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“Great New Restaurant in Oakland!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hopscotch

Hopscotch
1915 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA
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Ranked #7 of 1,047 restaurants in Oakland
Cuisines: Californian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: New restaurant, less that 2 months. Already an "in" place. Californian with Japanese influences.
vacaville, california
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great New Restaurant in Oakland!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Hopscotch is a great new restaurant in uptown Oakland. Not only was the atmosphere pleasant and the service excellent, the food was delicious! There were five in our group, and we all agreed that we will return!

  • 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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Concord, California
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“An exciting new restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Hopscotch recently opened in the spot formerly occupied by Chef Edwards BBQ, on the edge of the Uptown dining area. The décor is that of an old diner. There is a counter with red stools and several tables. The space is small and simply decorated, but is inviting and cozy. There are also a few tables on the sidewalk. The cuisine is “Californian” with Japanese influences. For appetizers we chose the pork pate on brioche (fantastic) and the heirloom tomatoes marinated in Dashi. Our entrees included Corvina Seabass, which was excellent, and the Three Little Pigs that is apparently a signature dish. It consists of braised belly, prosciutto meatballs, ham hock kale with apple celery-root mash, black garlic. This is a great dish. Our desserts were the Yuzu tart (great) and beignets dusted with Soy powder. Others have mentioned that the bartender is a great mixologist, and I certainly agree. I had two scotch drinks (of course), the Domino (Scotch, Amaro, blackberry, Jalapeno, and lemon) – maybe he best Scotch-based cocktail that I have ever had) and the Plaid on Plaid (blackbottle, caolila scotch, lemon, honey, egg white). The server, Kristin, was very gracious, competent, and knowledgeable. Prices are quite reasonable with no dish over $19 as I write this. Sunday brunch is also served, but I have not yet experienced that.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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