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Diners' Choice: Good for groups restaurants in East Bay

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for groups in East Bay? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge restaurant
4.9
4.9 (394)
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Alameda
About the restaurant
About
Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge is a tropical vacation spot right in the middle of your hometown! Serving award-winning, world famous classic and exotic cocktails along with many original recipes, along with some tasty snacks, Forbidden Island is a retro-oasis in the desert of your busy modern day! Now open indoors (seated capacity only) as well as outdoors in our Tiki Garden/ Patio, 7 days a week.

* Please note that all reservations are limited to 90 minutes for groups of 1-3 and 2 hours for groups of 4-8.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Everyone is outstanding-it is the perfect tiki experience-Luis is a fantastic bartender! He really made the night memorable. Thank you!
A photo of Blue Sakana - Blackhawk (Formerly Blue Gingko - Blackhawk) restaurant
4.7
4.7 (135)
$30 and under
Japanese
San Ramon
About the restaurant
Come to unwind, stay for the unexpected

Blue Sakana is an Izakaya style restaurant with share plates where friends can go to have a drink and unwind after a long day. Chef and owner, JD prepares Japanese influenced dishes from around the world consisting of an eclectic mix of local and seasonal meat, noodle, sashimi, and traditional sushi specialties, with an emphasis on a unique variety of fresh seafood.

The staff welcomes you into their house and offers up comfort, hospitality and fun. Blue Sakana Blackhawk features an outdoor patio and a full bar, stocked with an extensive selection of sake, where our team happily introduce diners to the world of sake.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
We had a great experience at Blue Sakana. Fish was fresh and dishes were creative. We brought our 3 kids and the wait staff was super patient and accommodating. This place is a gem.
A photo of Bistro 880 restaurant
4.6
4.6 (171)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Newark
About the restaurant
Bistro 880 offers a Modern American Cuisine with hints of the Pacific Rim. Bistro 880 has been awarded the Diner's Choice Award two years in a row in 2022 and 2023. We also feature signature cocktails to refresh your palate.

Thursday is Date Night and Half-Off Wine Night. Bring all your friends or a loved one and enjoy an evening out. All bottles of wine are half off of the menu price. The purchase of a dinner entree qualifies for the Half-Off Bottle of Wine Promotion.

Breakfast is served Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 10:00am. On Saturday and Sunday, Breakfast is open from 6:30am to 11:00am.

Dinner is served from 4:00pm to 10:00pm Monday to Thursday.
On Friday and Saturday, Bistro 880 is open for dinner from 5:00pm to 11:00pm. Prime Rib dinner specials are available on Friday and Saturday Nights.
Dinner is served from 5:00pm to 9:00pm on Sunday.

Live Music on Friday and Saturday from 9:00pm to 1:00am
No one under 21 years of age allowed in the lounge area or dance floor.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
Excellent food & Customer service. Good Music to dance to on Saturday nights.
A photo of Kimono Restaurant restaurant
4.4
4.4 (628)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Benicia
About the restaurant
Kimono welcomes you to a great experience and fresh sushi, seafood, and steak. Where we take customer service seriously and make every visit remarkable.
Top review
WillBRvip
Dined 7 days ago
We had a chef that was very enthusiastic entertaining comical and friendly. The food (I had the steak and shrimp) was top quality, cooked perfectly to order and delicious. I suggest upgrading to the fried rice rather than steamed rice as the chicken fried rice is the bomb. I look forward to visiting the next time I’m in the area. It’s not cheap but you get the quality and the service you are paying for. Cheers!
A photo of Delarosa Bishop Ranch restaurant
4.4
4.4 (11)
$30 and under
Italian
San Ramon
About the restaurant
All-day pizzeria, perfect for every occasion! Delarosa features Roman-style pizza, small plates, unique cocktails, Italian and Californian wines and craft beer. Join us for brunch, lunch, happy hour or dinner in our ambient dining room or expansive patio.

Founded in 2009, Delarosa’s European approach to sharing a meal with friends or strangers is something that remains at the forefront of our hospitality and the Delarosa experience.


Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Great place for a quick Italian meal. Pizza is ok and the plates are good! For pizza try the prosciutto di parnma and the grilled steak! We do recommend the dessert the bombolini!!!
A photo of Casa Orozco - Livermore restaurant
4.2
4.2 (18)
$30 and under
Mexican
Livermore
About the restaurant
We opened our first Casa Orozco on March 16th,1984 in Dublin Ca. The founding owners are parents Luis Sr. his wife Herlinda along with their five children Luis Jr., Maricela, Jesus, Carlos and Nancy. Our story began when we wanted to fulfill a lifelong dream of opening our own family business. All we had was each other, a strong family bond, a hard work ethic and Mama’s recipes, which we all loved since childhood. In the beginning we all did our part, Mama, Luis Jr. and Jesus could always be found in the kitchen, Papa was busy washing the dishes, Carlos and Nancy would help as soon as school was let out and Maricela worked the front desk. We worked everyday from 7:00 a.m. until closing. We are so proud of what we have accomplished as a family run business. We welcome you, your friends and your families to stop by and sample our truly unique home-made dishes, salsas and sauces as well as our hand crafted cocktails at one of our two locations.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
We always have a great time at Casa Orozco! The service and food are fantastic!
A photo of Strizzi's Livermore restaurant
4.1
4.1 (261)
$30 and under
Italian
Livermore
About the restaurant
Conjuring up the flavors of Old Italy, Strizzi’s Restaurant is widely known throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for its fresh fish entrees and its fine Italian sauces and pasta preparations. Diners are tempted with the aroma of fresh garlic as the wood-fired grill Sizzles with fresh fish fillets, fine barbecued meats, and oven roasted herb chicken. Naturally fresh and naturally healthful, Strizzi’s transforms everyday food and service into an epicurean delight. If you’re looking for a traditional, fine Italian restaurant, try Strizzis today.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 22, 2024
We’re regular customers and love Strizzi’s. Like eating Grandma’s Italian food.
A photo of Taj Mahal Flavors of India restaurant
4.0
4 (39)
$31 to $50
Indian
Livermore
About the restaurant
Our exquisite fine dining restaurant is poised to redefine Indian Cuisine in Livermore, California. Experience the perfect blend of tradition and innovation as we take you on an unforgettable flavorful journey.
Top review
RichardB
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
This is a special place. For Indian cuisine I think it has few competitors in the Bay Area. The authenticity of the ingredients, the blend of tradition and originality in the recipes, gives a complexity and richness to the flavors that is remarkable. And the presentation is stunning.Two appetizers that reflect these qualities are Dahi Batata Puri, a semolina shell filled with a garbanzo potato masala, curd and chutney, and Avocado Jahlmuri, a dish that incorporates puffed rice and multiple other textures. The 4 of us were so smitten with these flavors we almost couldn't resist reordering both and focusing on appetizers. But we were glad we continued to order, two vegetarian entrees and two chicken entrees, all superb. And the various naans were wonderful accompaniements. The black carrot pudding was a good finish. And the cocktails and mocktails were artistic and photo worthy. You leave Taj Mahal with joy. Comfortable, relaxed ambience, and the owner is a gem. Don't miss this experience.
A photo of Dave & Buster's - Concord, CA restaurant
3.8
3.8 (82)
$30 and under
American
Concord
About the restaurant
Each Dave & Buster’s has more state-of-the-art games than ever, more mouth-watering menu items and the most innovative drinks anywhere. From wings to steaks, we’ve got whatever suits your appetite and our premium bar assures we’re stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch your game on one of our massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 29, 2024
It was a very energetic and exciting day. Our time spent there was awesome! Great food and service.
A photo of Chevys Fresh Mex - Union City restaurant
3.6
3.6 (217)
$31 to $50
Mexican
Union City
About the restaurant
Chevys Fresh Mex® is Mexican un-chained. We serve up delicious simplicity in a casual but energized atmosphere. Whether you’re with friends or family, there’s a fiesta waiting for you at Chevys.

We pride ourselves in the freshest food and drinks, made every day from scratch. Think California inspired Mesquite-fired flavor with farm fresh ingredients. We use only fresh, top-quality ingredients in our beloved recipes to create a one-of-a-kind fiesta of the senses that inspires celebration amongst food lovers, spice lovers and fun lovers.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
The server was GREAT! The food was good too! Will go back again
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