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Sep 18, 2009 12:19 PM

East Bay Lunch Suggestion, please

I need help finding a place for lunch close to or on Lake Merritt that is open on Monday. Thanks

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  1. How close? Walking or driving?

    1. My favorite lunch places in the area are Jong Ga (Korean), Shanghai, and Spices!3 (Sichuan). If you're driving, Champa Garden, Chai Thai, and Green Papaya are just a few minutes away. I think they're all open Monday.

      There's also the new Lake Chalet, but reports haven't been too enthusiastic.

      Shanghai Restaurant
      930 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94607

      Spices 3
      369 12th St, Oakland, CA 94607

      Jong Ga House
      372 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

      1. it also depends what you mean by close to Lake Merritt, there are places that are close to either side of the Lake, but it would take a long time to walk from one to the other.

        1. Los Cantaros, 336 Grand Ave.

          1. I believe Sidebar on Grand Ave. is open for lunch on Mondays. Good burgers, decent mussels and fries, etc.

            542 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA