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Red Sea Restaurant & Bar

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5200 Claremont Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1033 (51st Ave & Telegraph Ave.)
510-655-3757
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Ethiopoan Food at great prices

We wanted to try something new and different so we went to the Red Sea. We ordered a family style assortement including vegetariang and meat entrees. The food tasted great. It's a little spicy (not extremely though) so if you dont like a little kick in your food that may be a concern. We had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2013
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Dublin
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This has turned out to be one of my favorite places to eat for many reasons. First the food ! If you order the pasta with shrimp, it's a plate much more then you can imagine. Sauce is red with a bit of spice to it- you can go spaghettini or penne - which ever. You can easily share one!... More 

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Oakland, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This is my favorite Ethiopian restaurant. My wife, 9 year old son and I usually share one veggie and one meat combo, and everything is so delicious we practically lick the plates clean, in spite of being stuffed! The flavors seem deeper and more complex than most of the other Ethiopian places I've tried, and I'm guessing that the steady... More 

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We wanted to try something new and different so we went to the Red Sea. We ordered a family style assortement including vegetariang and meat entrees. The food tasted great. It's a little spicy (not extremely though) so if you dont like a little kick in your food that may be a concern. We had a variety of foods with... More 

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Berkeley, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We've been going to Red Sea for over twenty years. Occasionally, we try a different Eritrean or Ethiopian restaurants in the East Bay, but we always come back to Red Sea. My wife and I generally eat here once a week. The food is consistently good, they have an excellent selection of east African beers and honey wine. Warning: it... More 

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Oakland, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This place is a fine bar especially for Ethiopians in the evening. Unfortunately the food, which I had a coupon for, was not worth what I paid for it. With so many other better spots in the area, I don't reccomend this one.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5200 Claremont Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1033
    (51st Ave & Telegraph Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-655-3757

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Ethiopian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Home Style
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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