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“Great service, wonderful birthday dinner” 4 of 5 stars
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Pican
2295 Broadway Street, Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 834-1000
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Ranked #33 of 1,128 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Grand Avenue
Transit: 19th Street BART, Oakland
Castro Valley, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great service, wonderful birthday dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is a lovely place that completely evokes the warmth and hospitality of the South, but with a bit of California twist to it. The staff are so charming and knowledgeable and clearly take pride in their establishment, services, and your pleasure that you are pretty much guaranteed an excellent experience. The Pican Punch was delicious and potent but it was pretty hard to select a drink from their choices. Best advice: talk to the bartender and wait-staff--they'll figure out the best fit for you and they will check back to make sure you're satisfied.

Our meals were delicious, filling and share-able--I had to try the mac and cheese even though the lamb was absolutely scrumptious. And who would have thought a raw collard greens salad would be so very tasty? Indulge yourself and a few good friends; you'll all enjoy it.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Medan, Indonesia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fell in love!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Went there during Fat Tuesday without any reservation, but still they managed to get a table for seven of us in a nice spot so we can talk and eat. The food was awesome! They have lots of and lots of choices even with gluten free choices. I thought I couldn't have any dessert since I was very full, but I cannot resist the dessert, it was soooo yummy. I definitely fell in love with this restaurant!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Do Brunch Here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Their bloody marys are huge! The food is amazing! I am try to find excuses to go to Pican as often as possible!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Danville, California
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Attention foodies: Skip SF and hop over to Pican in Oakland”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Great menu with unique southern cooking. Go for the sweet potatoe fries. The burgers are an unconventional fusion of flavors. If you are in Oakland, go there for lunch. Since I there for a business lunch, cocktails were out, but the bar area looked inviting and romantic.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Classy High End Southern Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful ambience, flawless contemporary Southern cuisine. Louisiana focused. I can't think of an equivalent place in SF, certainly not San Jose. Top notch service, Jill served us and made the evening a little more fun.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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