Angela's

4.7
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310 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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O
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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
1 review
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
9 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
85 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
6 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
3 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
6 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.

d
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb and Chicken wonderful, Mashed potato's the best, I love the Salmon when he offers it as a special. He always offers the best tomato's.

HV
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

d
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From beginning to end, everything was perfect!!

A
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
19 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
28 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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
14 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

P
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AC
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
28 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great food

T
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

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
45 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Nothing worth talking about.

N
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

S
San Francisco
275 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great appetizers and desserts!

S
San Francisco
275 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

TF
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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
275 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.