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“Fun and upbeat!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mua

Mua
Ranked #6 of 1,249 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Broadway
Oakland, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fun and upbeat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Excellent food and music! Live DJ and a lively environment that you can still enjoy a great conversation in. Great drinks too. The lamb tagine was excellent! There was only two of use but we order a few small plates and a couple larger plates (calamari, brussel sprouts, garlic shrimp etc). What a surprising place located on the auto row! Great for after work fun and weekend hangout. If you like quiet this isn't for you but it's a very funky and fun place.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
San Francisco, CA
Level Contributor
226 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Cool, hip eatery with many offerings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

Had dinner here with friends from the East Bay to celebrate a birthday. We shared the entire meal which was mostly small plates and one entree-sized serving. We were able to have a variety of dishes, all creatively prepared: artichoke hearts, bone marrow, mac and cheese w/o cheese, watermelon salad, garlic prawns, collard greens with bacon, fried chicken with coleslaw and cornbread, bread pudding and pineapple upside down cake. Really delicious meal, and everyone was happy and full by the end. Good place to go if you want to try different foods but don't want to commit to having it as your entree! Funky atmosphere - very eclectic! Good service, fun drink menu as well. Highly recommend.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank TravelgalCathy
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Fountain Valley, California
Level Contributor
32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Food was outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

By brother brought all of our out-of-town family here to celebrate my niece's graduation. They accomodated us in a private room with exceptional service and outstanding food.
The salad and vegetables tasted fresh picked and they did amazing things with arugula! Butternut squash mac n cheese was amazing! Our salmon and chicken entrees were wonderful, but my fav was the flourless chocolate cake for dessert!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank FunFamilyFV
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Lafayette, California
Level Contributor
27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Disappointment”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012

While the service was excellent, the food was disappointing. We had high expectations, since we enjoyed their other restaurant so much. The artichoke was tough. The beet salad was very ordinary with only the usual variety of beet. The brussels sprouts were poorly prepared. The entrees were the only highlight of the meal. With so many wonderful restaurants in Oakland I doubt if we will ever return.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Eliz329
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Oakland, California
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334 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Good portions, great atmosphere and trendy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2012

This is the third time in one month that I've been to Mua, for two birthday celebrations and one get together, all for lunch, one outside on a nice sunny day and twice in the big room. The hamburger was well portioned with either fries or a salad, the duck confit salad and chicken Milanese salad are tasty and good sized but my favorites are the brussel sprouts and fried calamari!

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank KWong55
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