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Bocanova

#10 of 1,125 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
South American, Fusion
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55 Webster Street, 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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Place!

Bocanova is a great place...the food is superb, the atmophere is great, the service is excellent and the view is wonderful (if you sit outside). I've been twice now, and really like this place. With a Brazilian-themed menu, featuring a very nice range of dishes -- appetizers, small plates, salads... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
GoofballDad
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San Francisco, CA area
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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158 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Francisco, CA area
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Bocanova is a great place...the food is superb, the atmophere is great, the service is excellent and the view is wonderful (if you sit outside). I've been twice now, and really like this place. With a Brazilian-themed menu, featuring a very nice range of dishes -- appetizers, small plates, salads, seafood, meat (including a 36-ounce rib eye!) -- there is... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food was excellent especially the lamb and scallops. We also enjoyed a great bottle of wine for half price on a Wed. night. The desserts were also fantastic including a delicious variation on bread pudding. Will go back frequently as we all had a wonderful time. I've no doubt you will enjoy not only the meal but the pleasant,... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Just returned from a business dinner at Bocanova. What a joy! Fresh, innovative flavor combinations, with beautifully prepared and presented food. The red pozole sounded so good, I had to try it, and I was not disappointed. Just the right level of heat, with a magnificent blend of textures between the beans, the chunks of chicken, and the tortilla strips... More 

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Oakland, California
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I've been to Bocanova many times, and ALWAYS have a great meal. The vibe is great, and the food interesting and delicious. Highly recommended!

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Our waitperson decribed the menu as "latin-fusion," whatever that means. I had a sort of Mexican burrito that required a knife and fork to eat.. My spouse had a baked chicken. The service was friendly but spotty, and the room bright, open, loud, and packed with tables. Fun for one visit, but don't think we'll go back.

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I went here for dinner with colleagues. The food was great, but the wine...oh, the wine!! I am a huge fan of Portuguese wine and there were lovely and unusual Portuguese selections on the wine list. I had a fascinating discussion with Gerardo, the manager and sommelier, about our selections. We enjoyed lovely glasses of port to end the night.... More 

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Oakland, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Small plates and great flavor. It can get a little noisy at times but it's worth it. Located in the very active Jack London Square.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Always delicious small plates to be savored and shared. Beautiful restaurant with lovely outdoor seating facing the sailboats. Very good service. Seasonally changing menu. One of the best!

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Tucson
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Terrific menu, beautiful restaurant inside and out, helpful staff, great find. Try the kale salad with duck confit, or, just about anything.

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

For lunch—my first here in two years—about 12 noon, I asked to be seated outdoors on a large terrace facing the bay. A perfect California day: 65 and sunny. I was seated at a small table for two, from where I could survey the entire growing lunchtime crowd. Service: attentive, not aggressive. My waiter was in charge (took drink and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 Webster Street, 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: South American, Fusion

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

Questions & Answers

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