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Special Events

Special Events

Featuring Chef Kanitha Matoury of Spice Monkey Restaurant & Bar

January 16, 7:00 PM

Join us on the second of our "Just Call Me Chef" dinner series where we are shining the spotlight on the extraordinary female chefs of Oakland in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in the U.S.

Join us on January 16th at 7 pm for an incredibly delicious dinner with Chef Kanitha Matoury from Spice Monkey Restaurant & Bar. We will get to know this amazing chef personally as she recounts her journey to becoming owner and chef of Spice Monkey all while enjoying a multi-course meal of her delicious Globally Inspired Cuisine.

To buy your tickets, click here.

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Kanitha Matoury of Spice Monkey Restaurant & Bar

January 105:00pm

Come on out and celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Oakland Restaurant Week.  We will be kicking-off the week in the Temescal District with a neighborhood-wide celebration.  There will be guided street art walks, historical tours, special happy hours at select restaurants and bars, and more.  Don’t forget to book your reservation via OpenTable of participating restaurants in the neighborhood. While the guided tour is sold out, there's still plenty to enjoy!

Start Restaurant Week off with a cocktail mixer with the new kids on the block. For Here, Please offers sustainable, to-go containers for you to take your leftovers home in without hurting mother earth. Come have a drink, learn about new laws affecting single-use plastics and disposables and the first 20 guests will receive a discounted Sustainability Kit: everything you need to enjoy Restaurant Week without the use of single-use plastics! Follow them on Instagram: @mudlaboak @forherepls

Explore our map of everything happening in Temescal

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January 175:00pm

Come out to Uptown/Downtown and enjoy an evening of drink specials at select bars, happy hour offerings at participating restaurants and hop on mural walking tour and a food tour for the Vegan-curious (vegan not required). Tour is sold out.

To learn more or book a spot on one of the tours click here.

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Fox Theater at night

Special Events - Food Tours

January 11 (SOLD OUT) and January 18, 10:00am

Operated by Local Food Adventures

Let us take you a journey from San Francisco via the Ferry where you’ll  explore the food, history, art and culture of the great – and surprising – city of Oakland. On this 3+ hour tour, walk and eat along the East Bay’s waterfront and say “cheers!” to the heritage of Jack London Square, the historic warehouse district and the newly founded Jack London Brewing District. For guests starting in San Francisco, your tour includes round-trip tickets on board the San Francisco Bay Ferry. Already on this side of the bay? Sweet.  You get a slight discount as you don’t need ferry fare.

Click here to reserve your spot on one of the guided tours. 

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A table plated with breakfast waffles from Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland, CA

January 19, 11:30am

Operated by Local Food Adventures

Skip the typical Bay Area tourist traps and dive deep into the food culture, history, architecture, and current happenings of Oakland's hidden gem foodie neighborhood. During this three-hour long guided walking you take a walk through the neighborhood, discovering the area’s rich history and exploring its fast-growing dining culture—all while enjoying some seriously delicious flavors along the way!

To learn more or book a spot on one of the tours click here.

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Personal pizza on a wooden table for Oakland Restaurant Week 2020

Pop-Up Events

Pop on by Sobo Ramen for a late night feast of unique ramen flavors.  This late night pop-up will be available four nights during Restaurant Week.  Don’t miss out.  To learn more and book a spot at the table, click here.

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Sobo Ramen

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SOLD OUT  January 12, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Collaboration by Visit Oakland, See.Eat.Love. and StreetSalad.Co

We’re celebrating the 10th annual Oakland Restaurant Week the only way we know how to-- a city wide scavenger hunt! 10+ challenges. 3 hours. 1 epic adventure. This is your opportunity to discover the best local eateries in town and witness first hand how the culinary scene in Oakland has evolved. On this scavenger hunt, your team will solve a series of clues and riddles all the while capturing your best #ORW20 bites and moments. Don’t miss your opportunity to discover (and taste) the best of Oakland’s restaurant scene. SOLD OUT

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Downtown Oakland panorama aerial
Featuring Chef Mona Leena Michael of Dyafa

SOLD OUT January 14, 7:00pm

2020 marks the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the United States.  To commemorate this significant occasion, we are hosting two dinners where we will be celebrating two different chefs who have pursued their dreams to run their own kitchen despite obstacles and challenges and have earned the right to be called chef – not female chef – just chef.

Join us on January 14th at 7 pm for an intimate dinner with Chef Mona Leena Michael from Dyafa.  We will get to know this amazing chef personally as she recounts her journey from oyster shucker at Jardinière to the head chef of Dyafa all while enjoying a multi-course meal of her delicious Cali-Palestinian food. SOLD OUT

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Mona Leena Michael of Dyafa