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Jan 5, 2008 05:08 PM

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.

      4293 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

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      4039 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

      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.

          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.