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“Fun and upbeat!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mua

Mua
2442A Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94612
510-238-1100
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Ranked #10 of 1,047 restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Broadway
Oakland, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fun and upbeat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Excellent food and music! Live DJ and a lively environment that you can still enjoy a great conversation in. Great drinks too. The lamb tagine was excellent! There was only two of use but we order a few small plates and a couple larger plates (calamari, brussel sprouts, garlic shrimp etc). What a surprising place located on the auto row! Great for after work fun and weekend hangout. If you like quiet this isn't for you but it's a very funky and fun place.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
San Francisco, CA
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Cool, hip eatery with many offerings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Had dinner here with friends from the East Bay to celebrate a birthday. We shared the entire meal which was mostly small plates and one entree-sized serving. We were able to have a variety of dishes, all creatively prepared: artichoke hearts, bone marrow, mac and cheese w/o cheese, watermelon salad, garlic prawns, collard greens with bacon, fried chicken with coleslaw and cornbread, bread pudding and pineapple upside down cake. Really delicious meal, and everyone was happy and full by the end. Good place to go if you want to try different foods but don't want to commit to having it as your entree! Funky atmosphere - very eclectic! Good service, fun drink menu as well. Highly recommend.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fountain Valley, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Food was outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

By brother brought all of our out-of-town family here to celebrate my niece's graduation. They accomodated us in a private room with exceptional service and outstanding food.
The salad and vegetables tasted fresh picked and they did amazing things with arugula! Butternut squash mac n cheese was amazing! Our salmon and chicken entrees were wonderful, but my fav was the flourless chocolate cake for dessert!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lafayette, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Disappointment”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

While the service was excellent, the food was disappointing. We had high expectations, since we enjoyed their other restaurant so much. The artichoke was tough. The beet salad was very ordinary with only the usual variety of beet. The brussels sprouts were poorly prepared. The entrees were the only highlight of the meal. With so many wonderful restaurants in Oakland I doubt if we will ever return.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good portions, great atmosphere and trendy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012 via mobile

This is the third time in one month that I've been to Mua, for two birthday celebrations and one get together, all for lunch, one outside on a nice sunny day and twice in the big room. The hamburger was well portioned with either fries or a salad, the duck confit salad and chicken Milanese salad are tasty and good sized but my favorites are the brussel sprouts and fried calamari!

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