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Wed, 2/21
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Z Cafe & Bar

208 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good Vegetarian Options
The best happy hour in Oakland featuring over 100 vodkas. Serves Scratch-made American Cuisine for Lunch & Dinner. Party Space. The menu changes seasonally to provide flavors at their peak. Z Cafe & Bar carries over 100 vodka selection and offer a variety of hand shaken specialty martinis.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Californian, American
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Hours of operation
Monday: 11:00 AM - 2:30 AM, Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 10:00PM, Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Closed Sundays.
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Phone number
(510) 451-2905
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party contact
Mehdi Zarekari: (510) 828-6564
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Cross street
27th street
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Public transit
19th St Oakland BART Station
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 208 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

Enjoy the value menu for Resturant week, it was a four coarse meal. Delicious!

Smiley (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2017

My wife and I went there to celebrate our 48th anniversary and Oakland Restaurant Week. The food was delicious, with generous portions, the service was excellent, the servers friendly and helpful, and the cost very reasonable. We especially enjoyed the ribs, tilapia, and eggplant parmigiana. The Caesar salad contained anchovies in it like it was supposed to have. The restaurant itself was clean and attractive, yet it felt relaxed and comfortable. We plan to return sometime soon.

vipJP2GP (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2017

For our first time here, we took advantage of Restaurant Week. We had a very nice meal with great cocktails and a nice bottle of wine. Price point was very reasonable and a good value. Service was very friendly. Had the feel of a "neighborhood place." We studied the regular menu and thought that we would like to return and try other things. Can't beat a cocktail hour that lasts from 4 to 10 pm. Would recommend it to others.

MontclairDiner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2017

Z's Restaurant Week menu was well-thought out and the food was quite good. For us, it was the best use of our time and money during our week of dining out. For $30, each diner got bread and butter, a 4-piece appetizer, a choice of salads, 4 choices of entree (how I love their eggplant parmesan), and a choice between two desserts. We'll be back.

vipsheila (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2017

I know I sound like a broken record but this restaurant is consistently perfect with yummy food, efficient friendly service , & great cocktails and extensive wine list. The owner is very involved in the business and the results are obvious . Everything flows smoothly & owner often stops by tables to say hello to everyone. The building is beautiful and is always spotlessly clean. We come monthly for theater , frequently with friends, and often with family . I cannot even think of anything that they could do to improve . They are awesome!

vipKevnix (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

I love this place. It was a great way to selebrate the New Year! Great menu, signature cocktails, and the White Macaroni and Cheese is to die for!

vipEATS4BB3 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

Met a friend who had never been, she loved the Spicy Shrimp and the B.A.T. Burger along with her Ginger Martini. I had the Blackened Telapia which was NOT burned. All-N-All a very enjoyable meal.

vipDebrap (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 27, 2016

I hadn't been to my neighborhood restaurant in years , but have always enjoyed the food and service. So, brought some out of town guests. Evening was an embarrassing fail. Service was incredibly slow. Actually had to go the bar to get our drinks which had been sitting for at least 10 minutes. Food came out painfully slow as well. And when it came presentation was lacking and my pork chop appeared to have been cooked earlier and reheated. Very disappointing.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2016

We all enjoyed our food...very tasty and great serive.

teamk1966 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2016

Excellent service, delicious food, not too formal, but nice place to get all American food.

DavidWi (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 31, 2016

Great food and drinks. We received wonderful service from the friendly staff.
I had the blackened fish topped with avocado salsa. Was a little spicy and very delicious. And the flourless chocolate cake was yummy.

lisa3000 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 31, 2016

Delicious food, draft beer, friendly service, very reasonable pricing , amazing cocktail list, I will be back

vipChuns (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2016

It was an especially busy time. There was a huge party, maybe 25-30 people there and we were six with a time restriction. We were served with care and attention to our needs, in spite of this huge party. We were most grateful as we were hosting the dinner.

Andrea (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 15, 2016

we decided to try this place on a Saturday night. When we walked up to the door there was a sign saying they were closing at 8pm for a private party. The owner was very friendly and seated us right away and said that they would not kick us out. Our server was nice but not knock your socks off awesome. The food was fresh and tasty and we made the best of it. I would definitely recommend this place for happy hour/bar scene. Perhaps on a regular evening without a group in the private room and an upcoming closing for a private event, I would report a better overall experience. I think it would have been nice to get a phone call as well, since I had a reservation, informing us they were closing early for a private event. Would I return for dinner, probably not, but again would come back for the bar!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 11, 2016

Great manager & bar tenders. Located in a well accessed area. More intimate than most places. Good for Sports viewing. Its one of my neighborhood favorites.