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Oakland: Piedmont Ave. recommendations?

I've heard good things about restaurants on Piedmont Ave. in Oakland. But, I don't recall particular recommendations for particular places. I used to live there many years ago and would like to go back for a restaurant tour.

Any chowhound recommendations (any style or ethnicity is fine) for Piedmont Ave.?

Thanks for your help.

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  1. Off the top of my head the ones I like but have not been to for awhile-
    Newish if you have not been in the area many years- both very good from my last experiences
    Dopo, 4293 Piedmont Ave
    Cesar's- 4039 Piedmont Ave
    Xyclo- I have not been here but it's new-4218 Piedmont Ave- Modern Vietnamese

    I love the Tea shop across the movie theatre forget the name..

    1. Dopo, Cesar, and Jojo. All very different, all I recommend without hesitation, and if you go to Dopo, definitely get pasta.

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      Dopo
      4293 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

      Bar César
      4039 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

      Jojo
      3859 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

      1. Third rec for Dopo.

        1. So far, you've got a unanimous vote for Dopo, but I'm in the minority on Cesar; I think it's overrated (and overpriced).

          I also like Xyclo, and Tropix is a solid if not terribly innovative choice.

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          Tropix Caribbean Restaurant
          3814 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

          1. For fresh, seasonal preparations of local ingredients Bay Wolf is a must - I've probably eaten there a couple of dozen times over the past 15 years and the food has never disappointed.