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About Faz - Oakland

At Faz food is about freshness and flavor. This is the inspiration behind cooking. Our culinary style incorporates the cultural diversity of American Cuisine emphasizing Mediterranean flavors.

1111 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Italian, Persian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 9:00pm ; Saturday & Sunday: Closed ; Happy Hour: Monday through Friday 4pm -7pm

Cross Street:
Between 11th & 12th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 272-1111

Website:
http://www.fazrestaurants.com/

Catering:
Contact Faith Ebrahimi
(925)999-0989

Executive Chef:
Faz Poursohi

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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We are proud to offer fine cuisine and exceptional service, all in an intimate setting, surrounded by the magnificient Oakland cityscape. We have developed an unsurpassed reputation in the Bay Area for signauture Mediterranean inspired dishes and for providing only the freshest ingredients.

Faz - Oakland Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

3.8

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (4)
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Good for Birthdays (2)
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Healthy (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Delicious filet mignon kabob, great seafood specials (salmon dinner and a mahi mahi dinner), all flavorful and cooked just right. Nice size wine list, small dessert menu, too. Comfortable booth seating, cozy setting. Good location, just across the street from City Center (12th Street) Bart in Oakland. Friendly, helpful service and good value a plus. All in all, I recommend Faz!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Cozy, Happy Hour, Healthy
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Stale pita bread appetizer was a hint of things to come.I had the steak kabob and another in our party had the chicken kabob. We both remarked that while they were cooked properly, they were utterly tasteless. No marinade, no seasoning. Nothing. Not even salt. Seldom have I experienced something so unusual as a completely unseasoned meal in a restaurant. Weird.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I go with friends on many Friday eves before the Oakland symphony. This is excellent Persian food with a great sharing platter that includes baba ganoush, hummus, olives and other delectables. Entrees include kabobs and roasted chicken that are tasty. And the homemade potato chips that come with any meal and are replenishable are a great bonus.

Very friendly and helpful staff and waiters.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

i was here twice in the same week. The food was good both times. The second time I had just the calamari which was served with a harissa sauce that was perfect with the octopus.. The first time, I had the mixed kabob - also well cooked and tasty. The service leaves a lot to be desired. We received menus but no wine, beer or cocktail list (happened on both visits). Both times we had to work at paying.
Nonetheless, the dining room is comfortable and not noisy. The prices are reasonable and the food is good.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Appetizers were all very good, but the entrees were a little disappointing. They ran out of one of them (which we had ordered two of - so two disappointed), then the steak actually tasted "off" - the chicken kebab was OK as was the lamb shank. We skipped dessert as a result. The service, however, was good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I used to eat at FAZ in San Francisco YEARS ago, like 20 years ago! The food was always good there and I'm happy to say that the FAZ in Oakland has great food! I ordered the Chicken Cobb and it was very tasty; fresh greens and the chicken was moist, not overcooked. The avocado was fresh and the dressing was just right! My friend had the scallops with fettucini and she enjoyed it! the only issue I had was with the pita bread that was brought to the table. It was brought promptly, which is great, but the bread was dry, like it was old or overbaked? But the salad and fettucini plates were so filling that we didn't want to eat any more of the pita bread, so it worked out OK for us!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Quick Bite
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Last Friday, we entertained an out-of-town family member for dinner. We chose Faz because we'd had great experiences over the past year, including having our daughter's college graduation reception there......that was simply amazing. On Friday, true to form, we had great drinks, wonderful food, attentive service, and an overall good time.
I don't know for sure, but I think that many people are missing this awesome restaurant. Try it and be impressed.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Gem with great food. Lunch crowd but early dinner is great as they close due to federal building. Amazing happy hour

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 14, 2017

The food was very good and service great. My only complaint is that there just wasn't enough food and I don't eat that much at lunch time. I had the shrimp kabob and it was very tasty but came with 4 shrimp and two small pieces of broccolini with the basmati rice. I was hungry an hour later.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Service was exceptional from Luis, a sort of one man show. He does it all!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Excellent service, enthusiastic waiter, good food. Highly recommend

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Wzas quiet for a Friday night but we were on the early side. Food was great, the service was Ok. Only 2 tables but waiter seemed to be a bit behind in everything. Pleasant but just not as timely as he should with so few tables to wait on, unless he was also doing something behind the bar which we could not see. Great food.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 13, 2017

The food here is really good and I love the ambiance. It's great for work lunches. Unfortunately the service is always slow. Don't know why. We sat for over 10 min before anyone took our drink orders

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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

This Persian restaurant is a must if you're near the City Center of Oakland. It's across the street from the Oakland Marriott. The menu invites tasting. As I'm a light dinner-eater, I had a spare meal, but the chief component, Mast o Musir, was a delight. It's basically yogurt and garlic, and - although a "starter" - was quite adequate for my light dining needs.

There is a full bar, and my martini was A-1. Service was helpful and amiable.

Strongly recommended.

Tags: Business Meals, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Great location for meeting friends coming into Oakland on BART. Healthy food options and fund cocktails.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Salmon was overcooked beyond words. The chef was clearly not paying attention. It happens, but then cook me a fresh fillet, don't serve me a leather puck. Service was horrible, over and over we had to hunt for our waiter. Loved FAZ before, I'll think twice about going back ever.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 21, 2017

My friends and I came here to try out Faz as we have never been here before. The entrance is located right on 11th Street between Broadway and Clay and there's a beautiful fountain and grass area located in front of it. Walking into the restaurant was lovely and we were seated near the window.

Our server Milad was very attentive and prompt. He brought over some pita bread and a sauce to go with it and we started with the fried calamari which had artichokes and chick peas as well. I had a ginger beer and my friends had the pomegranate lemonade.

We ordered the avocado and prawn salad, spicy gulf shrimp kabob and scallop fettuccine. For dessert we had the dessert combo but they did not have the Persian cookies so our server substituted red velvet cake so essentially, we had red velvet cake, Neapolitan, chocolate ganache, and some kind of cake with coffee. Service was excellent and food was tasty. The desserts were A-ok, and just right since we just wanted a taste of dessert as we were already full from our appetizer and entrees.

I really enjoyed my grilled avocado and prawn salad which was tasty and plentiful!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 24, 2017

The food was amazing but they were very understaffed. We were there for a conference across the street and I noticed 5 groups had also made reservations at the same time through this app. We arrived for our reservation and they had set up group seating in the atrium. The baryender instructed us to seat ourselves. After 20 minutes we had to go get our own menus and ask if they could please come get our orders, as we had just an hour before we had to be back for our next meeting. Also, while we were waiting another group came an sat in the main area and ordered all the specials so they ran out by the time the waiter finally came to take our order. The bartender ended up taking care of our table and was apologetic for their delays due to short staff. We were late for our meeting ultimately, due to delays... if I go back, it would be with a smaller group (we had 8) and sit inside, not in the atrium. The food was worth it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 14, 2017

I always appreciate the great service at Faz. Ordered the ground beef kebabs for lunch and hummus for an appetizer. The food is always fresh and savory.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentine's

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2017

Great food and ambiance, good service. They could use one more person on the floor at lunch. It was hard to get water refills and the check.

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Came here for Oakland Restaurant Week. The food was delicious and JoseLuis the server was excellent

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2017

They were out of items on the menu. The meat was undercooked and pink.

The waiter was overbooked and barely had time. Will not be taking my clients to this place again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2017

The staff was friendly and attentive. We ordered from their price fix menu. The food came out quickly and the portions were large and very tasty. We both enjoyed the bread. The dessert was not to our liking. I will definitely go back and try some of the other dishes.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2017

I've been to the Faz restaurants in San Francisco and Danville and liked them very much.
This experience was a world apart - service was attentive and pleasant, but menu choices
were disappointing at best. The filet kabobs were dry and served with white rice that had
some orange oil (ala movie popcorn) on top, and chewy meat. There is no exterior sign on the building, so the location was confusing, and no valet parking in downtown Oakland. The beet and burrata salad was smothered with alfalfa sprouts and bland. Apparently the various locations are dramatically different-too bad.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Good service despite a large holiday party distracting the server. Every plate left the table totally clean after everyone enjoyed their meals.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2016

Food gerat. hey made salmon skewers for me. Good service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2016

The Mediterranean food is really excellent, especially the platter, and seafood, chicken and kabobs are delicious. Can't go wrong here. Great for before symphony, plays, outings. Really nice staff.

Tags: Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2016

Highly disappointed, as long-time frequenter. I don't come here for the excellent food or top-notch service, but for its convenience. However, this time, the food was downright awful as was the service. Let me be clear that the servers and hostess are friendly and sweet, but no wonder they hardly have any business. Today, I ordered something that wasn't available so he offered to substitute it with the filet mignon kabob. My lunch companion ordered a cheeseburger. Neither of us were asked how we wanted the beef cooked, but I naively thought that a kitchen of any kind would know that filet mignon MUST NOT BE OVERCOOKED. The food came and I could barely cut or chew my filet, which was more overcooked than any beef I've ever had -- it was dark brown and grey. My friend's burger was completely grey inside as well. And with only 3 tables of parties of 2 in the entire restaurant, we still had to wait a good 20 minutes for our check (server just disappeared), then another 10 minutes for our processed bill for signing. I hate to criticize them b/c I want to support them, but it was just an awful experience from the grey, overcooked, and inedible filet to the lack of service / long wait, even though we were seriously 1 of 3 tables of 2 in the entire place. They need to start asking how clients want their beef prepared, and speeding up the check process given everyone is there on business lunches and need to get back to work.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2016

I had a business meeting and Faz was conveniently located next to BART so I could meet someone from SF. The food was excellent - salmon kabobs, balanced with veggies and rice. Portions were generous and I took some home. I will go again.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2016

Three in our party ordered the
Grilled Avocado and Prawn Whats Good
Grilled half avocado filled with harissa aioli, organic baby greens, mango and chili lime vinaigrette. They thought it was excellent.

I ordered the
Kobe Beef Hamburger
With lettuce, tomato and sliced red onion and french fries.
It was excellent. The fries were delicious. It was on the rare side, but that was ok.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2016

Great menu for all tastes. Loved my salad and others looked good too

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2016

Service, what service? After waiting a full hour at lunch time, in a nearly empty restaurant our food had still not arrived. In spite of several requests, and being told it would just be "2 more minutes" we finally gave up and left. What made it worse was the near complete indifference of the few staff people who even looked our way. 0 Stars would be more appropriate.

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·Dined on June 30, 2016

Everything was very nice. The service was good and the food was great also.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2016

Very, very quiet. Food OK, service attentive. How does this place stay in business? Maybe a vibrant happy hour or early business dinner. Certainly quiet at lunch.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2016

We had a 1:30 pm reservation and there weren't very many people in the restaurant but it took way too long to get our order. It felt like the kitchen staff took a long break before filling our orders. We didn't get back to the office until 3 pm.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2016

We just ate dinner at Faz for the first time. It was fabulous! We shared 3 entrees, and loved nearly everything (and I think the waiter must have giggled watching us scrape every last bit of hummus and rice of each plate, arguing about who ate more! Some of the best things we tasted were their hummus, greek salad, and saffron chicken kabobs (these were to die for, along with the saffron buttered rice it came with), and also the house Merlot was terrific. The only ordinary parts of the meal were the ground beef kabobs and the homemade potato chips, which were still good, just not incredible:) If we visit Oakland next year, we will definitely hit Faz again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2016

The beet and winter citrus salad was delicious. The roast chicken was perfectly cooked and the portion size was large. I thought the service and wine list were very good. Great value for restaurant week and I would recommend Faz.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2015

When Faz first opened, it featured a refreshing menu with accessible Persian selections. Unfortunately, Faz Oakland has lost it way. It's menu features little of the diversity of its early menu and the service simply did not exist. I had to track down my waiter to place my order. I had to track down my order when I wanted to pay my bill. Check your bill because our mediocre food was billed higher than the menu. When I mentioned to the manager my disappointment with my lunch, the lack or service and decline of food, he just shrugged.

Disappointed by what Faz has become.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2015

We were ignored for 20-25 minutes after being seated and had to try to flag someone down to get our order taken. The food was not as good as I've had in the past either. I'm not sure I would recommend returning. The location is very good for us, but I can't recall the last time I've had a truly satisfying experience there.

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