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Luka's Taproom & Lounge

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2221 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
510-451-4677
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
For brunch on weekends

We came here after our exercise class and wanted to share something so we ordered the fried chicken and eggs with a side of bacon. It came with 3 delicious and crispy chicken wings, a large portion of lumpy but tasty grits, a sumptuous bisquit and Mango spritzer and real ginger beer! It was the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
KWong55
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Oakland, California
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English first
Oakland, California
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238 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We came here after our exercise class and wanted to share something so we ordered the fried chicken and eggs with a side of bacon. It came with 3 delicious and crispy chicken wings, a large portion of lumpy but tasty grits, a sumptuous bisquit and Mango spritzer and real ginger beer! It was the perfect way to end the... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This a solid, friendly restaurant. The food is good, but not innovative - which is okay because we all have friends we have to take to dinner who are not super adventurous and this is where I would go with these guests. I don't mind an occasional chicken and waffles! Management is good and very supportive of community groups. Centrally... More 

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Berkeley, California
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I had wanted to go to Luka’s Taproom for some time, following a favorable review on a local television program called Check Please Bay Area. It was a Wednesday night, and on Wednesdays you can order mussels (done in one of three ways) and frites for $12. Pairing this with a pre-6 PM arrival, it overlapped with their Monday through... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My wife and I were going to see Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds at the Paramount Theater. Luka's is one block away and really gets you ready for a show. Busy bar and restaurant vibe. This definitely speaks to the resurgent Oakland downtown. It advertises as French-Belgium fare. It seems more Southern. I had the Carolina Shrimp and Grits. Fantastic!... More 

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Berkeley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We hadn't eaten at Luka's in a couple of years so we returned for lunch on a Tuesday and immediately remembered why it's been two years - the noise level. Once the restaurant starts to fill up, the noise level rises to an intensity which makes it difficult to understand each other across the table. Since other reviewers mention this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A short distance from The Cathedral of Christ the Light, this restaurant was a great find. Local fresh oysters (6 each) and a shared Reuben sandwich. Freshly prepared with barley salad, this was ample for two. It was very crowded at 2 pm. Prompt, attentive service made it a very pleasant experience.

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East Bay, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Luka's is one of my favorite places in Oakland to chill out, eat, and get some dancing in. They have great food and great music. I love their mac and cheese.

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Luka's Taproom was a terrific surprise - every morsel was delicious. The huge green salad was a fresh way to start and we all loved out mains. Bouillabaisse had piles of shellfish and perfect tender fish in a tasty broth. The Pozole had great textures and flavors and the bevette steak was tender and flavorful. We split two desserts and... More 

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Alameda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a lunchtime hot spot - you should probably make reservations. It can be really hard to get seated sometimes. And sometimes you will need to wait even with a reservation. That said, the food is worth it. The drink, too (known from weekend brunches). Oysters on the 1/2 shell, AWESOME fries with a trio of dipping sauces. Lovely... More 

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Bay Area, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Convenient place to eat when seeing something at the Paramount or the Fox Theaters. I almost always get the burger and fries when I go. The burger is great and the thick cut fries are the best. It has a good energy as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2221 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-451-4677

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?