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Saucy Oakland, Oakland, CA

Saucy Oakland

4.7
4.7
74 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
SELECT A TIME of a 'Standard Reservation', Saucy Oakland features fun and delicious Pan-Asian dishes like the Thai Corndog, Hamachi spoons, soy-braised beef short ribs, and garlic noodles. Enjoy our original dishes with a selection of premium sake, sake spritzers, wine, beer, soft drinks, and tea.

We're located in Old Oakland, just below Downtown in the space previously occupied by Tamarindo. We're currently offering Lunch (Tue-Fri), Happy Hour and Dinner (Tue-Sat). Our chef's tasting is a great introduction to our food. To make a regular reservation > choose time > choose "Standard reservation"

Saucy Oakland is a fun and creatively driven project put together by locals Tony and Jenni in 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

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Other options

  • 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

  • NYE 5-Course Tasting Menu

    $85.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    NYE Chef Tasting Celebrate NEW YEAR's Eve at Saucy! 1st Course Seared Tuna with Sesame Ponzu 2nd Course Pork Tenderloin with Dijon Cream Sauce 3rd Course Seafood Risotto 4th Course Seared Ribeye with Miso Scallops 5th Course Dessert
  • Chef Tasting Menu

    $80.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    **IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE RESERVING** 1) Tastings are prepared days prior to your arrival 2) Same day reservations are subject to availability 2) Need a normal reservation? Choose time > Scroll Down > Standard reservation 3) Have dietary restrictions/allergies? Please note them here. Otherwise, we will NOT have the time or ingredients to prepare your dinner. Failure to notify may result in a fee. *Sample October Tasting Menu* 1st Course Hamachi Spoons 2nd Course Duck Egg Rolls with Balsamic Tamarind 3rd Course Thai Sausage Corn Dog 4th Course Steamed Red Curry Mussels 5th Course Pork Tenderloin and Miso Seabass 6th Dessert Available Add-Ons: + Sake Pairing $40/PP + A5 Japanese Wagyu $40/PP

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What 74 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Bay

    Fit for Foodies

  • East Bay

    Notable Wine List

  • East Bay

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. BA

    BiancaA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We did the tasting experience for $80 pp and it was overall a good experience. The hamachi was the favorite followed by the braised beef and the duck fried rolls. The dessert was good (bread pudding and basque cheesecake) but it would have been better to round out the experience with Asian-inspired desserts too. Next time we would probably be back for the ala carte menu instead of the tasting! Service was A plus!
  2. O

    Olive

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    This was okay, but nothing to write home about. I don't think I would go again. The spritzer wasn't chilled, tasted a little watered down. The garlic noodles lacked spices and salt, but they were super garlicky for sure. The pork bao buns were good! And the charred broccolini was okay but pretty oily.
  3. CH

    CHANELS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food!!! LIVES UO TO THE NAME! my husband and I ordered the house pickles, garlic noodles, saucy honey soy wings, popcorn shrimp and the entree short ribs and stationery guava sake large carafe. Everything was good work for she’s go back
  4. YE

    YogaErin

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    We tried 6 of the menu items that our server recommended - 2 out of the 6 were great and the remaining 4 were OK.
  5. TB

    TonyaB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dining experience! We went for dinner on a friday night. Made reservations and tried the Chef Tasting Experience. It was AMAZING! It was 5 small plates plus dessert. The flavors of each one was complex and delicious and overall the perfect amount of food. We also chose one sake pairing which complimented each dish perfectly. The service was outstanding! Super friendly, attentive, but not hovering and not rushed. I would highly recommend for a date night or close friend dinner (as the prices are not cheap, but well worth it)!
  6. AS

    AnnS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flavorful and fun small plates. Every bite delicious. Cheerful and enthusiastic service.
  7. BG

    BrendalynnG

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 30th Anniversary was special.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing highly recommend. The food is awesome !
  9. NR

    NickR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food, ambiance and service was excellent. The location was great, nestled in an up and coming foodie/bar area in Oakland. Would recommend as a date night!
  10. M

    Maruchan

    Baja California

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We tried the 6-course Chef's tasting menu and it was fantastic! We particularly liked the hamachi, the miso sea bass, the beef with lemon wasabi, and the scallops. It was a lot of food and everything was tasty. The service was also attentive. We will return!
  11. MC

    MichaelC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome little spot in Oakland. Food was delicious but a little pricey. Portions were of average size. Waiter was attentive and nice. Overall a good experience. We’ll most likely be back should we be in the neighborhood.
  12. RB

    RobertB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Not your typical Asian/Japanese restaurant. While the ingredients and techniques come from Asia, Saucy puts their own spin on everything with excellent results. My wife and I had the Chef's Tasting Menu: 7 courses and not a grain of rice on any of them (unless you count the sake paired with each course!) Dessert was cheesecake and one of the better bread puddings I have had in the Bay Area. Asian food without rice and with bread pudding? Not typical but very, very tasty! They did a great job making the tasting menu work for our dinner. I am allergic to bi-valves, seaweed and ginger while my wife loves all of these things. So creating an Asian themed meal for me is not a simple thing. Every course met my limitations while my wife loved the Asian flavors. Meal was a very good value for the quality. Try Saucy before they realize this and raise the prices!
  13. A

    Abbie

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Great service, they even accommodated my request for low carb options. This is a must try restaurant!
  14. j

    jcjc

    Washington DC

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall, an enjoyable experience though a bit disappointing. The chef’s tasting menu offered a variety of bites though the several courses felt a bit disjointed. One of the main courses was much too salty - after a few bites, I found it inedible. What was more disappointing was that our server asked if everything was ok, apologized and that was the extent of the discussion. I don’t recommend the chef’s tasting menu. Next time, I’ll try ordering off of the main menu.
  15. AA

    AAAA

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Cute local restaurant. Food was great- lots of different flavors, textures, good potions. Staff was friendly. Lovely atmosphere.
  16. K

    Kbdi

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    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.
  18. 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
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 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…
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. P

    Piercepro2001

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Excellent service. Great sake selection.
  23. 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!
  24. 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!!!
  25. D

    Dreidel82

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. B

    Bill

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and food was as well
  29. 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!
  30. 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
  31. SF

    SarahF

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 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!
  32. 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!
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous!!!
  37. 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!
  38. 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!
  39. 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!
  40. 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!

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 4.7 stars by 74 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time 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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