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A modern-classic Asian restaurant, our kitchen focuses on an array of Chinese Regional dishes, Japanese and South-East Asian flavors. We create bold flavors through casual dishes. A full bar serves craft cocktails inspired by Asian ingredients.
Oakland, CA 94618
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: T-Su 11:30am-3:00pm
Dinner: T-Su 5:00pm-10:00pm
$30 and under
Plentiful street parking
Three blocks from Rockridge BART
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Osmanthus Ratings and Reviews
After seeing previous reviews we had high expectations. We started with the avocado and tuna dish, which was great! However, we then continued with the garlic noodles and some sort of ribs with sweet and sour sauce. The noodles were overcooked and overly "garlicy" and the pieces of ribs were a mess of meet and small pieces of bones, making it very difficult to eat. These dishes were also selected as they were recommended by the waitress to be suitable for our 4-year old, which they weren't at all. So why the starter was excellent, we were fairly much disappointed by the rest of the food. The location and ambience is very nice, however.
We were there for lunch with friends. Our server, Brooke, was cordial and attentive. We ordered the Snow White, Plum Manhattan and the Nessie cocktails to start with followed by Thai Prawns, Eggplant, Sichuan Wings, Curry Fried Rice and Dan Dan noodles. The food and drinks were very good but not outstanding. Overall, we had an enjoyable time. Thank you.
The $9.95 lunch special was mostly good value. The pork belly and dry fried chicken wings were delicious, though the accompanying rice and pickled cabbage seemed a bit inadequate. The restaurant was nearly empty at 1:15 on a Friday, so it was nice and quiet, though service was a bit lackluster, too.
This is the second time in a row that the salmon in the usually delightful salmon curry dish did not seem to be freshly cooked. It was a little cold and a little cardboardy, as though it had been cooked in the afternoon and microwaved for the plate.
The hostess remains a star.
This was our third time here, and we've been delighted every time. The food is both creative/unusual and excellent. Typically served family style for sharing, with a wide variety of options for all dietary restrictions and preferences (and my family has many). Good cocktail list also. I rarely write reviews, but this restaurant deserves the extra effort.
The food was fantastic. The best dishes were the the Szechuan chicken wings, garlic eggplant, tea leaf salad, and garlic noodles. The service was perfect except for a misunderstanding around the ingredients in a dish which was cleared up. I ordered two rounds of the Nessie cocktail which was also delicious.
My husband and I came here for dinner before a concert at the Greek, after reading a number of positive Yelp reviews. We made a reservation almost a week in advance, and were really looking forward to it. Staff and service were great, but we weren't excited about the food. I'm not sure if it was just random luck based on what we ordered, but all of our dishes were surprisingly--and overly--sweet. We ordered the brussel sprouts, sausage fried rice, and fried ribs (all things we would normally peg as savory plates). Nope--none of them were. Honey in the brussel sprouts, star anise and other spices in the dry ribs...not sure how the fried rice got so sweet...lol. Anyway, all had a component that made us feel like we were eating dessert.
Again, maybe we just ordered the wrong things...but even if that were the case, it would have been nice if the server had shared that with us/given us a heads' up. Unfortunately...we won't be coming back. Bummer.
This is one of my favorite restaurants in Oakland. Our favorite dishes are the brussel sprouts, basa fish, garlic noodles, ahi tuna tartar on wonton crisps, but really, everything else on the menu is pretty tasty as well.
Everyone we have taken here for dinner loves it as well. Their cocktails are also amazing.
Servers are friendly and ambiance is cute. Good date night spot, a girls night out, guys night out, or just a nice meal when you want something different. A must try!
Great neighborhood hidden gem. I am always amazed when I dine here that it isn't more crowded. The food, ambience and service are all exceptional. Unique flavors, great portions and fun to share. I would highly recommend this Rockridge family owned restaurant to anyone.
I love the food and drinks here, but our waitress at the end of dinner was very rude. It ruined the whole experience for us. She wanted to leave so she tried to hurry us through our dinner. It is a shame, because we love the food here. The bartender was great.
As a frequent patron, I would recommend the food but service is totally lacking, especially if your server is a recent hire, which is the case on multiple occasions. Difficult to understand when you are seated before two other tables and the same server ignores you (honestly) and takes 25 minutes to take order after bar drinks, while the other tables have their initial dishes brought. The waitress never smiled or asked if all was good! Definitely needs help here. Probably will be some time before returning. There is no excuse for such terrible service.
The best thing we had on the night we were there were the Brussel Sprouts. The smoked trout fried rice was very nothing and the other two dishes seemed to have the same sweet sauce. Maybe we just ordered wrong. The other two times we were there we thought it was much better.
The food was absolutely amazing. Every single dish we tried (there were four) were absolutely incredible flavor. My only complaint is that the service was slow. We each ordered what we thought was an entree and one cold dish to share as an appetizer, but the plates came out one at a time after we had finished the last. So I'm not exactly sure if they misunderstood that we were sharing it all or just the cold dish. Anyway, they were super friendly and rather busy, so I let that slide because like I said the food was A-MAZING!
You must must must order the Brussel Sprouts. They are to die for. Everything else was good and flavorful, but the brussels take the cake! 4 ladies having wine and dinner. Had a nice time. Make sure to look closely at your bill. They accidentally charged us for 2 bottles of wine, instead of 2 glasses. Slip of the finger, big difference on the bill and we would have missed it.
Food was delicious, especially the salmon in curry sauce. Wait staff attentive and food was served quickly and hot, which was great because we had a show in Berkeley and a time crunch. The creme brûlée was mostly good--a little cold which made it a little too dense, with too subtle a flavor (it was supposed to be thai tea and I would have wanted more of that flavor infused and present).
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