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17 Best Alameda Restaurants for Date Night

Planning a fancy date or a cool night out but don’t feel like crossing a bridge? These are our current picks for restaurants in Alameda with great ambiance and delicious food. Let this jog your memory so you don’t go to the same places over and over! Do you agree with our list?

1. Asena Restaurant

Mediterranean food with a flair. Great ambiance and unique dishes. This small and delightful Alameda restaurant is a top pick for date night.

Photo by Asena

Photo by Asena

2. Kamakura Japanese

Wonderful sushi and Japanese dishes served nightly with warm ambiance. You will often find the owners greeting customers. This is a great spot for special occasions and birthdays. They have a special birthday dessert which is so much fun.

3. Pappo

Fresh food and flavors served with a smile and a glass of wine. Yes, please. Pappo is a go-to date night location for many Alameda residents.

4. Speisekammer

Are you looking for a little culture? We love the authentic German cuisine. It is just like being in Germany!

Photo by Speisekammer

Photo by Speisekammer

5. East Ocean Seafood Restaurant

The selection of Dim Sum and seafood is amazing. The restaurant has a casual vibe, but if you want just good food this is a great choice on the west end.

6. Burma Superstar

Ask around town and you will hear raves about Tea leaf and Rainbow Salad at Burma Superstar. This is a great choice when you want food with great flavor.

7. Dragon Rouge

Steaming bowls of Pho and Sea Bass on a skillet, there is so much Vietnamese food to enjoy at Dragon Rouge. This is a favorite Alameda restaurant for date night and before events.

8. Pier 29

Not a fancy atmosphere, but sometimes you just want to stay casual. Overlooks San Francisco and the food is good. Don’t forget about Ballena Bay.

Photo Pier 29

Photo Pier 29

9. Sushi House

A casual sushi restaurant with great dishes. Fresh and unique rolls and bento boxes, and it overlooks the bay. This is nice spot for before a movie.

10. American Oak

The ambiance is great and the brussel sprouts are even greater. This is a must try for a romantic Alameda dinner.

11. Trabocco

Have you noticed that gorgeous restaurant with a crystal chandelier in the middle of Southshore Center? That’s the one. Stunning design and great food. We love it.

Photo Trabocco

Photo Trabocco

12. East End Pizza

Sometimes you just want pizza, but it is still a date. The pizza is really delicious and fancy. This is one of our lively Alameda restaurants with a great bar. It is is a nice spot to sit and talk.

13. Spice I Am

We love the mango sticky rice, and so do lot of other residents. When you are in the mood for Thai, this is a nice spot.

14. Hang Ten Boiler

Its casual. It’s messy. It’s fun and delicious. If your date is adventurous this is good time.

Photo East Bay Express

Photo East Bay Express

15. La Penza Azul

Have you seen all the kinds of Tequila. Well it might not be fancy in decor, it makes up for it in a lively atmosphere. Great Mexican cuisine and good drinks.

16. Café Jolie

This is a delicious café on the West End. The food is fantastic and it is cozy place to hang out.

17. Habanas Cuban Cuisine

For the best Mojitos in town, swing by Habanas.  The Cuban food and atmosphere make for a cool night out.

18 (bonus!). Shirasoni

Recently opened Teppanakki and Japanese restaurant. Really good food and great times.


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