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#59 of 1,058 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary
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2295 Broadway Street, Oakland, CA 94612 (Grand Avenue)
+1 510-834-1000
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
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SF Bay Area
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211 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

My friend recommended this place, having eaten here at night and that it was a short walk from the 19th BART station. He read that it was participating in Oakland Restaurant Week and we decided to check it out last Saturday. Coincidentally, I made reservations on the same day as the Women's March. As we were riding the train to... More 

Thank jpanda168
Level Contributor
42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Pican has become my go to Soul Food spot whenever I visit the Bay Area. It has a great upscale vibe. The fried chicken with the honey truffle is amazing. The mac and cheese is fantastic too!

Thank DetHouTravel
OAKLAND, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Just left from having lunch today, the pecan fried oyster po boy sandwich. Just remarkable the sophistication that is infused with the southern hearty and flavorful food! My favorite Burbon Bar, Bartenders, Restaurant, and overall culinary experience in the Entire Bay Area!

Thank 231chadwicks
Apple Valley, California
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

My wife and I had a terrific meal at Pican, which is best described as an upscale soul food restaurant near downtown Oakland. Situated in a magnificently restored building that retains its early-1900s charm, this gem produces spectacularly tasting food. I had the "gator gumbo" (which, unfortunately had no gator in it but tasted wonderful nonetheless) and my wife enjoyed... More 

Thank Gaither L
San Francisco, California
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72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We were a party of six for cocktails and dinner. This place was busy. I am glad we had a reservation for 6:00pm. I liked the large space and decor. I had a excellent view of the kitchen and the service was attentive. The food was just alright. My crab dip was excellent but the smoked gouda mac & cheese... More 

Thank Infodiva415
Piedmont, California
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Frankly, I should have checked the Yelp reviews before visiting. Evidently, many guests had similar experiences. First, parking is difficult and very expensive. We had an early reservation and the restaurant wasn't busy. I was greeted by a charming host and brought to the table. Things started going downhill when we waited a long, long time to order. The food... More 

Thank TakeMeAlong
BayPoint, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Our friends and family celebrated a birthday here. The food was excellent, the service was superb.There is a parking lot across the street that has a flat rate of $10.00 for weekends. The private room for the party was comfortable and lovely. The portion size of the entree was great. The smoked gouda mac n' cheese that accompanied the Southern... More 

Thank Sharada Judith W
Dallas, Texas
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

While visiting San Francisco we took an Uber to Oakland to try out this restaurant. It was well worth the short ride across the bridge. Friendly staff, beautiful atmosphere, and good food. We didn't get anything from the bar, so I can't comment on the drinks. But the fried chicken was delicious. It is a big portion so you may... More 

Thank TexanMade
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I visited on Saturday, 10/1/16 during the Brunch/Lunch Hour. No hostess at the door, sat myself at the bar, The server/bartender had to be asked her name. The TV's did not work. They played 80's pop music, which I thought was odd for sucha classy restaurant. I ordered the Fried Chicken Benedict it was tasty but the service was lacking.... More 

Thank Sportsdiva1
Santa Maria, California
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great dinner while visiting my son at Berkeley. Food was superb and service top notch. Ambiance great with pianist in the background. Very relaxing experience.

Thank dw4boys

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$50
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2295 Broadway Street, Oakland, CA 94612
    (Grand Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 19th Street BART, Oakland
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-834-1000

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?