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“FANTASTIC FLAVORS” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bocanova

Bocanova
55 Webster Street, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 444-1233‎
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Ranked #9 of 1,215 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Embarcadero W
San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC FLAVORS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Everything here is amazing - Platha with dip, Burma Shrimp, Kabat is so good - a must. The mango salad is to die for - Eat up - you won't be sorry and while it's not low cal friendly it's so worth it :)

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Wheeling, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“if pretentious is what you are looking for, this is the place”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Over-priced food and poor service insures that we will not come back to this place. The hostess was not to be found when we walked in, so we picked up a menu to look through for the almost 10 minutes while we waited for someone to appear. We wound up deciding to sit at the bar and it was a very bad decision since the bartender was completely full of himself and less-than responsive. It appeared as if we were bothering him, even though no one else was actually sitting at the bar. While we had heard rave reviews from friends who had been there, we were sadly disappointed.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Thank delivervalueplease
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Bloomington, Indiana
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191 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“dinner with friends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Our friends suggested this place in Oakland next to Jack London Square. The restaurant is relatively big and new with mostly Latin American cuisine. The ceviche was excellent. Service was very good.

Visited April 2013
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Thank ipeguy
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Tucson, AZ
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Tasty Pan-American dishes served beautifully on the waterfront patio in Oakland.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Our waiter was welcoming and helpful, suggesting wonderful dishes to share: olives, a cheese plate with several selections, a tiny honeycomb and spicy jicama strips; fresh salads; yellowfin tuna, pork tenderloin, flank steak, each and all with scrumptious sauces and accompaniments. Oh, and it was a sunny evening with a light breeze...

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Susan_LTucson_AZ
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Oakland, California
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice place, over-priced, small portions, fair service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Had lunch here on a Monday with five other people. Nice place, not very crowded. Service was adequate at best. Three taco plates, two burgers, one with no bun with a vegie side and one fish sandwich. The tacos were tasty but skimpy for twelve dollars, the fish sandwich had no flavor. When my wife asked for tartar sauce the waiter told her that they do not have tartar sauce. She left half the fish and three quarters of the bread on her plate. This disappointing dish for fourteen dollars makes me wonder how it manages to get the reviews that I see. The burgers with a fried egg on top were a little better but hardly worth the price. The vegie side was over-charred brussel sprouts. The $4 iced tea was weak. The parking validation saved me seventy five cents so that the parking cost me $6.75 I, for one, will not return. There are too many other good places in the area for lunch.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank JerryMoran
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