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Feb 11, 2013 10:36 AM

Late-night Bite in the East Bay

We have a welcome-home ritual when we return from the East Coast, landing @ OAK or SFO around 10-11 pm, to grab a drink and a late meal en route home (which is in south Berkeley).

We usually go to Fonda, which is open until 12:30 am. The duck tacos and margaritas are generally worth the detour, but nothing else on the menu really sings these days. Once we tried Rudy's Can't Fail in Emeryville, but the 'hood is a little sketchy @ that hour.

We'd love some other options for places that have great food and are open past midnight in the East Bay, especially in south Berkeley or north Oakland.

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  1. If you're coming into OAK, I recommend swinging through Alameda, as Park St. has several late night options, is far from being sketchy, and is easy to find parking at that hour.

    1. Emeryville, sketchy? The Oakland branch keeps the same hours.

      Here's the list I keep on my phone, some hours might be out of date.

      Adesso - 12 Mon.-Wed, 1am Thurs.-Sat.
      Beta Lounge - Mon.-Thurs. 12, Fri.-Sat. 2am
      Daimo - 3am daily
      Disco Volante - Mon.-Wed. 12, Thurs.-Sat. 1:30am
      Fonda - 12:30am daily
      Kansai - Mon.-Sat 2am, Sun. 12
      La PiƱata - 3am daily
      Lanesplitter - ?
      Legendary Palace - 12 daily
      Rudy's Can't Fail - 1am daily
      Spices!3 - 11 daily
      Top Dog (Durant) - 2am Sun.-Thurs., 3am Fri.-Sat.
      Triple Rock - Sun,-Mon. 10:30; Tue.-Wed. 11, Thu.-Sat. 12
      Tuk Tuk - 1:30 am daily

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        Thanks--which are your faves; and what do you order for late night repasts at same?

        1. re: sundeck sue

          Salumi at Adesso (always order different things).

          Salad with blue cheese and 15" Carnivore at Lanesplitter (the larger pies can be soggy in the middle, I'd order two 15" instead).

          Spicy chirashi at Kansai.

          Spicy hummus and antipasto platter at Beta Lounge.

        2. re: Robert Lauriston

          Ramen Shop

          5812 College Avenue oakland is open till midnight friday and sat.

        3. Are any of these places near the Oakland Coliseum?? We're looking for a place for dinner after an event there.

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          1. re: cometraveler

            Here's a map. I added Mexicali Rose, Sun Hong Kong, and Dan Sung Sa and took Legendary Palace off, I forgot it changed hands and from all reports went downhill.


          2. I noticed the other day that Everett and Jones is open late (until midnight) on Friday and Saturday. It was hopping, too.