Angela's

4.7
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337 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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l
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Angela's is a lovely place, the food is always stellar with good service to boot. Good place for conversation, coupled with fine food, I like it a lot. Take friends, always a treat.

S
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite restaurants in alameda. Good service diverse menu. Prepared well. One wish would be to change up the vegetables that come with entrees.

PM
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

We go here quite a bit. Tonight the service was great, but the food was disappointing. The Squash Borani is usually excellent, but what they served looked like left over scraps. They also did not have the wine we ordered from the menu.

RJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Like chicken, masse plate both are delicious. Yummy bread and walnut cilantro sauce.

KA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Lovely artwork. Friendly service. Only negative: Our second order of cocktails were watered down!!

SL
San Francisco
90 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This was our first time dining here...our favorite was the duck appetizer .. the lamb kebabs were very small and not much flavor....not sure we will return.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice ambiance; only caveat is that is was quite dark and we could barely see the menu; we had to use our phone flashlight. Food was excellent: mediterranean salad, lamb kebab (with mash instead of rice), and sweet white wine.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always AMAZING!!!!!!

SA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We've been patronizing Angela's since we moved to Alameda in 2006. It has consistently delicious food, especially the lamb dishes. I appreciate the fact that it isn't so noisy that you can't hear yourself think. It's a little too pricy for everyday dining, but it's great for special occasions.

g
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was was pleasant, intelligent and attentive. We could not have asked for better service. The food, choice of meats, seasoning was superb. They’re restaurant is consistently the same when it comes to food preparation - we can always expect an excellent meal.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Valentine day

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was delightful! The food was delicious and expertly prepared.

S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angela’s has the best grilled salmon in Alameda, probably the entire Bay Area. My friend and I ordered the salmon that was accompanied by perfect mashed potatoes and sautéed green beans and cauliflower For dessert we shared the whiskey bread pudding which was the perfect ending to our suburb dinner. The service is exemplary. As soon as we were seated, a basket of Italian style bread was placed on our table. The waitress who was friendly and professional brought wine and tea and frequently checked back with us. Being Super Bowl night the restaurant was relatively quiet. A great variety of paintings were displayed on the wall. All in all, Angela’s is a great restaurant to have a quiet dinner.

LD
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and specialty-made cocktails are amazing and Sabor always has a special treat planned for the evening specials. This night my husband and I had the pot roast that absolutely melted in our mouths and was elegantly presented on top of mashed potatoes, with green beans laid to one side and the au jus drizzled over the top SCRUMPTIOUS! Love the Rose Water Pana Cotta for desert. Angela's is sure to be one of your "go to" favorites.

S
San Francisco
300 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My bar to chill out in Alameda. Great everything!!

a
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since Zati's closed on Piedmont Ave., Angela's has become my absolutely favorite go-to place to eat. Food always interesting and delicious. Service excellent. Cocktails divine. Easy parking. And living in Oakland, its always nice to cross the bridge into Alameda and feel like you've left town.

CN
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Their bread and cilantro dip is outstanding. I could easily fill up on this before my entree came out. I had the lime chicken which was very tender and absolutely delicious! The dessert was amazing as well. Service was really good, except the waitress forgot who ordered what, but it was a small hiccup. The husband and wife duo are the owners and chefs and produce a great overall experience. I would highly recommend this restaurant

s
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was very good and the wines were also very good. The main course was prepared well yet the sides (cauliflower and gen. vegetables) were a bit cool and un-inspiring.

Also, we had reservations for 7 pm and upon presentation of the night specials, 3 in our party, ordered the scallops only to be told they only had 1 order left. With only 1 order left why are you still making this presentation?

Lastly, please update you web site. We looked at it in order to chose the wines and possible meals only to learn we had just wasted our time since none of the information listed was accurate.

Overall I would recommend.

SH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service and ambience. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to all.

a
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite east bay restaurant for any occasion.

S
San Francisco
300 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar and let Cody do his work. Owner Saboor from the kitchen did his own magic....The beef potstickers Afghan style, French onion soup, pear salad, fillet mignon and veggie Aushak all were outstanding and priced very reasonable. Five or more Tito’s tonics crowned a great night at a great Alameda joint....

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

S
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorites the lime chicken and salmon never disappoint.

S
San Francisco
300 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hung out at the bar. Cody is a great mixer and cool dude to relate too while enjoying a mind-bending Tito’s and Tonic. Owner Saboor’s Lamb Kebobs are fantastic and I don’t even like lamb!!!

b
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating Afghanistan food’
Pretty Amazing!

O
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

We weren’t dressed nicely so I fear maybe that’s why the service was poor? We didn’t get bread like the other tables, and the others who arrived before us were served first. The lime chicken was delicious but the aushak was so spicy I couldn’t eat it. The waitress forgot to refill our water and didn’t question the full plate she took away.

f
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, varied menu, always an enjoyable experience

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious! Service was perfect!

Y
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and food. Plus the ambiance is lovely. A bit pricey.

W
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waitress was very attentive and helpful in making our selections. Angela's has always been a favorite for a special occasions.

KA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails . Delicious entrees; particularly the rack of lamb. Lovely artwork. Friendly staff. My favorite restaurant in Alameda.

LD
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Angela's. Great drink menu and excellent menu. The duck strudel con fit was outstanding and the meatloaf special was amazing as well.

C
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive, kind staff. Fabulous food! My 91 year old mother loved the while experience and appreciated being treated with such care. You're our new official favorite restaurant!

B
San Francisco
93 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good. Love their lamb! Lots of selection on their menu and always some interesting specials. Highly recommend.

BU
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time visiting Angela's. Outstanding service. Diverse menu offerings, to include vegetarian options. Unique flavor combinations. The entire meal from beginning to end was superb. We look forward to our next visit.

CM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Angel's was a pleasant surprise as we did not know what to expect. The food was fresh and fantastic but the bartender Cody steals the show with his cocktails and overall knowledge of everything Angela's has to offer.

D
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is great, good portions, striking flavors. Days later I’m still craving the Aushak. Service is great, on point, personable and they know about the food they are serving. Didn’t stay for dessert, guess we have to go back.

g
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good but the wait for the food was a bit too long.

Y
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dining experience at Angelas. We had a quiet table in the corner where it was easy to converse. The main courses were excellent. The salad with the prefixe menu was fresh but uninteresting, however the value of salad, main course, and dessert was good for the price. The baklava was fantastic.