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About Trader Vic's - Emeryville

Trader Vic's is “Home of the Original Mai Tai” overlooking the Emeryville Marina with stunning bay view. Enjoy two daily Happy Hours in our bar & lounge. Our lounge menu offers a wide selection of creative small plates, best enjoyed with our well known and unique selection of cocktails. Set on the bay, our dining room offers a blend of traditional Trader Vic’s menu items and globally inspired cuisine. Signature dishes are prepared in our unique wood fired ovens. We offer four private rooms for any occasion accommodating 10 to 250 guests.

9 Anchor Drive
Emeryville, CA 94608
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Global, International, Hawaiian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:

Lunch
Tuesday to Friday 11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Dinner
Tuesday to Thursday 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Sunday 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Happy Hour

Tuesday 4:00 pm to 10:30
Wednesday to Friday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Bar Hours
Tuesday to Friday 11:30 am to close
Saturday 4:00 pm to close
Sunday 4:00 pm to close

Cross Street:
Powell Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 653-3400

Website:
http://www.tradervicsemeryville.com/

Entertainment:
Live bands on select weekend.

Catering:
Outside catering accepted upon request. Please contact our banquet sales manager: Mishan Stinson: 510-450-7182

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking

Public Transit:
Emery-Go-Round

Executive Chef:
Michael Broderick

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Located along the beautiful Emeryville Marina, Trader Vic's has been hosting every type of event for over 75 years. We feature four distinct private dining rooms which can accommodate 6 to 110 guests. Trader Vic's is also available for buy out events hosting up to 300 people.

Trader Vic's - Emeryville Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (36)
Special Occasion (32)
Scenic View (29)
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Good for Anniversaries (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Good for a Date (26)
Bar Seating (24)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Fun (23)
Good for Groups (23)
Happy Hour (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Romantic (18)
Business Meals (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Authentic (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Cozy (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Casual (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Live Music (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Tapas (5)
Comfort Food (5)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

we made a reservation and upon arrival to the restaurant , we were told we would have to give up our table at a certain time----not the best way to start the occasion.
we were attended to promptly for drinks and appetizers, and they arrived very quickly. dinner was another story-we waited nearly an hour from our appetizer to our dinner. when they food did arrive, it seemed as tho it had been sitting for a bit, as it was lukewarm at best. filets were overcooked, sides were nearly cold. service staff was very nice but not very attentive. restaurant was not crowded so uncertain what the reason. overall not a great experience for the price. i won't go again, nor will i recommend.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Lovely setting. Outstanding service and excellent food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

We celebrated our anniversary here and it was wonderful. The vintage-tiki vibe was perfect. Food was outstanding. Even had my first Mai-Tai which was fantastic. Great for any occasion.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fun, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The Chilean Sea Bass was excellent!! And the mai tai is always a good go to drink!

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Our view was fantastic, items on menu was delicious. We we're there celebrating my new book coming out. . .such a great moment. Service was personal and thoughtful on the part of our wait person.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a fun time with friends, and got to say goodbye to Claudette!
The mai tais old way were great as usual, and the Chilean Sea Bass was delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food, service and ambiance.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We ate in the bar. Service wasn't great but the ambiance made up for it. Our dessert took forever to get. Waitress and waiter weren't focused.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

From my arrival at the valet the experience was superb with great greetings from everyone to fantastic service to marvelous food. Just a great experience

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Cozy, Disabled Access, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Healthy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fried rice and Mai Tais were great, the curry was ver disappointing with little to no flavor.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We were absolutely Happy with our food, the service, the amazing view and fine dining experience.

Tags: Spicy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A favorite restaurant of ours. Dropped by to leave a gift for the wonderful hostess Claudette who has retired (sadly we both had to work on the days she would be there). Claudette was definitely a reason why we visited Trader Vic's...but we definitely will be visiting often. Great staff, food and setting.

Tags: Bar Seating, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was delicious and the service particularly good--not intrusive, but still attentive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Wonderful views and ambiance. Food was too salty.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Always love Vic's, great ambiance. Drinks are top notch and they really kill it with their beef dishes.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Slow service at times seeing others get severed before us though we arrived first. Food & drinks were great. Servers were very nice.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

It was really fun to be back after many years but I was really disappointed that our small group of friends went to spend some time together, purposefully chose a place with a generally quieter dining room, and got there to find that they had rented out the entire dining area to a private party and we were assigned seating in the bar/lounge which became louder and louder with holiday celebrants. I would have suggested that we leave but we had no other reservations and there is nothing nearby. I think restaurants should contact folks and inform them if the restaurant experience is going to be impacted by a large party occupation of dining room,etc where diners would normally expect to be seated.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Initially they put 3 people at a table for two and I had to complain to the manager. Then we were sitted in the bar area which was too loud to hear the person across the table.

Eventually the manager put us at a great table in the dining room, but the evening started off terribly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Always a treat to dine at this classic Bay Area restaurant. The atmosphere is outstanding and fun.
On a sad note, we found out the wonderful hostess Claudette will be retiring at the end of the year! Will definitely book another visit before she leaves!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Scenic View, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food was terrible. Service was too obtrusive. Interior, while festive seemed I need of a good cleaning and update.

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

We went there with two other family members to celebrate Good News from a medical procedure. Trader Vic's was exactly what we needed. Everything is great

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants in the bay area. Sits on the pier with a great view of the bay.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Live Music, Romantic, People Watching, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Everything was great!

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

The price was high for the quality of the food. There was nothing special about anything we ordered. For the price I expected more from the kitchen. Service was excellent and attentive. I really wanted to rave about my meal but I just feel "meh" about it.

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

So glad that Trader Vic’s is still around I’ve been hearing about since I was a little kid but just went there for the first time with a date. Fun atmosphere. Love the drinks. Food was awesome. The servings are substantial. If you like lamb, I would highly recommend the rack of lamb. And the mushroom appetizer is amazing.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Romantic, Happy Hour, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We ordered Tidbits upon arrival and drink orders were taken in 2 shifts as 1 couple arrived about 15 minutes late. Those orders were delivered promptly. We ordered our entrees, and because we hadn't been together for awhile, didn't realize that 45 minutes had passed and our food had not arrived. We feel quite sure that our food order got lost in the midday shuffle. There was no particular apology for the long delay, although the staff was pleasant enough. We left minimal tip as the service was close to non-existent. We are old Cosmo Place diners and have been to the Emeryville location occasionally during the many years since it returned to the East Bay.
I love the consistent menu, the Tandoori oven and the familiarity of the restaurant and am very disappointed that our recent visit was not as expected.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

waited 1 hour for food---salads were horrible, not dressed properly-- bunch of shrimp unattractively placed and had glassy look, like from freezer----waited so long, had no time for coffee. understaffed and no kitchen talent. too bad for a place everyone likes to come

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Sea bass was great, New York steak yummy but filet & coconut shrimp disappointing. It took about 35 minutes between appetizer to main dish. No bread or butter, so we were hungry & just waiting for main entree. Desserts were ok, but for the price point, there are other restaurants I would rather go to.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Had a great time good service and food. Birthday celebration. Lived in the Bay Area all my life and hadn’t been to Trader Vic’s in years and happy I went back. Had a great time. Food and drinks were amazing..

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Cozy, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Fun, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We love Trader Vic's! My husband and I throw a tiki party each year so are big into tiki culture. We chose this for our mutual birthday restaurant and had so much fun. There was live music, delicious food, and we LOVED the Maitai's. If you want a mini vacation to the tropics, make a resi for a fun dinner with creative and authentic decor and yummy drinks!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Live Music, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

better not food has deteriorated dramatically since previous visits

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

What can I say . . . one of my favorite spots for many reasons. Good food, stellar service and the cocktails can't be beat.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Scenic View, Fun, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic, Waterfront, Tapas, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

LOVE the view and the drinks are ALWAYS good and gets you going.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Been dining at Trader Vic's since it was Hinky Dinks on San Pablo Avenue in the 1960's....
Cosmo Place and Emeryville...so I have been a big fan for a long, long time.
Two years ago had Thanksgiving here at they ran out of food by 5 PM...and have been hesitant to return.
The food just doesn't warrant the price.
Cosmo tidbits for $26 ? Cheese Bings for $11 ? I had the salmon and it was OK. My
wife got indigestion from the curry.... the bill for 4 adults was over $300 and I don't
drink.
All things must change...sorry to see Trader's not change for the better...

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Love the food the drinks the view over all great birthday dinner! Will be coming back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food and beverages delicious! If have a table on the bar side, know it can get pretty loud and noisy. A way overpriced item is the Crab and artichoke dip - just a handful of chips and small bowl for $21. Menu a bit pricey but I would go again.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Really great service and food and a relaxed atmosphere on a very busy Thanksgiving day. We had such a good time!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We enjoyed the atmosphere greatly. The food was unique but still good. I would have appreciated a more traditional Polynesian menu with a few more choices on a special offering.
The Canadian Whiskey was much appreciated.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Waterfront
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 16, 2017

This is one of the greatest examples of the classic Tiki restaurant still standing. The décor is traditional Polynesian Pop, retaining the charm of the mid-century tropical fantasy, while never crossing the line into kitsch. The cocktails my not be quite as crafty as those at SF’s Smugglers Cove or Pagan Idol, but they are still delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very disappointed. Probably will never go back. Loud. Dirty. Slow service. Took 40 min after we sat to get drinks. Appetizers arrived first. Really?

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