Heading to Oracle Arena in Oakland, California this spring for a hot basketball match up, a concert tour, or another big event? We’ve partnered with trusted restaurant guide Zagat to make sure you eat like a pro while you’re in town.
Oakland has become a serious foodie hotspot in recent years, with a huge variety of world-class restaurants making it one of the Bay Area’s top dining destinations (USA Today recently named Oakland the Top West Coast Food City). Some of the city’s best dining spots are right next to the arena, so there’s plenty of great options to choose from — check out Zagat’s tips for where to eat near Oracle Arena.
In addition to all the great restaurants near the arena, Oakland has tons of vibrant neighborhoods brimming with seriously good eats. If you’re checking out the sights in Jack London Square, head a few blocks uptown to B-Dama for a Japanese izakaya experience that will make you feel like you’re in the Land of the Rising Sun. After browsing the exotic goods in Oakland’s Chinatown (the 4th largest in the country), make your way to Peony Seafood Restaurant for a dim sum extravaganza that’s a favorite with locals in the know. If you’re wandering the historic and charming neighborhood of Temescal and looking to splurge, don’t miss Pizzaiolo, where you can enjoy wood-fired pizza and regional Italian specialties with the city’s well-heeled set. And if you want to brunch in style, Boot and Shoe Service in the uber-hip neighborhood of Grand Lake is your go-to.
From high-end cuisine to rustic mom and pop shops, Oakland has it all. So enjoy your live event experience at Oracle Arena, and treat yourself to an unforgettable Zagat-approved meal.