Arabic food with a full wine and cocktail list? Yes, please. Reem Assil opened this colorful space earlier this year, in collaboration with Daniel Patterson, in Jack London Square. The drinks are as vibrant as the food, laced with Middle Eastern spice or scented with anise and orange blossom; the wine list favors rieslings and spicy Rhône-variety reds.

Must order: Mana’eesh, a za’atar-topped flatbread, and the Bint al Shalabeeya, a creamy, brandy-based cinnamon-scented drink


Restaurant Info

44 Webster St., Oakland, California

Middle Eastern


2018 W&S SF50

This review appears in the print edtion of the October 2018 issue.
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