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Brown Sugar Kitchen

2534 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA 94607-1727
+1 510-839-7685
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“beignets” (21 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2534 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA 94607-1727
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Brown Sugar Kitchen. It can get busy there and sometimes there's a wait, but we were seated right away. The service was very warm and friendly and we ordered the beignets which were delish. Everyone has to try the waffles...More

Thank chefmendo
Reviewed August 28, 2018

This place is entirely overhyped and to expensive for what you get. I so much wanted to like this place that I gave it 3 tries and each time I was disappointed. The owner has been on many cooking tv shows and she’s like a...More

Thank Angelou11
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Gumbo with cheese grits is my favorite. Always feels like coming back to a familiar spot. When I haven't visited for a while I always see freinds and family. Food is consistent and good.

Thank Tina M
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We had the opportunity to have brunch here on Sunday, 8-5-18. The food is delicious and the service is amazing! My husband said the voen meal waffles he had were the best waffles he has ever tasted! My son had the pork hash and said...More

Thank opensky21
Reviewed August 6, 2018

One of our favorite places for breakfast, Chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits both on point. The problem is their popularity and the small space. Looking forward to an expansion location if the keep the same menu..

Thank CaliTreasures
Reviewed August 4, 2018

The food is wow too. Spiced just right, crunchy when needed, and not greasy. Good service, chill crowd. Have to come back!

Thank i-witness30
Reviewed August 3, 2018

I love support black owned restaurants so this was. treat. The rest was clean and very busy. I loved my Jerk Chicken meal even though it as not too spicy. The Cornbread was great. I would go back here again.

Thank Quills G
Reviewed August 2, 2018

This is an excellent restaurant, great food, great recipe book. Loved this place!! Wonderful Louisiana food, yummy beignets, best fried chicken and much more. Recommended.

Thank alicegrey2018
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Can’t imagine I will ever eat fried chicken as good as I found here. Perfectly cooked, crispy on the outside, of course but the chicken itself....Wow! Tender and full of flavor. Just the right amount of spice. You may wait for a table but seriously...wait...you...More

Thank lorip257
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Went here based on a recommendation.... I would still recommend it, just be aware that the service sucks. I had to remind the waiter 3x to bring my water, the greater seemed to hate his job, but even worse he didn’t worry that his face...More

Thank june_b0t
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Aaron M
May 3, 2018|
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Response from PartrickL | Reviewed this property |
No I am afraid not. Get there early.
August 19, 2017|
Response from PartrickL | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure. Its not fussy so call them because they might not object.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2534 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA 94607-1727
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-839-7685
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Brown Sugar Kitchen is a full service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch & brunch. We have a Zagat score of 26, which is the highest score for a soul food restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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