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Luka's Taproom & Lounge

American, Californian
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2221 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
510-451-4677
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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 18
    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
My first visit, but not my last…

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Andreas G
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Berkeley, California
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English first
Berkeley, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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126 reviews 126 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Long Beach, California
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164 reviews 164 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We tried salmon, lamb with garbanzo beans sauce and grits with spicy savory sauce. All 3 dishes had excellent flavors. Great to share. Wine list did not match the food,which was disappointing . Did not care for Mac and cheese balls. Too starchy.

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Flagler Beach, Florida, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

monday nights are at luka's! the oysters are wonderful, the macaroni and cheese fritters are amazing -- and the clam chowder is fabulous. and the rest of the menu is pretty terrific too.... add that to great service, fun atmosphere and a big beer list and you're good to go. parking is easy also...

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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, Californian
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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