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#20 of 1,047 Restaurants in Oakland
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5301 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1416
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Oakland, California
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unpretentious little gem restaurant with very good service. All their appetizers and entries are excellent, so much attention to detail. The place is usually tightly packed and tables are fairly closed to each other. Walk-ins possible but you may end up waiting a bit, the place is very popular.

Thank Olasek
Lakewood Ranch
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an outstanding little restaurant. We brought a bottle wine with us. Two of us enjoyed the seafood stew. One had the mussel appetizer and I had a salad. The other party had salmon. The presentation was wonderful and the taste excellent. The varieties of fish in the stew were cooked to perfection and the broth was memorable. Worthy... More 

Thank Scott M
Berkeley, California
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Summary based on one dinner: --host seated us promptly for our reservation although the original table wasn't yet available --loud enough that we had some issues getting our order understood. All worked out fine, though. --very good starters and mains --ok prices for the area and quality --good service --challenging street parking

Thank Richard H
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Not only was the food spectacular and elevated, but the service was out of this world. I came in on a whim with my boyfriend just a few hours before our flight back to Boston. The kitchen was able to expedite our order, still allowing for customizations, and the staff was warm and welcoming even knowing we likely wouldn't be... More 

Thank Amanda C
Ithaca, New York
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We arrived on a friends recommendation no reservation. When they say they open at 5:00 they mean it. Food was a delight to see and eat. Waiters were informed and helpful Bar drinks were outstanding. About $50 per person w/o tip but excellent.

Thank ken8572
Moraga, California
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Our party of 4 enjoyed very good food, excellent service and a very nice setting. The environment is very comfortable with an interior brick wall and simple decor. There's a nice energy (albeit a little noisy) in the space. They specialize in seafood -- our muscles and salmon was excellent. The prices are reasonable for a Bay Area restaurant with... More 

Thank Silver996c
Austin, Texas
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101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

On Yelp, I asked for the best clam chowder in the Rockridge/ Berkeley area and the restaurant at the top of the list was Marica. When we arrived, we told our waiter this and he said it is one of their rotating soups of the day but not today. We were disappointed to not have their chowder which we were... More 

Thank Kyllito
Saint Louis, Missouri
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We had heard and read good things about Marica and our first visit was a good one. We walked in at 8:15 on a Tuesday, and got a table easily. Our waiter was friendly and I believe we still got happy hour prices as our Chardonnay was listed at $15 (too much!) but billed at $11. An Absolut martini was... More 

Thank dwisland
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80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Thanks to other reviewers we tried this place and were not in the least disappointed. The service was excellent and our waiter Derek was very helpful and friendly. Our appetizers, meals and dessert were tops. We had swordfish, lobster, among other delicious items. The bread is also very good.....we highly recommend. If on a budget take advantage of the early... More 

Oakland, California
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful family-run restaurant . Prices are midrange however the quality of the food is very highly . It's a small place so make sure to make reservations on weekends. I highly recommend this place .

Thank Barzin20

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5301 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1416
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-985-8388

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