Berkeley Social Club

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$30 and under
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Korean
Berkeley Social Club offers contemporary interpretation of Korean cuisine for dinner and some lunch menus. American-influenced breakfast and brunch.

Vibrant selection of up to 40 local and nationally-acclaimed craft beers on tap.
Open and inviting interior with both large tables and intimate spaces .
Outside patio warmed with heaters and a cozy fireplace--ideal for an event or to enjoy a beautiful outdoor meal.
Excellent views of large TVs from all seats.
Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.
Happy hour seven days a week.
Open wifi for customers.
Bar seating ideal for singles, couples or just watching the game.
Tables for parties of any size.
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vipJuliaS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We picked up our dinner and it was scrumptious! We highly recommend BSC, especially the calamari which was the best I've ever had :)

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FoodieInNorthBeach
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasant surprise to discover Berkeley Social Club! I was looking for a restaurant near the Freight & Salvage Theatre that would be open after 9pm for my family and friends to celebrate my album release. Everything was wonderful: service, ambiance, food. It was great!

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vipShannon
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch in downtown Berkeley! Bike parking right in front, too! Service was attentive, not intrusive. Going back soon!

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Devi
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. It was a busy place - it was Valentine's Day. The staff were friendly and service was prompt. Enjoyed our dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This establishment has found a very happy medium between Korean and American cuisines. Each dish is prepared soulfully and with fresh ingredients. The menu is diverse and includes something for everyone. The ambience is warm and inclusive and includes a full bar with great and creative drinks. A bit noisy but not annoying. A truly “Gem” of the Bay Area Should be on your bucket list of restaurants!

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OpenTableDiner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Visited during Restaurant Week, trying meat and non-meat set options. Attractive presentations, served sizzling, good use of sauces, filling. Very busy on a Monday, noise level went down by 8 PM. Good drink menu.

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vipJYPW
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and quick service. The restaurant wasn't very full when we were there for lunch, but I have no reason to expect the experience to be different.

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LynnK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Berkeley Social Club was a nice surprise to find last week, within walking distance of The Berkeley Rep. We were seated promptly upon our arrival and the staff was accommodating, getting us in and out in plenty of time to be seated at our show. We enjoyed the Korean American blend of flavors, sharing the shrimp sticks as an appetizer (outstanding) and Curry Noodles with KFC, and Udon Saute' as our main courses. All delicious, and more than enough. Our server was excellent, taking care of us even though the house was full and bustling. Recommend getting a reservation, as there were plenty of people waiting for tables as we left.

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DotesOnDaughter
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was my third visit to Berkeley Social Club - during dinner during restaurant week on this visit. The experience on this visit was not nearly as good as previous visits during breakfast, for the food, service and ambiance. Breakfasts are fantastic - this dinner was fine but I likely wouldn't return for dinner. Saturday evenings are a bit of a madhouse - and really loud. Not a relaxing dinner spot but probably great for more boisterous group dinners.

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vipKristin
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great: an interesting mix of American and Korean comfort food.

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vipNappar
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Limited menu but everything was very tasty. Noise level is a bit much for the elder crowd. Concrete walls, floor and loud music.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Some of the nicest and most efficient staff in the east bay!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Great selection of beers on tap and their food is AMAZING. Especially their Dino foot ✨🔥

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jdub
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It's ok, nothing special as the reviews made it out to be. Casual dining.

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virtuallaura
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I came here with my spouse and teenage kids. We had a fun meal together. The portion sizes are generous, so both kids took some food home. My main complaint is how loud it is. The tables are wide, so you need to lean in to hear people on the other side of the table. The service is adequate, but not great. They only checked back with us one time, and we had to flag them down for the check. It's busy with a generally young crowd.

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vipGert
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Group dinner

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Papillionnanny
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

One of our dishes was tasty; the other meh. We found it hard to communicate with our server about serious food sensitivities, although service was otherwise good. We don’t plan to go back.

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vipTravelLover
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very casual place. Bulgogi should have had a flavorful sauce. That would have made it better.

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ReasonablePerson
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The happy hour on a saturday was a real surprise and there are both drinks and eats. We tried the app sampler and everything was fried and heavy but we liked the fish balls. The pimped up ramen was good and so were the tacos. Great vibe and location. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Met up with a group of friends for food and drinks before a show at the Greek. We mainly sampled shareable dishes which were good. We arrived during happy hour which made the drinks a bit more affordable but otherwise would have been overpriced for the quality.

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ILoveEating84
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Pretty restaurant, but it’s a noisy place inside. Great service with friendly waitstaff. Friend chicken was amazing, but the rest of the entrees were only ok. I would go back for chicken wings and beer!

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vipLReader
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We came after a Cal game and had a delicious meal. The seafood style soup was tasty, and if you're looking for fairly authentic kimchi, this place has it. We're not "hot heads" though; so we asked for mild and not spicy dishes. There's a special style of cooking "burnt rice" and we haven't had that except with friend home cooking, probably because public perception for those not-in-the-know would not be favorable. But the cooks here know how to make it with "iron pot" style, and we really enjoyed it. Main dish portions were generous.

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RhondaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Hot flavorful food quick Service amazing wait staff

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Fletch1906
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With everything from cheeseburgers to beef bulgogi scrambled eggs, the Berkeley Social Club is an eclectic delight!

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chrish
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We each tried different entrees & loved them all. The Gooey Corn appetizer was awesome! Most of the staff were very friendly, a couple were not...at all. Our son just moved in to the Cal dorms & we know we'll eat here again when we visit.

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vipSabrinaM
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the burger which was perfectly done - medium rare. My friend had the BLT which he said could be the best BLT he's ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good location for going to Berkeley Greek Theater after

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The service was really bad waiter never talked to us we waited Along time

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ChristineN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Undercooked eggs, made me feel sick. Presentation was good though.

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PeterB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for breakfast. I ordered the Pajun Pancake! It was so so good. I can't wait to go back. Also, the Snowbird coffee they serve was outstanding. Top-notch from start to finish.

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luv2dine99
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My first time having Chicken Mango Sausage - delicious! It was offered as part of a Benedict or a Scramble. I love Benedicts and BSC has 6 different Benedicts to choose among. I will go back to try different menu items. The only drawback is the giant room with bench seating around the perimeter amplifies the noise in the restaurant. It got noisy quickly on a Friday afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All food was great, very good draft beer selection. Staff is always pleasant, efficient and friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
37 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the Berkeley Social club and it was a hit. Their tacos were incredible and their wings are even more so. Definitely recommend it!

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DeborahB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Eclectic interesting menu with a tasty variety of foods and drinks well prepared, beautifully presented and well-priced. We highly recommend the Sludgehammer cocktail made with beet juice, rosemary and gin! And the gorgeous seafood platter.
The room itself is too big and bare to provide a cozy charming dinner setting. And of course, the big room unpadded by furnishings and niceties like tablecloths and seat cushions make the room extra clatteringly noisy.
But for a flavorful dinner before the movies or a play at nearby theaters, the Berkeley Social Club strikes a good middle note between low-end Berkeley student grub and high-end Berkeley gourmet preciousness.

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Sola
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Interesting Korea-meets-hipster menu. Service could have been more attentive (it took a while to get refills and to get our check). Portions are large— consider sharing.

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DannenG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Oh my God, the Club Moco bested any Loco Moco I have ever eaten in the Islands! Great job!!!

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michim
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was referred by some close friends. Thank you!
This place had super good food!! I had the Ahi Bene. AWESOME!! My hubby had the Pajun pancake with poached egg. Now This dish was AMAZING! A must try~

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vipBarryW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My wife and I shared the appetizer platter at happy hour for $18 and it was enough food for the two of us. Very tasty!

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MariaS
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Would not go back. Very expensive for what you get. $18 for 2 eggs scramble with little vegetables. They tried to fill up your plate with toast and potatoes. Service was lacking and I had to ask for coffee and water refill. There are better breakfast places in the area for less.

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slr247
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance were excellent! Would definitely go back.

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Berkeley Social Club does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Berkeley Social Club also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 900-5858.

Berkeley Social Club is rated 4.4 stars by 141 OpenTable diners.

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