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Red Sea Restaurant & Bar

5200 Claremont Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1033
+1 510-655-3757
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average0%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible0%
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African, Ethiopian
$$ - $$$
5200 Claremont Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1033
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

Service in Ethiopian/Eritrean restaurants can be maddening. It can take such a restaurant an hour to ask for one’s order, and 75-90 minutes to deliver the food. Usually, when the food arrives, it is pretty damned good, but still, maddening. The Red Sea is one...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bardsf
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Nice little place. Could work of the ambiance a bit but befall good food, nice variety of African beers to choose from, enjoyed the food and have been back a couple of times!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Robert G
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Truly authentic. Not expensive, either. Since I last wrote a review two years ago, I've eaten here numerous times. Excellent, excellent, and even better. How can it be that no one has reviewed this place for two years. You are missing out! My go-to for...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank CaliforniaFellow
Reviewed September 25, 2016

In addition to my tastebuds' delight, the number of customers speaking Amharic is testimony to the authenticity of the food served here. I came with my ten-year-old granddaughter, so I was able to adjust the level of spiciness to her level. In addition to the...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank CaliforniaFellow
Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is one of the better Ethiopian places among many in North Oakland....guess that's why it has stood the test of time. The food here is good, the service is OK. The menu is a bit different from other places-lots more seafood (hence the name,...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank chuttipen
Reviewed March 17, 2016

You must this Ethiopian restaurant when you are in Oakland, CA. They have all the traditional dishes what we have all come to love. They have a salad called Timatim which is minced Injra which is soaked in tomato sauce and flavored with wonderful spices....More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank Ibizan_Yankee
Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

This has turned out to be one of my favorite places to eat for many reasons. First the food ! If you order the pasta with shrimp, it's a plate much more then you can imagine. Sauce is red with a bit of spice to...More

Thank totomau
Reviewed September 6, 2013

This is my favorite Ethiopian restaurant. My wife, 9 year old son and I usually share one veggie and one meat combo, and everything is so delicious we practically lick the plates clean, in spite of being stuffed! The flavors seem deeper and more complex...More

Date of visit: September 2013
Thank 522markd
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We wanted to try something new and different so we went to the Red Sea. We ordered a family style assortement including vegetariang and meat entrees. The food tasted great. It's a little spicy (not extremely though) so if you dont like a little kick...More

Date of visit: September 2013
Thank Robert A
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We've been going to Red Sea for over twenty years. Occasionally, we try a different Eritrean or Ethiopian restaurants in the East Bay, but we always come back to Red Sea. My wife and I generally eat here once a week. The food is consistently...More

Date of visit: February 2013
Thank Peter O
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Dining Style
Home Style
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5200 Claremont Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1033
    (51st Ave & Telegraph Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-655-3757
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