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New Restaurants in the East Bay You Need to Try

Are you tired of going to the same restaurants? Looking for something new? Just here in California for the holiday season and don’t know where to go? No worries! We have compiled a list of the latest and greatest restaurants across the entire East Bay.


The Payback – A traditional American bar & restaurant located in Downtown Oakland. Perfect for happy hour and a quick bite to eat.
1618 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94612

7TH WEST – Just opened 3 months ago! Looking to switch it up? Head to 7TH WEST to be one of the first customers to experience their great Filipino eats complemented by an assortment of arcade games and even pinball machines.
1255 7th St, Oakland, CA 94607


Pinky & Red’s – Your new go-to diner to satisfy all of your cravings. This Berkeley gem is known for their crispy fried chicken, hefty burgers, and fried mac and cheese.
2495 Bancroft Way Ste 107 Berkeley, CA 94704

Palm Acai Cafe – Are you in search for a refreshing healthy treat? Give Palm Acai Cafe a try. With an insta-worthy atmosphere and sweet acai bowls, Palm Acai Cafe is the perfect new establishment on College Ave..
2979 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705


Pig in a Pickle – A delicious place for all things BBQ. From the brisket to pulled pork to white cheddar Mac and Cheese, have a taste of the south right on Shellmound!
5959 Shellmound St, Emeryville, CA 94608

San Leandro

Kiwaga Bistro – Sushi, sushi, sushi! Just opened 3 weeks ago, Kiwaga Sushi is a brand new tiny but mighty fan favorite Japanese restaurant. With fresh fish and a menu full of choices it is hard to not indulge!
2018 Marina Blvd, San Leandro, CA 94577

Poke Star – There can never be too much poke or sushi. Recently opened in San Leandro, Poke Star serves generous portions and is both fresh and flavorful.
13700 Doolittle Dr, San Leandro, CA 94577


Erik’s DeliCafe – Erik’sDeliCafe gets straight to the point. With cold/hot sandwiches, soups, and salads, there is something for everyone. Yet another great addition to Downtown Hayward.
871 B St, Hayward, CA 94541

Castro Valley

Southern Comfort Kitchen – Southern comfort food on the west coast! Southern comfort kitchen has a cajun/creole cuisine with the perfect amount of spice. Be sure to try the jambalaya, catfish, and cajun fries.
3571 Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley, CA 94546

Walnut Creek

Heritage Eats Walnut Creek – Heritage Eats Walnut Creek offers a globally inspired menu drawing from South America, Southeast Asia, Northern Africa, and beyond. You do not need to travel to experience an array of cuisine.
12 Broadway Ln, Walnut Creek, CA 94596


iSlice – Who doesn’t love a good slice of pizza?! iSlice has it all – pizza, calzones, and cannoli’s. Pizza party anyone?
1924 Grant St Ste 1, Concord, CA 94520


Saffron Indian Restaurant & Bar – It’s difficult to select a meal at Saffron Indian. Chicken tikka masala? Organic Mary’s chicken? Curry with basmati rice? You will find yourself going back for more at the new Saffron Indian Restaurant and Bar.
2 Orinda Theatre Sq Ste 153, Orinda, CA 94563

Written by Cody Sims

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