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Howden Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$
1628 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612-3353
+1 510-268-0170
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good49%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“wedges” (2 reviews)
“lamb burger” (2 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
1628 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612-3353
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Reviewed June 2, 2017

2nd time coming here on a comedy night (upstairs) and I've realised prices have increased and food is definitely a hit or miss. Last time we shared the monkey fingers (chicken strips) which were nice. This time it was a miss though :( we shared...More

Thank Heliana M
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

Attended the Oakland Comedy show here held upstairs at the Spice Monkey. It's a small intimate venue and the food was delicious. Would thoroughly recommend the Vietnamese chickenballs and the blacked wedges, however at $10 I felt the wedges were somewhat overpriced. The cocktails were...More

Thank MsBeautySoul
Reviewed April 26, 2017

the cocktails are to die for! The snacks are tasty too and the service is friendly and efficient! Always recommend this place for drinks.

Thank dlite205
Reviewed April 24, 2017

Came here with hubby on a Thursday night for Oakland Comedy series! We were seated upstairs and had 2 different IPAs and monkey fingers. Efficient and fast service, good finger food and beer. Friendly staff and clean bathrooms. Lovely decor downstairs with lots of tiles...More

1  Thank Heliana M
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Cute little restaurant with a distinct style. Menu is not real large but there are plenty and a good variety of dishes to choose from. Our absolute hands down favorite were the pork belly mini tacos, 3 to an order. Tender, succulent and full of...More

Thank pglaw
Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed all the food and the fresh local beers, along with sitting outside. Once our food was served, we never saw an employee again. Had to walk inside to find some bread, and to find someone we could pay.

Thank D S
Reviewed May 18, 2016

What I like about Spice Monkey are its mixed drinks. Those of you who are following this trend are seeing more and more bartenders who are alchemical mixologists (my phrase). They take diverse ingredients and make delicious potions, often with their own infusions. The bar...More

1  Thank REH999
Reviewed January 4, 2016

We have gone to Spice Monkey twice. The first time was acceptable. The second time, on New Year's Eve, was not. Everything was bad. the oysters were dry and room temperature. The cornish game hen was chewy. The poached pears were hard (not done). And...More

Thank Randall B
Reviewed August 14, 2015

Went for lunch today with a friend and had a delicious filet steak salad. It was very interesting flavors in the marinade and very fresh. My friend ate a chicken salad wrap that was fresh and good and quite large. Also had a great selection...More

Thank worldtravellerruth11
Reviewed March 24, 2015

Spice Monkey definitely has an interesting menu with various spices used in theirs entrees. I ordered the Something Like Sisig, which is a braised pork shoulder with rice and an egg. First thing I noticed was that it wasn't very hot and it looked like...More

1  Thank BayAreaTraveler6338
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1628 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612-3353
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-268-0170
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