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Faz Restaurant & Bar

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1111 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607-4139 (Between 11th & 12th)
+1 510-272-1111
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
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Oakland, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

At FAZ, you can stay as long as you like, spread your stuff on the table, and take your time without guilt. I recently had a lunch meeting with a contractor for about two hours in downtown Oakland. There are lots of restaurants to choose from in this neighborhood. I wanted a well lit, relatively up scale restaurant that had... More 

Thank elegance3153
San Jose
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I planned a work event for a group of 50 people for our annual staff retreat. I worked with Faith and Alonso to create the best dinner our staff has had in years. The food was delicious and the staff was generous. We had a great time and I can't wait to bring my husband back for dinner for the... More 

Thank 429whitney
Santa Rosa, California
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323 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I had heard in general good things about Faz, so I took a couple of clients and a colleague here. It was an all around disappointment. Service was slow and mistake prone. It took too long for each stage of the experience -- getting our drink orders, delivering our drinks, delivering the food, bringing the bill. And it wasn't that... More 

Thank Scott95401
El Cerrito, California
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203 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Faz is located in the lobby area of the office building located at 1111 Broadway in downtown Oakland. This restaurant has gone through some reincarnations in the past, but has been Faz, a middle eastern restaurant with other locations in the Bay Area, for a number of years. Most of the seating is inside in tables and booths in a... More 

Thank divegirlelaine
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Bof, in French, means "not great". Service was slow, dishes were nothing special at all. I guess the place was chosen because there isn't much in downtown Oakland. Not worth a detour.

Thank Christophe C
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Very attentive service. Decent food selection. I had a dish I had in the San Jose Faz that wasn't quite as tasty here but overall very good. Was strangely empty on a Friday evening and deserving of more clientele (although granted, the weekend event on the convention center was a bunch of high school kids for a robotics tournament.) Good... More 

Thank Marc Q
Memphis, Tennessee
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Attended a dinner function there last night with a group of about 20 people the only good thing I can say about this place is the house wine is about as good as any house wine I've ever had. The food was horrible it was overpriced tasteless I've eaten better food I've eaten hamburgers at In-N-Out and enjoyed it more.... More 

Thank DRMSR2014
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108 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Went after work with large party Ordered restaurant week special: Roasted beer and citrus salad, salmon on couscous and the most delicious baklava dessert. Colleagues ordered Mediterranean platter, chicken kebab, Marco Polo pasta and roasted chicken. Shared a bottle of red wine. Other desserts included brownie with caramel sauce a la mode. Portions were decent sized. Everyone left very full... More 

Thank KoolKat001
Oakland, California
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128 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Excellent "find" for 8pm dining in City Center in Oakland. Full service at the bar made our experience very pleasant. Menu includes both small & large plates plus meal size salads.

Thank Marilyn C
Tampa, Florida
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

I had late lunch at Faz after a delayed flight to SFO left me starving for lunch upon arriving at my Oakland office. I had the place mostly to myself on a Monday after 1pm. Upon delivering my drink, the waitress left me with a delicious tasting of hummus with slices of pita and crunchy, seed-filled crackers. Man, I devoured... More 

Thank Chris F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607-4139
    (Between 11th & 12th)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-272-1111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?