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Bocanova

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$$$
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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Today
11:30 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, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Nice surprise..

We went as a family (with kids) so we went early in the evening. The menu was diverse, the food very tasty, the service excellent...a bit more expensive than expected...but worth going back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Graciela A
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We went as a family (with kids) so we went early in the evening. The menu was diverse, the food very tasty, the service excellent...a bit more expensive than expected...but worth going back.

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Danville, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has instituted a 20% service charge in leiu of tipping. Following is the service you receive: 1. Our table was not ready so we went to the bar and ordered a drink. When the hostess came to get us for our table, she made no motion to carry our drinks. We were left to carry our belongings as... More 

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Chicago
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The corn on the cob and mascarpone mousse were to die for. We also ordered the deviled eggs with the crab which was excellent. The crab was super fresh but unless you are a fan of deviled eggs you might find it to be a little much. Lobster bisque and carne asada were just OK. Depending on what you order... More 

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Ukiah, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The food was good, not great - good, small portions for pricing. Ordered the Brazilian Ginger Shrimp, received maybe 7 shrimp, for $36 ...nothing to accompany the shrimp...not even some veggies.

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Oakland, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

wife/I went there last 2 valentines day and enjoyed both meals. We ordered a number of small plates all were spot on and creative. we will go again.

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Oakland, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We've been to Bocanova about a dozen times now. The first time we went there were three of us and I learned then that it works best with 4-6 people. That way you can try more dishes. The food is delicious and original. I heard much of it was inspired by the line cooks own home-cooked food in their native... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A plate of overdressed lettuce and a bowl of decent but not overly impressive soup for just shy of $40. Ridiculous! I believe I'll spend my next $40 on a good meal served by a waiter who can actually remember to bring a drink to the only table he is serving. Take a pass on this place. Pretentious is OK.... More 

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Oakland, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

We've been numerous times and always leave saying it cost too much for not filling us up. No we're not big eaters but the servings when shared don't go far. TIP - get a groupon deal so you don't feel ripped off TIP - ceviches are very good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I have been to this restaurant twice for lunch and once for dinner. Food and service were excellent each time, which is why I have returned. I am not usually a desert eater but the waiter pointed out the chocolate bread pudding and it was wonderful. Served warm with a deep dark chocolate ice cream. I would return just for... More 

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Oakland, California
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My dining guest and I had ordered 3 appetizers and the entrés came out while we were still eating. Clearly a wrong message from the server or the kitchen. Overall just ok service.

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?