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5301 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1416
+1 510-985-8388
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood stew” (17 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (8 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5301 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1416
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small cozy restaurant with excellent and fast service. Food came out quickly and the flavors from the scallop/risotto dish and seafood stew knocked our socks off. The German dark chocolate soufflé was flavorful albeit a bit liquidy. The Caesar salad was good as well. Total...More

Thank drichrx
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Business group of six were accommodated and greeted warmly. Small and charming setting. Waiter offered suggestions and they were spot on. Our group sampled several appetizers- favorites were the calamari and the mussels. Main courses that received rave reviews included the lamb chops, twice baked...More

Thank KD17201
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I ate here recently while visiting my son who lives in Oakland. From the moment we entered the restaurant to the time we left, the service and attention to detail were outstanding. We were kept abreast of the time remaining before we were seated and...More

Thank Terdav
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Excellent food and great, friendly waitstaff. First timers, we both had the fish stew, and it pushed all the right buttons. Big chunks of flaky fish, prawns, a huge scallop and NO bivalves! Perfect. Souffle was an excellent desert to split. A great, cozy neighborhood...More

1  Thank Richard D
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant a few times an each time gets better. The service was awesome just like the food,nice and fresh. It's a small place but not too loud.

1  Thank dartmanbull
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Menu changes come slowly at Marica, but they are always good. I have eaten here hundreds of times in the last ten years. Food is always good. Recently they added spaghetti and meat balls and it is very good. Just added pizzas and they were...More

1  Thank bigsteve666
Reviewed 4 June 2017

I was treated by a business colleague and I we did enjoy a Maine Lobster as main course and mussels as a started. As I'm a chocoholic I had to have the Deutsch chocolate soufflé....which was stunning smooth and rounded my first meal in the...More

2  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The wife had the scallops which tasted great cooked to perfection. I had the soft shelled crab and it was also very good. We shared the mussel appetizer and the sauce with the mussels was wonderful. As others have stated the chocolate soufflé is not...More

Thank Linehand11
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We came here for my Mother's Day dinner. My daughter made the reservations, we went right in and it took a few minutes to be seated. It is a small comfy kind of place which was bustling with activity for it was Mother's Day! They...More

Thank KWong55
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I was excited to try this local restaurant and I was not disappointed. The food and selection were superb. We started with the Caesar salad, 1/2 dozen oysters and tuna tartare. For the main course, the fried soft shell crab caught our eye and it...More

Thank JJ_EATS228
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5301 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1416
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-985-8388
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