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“Excellent Jambalaya!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hibiscus
1745 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612
510-444-2626
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Ranked #300 of 1,119 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $35 - $55
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 18th street
Transit: We are only 2 blocks away from the 19th Street BART station and 4 blocks away from the AC Transit corridor at 20th and Broadway.
Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Excellent Jambalaya!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Hibiscus Restaurant, Oakland, CA: Thoroughly enjoyed my meal there. Quickly seated. The menu is not extensive, but varied enough and almost exclusively southern-style fare. Very affordable. Nice atmosphere. Friendly, attentive but relaxed service. Nice ambiance but easy enough to carry on a normal conversation.

The mixed green salad appetizer was fresh and large, had a good mix of greens and had a tasty vinegarette dressing. As an entree, I had the Jambalaya and it was terrific. Good flavor that grows on you; significant and noteworthy without being over-powering. Lots of chunks of chicken and sausage (you can also get it w/shrimp). I did not have dessert.

I would definitely go back and would recommend it if southern fare is your preference.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, CA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great little spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

The chef makes dishes without meat. Very vegetarian friendly and the prices are pretty reasonable. It was a little chilly and they had the doors open, but that was the only down side. Very minor issue. I will return.

Visited December 2012
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San Francisco, California
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“wow nothing like fresh food yummmmm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

what a great experience the food was delicious and fresh love the taste and the delicious drinks to die for, great customer service, we were sit in minutes and serve very quicky we went for show and din't want to wait to long,salads wow i will go again and again

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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