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Bocanova

#20 of 1,009 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Fusion, South American
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55 Webster Street, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607 (Embarcadero W)
(510) 444-1233‎
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food food, dog-friendly

I come here fairly often to sit outside, facing the water. Dogs are welcome (and might get a biscuit), which is a big draw for me. The food is good, especially the ceviches. The best way to eat here is to share with someone else. The small plates are actually small, so keep that in mind. I've... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
OaklandAnne
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Oakland, CA
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Roswell, Georgia
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102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Choices, choices and more choices…each one outstanding!! Sitting on their patio, looking at the marina, enjoying a fine selection of wines and incredibly imaginative tapas and more, was a highlight of my trip.

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Sutter, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I went with 12 business associates. We all had a hard time deciding what to order. A very 'varied' menu. Presentation was good. Flavor was also good. I am sure there are much better places to eat in Jack Landon Square.

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Oakland, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Unique, wonderful, creative food and fantastic service. Seating inside and out. Great bar. Wonderful to take newbies to Oakland.

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Oakland, CA
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46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I come here fairly often to sit outside, facing the water. Dogs are welcome (and might get a biscuit), which is a big draw for me. The food is good, especially the ceviches. The best way to eat here is to share with someone else. The small plates are actually small, so keep that in mind. I've always had great... More 

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oakland
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I've eaten here a dozen times. The food is OK. Interesting the first time, less so after that, and most of it is pretty spicy. But there is a wonderful outdoor patio right on the marina so a great place to meet friends on a sunny day for brunch.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Interesting flavors and unique dishes. Their guac is delicious - who knew a dash of horseradish could add such a pop! I had their tamale - they had an interesting take on it as it was deconstructed. Loved it. The location is nice to, especially on a nice night when you can stroll along the waterfront.

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Oakland, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Pan-American fresh healthy food, waterfront views. There is sure to be something on the menu that appeals.

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Alameda, California
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125 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Sometimes you just want to really savor some flavors and it's not about massive quantity. This is the place for you. Interesting dishes and sat outside under warm heatlamps to watch the energy of visitors in Jack London Square going by.

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Sebastopol, Ca
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I gave the restaurant four stars because it is above just an average restaurant. Altho some of the food was just average, other dishes were definitely five stars. I would definitely return here when I am in Oakland because I think there the good dishes were so good. We went on a Thursday night. We were seated quickly and the... More 

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Oakland, California
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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's pan latin cuisine, rarely seen in the Bay Area. As a Mexican American chef I enjoy all latin cuisines and styles. It's a great tour, its authentic and they mix it up a bit too. Five star bar ! Enjoy the view and lighten up with a good mojito first.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 Webster Street, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607
    (Embarcadero W)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: (510) 444-1233‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Fusion, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?