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Red Sea Restaurant & Bar

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5200 Claremont Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1033
+1 510-655-3757
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average0%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
Sep 25, 2016
“Delicious and reasonably priced”
Jul 13, 2016
“Solid Ethiopian with a funky vibe”
African, Ethiopian
$$ - $$$
5200 Claremont Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1033
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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

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

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

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

Thank Mark D
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

Thank bgadams
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

Thank Peter O
Reviewed November 30, 2012

This place is a fine bar especially for Ethiopians in the evening. Unfortunately the food, which I had a coupon for, was not worth what I paid for it. With so many other better spots in the area, I don't reccomend this one.

Thank Maia S
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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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