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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 (37)
Special Occasion (35)
Handcrafted Cocktails (31)
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Good for a Date (31)
Scenic View (28)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Fun (25)
Good for Groups (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Bar Seating (21)
Romantic (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Business Meals (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Authentic (9)
Cozy (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Tapas (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Live Music (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Casual (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
People Watching (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

Just think this is a slice of paradise and wish I could dine there more often. Lico Mocc. Tropical drinks. Love it!

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing views, food, ambiance and variety of mixed drinks. Very kid friendly and Gluten Free friendly also.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Fun, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront, Cozy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Always a treat to be at Trader Vic’s in Emeryville with great drinks, great service and great food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was good, not remarkable. Pricey for what it was. However, the service was remarkable in that we never went wanting but saw the same server only once. Went for lunch and the menu was limited. Would want to go back for dinner

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

First time guest. Drove an hour & a half to come here for my birthday. Did NOT disappoint. We had appetizers, main dish, cocktails and desserts. Each dish was better than the last. Staff are attentive and pleasant. The decor was amazing. Pictures don't do it justice! If you have a chance to bring someone special, I highly recommend to anyone looking for something different and exotic.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Authentic, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Tiki and Trader's go together. It's a shame that all the Trader Vic's restaurants have closed with only a couple exceptions, this being one. (Atlanta is only other US location). We remember the treat of pupu platters in the past and were sad when our local closed in the early 80s. The good news is that Emeryville's Maitai lives on and is wonderful. The location is terrific overlooking the harbor, the service is great. The only disappointment was the much smaller menu of far less interesting choices. While my salmon was cooked in their impressive clay pots, husband's kung pao chicken was just fine, tho he did like the little chinese mushrooms. I just can't take a restaurant with chow mein terribly seriously. Go for the view, drinks and festive decor and service, not for outstanding food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

This was the perfect place for our anniversary. The food came out at the perfect times. The drinks and food were delicious. Our only two criticisms are we had to ask for water and the large group next to us took most of our server's attention which delayed ordering a second round of drinks. But otherwise, it was an absolutely perfect experience. I will recommend this restaurant to everyone I know.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Trader Vics is amazing. I wish there was one in the east bay area. The cocktail seminar events are a must

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We always look forward to the ribs when at the Lounge during happy hopur. For some reason, this time, the ribs were NOT as they have been in the past...it really seemed like they took ribs from the day before and reheated them....not juicy, too much BBQ sauce....NOT GOOD,
Please bring back the ribs as they should be cooked.
The new hostess is very friendly and our waitress in the bar was good......but the ribs disappointed!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Trader Vic’s is one of my favorite restaurants that we frequent 4+ times a year (too expensive so we go for special occasions) and it’s always been exceptional. However our last visit was very disappointing. Drinks - I’ve never had cocktails anywhere with so much ice. When the server brought our drinks the ice was higher than the liquid. For $12 + for a cocktail, there was wayyy too much ice and barely any kick. I’ve never had a bad drink at TV’s until this visit. Some of the food was very disappointing too. The crab artichoke dip has changed and it’s now a very small portion for a lot of $$$. Our favorite pork sliders were almost all bun & very little meat. We had to ask for the crackers and peanut dip which are usually always on the table & we he had to ask several times for refills. The dinner portions seemed smaller too. I always get the Mahi Mahi & it was a lot smaller than before. Another surprise was how bad our waitress was. She kept forgetting when we asked for things which was extremely annoying & a table of 4 had to share ONE MENU, they were short menus!!! We spent almost $300 and all of us were disappointed. We will be back & we really hope this was just a fluke bad experience.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Were there several years ago and was great. Lacking this time won't be back. Was looking for the menu you presented on line, couldn't find it. Disappointed. I will say the Chillean Sea Bass was outstanding.

Tags: Live Music, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We really enjoyed the rack of lamb and the original 1944 Trader Vics Mai Tao.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

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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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 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 5, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·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 30, 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 30, 2017

Great food, service and ambiance.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 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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vip
 (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 28, 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 28, 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 24, 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 21, 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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 16, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 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 15, 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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 (San Francisco)·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 13, 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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 (San Francisco)·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 12, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 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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