Where to Eat and Drink in Temescal

A guide to dining and drinking in your neighborhood

Stepping out the doors of The Skylyne at Temescal opens up a whole new culinary world outside of your brand new apartment in Oakland. From the spicy tastes at Bowl’d BBQ to the hearty bowls of ramen at Marufuku, the Temescal restaurant scene is still abuzz with a variety of cuisines that are sure to satisfy your cravings. 

We’ve highlighted some of the top Oakland restaurants that our residents are raving about. Don’t worry, we’ve made sure these recommendations offer either takeout, delivery, or outdoor seating while following social distancing protocols to keep you and your family safe. Additionally, they are all within a short walk of The Skylyne.

Aunt Mary’s Cafe 

4640 Telegraph Ave. | Open Daily | 9am-2pm

Only a 10-minute walk away, you can guarantee that you’ll get your brunch on at Aunt Mary’s Cafe! Explore a plethora of Southern-style menu options, including their sweet Ambrosia pancakes or their Louisville Hotbrown Sandwich. Don’t forget to order a pie (or two) for the road!


Between the Bun

4920 Telegraph Ave. Ste A | Mon - Sun | 11am-9pm

You haven’t had a lobster (or crab) roll quite like the one served at Between the Bun. This Oakland restaurant keeps it straight to the point with their menu items, and we are here for it! Take your pick between the lobster or crab rolls with soups, and quench your thirst with a refreshing soda when visiting this Temescal seafood spot.


Bowl’d BBQ

4869 Telegraph Ave. | Sun - Sat: 11am-9pm | Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm

You’ll experience nothing but flavor at this Korean barbeque restaurant. Start your meal with their veggie Jhap Chae or glazed potatoes. If you like spicy food, you’re in luck! Enjoy lunch specials like the Kimchi stew or fried rice, or spicy rice cakes to give you an extra kick of flavor.

FOB Kitchen

5179 Telegraph Ave. | Wed - Sat | 11:30am-8:30 pm

It’s nothing but good vibes over at the FOB Kitchen. This woman-owned restaurant boasts of its solid Filipino food and tropical-inspired cocktails to embrace the culture. Sink your teeth into their crunchy, free-range fried chicken before indulging in one of their takeout cocktails like the Pina Negroni.

Marufuku Ramen

4828 Telegraph Ave. | Open Daily | 5-9:30pm (Lunch take-out 11am-2:30pm)

The wait is worth it at Marufuku Ramen, an authentic Hakata-style Tonkotsu ramen shop next in the lineup of must-go Temescal restaurants. The ramen broth, “a rich and milky, premium Tonkotsu broth cooked for over 20 hours to extract umami flavor,” is just one aspect that guests experience while dining here. And tell your vegan friends they’ll get to enjoy just as much taste with their special vegan menu option.


5008 Telegraph Ave. | Wed - Thur: 4-9pm | Fri - Sat: 4pm-9:30pm | Sun: 4-8pm

Expect nothing but world-class, farm-to-table dishes at this Italian eatery. Start off your meal with their Blue Heron Farms little gems salad, followed by your pick of wood-fired pizza options. And be sure to grab a tasty cocktail at their happy hour Wed-Sun from 4-5:30pm!


Have you tried any of these Oakland restaurants? What have been some of your favorite takeout or dine-in options lately? Let us know what you ordered!