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Booka Restaurant - CLOSED

8041 Soquel Dr, Bay View Hotel, Aptos, CA 95003-3928
+1 831-685-9500
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average0%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
13 Feb 2014
“Sad to hear the news! Aptos lost!”
28 Jan 2014
“Sadly Closing”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, American, Mediterranean, Fusion
$$ - $$$
8041 Soquel Dr, Bay View Hotel, Aptos, CA 95003-3928
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1 - 10 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 13 February 2014

A great dining experience, fun and lively, and needed fixture for Aptos to be proud of! The landlord has it wrong!

Thank Janice L
Reviewed 28 January 2014

Booka, located in the Bay View Hotel, the site of the always struggling and finally failing Ristoranti Barolo, (even after a makeover by the Food Network) has been a refreshing addition to the few good places for fine dining in Aptos. We finally went with...More

Thank kittehmama
Reviewed 21 January 2014

The Santa Cruz Sentinel today reported that Booka will be closing its doors due to a dispute with the landlord. Very, very unfortunate and a terrible loss for the dining community. Hard to believe that the best restaurant to occupy this space in decades is...More

Thank mangiam0
Reviewed 18 November 2013

This restaurant took the place of a Italian restaurant, at the Bay view Hotel, for my surprise the food was well prepared, and nicely presented, they have many options, had the fish of the day, and very fresh. Dessert was also delicious , almond tart

Reviewed 5 October 2013

The service was so good because it was staffed appropriately for Santa Cruz Restaurant Week. We went on a Thurs night and it was busy. We never wondered where our food or waiter was and waters were checked on regularly. I was plesantly surprised. So...More

1  Thank Hawaii-lover101
Reviewed 12 September 2013

We chose this restaurant for lunch based on tripadvisor reviews and thoroughly enjoyed our leisurely meal in the front dining room with lots of windows, sheltered by a huge tree. We tried the appetizer focaccia bread ($7), served warm with three delicious dips, all very...More

1  Thank CarolinaTravelers2
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We came here for my wife's birthday on a friends recommendation. We went on a Sunday night and were greeted by the friendly hostess. We were seated next to the window and enjoyed a beautiful sunset with the meal. The food did not disappoint. I...More

1  Thank JiuJitsguy
Reviewed 16 July 2013

Finally, a great restaurant experience at The Bayview Hotel! We joined another couple for dinner on a Saturday night and from beginning to end it was a great evening. We were greeted warmly and seated promptly in the covered porch area. From the start we...More

3  Thank mangiam0
Reviewed 10 July 2013

My wife came along with me on a business trip to Aptos and we made it a nice two week vacation to also visit family in the area. They recommended a couple of restaurants for us to go out on dates to and we were...More

4  Thank JeremyChase21
Reviewed 9 July 2013

I moved to Aptos recently with my wife and we are still exploring the area. We go out to eat quite a bit back in Boston but were very disappointed with our first few outings at different restaurants in Aptos. Thank god for Booka! This...More

3  Thank jayl264
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8041 Soquel Dr, Bay View Hotel, Aptos, CA 95003-3928 (Formerly Ristoranti Barolo)
    (Trout Gulch)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: +1 831-685-9500
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Bay View Hotel
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