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Trader Vic's - Emeryville

Trader Vic's is “Home of the Original Mai Tai” overlooking the Emeryville Marina with stunning bay view. Enjoy two daily Happy Hours in our bar & lounge. Our lounge menu offers a wide selection of creative small plates, best enjoyed with our well known and unique selection of cocktails. Set on the bay, our dining room offers a blend of traditional Trader Vic’s menu items and globally inspired cuisine. Signature dishes are prepared in our unique wood fired ovens. We offer four private rooms for any occasion accommodating 10 to 250 guests.
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348 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
(348 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 348 reviews
5 stars
(156)
4 stars
(121)
3 stars
(44)
2 stars
(17)
1 star
(10)
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
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  • fit for foodies(79)
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Trader Vic's - Emeryville Reviews List
Review 1 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/07/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Dined on 2/07/2016
 2014
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Review 2 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Trader Vic's Always a

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 3 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2008
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Trader Vic's is simple the best place to eat"
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2008
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Review 4 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 5 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 6 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/03/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2013
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 7 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/02/2016
 2006
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 8 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2005
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 9 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2016
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Review 10 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/02/2016
 2005
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Review 11 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view
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Review 12 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2005
Special Features: great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great restaurant in Emeryville

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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Quiet
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Trader Vic's is a great place to eat. I love it for the seafood and the ambience."
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 14 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Service was very good and the food was great coming from the Chinese oven!!"
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2013
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Review 15 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"If you appreciate quality food and drink...not afraid to pay for it for special occasion...enjoy the environment where you use [and tip] for valet parking along with the Polynesian backdrop...come here and also take in its history."
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2009
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Review 16 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Very average food choices.

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"This is a very nice restaurant with great ambiance but the food is very average."
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2006
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 17 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2007
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion
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Review 18 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great Place!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Great place to come for a special occasion. Great food and great service. Their original Mai Tai is the best!"
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 19 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2011
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 20 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2013
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Review 21 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

The old Trader Vic's is back!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We were so happy on our recent visit. I had grown up going there and it had a special place in my heart. The last few years it had really slipped, the food wasn't good, the restaurant seemed old. Happy to report it's back and maybe even better than what it had been! Highly recommend, each one of us loved our meal and drinks. Such a sweet server and valet. It was perfect."
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 22 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Love This Place

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 24 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Like being on vacation

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Transport yourself to Polynesia! Atmosphere, service and drinks are wonderful and escapist. A unique and entertaining place!"
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2007
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Review 25 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

It's always fabulous at Trader Vic's

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"From thr moment you walk in, you know that you will be for a treat. Madre' D Claudette is there to greet you with her big smile and warm welcome!
Food that is uniquely Trader Vic's Pan Pacific fare- creative and delicious.
The bar scene takes you to somewhere tropical, pull up a stool to the bar, order an Old Way Mai Tai and watch the sun fall over the marina. Wonderful views of the sunset!
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Dined on 1/15/2016
 2011
Special Features: scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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Review 26 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/13/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2014
Special Features: great for lunch, scenic view
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Review 27 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 28 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Office Holiday Lunch

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Seven of us enjoyed a delicious lunch at Trader Vics in Emeryville!
Tropical setting with breathtaking views of San Francisco Bay &
the Golden Gate Bridge. Our party had fun trying exotic drinks,
appetizers & curry flavored specialties as our main course. We
had a great server who answered questions about menu choices.
I would recommend Trader Vics for an office lunch, a dinner
date, treating out-of-town guests, or anytime you'd like a good
food in a lovely setting.
"
Dined on 12/17/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, fit for foodies
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Review 29 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Large interesting restaurent with a view

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We went to Trader Vic's for an anniversary dinner and were happy by the look and feel of the place. The view of the Bay is great! However, some details made me take off 1 star on every single point. The food was delicious; one of the best filet mignon ever. But some items such as the calamari were sup-par. Service was great and friendly, but kind of uneven in terms of pace; we had to call them 3 times for the check. The ambiance is great because of the theme and the view, but some things are annoying, such as insanely bright ligth on top of us, and from the kitchen. Will definitely try again!"
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 30 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/10/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2015
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Review 31 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/07/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2012
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Review 32 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/06/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/06/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/06/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 33 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

New Years Eve family affair

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Our waitress was simply awesome. We had a really nice evening"
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 34 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2005
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2005
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 35 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Really pretty for Christmas, service was causal and really friendly. I went for my husband's birthday. They don't do anything special for a birthday other than giving a dish of delicious ice cream. I brought a skull mug to give to my husband because he loved what the drink came in!"
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 36 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2001
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2001
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2001
Special Features: great for lunch, scenic view, fit for foodies
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Review 37 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

tables too close

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
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Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We have loved Trader Vic's in the past for special occasions, and chose it for New Year's Eve. The food was outstanding, I loved the lamb cheek curry, and my husband said the rack of lamb was delicious. But, the tables were so close together that it felt like family style dining. It spoiled the night since any conversation was shared with our neighbors. It was very uncomfortable, and we most likely will not return."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2009
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 38 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

RETURN TO THE EARLY DAYS

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I hadn't been to a Trader Vic's in about forty years. Our son has taken a great interest in Polynesian artifacts especially as presented in the 60's and 70's. So we went with him and some of his band members recently. An hour before arrival we had to double our reservation of 3. They accommodated us beautifully. Their traditional drinks are as terrific as we remember. The decor is kitschy and fun. Service friendly and prompt and I was surprised as to how good the food was. The crab rangoon was not just a fried wonton full of cream cheese but had real crab taste. Next time my wife will make a meal of the ribs alone. I loved her singapore noodles and the all-in fried rice was a terrific staple. We will go again. This is a place for a group where you can get a variety of dishes and drinks and enjoy the night."
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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Review 39 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 40 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2007
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Review 41 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/17/2015
 2012
Dined on 6/17/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 6/17/2015
 2012
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Review 42 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2005
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Review 43 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2008
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 44 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 45 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Burning fossil reputation

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"Terrible. It's a fake. The cooks in the kitchen must be laughing "you fools!" I had a beet salad that had no taste except for some vaguely chemical flavor. I sent it back. The Bongo Bongo soup is unremarkable, the pineapple and grenadine juice was fairly tasteless, the scallops with peas had tasteless scallops in a simply intolerable hot sauce with tasteless peas. Really disappointing and in fact an onerous burden to try to eat, and vastly overpriced to boot. Any hole-in-the-wall diner food would be more satisfying. My wife, whose birthday it was, was equally disappointed, despite having grown up going to the old Trader Vic's. They are now burning their old fossil reputation, hoping for tourists and nostalgia fans."
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2015
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Review 46 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 47 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/18/2015
 2010
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Review 48 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2006
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 49 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/20/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/20/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/20/2015
 2010
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Review 50 for Trader Vic's - Emeryville
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Disappointed

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"We were celebrating our anniversary. We were seated at a table barely large enough for two people at a window with tables on both sides that were practically on top of us. Service was VERY poor. We received an appetizer but waited quite a while for water and mai tais. There was no acknowledgement of our anniversary (even though we were asked if we were celebrating anything) and my dinner was delicious but my husband's was not. Restaurant felt very outdated as we walked in. We will unfortunately not be returning."
Dined on 12/17/2015
 2012
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