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Shakewell

4.5
4.5
1160 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Shakewell is a neighborhood Mediterranean restaurant. The menu is filled with our favorites from places like Spain, Turkey, and North Africa with our own special twists. The bar features cocktails created with ingredients made here and sourced from local purveyors, just like we do in the kitchen. We are proud to be a 2015 Michelin Guide recommended restaurant.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (510) 251-0329
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive chef
    Holly Deck
  • Neighborhood
    Oakland
  • Cross street
    Mandana Blvd
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,160 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,160 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect. I definitely recommend passion fruit Crème brûlée, that was insane 🥰

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff are great - friendly, attentive, helpful and prompt. The menu has good variety for all tastes. (My partner is vegan, I'm not and we had plenty of options.)

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  3. LMS15561

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my first visit to Shakewell, and we started with the humus appetizer that was excellent. I was happy with the chicken dish I ordered, except that I thought it had too much sauce. The restaurant was also very noisy, so i was not able to hear my companion as well as I’d like. That being said, I think I’d try it once more just to give it a fair shake!

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  4. Dontwantanickname

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Only problem is they were very busy due to mother’s day, and food took a long time to arrive.

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  5. ksks

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yummy food, great service, loved the ambiance.

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  6. Ah47

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shakewell is still great under new ownership. The brunch really never fails to disappoint. Favorites include Chicken and Churros, Shrimp and Grits and the French Toast.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food really surprised us! It has the hospitality of a neighborhood restaurant but the quality of great cuisine! We’ll definitely be frequenting this place!

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  8. NikR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been going to Shakewell for the past 6 years, and it has always been consistently great. The brunch is spectacular, and the drinks never disappoint.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They need better cocktails. Unimpressed. Great service.

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  10. DanaK

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I really want to love Shakewell as we live down the street. Unfortunately I am finding the food mediocre…. Last night I had the salmon dish which was quite dry and pretty tasteless…my husband had the steak which he said was flavor less…. Very disappointing!!! We will keep trying and hopefully things will improve….

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  11. Beluhu

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Go to Shakewell’s to have great food and a great time. You can order individually or maximize the bounty by sharing big and small plates. Shakewell’s food is so excellent, it’s hard to know where to begin. Every element of every dish is seasoned beautifully. Nothing was an afterthought. Your dish may have a sauce, or two; and while you can be sure the primary element is delicious, so are the toppings and sauces, each thoughtfully developed, skillfully prepared, and individually contributing to the whole. For example, the fried Rocky chicken: three very generous shingles of flavorful tender chicken, pounded thin and fried so crisp, came topped with a delicious reduction of fresh tomato and herbs, with fried basil leaves as their crown; and underneath was a bed of thick yogurt redolent with spices that complemented everything else. And no, the two sauces somehow did not detract from the crispiness of the chicken; rather, they just provided a lush contrast. Don’t miss it. Other top bets: papas bravas and the Nero paella. And don’t forget the churros for dessert (leave room for them!) with buttermilk caramel sauce for dipping. And the service is excellent too.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was really good but the oven was backed up so we got mains before salads and apps. Good food and friendly service tho.

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  13. MichaelJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Shakewell's makes the BEST paella. I love it... In the past I've also had the fried chicken, which is also excellent, and we often have the appetizer marinated olives, another treat. I'd recommend Shakewell to anyone interested in a great meal.

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  14. Josefina

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love eating at Shakewell. The food is delicious. The staff is uniformly friendly and efficient. We'll be back soon!

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  15. EvaR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Brought a client here, due to great reviews, ended up a bit embarrassed. Impossible to hear - no noise barrier at all. Decent but inconsistent service. Tiny plates that made a mess. A steak requested "more rare than medium" was brown and dry.

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  16. StaceyS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I was very happy with my visit to Shakewell. The patio dining was great, and the food was excellent. (My only misgiving was that I wish the margarita had come in a rocks glass, but that is very minor...)

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  17. CarolineT

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We love this restaurant and the food choices offered. Tonight, service was slow. We waited longer than usual for cocktails and food. Still worth the wait.

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  18. Mario

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Haven’t been there in a while. Everything was good and was happy to return.

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  19. Josefina

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A friendly comfortable local restaurant. The food is consistently tasty and the wait staff are always friendly and attentive without being intrusive.

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  20. AnnieG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went back to Shakewell after being out of the area for several years, and it still has the quality of food and ambience that I remember! The dishes are so well put together and touch every part of your tastebuds - salty, sweet, spicy... Just so good! Service was great and I love the new outdoor seating area so that more people can enjoy! Highly recommend!

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  21. Ceceliac

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great buzz, pleasant service and knowledgeable servers.

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  22. MarkM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambience, not loud. A bit pricey but what isn’t in the Bay Area

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  23. AshleyH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Do not go, discriminatory, not inclusive to LGBT asking clients if they are DoorDash before asking what their needs are. (Suresh) - Food is average, wait time is outrageous

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  24. Yummy

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Highly touted place, and great outdoor seating. Only issue was the chicken was too salty for my tastes. Worth the experience.

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  25. JasonW

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was fantastic. The paella was so flavorful and cooked perfectly. The service was disjointed, but fine. Our biggest complaint was that the tables were WAY to close to one another. Like six inches between two-tops. It felt like communal dining. There’s enough space and the place wasn’t full, so it would seem like an easy fix.

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  26. Julie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great ambiance. The only reason I gave it four stars is because the staff seemed to forget about us after they served us and then again after they put down the dessert menus. I recommend it and would definitely go back.

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  27. James

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite spots in Oakland. Great brunch and dinner options. Highly recommend their cocktails, jamon croquettes, fried chicken, rotating seasonal pasta, and shrimp and grits.

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  28. kater

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We sat at the bar and were a little bit bothered by the cold wind coming in every time the door opens … but once we had a drink we relaxed and enjoyed a very nice evening with good food. The service is great , it’s a bit pricey but I would definitely return!

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  29. Convect

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Had not been to this restaurant since shortly after it opened years ago. Was not worth going back. Food was very bland (squid-ink paella and other dish), and very long wait to have our drink order taken after being seated even though the restuarant was not full when we were seated.

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  30. CaliBoi13

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and food! We felt sooo special spending our Valentine Day at Shakewell. Supporting a local queer owned restaurant is so important so go support them, you will not regret itit!

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  31. TimO

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We snagged a patio table on a rainy Valentine's evening. With the friendly, attentive service, excellent cocktails, and wine suggestions to pair with our wonderful meal, we hardly noticed the chill (the heaters helped!). We had a lovely evening and can't wait to visit Shakewll again.

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  32. SueB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very good dinner: fried chicken and flank steak were are orders accompanied by a good Portuguese white wine. We were so full we did not eat desert.

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  33. GlenviewRuth

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chicken and shrimp paella is delicious. The service was excellent. Only drawback is that it is loud and hard to hear table conversation.

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  34. PreciousJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good. I ordered the fried chicken with greek yogurt and tomatoes, completely delicious!

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  35. Dalnymite

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was very kind, food was excellent, drinks were well portioned. Don’t expect to have leftovers as the portion sizes are reflective of 1 serving per meal (unlike standard American-sized portions) Favorite move when coming here is to split brunch dishes with a friend (shakshuka and French toast) so you get sweet and savory!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is sooooooo good! Wish parking in the area was better

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  37. Brittany

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent food and service! will definitely be back

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  38. MichelleD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Sat at the bar on a Sunday afternoon. It was a slow day and there appeared to be more than enough staff but we always had to flag someone down if we wanted something. Not once did someone check in with us. Food left a lot to be desired but cocktails were great.

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  39. EricC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    wonderful food. wonderful staff. wonderful experience!

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  40. GigiR

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Location is easy to find. I arrived and the host seat me quickly. The service was bvery efficient and cordial. I definitely will be back

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Shakewell using the Order Online button. Shakewell also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 251-0329.

Shakewell is rated 4.5 stars by 1160 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 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Shakewell

3407 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Mandana Blvd
  • Neighborhood
    Oakland
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive chef
    Holly Deck
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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