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man sitting at bar - alaMar Dominican Kitchen, Oakland, CA

alaMar Dominican Kitchen

4.6
4.6
178 Reviews
$31 to $50
Caribbean
  • Neighbourhood gem
  • Great for creative cocktails
  • Lively
alaMar is a Contemporary Dominican Kitchen located in the hip Uptown Oakland area. Bravo TV's Top Chef Season 18 Contestant, Chef Nelson German, dives deep into his Dominican culture at alaMar by offering a regional menu of foods he grew up on that his mom, grandmother, and Aunt Maritza would cook and NYC-style Dominican street foods he enjoyed as a child. German brings a unique take to family recipes with his contemporary NYC twist on traditional dishes, including his popular braised oxtail dish. There is indoor seating and a dog-friendly patio with heaters for al fresco dining. The not-to-be-missed craft cocktail program reflects Caribbean influences such as the signature Mamajuana cocktail.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Caribbean, Latin American, Comfort Food
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (510) 907-7555
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Nelson German
  • Catering
    We would love to cater your next event! We have party trays of our most popular dishes for pickup or delivery. Please email alamaroak@gmail.com for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    We would love to host your next event at alaMar! Please email alamaroak@gmail.com for more information.
  • Area
    Oakland
  • Cross Street
    Valdez Street
  • Parking Details
    Three Parking lots a block away from alaMar
  • Public Transit
    BART-19th and Broadway<br /><br />AC Transit-Bus Stop 12
  • Entertainment
    150 inch projector screen which we occasionally show our Golden State Warriors!
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 178 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

178 Reviews
  1. Jeanne

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great interesting food. Nice staff. Too noisy for oldsters.

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  2. AndriaJ

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love coming here. My best friend comes into town and this is the first place she wants to go! Never a disappointment. Chef Nelson and his crew are superb.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is amazing. I’ve gone twice with friends and got to taste almost everything from the menu and each plate is savory, generous and well thought. Food pairs well with cocktails, my favorite is the mamajuana. I am puertorican and the mofongo satisfies my cravings for home food! Ambiance is laid back with great music and the staff is very attentive and friendly. Vuelvo pronto!

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  4. KelleyN

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time going to alaMar and we tried new dishes along with our favorites from last time and it was still delicious. We came with our friends who are foodies and they loved everything as well. The snapper and mofongo were a little dry but the short ribs, oxtail, pernil were all fall-off-the-bone tender and absolutely delicious and we ordered a second order of maduros as our "dessert". Looking forward to coming back again soon!

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  5. CMLB

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a very tasty, well-prepared meal. The menu was very interesting and creative. I recommend this restaurant without hesitation. The staff was very efficient and knowledgeable. The service was excellent. I can't wait to return to try another dish.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing as always. Run don’t walk and get some of the best shrimp appetizer in the Bay. I loved the whole snapper and the flavors took it to another level. I’ll be back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful flavorful food. Very nice lively atmosphere. Great service from Jesus and the young lady with the purple hair. They ran out of oxtail & pernil so hopefully we get it next time. Chef Nelson was so nice to come by and chat. Happy alaMar is here to stay.

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  8. JeffH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate with friends and were able to share the several dishes, big and small, that we ordered. EVERYTHING was delicious, creative, and hard to find anywhere else (that I'm aware of) in the Bay Area.

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  9. piccolo

    San Francisco

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Went because we had heard good things & also we had a coupon good for 10% discount from seeing Bees & Honey at Marin Theater Co. We should not have waited. The food & service are fab. We loved the fried goat and lots of other fab foods. We’ll have to return with friends who have yet to dine there?

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  10. CulinaryMuse

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to the original alaMar seafood restaurant concept when it opened 10 years ago and it was fabulous. We dragged our feet going back when Nelson and May changed the restaurant concept/menu over to his Dominican roots. Hearing about the challenges they've had with burglaries we wanted to show our support and made a reservation for Sunday night. Not only was the food, service and ambience fantastic, but it was also amazing to see so many people come out on a Sunday night to support Nelson and May. The place was hopping and the DJ was spinning great tunes. I've not had that much fun on a Sunday night in a while. :) We sincerely hope that allaMar stays open. We'll be back soon to either eat-in or takeout.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from alaMar Dominican Kitchen using the Order Online button. alaMar Dominican Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 907-7555.

alaMar Dominican Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 178 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for alaMar Dominican Kitchen

100 Grand Ave, Suite 111, Oakland, CA 94612

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Valdez Street
  • Area
    Oakland
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Caribbean, Latin American, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Three Parking lots a block away from alaMar
  • Public Transit
    BART-19th and BroadwayAC Transit-Bus Stop 12
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Nelson German
  • Entertainment
    150 inch projector screen which we occasionally show our Golden State Warriors!
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (510) 907-7555
  • Catering
    We would love to cater your next event! We have party trays of our most popular dishes for pickup or delivery. Please email alamaroak@gmail.com for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    We would love to host your next event at alaMar! Please email alamaroak@gmail.com for more information.
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