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Apr 4, 2014 11:24 PM

Oysters with Lunch in Berkeley or Oakland

Trying to think of a place to get some oysters with lunch tomorrow (Saturday) in Oakland or Berkeley. Already thought of Cafe Rouge, but I really wish to recreate old lunches outside at the old Sea Salt if possible. Any other thoughts?

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  1. I'm a fan of the steamed oysters at Chef Lau's in Oakland Chinatown and last had some plump examples about 2 years ago. Choice of ginger or black bean sauce. The price now might be about $9 for a plate of a half-dozen or so, usually very fresh.

    Chef Lau's
    301 8th Street (on southwest corner of Harrison and 8th Streets)
    Oakland, CA
    (510) 835-3288
    open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week

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    1. re: zippo

      photo from 4/2012 of oysters at Chef Lau's

    2. Bocanova, Chop Bar, and Toast have outdoor seating and oysters. So does Assemble in Richmond.

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        Thanks - I forgot about Bocanova.

        I haven't been too keen on Toast's food or wine selections.

        I wasn't sure about Assemble based on Luke Tsai's lackluster review in the EBE. I suppose today might be a good time to try it out.

      2. Doesn't Brotzeit Lokal have oysters?

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        1. re: ltsering

          Not on this Saturday when I was there -- it looks like it may be more of a Happy Hour special during the week.

        2. Luka's Taproom, but no outside seating.