Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Akemi

1695 Solano Ave.
at Tulare
524-1286
http://www.akemiberkeley.com
A very good Japanese restaurant open for lunch and dinner. Modern decor, quiet atmosphere, friendly service.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Lucia

2016 Shattuck Ave.
225 9467
http://www.luciaspizzeria.com
New, in the old Belli location, this is an informal and friendly place, open for both lunch and dinner, offering East Coast style pizzas, including gluten free and vegan options, as well as a variety of salads and small plates. The lunchtime panini is big enough for two.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Tender Greens

2071 University Ave.
356-0697
https://www.tendergreens.com/locations/925/berkeley#
New salad centric place in downtown Berkeley. You order at the counter, and move down a sort of assembly line as your order is completed. Food is good if not great, prices not too high, there's beer and wine. Best thing here is the large outdoor patio out back.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

New

new: Cafe Eugene, La Marcha, Longbranch, Saha, Sweetgreen, Zaytoon.
newly included: Bua Luang, Tacubaya.
closed: Belli, Bucci's, Cha Am, Mandarin Garden, Pathos, Perdition, Pyramid.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Saha

 2451 Shattuck Avenue at Haste
900-2457
http://sahaberkeley.com
This former San Francisco restaurant has relocated to Berkeley. It features Modern Mediterranean cuisine, with lots of delicious small plates and unusual tasty flavor combinations. Nicely decorated, with a full bar, and television free, it is a welcome addition.