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Mua
2442A Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94612
510-238-1100
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Ranked #17 of 1,116 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
Richmond, CA
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Large space and great vibe. My friend and I love to go to Mua right after work. The bartender (can't remember his name) rocks! He's super friendly and always recommends excellent appetizers! I've also gone for dinner and the food is consistent and the wait staff is attentive.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Cool spot, happy hour, great food, creative cocktails, what more could you ask for?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Went to Mua for the first time the other night with some friends, it was great, we got some drinks at the bar on happy hour (6 down from 10), then were promptly seated. Great service, not intrusive, but always there when you need them. It has a cool decor and vibe to it, not stuck up or "suit-y", yet still is a nice place worthy of a date.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Top quality food & drink - in a cool environment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We had an excellent dinner for 8 - including beverages, small plates, large plates and desert. Everything was great. Superb selection of beers, and very good selection of wines by the glass and bottle.

We enjoyed the small plates:
Garlic shrimp, fried tofu, mac& cheese, grilled romaine, beet salad. We'll have to go back to try he rest of the selection.

For the larger plates, the CPQ burger (think falafel burger with extra zing), hamburger, duck confit, shrimp po'boy were very good.

The bread pudding, afogato and flourless chocolate cake deserts were so scrumptious.

It is a lively environment, and you should call for reservations.

Definitely worth a trip into Oakland to dine on the amazing fare and take in the scene.

  • Visited December 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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San Francisco, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food, Loud Vibe, Awesome Drinks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Mua is an excellent restaurant with a great, loud vibe and awesome food. I went there with a group of 10 on a Saturday night. We had a recommendation which I highly recommend - this place is packed and happening!
The drink menu is amazing - they have a lot of quality wine/beer/mixed drinks. They have a strong poor. The Joe Smash is tasty. The All Nighter is perfectly balanced.
The food menu is small and large plates which lend itself to family style. Everything was so tasty. We had the Not Mac and Cheese (so tasty), Fried Chicken (awesome, but not many pieces to make sharing hard), Rib Eye cooked brilliantly (huge portion easy to cut up and share), Cesaer and Beet Salads wonderful, Calamari was tender and breaded perfectly.
The service is great. Our waiter was busy a couple of times, but we were able to get the attention of other staff.
They have an upstairs, which had some couches and loungey area. The DJ spun it up with a live cello (bass?) player.
This is a loud, busy place - it's hard to talk if you have a large group. But, its great to get the energy going for a Saturday night.

  • Visited December 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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Oakland, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“I just feel cool being there!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The fake mac and cheese is better than you could posssibly think! This place is both delicious, spaceous and just freakin cool. Go enjoy embrassing your inner hipster over a delicious cocktail here.

Visited October 2012
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