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“Worth a stop”
Review of Lokanta

Lokanta
Ranked #4 of 283 Restaurants in Pleasanton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Rose Ave
Reviewed March 30, 2014

Just 5 minutes off of the I-680 freeway is the pleasant, downtown area of Pleasanton, with, from what we could see, lots of restaurants and shops. We found Lokanta on Yelp as we were traveling through the area. It was easy to find, with a parking lot in back of the restaurant, for easy parking. Lokanta is housed in a beautiful building that blends the best of rustic and modern, and is relaxing and interesting at the same time.

We were lucky to visit Lokanta for brunch on a Saturday and found the menu full of Mediterranean cuisine, salads, sandwiches, with omelets and other breakfast items as well. We both ordered iced teas, which were quite good, having what I thought was a hint of cinnamon, but we were told it was orange spice. It was refreshing and good. Next, out came some homemade rolls and olive oil with chopped up olives in it. Both the rolls and the olive oil were delicious.

I ordered the Meze Sampler, which came with the usual Mediterranean fare of humus, tzatkiki, babaganoush, two dolmas, giant beans, and mixed olives with pita bread. It was in the Appetizer section of the menu, but it was plenty as a lunch for me. It was really good. The babaganoush was chunky, as opposed to the usual smooth kind, and had a great smoky flavor. The dolmas were really good, and did not appear to be soaked in oil, as they usually are, which was a nice change of pace. The waitress said that they get their yogurt for the tzatkiki from Turkey. Everything was great.

My husband ordered the Grilled Salmon Sandwich with capers, butter lettuce, and cilantro lime mayonnaise. It came with a nice salad. He said that everything was really good. The rolls, pita, and sandwich buns are house made.

Our waitress was really good, professional, and seemed genuinely nice. She knew the menu and was able to make good recommendations.

I can’t wait to go back to Lokanta the next time we are in the area. I would like to try something from their cocktail menu, as they have a full bar and have what looks like some interesting, delicious cocktails, although a little on the pricey side, at $9-12 per drink. Don’t let the drink prices deter you, as the prices for the brunch items we had were good, especially for the quality.

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Thank Erica S
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

excellent, i realy enjoyed..Great place for a mediterranean food! I was extremely pleased with the food and drink at this lively restaurant!

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Thank turan o
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

We were warmly welcomed and escorted to a lovely table in an open room. We were immediately offered water and given delicious and warm bread with an olive oil based dip. For our appetizer, we shared a Mediterranean sampler of hummus, ztatziki and metilzano with pita bread. We each had a different lunch - lamp sandwich, the fresh cod, Israeli couscous salad and musakka. We thoroughly enjoyed each and every bite which went extremely well with the white wine from Turkey. Our dessert was the apricots stuffed with masapone. The dining experience was enhanced by our delightfully charming server who was knowledgeable about the food and the wines. Although we live 45 minutes away, we will return.

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Thank JudyStacia
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

A group from the office lunched here. The staff was friendly, the restaurant was clean, and we were able to converse.

The food was only average. The warm hummus appetizer was bland.
The lamb burgers were fair.
The chicken kabob plate was good.
The braised beet salad was good.


The best part of the meal were the garlic fries served with the lamb burger.

It too the kitchen a very long time to make the food.

Everything was good, it was just very slow - and there are a lot of other choices in the area.

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1  Thank Double64Double
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

Lokanta Grill & bar situated in downtown Pleasanton offers California influenced Turkish & Greek Cuisine .
* it has daily Happy Hour 3pm - 6pm,
* Mondays selected wines are Half OFF
* Tuesdays No Corkage Fee
* Fri-Sat Late Night Happy Hour 9:30 pm - closing

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Thank doganozdogan
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