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Looking for good dinner spot pre-theater at Berkeley Rep.

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Just found out that FIVE is closed that night so we need to find a new spot for dinner before we see a show at Berkely Rep. Prefer a restaurant within walking distance to the theater. Thanks!

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  1. Berkeley Rep is near the Downtown Berkeley Bart. Tons of restaurants nearby.

    Here's one: Cyprus Restaurant:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/602517

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    Cyprus Restaurant
    81 Shattuck Sq, Berkeley, CA

    1. Venus is close, tasty, simple, and they understand you've got a show to get to.

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      Venus Restaurant
      2327 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

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      1. re: Chuckles the Clone

        Venus is a good pick. They use to have a pre-show special. Quality stuff too.

      2. Jupiter on Shattuck is also pretty good. Good beer and pizza and usually live music in the patio.

        Bobbie G's on University around the block from the Rep is also tasty

        1. I haven't been , but Meridian Sports Cafe on University has a dinner special for $59, one app, two entrees, one dessert and a bottle of wine. The menu had a wild salmon and steak frites.

          1. To be sure, there is not much that is as good as Five within walking distance, but we often go to Corso on Shattuck (if you don't mind a long walk). They are usually pretty quick, and the food is so good.

            1. Five is open for dinner seven days a week from 5:30. Are you talking about a holiday?

              Here are some other good places in the area. Angeline's is also good but I wouldn't go there if I needed to get out at any particular time.

              Cyprus is, despite the name, Persian.

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              Jayakarta Restaurant
              2026 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

              Udupi Palace
              1901 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

              Cha-Ya Vegetarian Japanese
              1686 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

              Great China Restaurant
              2115 Kittredge St, Berkeley, CA 94704

              Turkish Kitchen
              1984 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

              Jupiter
              2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

              Bistro Liaison
              1849 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709

              Anh Hong
              2067 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

              Corso
              1788 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

              FIVE American Bistro & Bar
              2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704