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Elephant Bar

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Standard food

Not much to cheer about. It's not bad but it's not really good either. It's a safe no-thrills choice.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Emeryville, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were in San Francisco for a vacation and stayed in Emeryville. We decided to try this place. We knew this was a chain so weren't expecting a 5 diamond place but we're very disappointed. Our server never introduced herself once she did finally come to our table. Drinks took forever to come. she gave us the... More 

Thank coreystags
Emeryville, California
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95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much to cheer about. It's not bad but it's not really good either. It's a safe no-thrills choice.

Thank FM6565
Atlanta, Georgia
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

A regional chain with a diverse menu. Always a safe bet if you're not sure where to go. Decent food, prices, and service.

Thank BBmyself
El Cerrito, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Great, cool location with an excellent menu, conveniently located across the street from the Marriott Courtyard in Emeryville. Had friends and family meet there as everyone gathered for our Labor Day Weekend wedding in San Francisco.

Thank Karen A
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The menu has changed and the food portions are very sparse. Our friend ordered the arugla salad with salmon for dinner and the salmon was a smaller piece than the lunch portion used to be. I bet it wasn't a two ounce portion.My wife ordered fish and chips and she told the waiter fries and got soggy potato chips. He... More 

Thank timdean3
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We ate at this place on last day of our holiday and were very disappointed. Seated fairly quickly and drinks order taken by very busy and harassed looking server. Food order taken then a wait of at least 45mins before any food arrived. When it did arrive steaks were cooked wrongly, another meal contained mushrooms by mistake and rice on... More 

Thank stevenmac1
High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

The Elephant Bar has a unique decor and interesting menu. The starter and dessert were fine, reasonable price and size; however, the main courses were all small and expensive for what was served - although the food was nice. I'd still recommend the Bar, but be prepared for the price!

Thank CAE318
Syracuse, New York
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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 

Thank Brad R
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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.

Thank Funtomerj
Richmond, California
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129 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?