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55 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 444-1233‎
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Ranked #16 of 1,116 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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
Cuisines: South American, Fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Embarcadero W
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English first
Hopewell Jct, New York
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

While visiting relatives in Oakland a group of eight of us were taken to this restaurant for dinner. As it was quite dark outside and I had been driven there, I wasn't readily aware of it's location. Once inside, I found the restaurant to have a softly lit woodsy ambiance. We were seated at a long table in the middle... More 

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Austin, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

I almost never post bad reviews unless my experience is really bad as I figure every persons experience is subjective based on many factors. I was really looking forward to eating here. I had looked at the menu and seen the reviews made the reservations. I gave this place 2 stars because there were two good things about this establishment:... More 

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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Our daughter's wedding was over Thanksgiving weekend, and we had a lot of people there the night before, so the groom's family hosted a dinner at Bocanova. We all like the restaurant, but this was a 30+ party in their private dining room. The food was delicious, and the service was impeccable. Everyone enjoyed the tapas-style dishes. There was plenty... More 

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Oakland, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This is a spot we got to with business and faMike guests. Food is great as is the decor. The wine list, mixed drink menu and patio are all highlights.

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Sutter, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I was there on business with approximately 25 others. We were served appetizers only. Some good--Duck Pasole, some exotic, some not so good. But we were full by night's end.

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Orinda, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We had lunch here on a Sunday. The weather was perfect so we sat outside. There was a farmers market going on which aded to the buzz in the area. The four of us each had a diiferent lunch ranging from the fish tacos to the posole. All the food was very good. It tasted frshly made with just the... More 

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Oakland, California
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154 reviews 154 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've eaten at Bocanova four or five times in recent months and on each occasion I have been impressed by the food and especially the service. Normal service has always been great, but what sets a place apart is when things are NOT right, and each time something has not been as we wished (from trivial to significant), the staff... More 

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Monrovia, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is a real find. The food here is superb with excellent flavored, atmosphere and presentation. First of all of the dishes are shareable and it's the best way to dine here. We started with deviled eggs with dungeness crab, shishito peppers and the Brussel sprouts. The deviled eggs were light and a hit by even those that were... More 

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Oakland, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I really enjoy this destination. great service, great food- try the grilled octopus as well as the roasted cauliflower-- small plates. If you sit outside (weather permitting) you wont regreat it. Although the place is a large space, it divided nicely into cozy, more intimate spaces.

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Oakland, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Although the food was excellent the plate size was a little small and the price was more than expensive. The location is nice and service was ok but not fantastic.

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Additional Information about Bocanova

Address: 55 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Phone Number: (510) 444-1233‎
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: South American, Fusion

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