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5601 Bay St, Emeryville, CA 94608-2407
510-601-1001
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Decent food, decent prices, nothing spectacular

When I'm in Emeryville, every few months, I usually eat at Elephant Bar at least once. It's a great place to grab a quick meal, and there is a decent bar with plenty of televisions. Great for football season! The food is average. It feels a bit like Applebee's or TGIFriday, but with a more... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Brad R
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Syracuse, New York
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Syracuse, New York
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

When I'm in Emeryville, every few months, I usually eat at Elephant Bar at least once. It's a great place to grab a quick meal, and there is a decent bar with plenty of televisions. Great for football season! The food is average. It feels a bit like Applebee's or TGIFriday, but with a more diverse and international menu. The... More 

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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I LOVE this restaurant. It is always worth the wait. So much variety in drinks and food. Service is always great.

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Richmond, California
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122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We haven't here for awhile, and my husband wanted to take me to a nice place for my Birthday, and I agreed to come here, we walked in and notice there were not waiting list, so we were seated right away, and the server came to really fast with the menus and then with glass of water, for our five... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We loved the food. Sort of American dinner. There is something for everyone. We liked so much that we came two evenings in a row. The food is fresh. Portions are nice and big. They have a service problem, either they do not train their waiters well, or they don't pay them enough, but the service can improve.

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Denton, Texas
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were seated immediately, but after 10 minutes no wait staff ever came to the table. Several walked by and never acknowledged us. We just walked out.

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Oakland, California
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This used to be a premiere restaurant experience with the safari-themed larger than life giraffes and elephants charging out of the walls and tropical foliage and great food, but apparently times have changed. I was glad to get a table in fairly short notice and the lady at the front desk was courteous and efficient. But the service was unbearably... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Went to eat and have a couple drinks after a long day working. Had a lemon drop martini which was delicious! Also had the ahi tuna off the appetizer menu and it was delicious! There were no places to sit when I got there and the bartender, Camille, found another stool and squeezed me in! Very nice of her! They... More 

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Temecula, California
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144 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Their menu has changed and has a much smaller selection. Typically that means higher quality...nope. Service was slow and my iced tea sat empty most of the meal. There are too many choices to waste your money here.

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Austin, Texas
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Truly the worst service. First we ordered an appetizer, and the dish looked like it had mold on it. Then we waited and waited for the server to come back. When she did my friend pointed out the mold and said we'd like to order. The server left to replace the dish and went to another table. It was astoundingly... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

we were looking for a bar or grill for a nice steak. you will not find that here. if you like Mongolian, then you will like it here. the price is average. about 120$ for both of us. including a bottle of wine.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5601 Bay St, Emeryville, CA 94608-2407
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Emeryville
  • Phone Number: 510-601-1001

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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