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55 Webster Street, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607 (Embarcadero W)
+1 510-444-1233
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love Bocanova and when i have guests in town that can spend money for dinner or lunch we go here. My favorite food here is the Mexican Chocolate bread pudding save room for this desert when you go. they do a happy hour with wines and appetizers that is always good and the price is usually good for happy... More 

Thank Sharon L
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was great. Waiter was thorough and warned us of ingredients that might trigger an allergy. The food was fresh; the ceviche flavorful; the ribeye steak, however was far less tender than we would have expected for, well, a ribeye. Yes the request was for medium well, but have made a more tender well-done ribeye at home. Still, I'd go... More 

Thank Yolanda K
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to this place a couple of times the food was mediocre but the service was terrible both times. The second time we went we arrived at about 8 pm the place was not very busy the host asked if we had reservations which we didn't he sat us at the bar, I could see 15... More 

Thank Orlando D
Oakland, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The french toast and waffles are amazing at Boa Nova. Ambiance and decor are stunning. Outside dining is great, it's fun to eat outside on summer Sundays during Farmer's Market. They changed their pricing last year, Oakland living wages, and we found the price increase to be dramatic. So we don't dine there for dinner as often, sadly.

1 Thank KMM655
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Surprisingly good at this restaurant. The cuisines are uniquely displayed and delectable. The service staffs are friendly and helpful. I got s very tasty beer that I've never tasted before. Highly recommended.

Thank Kentotchii
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Got a table outside on the water on a gorgeous sunny day. Lunch was wonderful. Best place ever to play hooky on a sunny day. Love love love.

Thank Peter I
San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bocanova is my new favorite local restaurant. My floating hotel Barkissimo, just relocated to Oakland's jack London square, so I've been trying the fare throughout the area. Bocanova serves a Mexican/latin fusion menu that is creative and inspirational. I'd tried it once, and now any time I'm planning a meal out I am drawn to this gem. I have gone... More 

Thank Barkissimo
Oakland, California
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This restaurant is beautifully situated at the marina in Jack London square, including both inside and outside seating, with a great view of boats, and foot traffic. It is a large place and can accommodate large groups. If I could I would give it 4.5 stars -- the food is good and consistent -- one of my favorite dishes is... More 

Thank m d
Oakland, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Bocanova is an experience in flavors. The culinary influences of Central, South and North America masterfully done. The environment is beautiful, and the staff is informed and presents the food offerings well.

Thank Raymond H
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

My friends and I recently shared an amazing lunch at Bocanova! Fortunately they were friends and they wanted to SHARE! There is no way that I would have been able to commit to just a single meal selection. We shared three of their taco selections: Swordfish, Chicken Tinga, and Duck "Carnitas". All three were winners...fresh ingredients, creative, fantastic flavor. The... More 

Thank Sue W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
South American, Spanish, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Webster Street, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607
    (Embarcadero W)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-444-1233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?