Wild Ginger Puts the Spotlight on Xi'an Flavors

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Wild Ginger Puts the Spotlight on Xi'an Flavors

Let the new Alameda restaurant introduce you to cold-skin noodles.

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Shinmai Is Oakland's New-Wave Izakaya

Despite an early chef shakeup, the new restaurant delivers on flavors, presentation, and fun.

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Ruth's Buka Is a Home for Nigerian Cooking

The family-run restaurant brings hearty stews and fufu to East Oakland.

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Ippudo's Legendary Ramen Hits Berkeley

The renowned Japanese chain makes great ramen, but other dishes fall short.

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Maker's Common Is a Restaurant Truly for the People

The new Berkeley market and eatery serves feel-good, cheese-focused meals.

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Pozole, Birria, and More Homey Cooking at La Casita

Despite a new owner and name, the Fruitvale restaurant stays true to its Taqueria Campos days.

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At Contrasto, Pasta Dazzles but Tasting Menu Disappoints

The new Oakland restaurant's strength lies in its pasta. Too bad it's just one out of four courses.

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Ivy Moon's Southern-inflected Dishes Please the Eye and the Palate

The West Oakland restaurant offers fun, surprising takes on chicken and waffles and other soul food specialties.

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