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Marica Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant$$$
Today 5:30–9:30PM
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5301 College Ave Oakland, CA 94618
5301 College AvenueUSCaliforniaOakland94618
$$$Seafood Restaurant, BarToday 5:30–9:30PM
Saturday 5:30–9:30PMSunday 5:30–9:30PMMonday 5:30–9:30PMTuesday 5:30–9:30PMWednesday 5:30–9:30PMThursday 5:30–9:30PMFriday 5:30–9:30PM
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Carefully presented dishes like twice-cooked Maine lobster are served in a warmly lit dining room.- Google
"Oh! And put in an order for the dark chocolate soufflé."
"Very nice neighborhood bistro with tasty food and a cosy space."
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Behrang Aghili
a week ago
Super satisfying, after a long day at the graduation... Fine dining at it's best!! ;-) Will be coming back again!!
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Christian Mengel
2 months ago
Well, what can I say? I had a salad with fried calamaris, mussels, lobster with the most amazing porridge and perfectly prepped beans and an amazing soufflé for dessert. It tasted aces and the drinks served were really good as well. The staff was amazingly friendly and welcoming! A must in my opinion!
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Debbie Lee
a year ago
Really solid French seafood spot with surprisingly fair prices. I had the opportunity to try their off-menu chef's tasting and was completely blown away. They do both surf and turf well, have a great wine list, fantastic cocktails and their dessert... Oh, their dessert. Be sure to put in an order for their German chocolate souffle when you initially put in your food order (since it takes a while to bake). Served with a generous scoop of gourmet vanilla ice cream when the chocolate souffle is fresh out of the oven... You wouldn't regret it.
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Frank de Jong
6 months ago
Excellent. Great service and food. Friendly staff.
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Johanes Sunarto
5 months ago
If any restaurant deserves a 5 star, this one certainly does. Everything about this place is perfect to me. From the $1.50 oysters (which was the reason I chose to ate here at first) to the warm, welcoming service, and most importantly the delicious, on point food. Marica has become my go to spot for a nice-but-won't-break-the-bank meal (~$65 after appetizer, entree, dessert, beer, tax, and tip). It has a great ambiance for a date night, but can also accommodate larger parties for birthdays. If you just want to come for a snack, sit at the bar, order a couple dozen oysters and enjoy very well made cocktails. If you just want to try out this place without spending too much, they may have some entrees that can be ordered appetizer sized (bbq ribs at the time of this review). Go here for dinner this week, you won't regret it.
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Eli Anders
5 months ago
Very nice neighborhood bistro with tasty food and a cosy space. Their seafood is beautifully prepared, and their staff is friendly and helpful.
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Trevor Powell
5 months ago
Really good place and drinks. I had the scallops and chocolate sundae :-p
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Noelle Ham
a year ago
These stars are well deserved. Reservations are done through email. I contacted them Friday morning and was able to get a spot for 2 at 8:15. The restaurant is pretty small, and there'll most likely be a wait when you come. We only had to wait about 10 min until we were seated. We started off with their $6 happy hour drinks: a gin martini with a twist for me and a manhattan for him. I'm always apprehensive ordering happy hour drinks cause they're diluted and usually taste blah. But these babies were STRONG. Can't complain there. We decided to do a few appetizers and split an entree. We ordered half a dozen of the oysters, calamari, and mussels. We split the seafood stew for our main course. Oh! And put in an order for the dark chocolate soufflé. The oysters were delicious, a bit on the smaller side but for $1 it's worth it. I was a bit disappointed when I took a bite of the calamari and it wasn't crispy (I didn't read the menu description, just ordered based on what the yelpers said) but the flavors were PHENOMENAL. So tender and flavorful. I was sorry within the second bite that I was initially disappointed in this dish. Then the mussels. YUM. Have you ever has $5 bowl of mussels?! Yea, me either. I loved the sauce. It went perfectlyyyy with the bread. Even when we were done our server knew to keep the bowl at the table so we could still use it for dipping. Good woman right there. Then the seafood stew came out. Ugh. So. Freaking. Delicious. The bf didn't even speak the entire meal, he was too focused on eating. Now for the finale, the soufflé. The last chocolate soufflé we had was at Gary Danko's, and that was also the bf's first time having soufflé, ever. So we had high expectations. Oh my. They were definetly exceeded. He even liked this soufflé more than Danko's! I'm not sure if I would go that far....but it was different in itself and the ice cream just added that special something something. Before our dessert came in, bf wanted to try the basil gimlet. Bad idea. Obviously the sweetness from the soufflé outshined the refreshing drink, making it taste bitter. But that's his fault =P Service was friendly and attentive. Even though our server was also the bartender , she made sure we were taken care of. Tip: bring cash!! You get 10% off. I completely forgot. But I won't for next time! Do yourself a favor, come here and eat!!! You'll be happy you did!
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