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Saul's Restaurant and Deli

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1475 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1410
(510) 848-3354
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 32
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Matzoh Ball Soup for all occasions

Had their soup for lunch and dinner, several days in a row. The matzoh Balls are perfectly done. One night we had fried trout...beautifully served. Highly recommend, this is the best deli in the San Francisco Bay Area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Andrew K
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Warren, New Jersey
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Warren, New Jersey
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Had their soup for lunch and dinner, several days in a row. The matzoh Balls are perfectly done. One night we had fried trout...beautifully served. Highly recommend, this is the best deli in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

They had me with the pickles placed on the table. Bagels and lox. Reuben. Did I mention the pickles?

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Every few years I go back to Saul's to see whether it's improved. Being from the Bronx, I would love to have a good delicatessen here in Berkeley. This time I had just a light lunch with a fried -- a sliced turkey sandwich on rye with green salad and iced tea. The turkey was tasteless. The salad was ok... More 

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richmond, california
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

went here after seeing the movie: Deli Man. was going in with lowered expectations after seeing mouth watering pictures of some of the most famous delis in America. but we were very impressed with our meal at Saul's: good pastrami, liked the matzo ball soup, very satisfying stuffed cabbage roll, complimentary pickle plate and liked our server as well.

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

One of the things I dislike about New York delicatessens is the huge portions. Either food gets wasted or I feel sick from each eating too much. At Saul's you can get half portions and the food is much healthier than the average deli. Try everything - you won't be disappointed.

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

In the Berkeley's "Gourmet Ghetto", along with Chez Panisse, Cesar, Acme Bread, etc, is Saul's Deli, an it is good! On a Saturday afternoon, the was a line, you give your name to the hostess, and wait. I twas crowded but we waited no more than 10 minutes. They give you three pickles m, that they make, to "taste" while... More 

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is not a classic New York delicatessen. While you can get matzo ball soup, a pastrami sandwich, and whitefish here, it is a Berkeley version of a deli. There's fresh green salads, some yummy middle Eastern dishes, and vegetarian options. Many of the ingredients are organic and local. The service is spotty, especially on weekends when they're very busy.... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A new York style deli, but with California style ingredients. Free range eggs, Acme bread, organic greens, loose leaf teas. Just don't expect any bacon.

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Aspen, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We found this place on our last night in Berkeley, otherwise we would have come back. So many choices - authentic Rueben sandwich with lots of meat, homemade latkes, delicious soup, beautiful bakery items - my eyes were definitely bigger than my stomach. Portions were good sized, it was busy on a Saturday evening, but the service was friendly and... More 

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Berkeley, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Man, I wish I loved Saul's. But in an effort to become some sort of artisanal, locavore (i.e. very Berkeley) Jewish deli, it's lost what marginal Jewish-deli-ness it once had. It does not feel very haimish. Except it still does attract a lot of us Berkeley Jews, many of whom come, eat, and gripe about how it just ain't NY... More 

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Additional Information about Saul's Restaurant and Deli

Address: 1475 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1410
Phone Number: (510) 848-3354
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 15
Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1475 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1410
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: (510) 848-3354

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Diner
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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