Francisco
24 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.

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

Always great food

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.

j
San Francisco
44 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!

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

Nothing worth talking about.

N
San Francisco
10 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.

OT
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.

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.

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!

S
San Francisco
264 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!

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

Great appetizers and desserts!

S
San Francisco
264 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!

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

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!

S
San Francisco
264 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.

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!

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.

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!

DD
San Francisco
27 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.

M
San Francisco
31 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.

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

Very nice meal.

S
San Francisco
264 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!

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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!!!

Angela's
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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