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Spice Monkey

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1628 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612-3353
+1 510-268-0170
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
Marin, CA
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 at ORO in SF is my favorite (try their tumeric drinks) and Spruce has some... More 

1 Thank REH999
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 the prix fixe meal was not inexpensive. Either they were understaffed, or ...

Thank Randall B
San Francisco, CA
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 of draft beers. Would highly recommend a visit for lunch. Not cheap but well worth... More 

Thank worldtravellerruth11
San Francisco, California
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544 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 it was just assembled together with pre-cooked items. The pork shoulder was just ok but... More 

1 Thank BayAreaTraveler6338
Oakland, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2015

I'm not a foodie, but if I was one, this would be my 'go to' spot. They have a fantastic menu that is a blend of asian and contemporary food styles. Their menu is always changing, where they are brining in new dishes and flavors! I never get tired of going here. And did I mention that they have a... More 

1 Thank JRL-travel
Vallejo, California
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2014

To say this place is unique is an understatement. There was only one thing on the menu that I knew. Even the ingredients were all unknown. Now I know what a Mung bean is, although I didn’t eat any. They did have one familiar item in the midst of the unique stuff, Mac & Cheese. It was good even though... More 

1 Thank tallguy92056
Livermore, California
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014

We visited on a Saturday night when they had a show with about 10 up-and-coming comedians in the dining and showroom upstairs. Intimate setting, friendly audience, professional comics and had a blast. Food was very good and unusual in a fusion Asian way. Also within easy walking distance of Bart subway.

1 Thank mfmccart
Appleton, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

The staff, service and food was outstanding! Located in downtown Oakland we took a table outside on the street for lunch. I had a grilled chicken wrap that was seasoned like no other! Excellent restaurant for a lunch stop in the Bay area!

1 Thank Jeffrey F
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place is unique in that it has a Mexican fountain in the middle of the dining room and feels like being in another country. The bar is friendly and the servers are too. I had the Asian tacos and, like many other reviewers have said, they were tasty and different from anything I have had before. The cocktails were... More 

1 Thank Susie06

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?