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Faz - Oakland

159 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Business Meals
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Mediterranean, Italian, Persian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 9:00pm ; Saturday & Sunday: Closed ; Happy Hour: Monday through Friday 4pm -7pm
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Phone number
(510) 272-1111
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Faz Poursohi
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Contact Faith Ebrahimi
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Cross street
Between 11th & 12th
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 159 People Are Saying
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3.7  based on recent ratings
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64% of people would recommend it to a friend
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janetss (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went there for Valentine's Day and it was empty. Should have been our first clue. Waitress was very attentive but being in the lobby with so few tables filled was kind of depressing. Ordered chicken kebabs that were dry. No gluten-free dessert options for my husband. We've been to Faz in Danville and SJ and loved it so this was a disappointment.

JohnH (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Good food, lovely understated service in a relaxed atmosphere. Very enjoyable.

vipjbff (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Waitress inpatient upon our arrival since she was off in 10 min. Menu boring. Kitchen closed shortly after arrival. I had pizza which was ok, person with me had kebobs and they looked and tasted like processed meat. Saving grace was bartender who closed us out. Sweet and personable. Should be manager.

vipEBFoodie (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

The service was somewhat friendly, but not attentive. The server never checked back after delivering our food nor did she refresh our water glasses.

The food was just okay. My salad with shrimp and avocado was good. My friend had the capellini where the pasta was over cooked and drowned in red sauce. She left much of it untouched.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Had a great time, quiet atmosphere, service was excellent and the food was delicious.

Beelady (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

I went to Faz on my first night in town and was by myself. The food was very good and the wait staff was attentive. It seems especially good for a business lunch crowd or after work crowd because of its location

happyeater (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

The restaurant was packed this time! good! We were seated promptly and the servers were attentive with water and iced tea refills. we asked for and received the house made potato chips along with the flatbread that was delivered to the table quickly. I had the chicken cobb and it was fantastic. the chicken was tasty and it was NOT overcooked. My friend had the teriyaki mahimahi which was terrific. Another friend had the hamburger and French fries; the hamburger was too rare for her liking but she still ate most of it, and then we had mango sorbert for dessert. the sorbet was so good and it was the perfect end to our lunch.

vipRELIGIONisEVIL (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Restaurant was empty and Service was intermittent at best

happyeater (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

the food is very tasty. service is spotty; but the food and the convenience/value over-rides the service.

DreC (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

They let me make a reservation at 7:30 for 12 people and when I arrived, they told me that the kitchen closed at 8pm

MorningStar (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

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!

vipZwingli (Sacramento)
3.0  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.

vipSandra (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 17, 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.

CM46 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 16, 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 14, 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.

happyeater (San Francisco)
5.0  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!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 25, 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.

vipMahaH (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 23, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

KelynM (Portland)
4.0  Dined on August 10, 2017

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