where to go in Berkeley for Dinner???
my husband and I are interested in discovering the Berkeley food scene.
we are hoping for suggestions for a great dinner spot. i am veg, so they should
have a decent selection of veg choices. we love all types of cuisines, and
would love suggestions for all price ranges.
thank you all in advance!!
I just tried Vanessa's Bistro on Solano ave and it was great. Although they do not have a huge selection of veggie food what they do have is awesome. I had a curry tofu and veggie that i cant stop thinking about.
Kirin for chinese
picante for mexican
pizzaiola - which is in oakland but very good pizza and pasta dishes
I agree with pizzaiolo. Upscale, great food. Get there before the crowds though.
I've had all the veg dishes at Kirin and personally am not a big fan. They use so much soy sauce and bean paste that I just can't eat the food.. If I had to eat there though, I'd probably get the red curry tofu. I sometimes go to Long Life Veggie on University, but only for the broccoli "beef". That place is a dive though, not sure you guys would like it.
Thanks for the tip on Vanessa Bistro's curry tofu.
"Upscale" is a potentially misleading description for Pizzaiolo. It some ways it is -- the food could be served at Chez Panisse, where the chef/owner worked for years, and the wine list is one of the best in the area, with a few bottles in the $70-120 range. On the other hand, it's also a funky, very casual neighborhood joint where the servers wear jeans and T-shirts.
Lots of vegetarian dishes, in any case.
5008 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
Do you like Indian? Udupi Palace is the best vegeterian indian I've ever had. Or if you prefer Japanese Cha-ya which is vegan japanese. I'm not vegeterian but these are 2 of my favorites
1901 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Cha-Ya Vegetarian Japanese
1686 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709
I have been to Vik's a couple times before, but I make all that stuff at home as snacks !! ;) We are looking for a nice place to go for dinner, enjoy the good food. Chez Pannisse is a great idea, been wanting to make a reservation there for a while now, will look into Cesars too. Thank you for the recommendations. Any other recommendations? like asian(a nicer place though, mediterranean, italian? Thank you!! :)