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55 Webster Street, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607 (Embarcadero W)
+1 510-444-1233
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Oakland, California, USA
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bocanova Is an excellent restaurant. It has an extensive menu that changes monthly. It is interesting and unique and experimental, bringing foods from all over South America. The indoor dining is great at night. The outdoor seating is gorgeous during the day and faces the bay. Wine selection is great food presentation is impressive. Great place to meet friends and... More 

Thank clinton94611
Davis, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gave this spot a shot on the way back from a Giants game. Should have guessed sizzle no longer matched the steak when we walked into an almost empty restaurant and the hostess insisted on seating us next to the only other customers ... but we pressed on to try the touted South American - California fusion cuisine. Hmm. Polenta... More 

Thank pravihrvat
Albany, California
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bocanova is a pan-American restaurant. When I ate here several years ago at a regular dinner hour, our party could not hear each other at the table. Food was great then, and is still great today. But this time we went after the Warriors game at 8:45 on a Saturday and the place was nearly empty, the service was super... More 

Thank HereWeGo282
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got a rockin' table next to waterfront. Beautiful day with farmer's market folk strolling around. Seated immediately and things were looking great. Ordered a forgettable bloody. My 2 egg omelette had perhaps a teaspoon of fillings and 3 1" diameter Yukon gold potatoes cut in half. Fourteen bucks. Presentation of the Belgian waffle was nice, but it wasn't cooked all... More 

Thank John Y
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved Bocanova when I came with my work. Food was awesome and drinks were great! Then went back with friends and had to pay our own bill... pricey! I would say it is delicious, great ambience, but portions could be better given the price. I would suggest coming for a drink on the patio or at the bar with an... More 

Thank Justin R
Oakland, California
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282 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

On a sunny day this is a super place to go with a group and enjoy the Oakland waterfront. We were 8 people and everyone enjoyed their dishes. Two are gluten free and had enough options to choose from - and the server was very helpful. Can get pricy but there are some reasonable options if you go for lunch... More 

Thank GPToak
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great bartender, great food, nice atmosphere... can't wait to return. Huge outdoor area. Always a nice experience. So much nicer than most of the places at Jack London.

Thank tuttoitalia
San Francisco, California
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Try Bocanova when you are in a mood to taste some new flavors or types of preparations. Everything we've tried was pretty good, smaller side portions however. For us, this is a multiple plates to share kind of place. If you go for lunch or early dinner it's less noisy, the 2 times we've had dinner was pretty loud ambiance.... More 

Thank vinotour
Lahaina, Hawaii
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Delicious food, very good service, and choice of indoor or outdoor seating. The fried chicken sandwich was one of the best I have ever eaten and the warm chicken quinoa was also very tasty. The waiter frequently refilled our ice tea glasses as we enjoyed people watching & the marina view. Prices are reasonable and I would definitely return to... More 

Thank ejhiii
Columbia, Missouri
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847 reviews
525 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Went here with family while in town for a wedding this month. Location is great, food is pretty good.

Thank John S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
South American, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Webster Street, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607
    (Embarcadero W)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-444-1233

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?