Readers' Poll Winners: Restaurants and Bars

Best African Restaurant
Cafe Colucci

Best Ambiance at a Restaurant
Mua

Best Bar
East Bay Spice Company

Best Barbecue
Smokey J's BBQ House

Best Bartender
Nikki Kozlowski of East Bay Spice Company

Best Beer Bar
The Trappist

Best Breakfast/Brunch
Mama's Royal Cafe (Oakland)

Best Brewery
Linden Street Brewery

Best Cafe
Awaken Cafe

Best California Cuisine
Chez Panisse

Best Chef
Joel Lamica of Tigerlily

Best Chinese Restaurant
Shan Dong

Best Cocktails
Revival Bar + Kitchen

Best Coffee
Peet's

Best Delivery Service
SpoonRocket

Best Dessert Place
La Farine

Best Food at a Bar
Bar César

Best Ice Cream
Ici Ice Cream

Best Indian/Pakistani Restaurant
Ajanta

Best Italian Restaurant
Dopo

Best Japanese/Sushi Restaurant
Kirala

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant
Picante

Best Korean Restaurant
Bowl'd

Best Late-Night Food
Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe

Best Locally Sourced/Organic Menu
Gather

Best Mexican Restaurant
Nido

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant
Oasis Grill (Oakland)

Best Mobile Food Vendor
Liba Falafel

Best New Bar
Mad Oak

Best New Restaurant
Tigerlily

Best Outdoor Seating
Portal

Best Pizza
Zachary's

Best Restaurant for a Date
Penrose

Best Sandwiches
Ike's Lair

Best Seafood
Marica

Best Service at a Restaurant
Wood Tavern

Best Southeast Asian Restaurant
Champa Garden

Best Southern/Soul Food
Souley Vegan

Best Special Occasion Restaurant
Chez Panisse

Best Takeout
Grégoire

Best Vegetarian/Vegan
Encuentro

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Best of the East Bay 2017: Readers' Poll Winners

Best of the East Bay 2018: Arts & Music

Best of the East Bay 2017: Goods & Services

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Restaurants & Bars

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