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Saucy Oakland, Oakland, CA

Saucy Oakland

4.9
4.9
59 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
Focusing on dishes crafted with Pan-Asian ingredients, as well as premium sake imported from Japan, and sake cocktails for your enjoyment. We are currently open for happy hour Wedneday - Saturday from 4-6PM. Saucy Oakland is a fun and creatively driven project put together by locals Tony and Jenni in the fall of 2015. They've partnered up their passion for food to deliver their take on a fun concept that focuses on friends mingling over great food. We're located in the Temescal Neighborhood of Oakland.

If you have any special request, please let us know so we can accommodate. Special Chef's Tasting available with 24 hour notice with dietary restrictions.

Come try our signature dishes: Thai Corn Dogs, Red Curry Mussels, or our Spicy Cilantro Lime Beef Tataki.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Tapas / Small Plates, Southeast Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sat 4:30 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 764-3939

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Catering

    We offer catering trays, on-site, and off-site catering. Please inquire for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We do private event up to 50 people cocktail-style or we can do private dining for sit down dinners up to 30-40 guests. Please contact us if you need more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Cross street

    8th Street and Broadway

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Chef Tasting Menu

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Scroll Down for Standard Reservation. 6-course Chef Tasting *Sample Menu* 1st Course Hamachi Spoons 2nd Course Shishito Beef with Lemon Wasabi 3rd Course Braised Pork Belly with Garlic Noodles 4th Course American Wagyu with Red Wine Reduction 5th Course Miso Chilean Seabass 6th Dessert Please inform us of any food allergies or dietary restrictions. Same day reservations may be subject to availability. Or if you would like to do our add ons. Add ons: Sake pairing +$40. A5 Kagoshima Wagyu +$35.

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What 59 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely exquisite and surprising from this sweet little restaurant in Oakland!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great quiet place. We’re one of two tables on a weekday night. Happy with everything except they ran out of the main dish we wanted. Wonderful dessert we were given on the house.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great time tonight for our anniversary dinner. We did not do the chefs special dinner but lover a
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first visit to Saucy, was a good one. We choose to go with the tasting menu (chef choice) with the saki pairing. This ended up being a fair amount of food (we took home some of it). Started with the hamachi spoons then had the popcorn shrimp (yum). The corn dog was nicely spiced and went well with the homemade mustard. The garlic noodles with crab filled in the cracks and made it near impossible to eat the next course which was the entree. The miso glazed sea-bass with crispy broccoli and beef with mashed potatoes. All said, it was an incredible meal… Jeannie, one of the owners stoped by our table before our sixth course and we had a chance to hear about that move from Temiscal. The resturant has only been open in three new location for about two months but with food and service like what we experienced, they will have no problem attracting new regulars in the new local. The final course - bred-pudding and cheese cake. Can’t wait to go back and try the ribs…
  5. s

    sharon

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the tasting menu and it was spectacular! The dishes were all top notch and unlike most tasting menus, generous. We left full! Service was on point and the amazing mural on the wall was great for pictures.
  6. CS

    CookieS

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for a birthday dinner, and we were pretty much blown away. We ordered the chef tasting menu, $75 each, and each course was presented beautifully and delicious. When we got the first course, we were a little worried that the portions would be too small. But by the time we got to the last course, we were so full but that worry melted away. I've had meals with several courses before, but never before was each course perfectly presented, perfectly heated and incredible tasting. We spoke with the chef, who was so humble and basically said that he uses a thermometer for everything, which explains why everything was perfectly cooked. We will definitely become regulars at this restaurant.
  7. P

    Piercepro2001

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Excellent service. Great sake selection.
  8. E

    Edwin

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chef’s tasting menu is where it is at (the food was AMAZING), and the service is wonderful!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Could not recommend the tasting menu enough. We did have a lull as we moved into the last three courses, which made them feel a little rushed since they were nearing closing time. I would recommend dining before 7 with the tasting menu so you might have a little more time to digest as you move into the entree course and dessert. The staff was great and the food was all around amazing!!!
  10. D

    Dreidel82

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing flavors, GREAT happy hour, and even a full chef's tasting menu! This place has it all and it's all very reasonable.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Chef tasting is definitely more than enough food. Try your best to save room for dessert.
  12. KK

    KariK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The tasting menu was out of this world! We got to try bites of almost everything on the menu. Everything from the presentation, the portions and the taste was incredible. The miso seabass was my favorite:) I will definitely be going back.
  13. B

    Bill

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and food was as well
  14. MM

    MichaelM

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great new addition to the Oakland food scene. Enjoyed the prefix "Experiences" menu. All 6 courses were delicious with the sea bass in miso sauce being the star of the show. Accompanied by an awesome sake selection! Great experience. Highly recommended!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing experience. The chef is amazing and has great attention to detail with food presentation. I highly recommend
  16. SF

    SarahF

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is incredible! The food is so special and the staff is amazing. We had the strawberry guava sake spritzer, edamame, yuzu fries, thai corn dogs, popcorn shrimp, short ribs, bread pudding, and basque cheesecake. Everything we ate was outstanding and I would 100% order again. The place is super cute and the staff is attentive and kind. Can't recommend enough!
  17. AN

    ArmandoN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wings, hamachi shooters, and pork buns were our favorites! Definitely would come back! The bread pudding was a highlight as well. Thank you for a great evening with great food!
  18. SH

    ShannaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! The service was amazing. The food was excellent. I hadn’t had food that good in a while. I will for sure be going back and I will be recommending Saucy to my friends.
  19. MC

    MallikaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated birthday date night there. Server Jenny was AMAZING and the food outstanding. Highly recommend ordering Himachi and Edamame. Will definitely go back.
  20. J

    Jazz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are so happy Saucy moved to Old Oakland. This will definitely be our neighborhood go to place for happy hour! The food is delicious and the staff is so friendly.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous!!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is magical, the team is incredible. You will not be disappointed. I highly recommend doing the chef’s tasting! So delicious and filling. They accommodate allergens! I could not give enough praise! Eat there before it’s impossible to get a table there! Keep them in Oakland for a very long time!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my birthday. Staff and chef were so nice! Food was delicious! Had an amazing time!
  24. T

    Teej

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is great. The back chef + front of house staff are awesome. If you are looking for a place for a date night or for a small group, this place is great. Amazing food: - Hamachi shooters - Saucy wings - Popcorn Shrimp - and their vegetables. I will definitely go again!
  25. JK

    JoyceK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    It seems that the prices have gone up recently and I thought a number of dishes were not good value, such as cup (not even a bowl!) of asparagus soup for $9, grilled veggies for $10 and single hamachi shooter for $4. The food was okay, nothing was bad, but only bao and cheesecake were outstanding. With tip and limited alcohol (one carafe of house sake and bottle of beer), total was over $180 which I thought was too much. Attentive service but was bit cold with just a sweater -- I felt I needed to wear my down jacket to be comfortable. I was recommending this to my friends after my first visit last month, but will probably not recommend to others.

    Saucy OaklandResponded on January 25, 2022Hi Joyce, Thank you for joining us for happy hour and taking the time to share you experience here on OpenTable. We're glad you were able to take advantage of the happy hour and regular menu, enjoying 11 dishes/3 alcoholic beverages/1 non-alcoholic. But sorry the asparagus soup was not of value to you - we'll take your feedback into consideration. We work hard to provide quality dishes and service. We're also working hard to bounce back from closing during the pandemic. Cheers from our team!

  26. H

    Henry

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Not as great for a fancy occasion as I had anticipated… the decoration has a kind of “Home Goods” feeling… but the food is great. I like the concept and imagine they could stand to take themselves even more seriously

    Saucy OaklandResponded on January 25, 2022Hi Harry, thanks for joining us for dinner and taking the time to leave us a review, we hope you enjoyed the food and service. We don't consider ourselves fine-dining but we cannot agree more - if we had the money to buy better furniture and decor, we would! We're 2 normal people who have a passion for the industry and invested our life savings. Most of our $ these days goes towards food inventory and paying our employees. We hope you'll continue to support our journey as we grow! Cheers!

  27. CG

    CaseyG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a great little find! Excellent food and I’d recommend the Chefs sample experience! Staff very attentive and took the time to explain each dish! He was friendly and we felt comfortable in this quaint spot. I suggest reservations. I’d call if fussing Japanese food and Sake. Definitely check it out!

    Saucy OaklandResponded on January 25, 2022Hi Casey, we're happy to hear you had a great experience. Thank you for taking the time to leave a thoughtful review for our team and the OpenTable community. We hope to see you again!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Unique flavors. Loved the wings. Large portions. Everything was tasty and all the staff were fantastic
  29. JA

    JAR33

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here with some girlfriends for my bday and it was so good! The shooters and pork bao were incredible. The waiter also suggested a delicious bottle of sake. Highly highly recommend!

    Saucy OaklandResponded on January 25, 2022JAR33 - thank you for dining with us and taking the time to leave a review for our team! We look forward to serving you again!

  30. PO

    PallaviO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food!

    Saucy OaklandResponded on January 25, 2022Thank you for dining with us and leaving our team a 5-star review!

  31. D

    Dkol

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food with very friendly service. Thank you

    Saucy OaklandResponded on January 25, 2022DKol - thanks for checking us out! we're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and can't thank you enough for leaving our team a 5-star review. We hope to have you again!

  32. NF

    NotFromRoundHere

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and a great location. We feel lucky that we got to eat here -- have a feeling it's going to blow up and get super popular. The food is delicious!

    Saucy OaklandResponded on January 25, 2022NotFromRoundHere - thanks for sharing your positive 5-star review! Your support means the world to us and our team hopes to see you again.

  33. WH

    WhitneyH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend the 6-course, prix fixe, chef's tasting menu with sake pairing. The raw shooter, chicken coconut curry soup, and desserts were our favorite! Service was fun, casual yet thorough and professional. The space was smaller than I expected but the decor was warm and cozy. We were pleasantly surprised by this gem.

    Saucy OaklandResponded on January 25, 2022Hi Whitney - it was a delight having you dine with us. We're so happy to hear about your experience and we thank you for taking the time to leave a thoughtful 5-star review for our team. We hope to see you again!

  34. YL

    YaoL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good. Coming back soon!!

    Saucy OaklandResponded on January 25, 2022YaoL - Thank you, we look forward to having you again!

  35. K

    Karebear

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a treasure. Food was outstanding with friendly service. Everything we ate was delicious. Their version of a corn dog was to die for. Popcorn shrimp and short ribs were equally amazing. We aren’t huge sake people but if you are, you will find a large and varied selection as well as sake cocktails. Great value for the money and a cozy spot. We will be back!

    Saucy OaklandResponded on January 25, 2022Thank you for your support, Karebear! We're happy you enjoyed your experience and hope to serve you again!

  36. c

    cynthiae

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great happy hour (very inventive, asian influenced) food and service! Very cozy neighborhood place.

    Saucy OaklandResponded on January 25, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful 5-star review for our team, Cynthia! We appreciate you dining with us and hope to have you again.

  37. t

    tonyl

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such creative dishes, perfectly prepared, so flavorful!

    Saucy OaklandResponded on January 25, 2022Thank you for dining with us, Tonyl! We appreciate you taking the time to leave our team a 5-star review here on OpenTable and hope you'll join us again !

  38. D

    Disappointed

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful. This is Japanese inspired w an American twist. Incredibly fresh. Delicious flavor combinations. Excellent breadth of selections from fish to chicken to pork belly to vegetarian. Execution. Roast chicken skin was perfectly crisp. Creative. Accessible curries. Unparalleled corn dogs with subtle chilies. Service was personal and spot on. Recommended a warm sake to start us off. We celebrated my wife’s birthday and the chef comped us two delectable deserts - a fluffy bread pudding with ice cream and fresh fruit replete with a candle and a flourless chocolate cake. This is a cozy gem that is not you average neighborhood haunt. Please support them.

    Saucy OaklandResponded on January 25, 2022We're happy we didn't disappoint you, Disappointed! It was a delight reading your thoughtful 5-star review. Thank you for checking us out and taking the time to share your experience. We hope you'll join us again!

  39. n

    namsmom

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very small space, so we sat outside at the sidewalk table. The server was a lovely young woman who described dishes beautifully. The hamachi shooters were delicious and we had a reorder of them (3 for $15)! One of us had a beef appetizer but they ran out of the meat so she had a half-order, another of us had a chicken curry which was excellent. The third person had the short rib and it was good but a tiny bit disappointing in terms of the level of sweetness. For dessert, a lovely bread pudding and a flourless chocolate cake. All in all, it was fine and we will definitely return at happy hour for a drink and those yummy hamachi shooters (ponzu and crispy fried garlic....so good).
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing. We did the tasting menu and sake pairing. Highly recommended. Will be recommending to my friends and hope to go again soon :)

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Saucy Oakland using the Order Online button. Saucy Oakland also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 764-3939.

Saucy Oakland is rated 4.9 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Saucy Oakland

468 8th St Oakland, CA 94607

Additional information

  • Cross street

    8th Street and Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sat 4:30 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Tapas / Small Plates, Southeast Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (510) 764-3939

  • Catering

    We offer catering trays, on-site, and off-site catering. Please inquire for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We do private event up to 50 people cocktail-style or we can do private dining for sit down dinners up to 30-40 guests. Please contact us if you need more information.

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