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4301 Piedmont Ave Ste A, Oakland, CA 94611-4774
+1 510-420-1578
Wed - Sun 17:30 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Very good Japanese food inside the Swan Marketplace, a collection of restaurants. Reasonable prices in an expensive area of town. Order at the counter and they bring it to your table in the food court. We shared four different Sushi rolls, all great.

Thank BILL C
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We had a long drive to Oakland and stayed at the downtown Marriott. The ramen place we wanted to try was closed for dinner on Monday and Tuesdays. A quick online search pulled up this place. This is located in Swan's Marketplace, so if you're with a group who would like to try different cuisine, this is a good place.... More 

Thank Jesse P
Cincinnati, Ohio
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142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We selected menu items from several Swan's Market restaurants to create an eclectic and delicious meal. Sushi rolls and the beef tataki from B-Dama were excellent. The beef in the tataki was exceptionally tender and flavorful. Plan on returning to explore the menu.

Thank DoctorPaul
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223 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Went for lunch on a Saturday and had the teriyaki salmon special. The salmon portion was VERY small - without skin it seemed barely 3 ounces - what there was had good flavor. The leafy salad greens had a VERY light sprinkling of some spice but the flavor wasn't obvious. It could do with some sort of light dressing. The... More 

Thank Bigpenny34
Boise, Idaho, United States
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Located in Swans Market in historic Oakland, this place serves up some fantastic authentic Japanese fare. I have never been disappointed with anything I have ordered here. Love sitting on the stools and watching the chefs create their magic. B Dama is a gem and is a definite go to for Japanese cuisine in the east bay!

Thank 103lisas103
Belo Horizonte, MG
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91 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015 via mobile

The place is in a market with lots of small restaurants around. You have to pay first and find you a table. But a part from this the food is delicious. Totally worth the visit. Honest pricing also.

Thank Felipe B
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

I have not been to their place on Piedmont Avenue but had lunch today at their place at Swann's Market. I had the very best udon soup I have ever had! It really hit the spot because it is quite cold today. The soup was made right in front of me, with all fresh ingredients, and it was just excellent.... More 

Thank ginacat02
Oakland, California
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014

Having lived in Tokyo and Osaka and been to many good izakaya (especially in Osaka), I stopped going to Japanese restaurants in the U.S. It was always the same tempura, teriyaki, CA roll combo, NOT B-dama! My family have been there a number of times and have enjoyed their consistent high quality. Their small plates include a luscious, pork belly,... More 

Thank Peggy T
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014 via mobile

I write this review after nearly two years frequenting this gem of place nearly every Friday night after work. Needless to say the food was quite amazing. Not your run of the mill sushi bar, sushi there is to be sure but the real focus was on really delicious Japanese food. As the Japanese patrons who seemed to make up... More 

Thank Marc M

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4301 Piedmont Ave Ste A, Oakland, CA 94611-4774
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-420-1578

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