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Marica

#20 of 1,062 Restaurants in Oakland
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5301 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1416
+1 510-985-8388
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17:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Oahu, Hawaii
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213 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Service was very friendly, caring and efficient. A rather small footprint that includes a full service bar. Food was extremely good. Bone-in rib-eye (in Seafood restaurant) was served perfectly. Seafood stew silenced our table as all we heard was the slurping for a few minutes. Appetizers of calamari and fresh ahi tartare was good too. Overall, cost was reasonable, as... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My niece found this excellent seafood restaurant in a beautiful neighborhood. I had the Mahi starter followed by the salmon which was part of a three course menu for $33. While the food was good, I had to take half of the salmon course home in a doggy bag. We ordered the famous chocolate soufflé with vanilla ice cream and... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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271 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This small restaurant serves bold flavored, big hearted dishes. Everything was outstanding with the seafood stew being one of best renditions I have ever had. Don't miss the sinfully rich chocolate soufflé which needs to ordered at the same time as your main dishes.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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230 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This highly rated "neighborhood" restaurant deserves every accolade. It's small, busy and noisy, and that's just part of its charm. The food is sublime. On our visit we had the muscles appetizer; swordfish with asparagus, spinach puree, mashed potatoes; salmon; spaghetti and meatballs; Cesar salad; beet salad; and fresh oysters. All were very good to great. I was especially impressed... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This cozy restaurant is a favorite of my hosts and I would be a regular if it wasn't an 11 hour drive from home. The service was perfect and the food 5 star.I tried their rack of lamb which was stellar.

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We found Marica while searching for restaurants in the Rockridge area. It is a cozy restaurant with great ambiance and unbelievable service. The staff is very attentive and walk you through the menu pointing out the favorites. Make sure to order the chocolate souffle when you order dinner, it is not to be missed and comes out at just the... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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166 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

My scallops in pesto sauce was only 4 star, but my wife's lobster and souffle dessert were 5 star. Cozy, relaxed atmosphere and the service was exceptional. Not cheap, and it's almost an hour's drive from our home, but we will go again !

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Thank David R
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

A great little restaurant on Collage Avenue near the Collage of Arts And Crafts......excellent food and service.....the wine list is short, but adiqiate......a little pricy .....food is very simple and basic and very, very good.....mesquite grilled fish, a steak....soups, sallads and good desterts....great atmosphere....the owners also have a great burger joint next door with fantastic "real burgers", my grandboys say......

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Thank David Paul T
Asheville, North Carolina
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271 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This small restaurant in Rockridge serves up really outstanding food. Friendly and attentive service with a well-informed waiter who guided us flawlessly through the best menu items, especially the impeccable seafood stew, mussels, calamari, and chocolate soufflé. Definitely call ahead for a reservation because the restaurant was very busy when we were there.

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Thank Frank E
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Went as group of 9. Prince Edward Island mussels in Pernod-shallot butter broth was outstanding: fresh, tender, sweet, and flavorful, and the creamy broth tempted everyone to sop it up with bread. The chopped calamari was also superb; the baby calamari were tender and a little crunchy from the panko bread crumbs, and the accent of ginger, scallion, and jalapeno... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:30
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5301 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1416
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-985-8388

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