33 Black-owned Restaurants in Oakland (Bay Area)


Bay Area Foodies Get Rejoice!  Here’s a list of 33 Black-owned Restaurants for you to enjoy.  This list does not include every blackowned restaurant in Oakland.  We have compiled this list of the ones we know of.  If your favorite Bay Area Black-owned Restaurant isn’t listed, please add it here.

Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

Comfy venue for traditional Ethiopian cooking, such as lamb stew, collard greens & veggie dishes.

Anna’s Vegan Cafe

Jubba Restaurant

Jubba Restaurant: Family-owned Somalian eatery known for their goat platters & samosas in a nondescript storefront.

DeVaughn’s Cajun Kitchen

Brown Sugar Kitchen

The cuisine at Brown Sugar Kitchen reflects Tanya Holland’s interpretation of Soul Food. Her influences include her African-American heritage, her formal training at La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine in France

Southern Cafe

Southern Cafe offers southern hospitality and southern cooking in a cozy environment

Lena’s Soul Food Cafe

Lena Mae Peters was born April 15, 1935 in Wharton Texas. Like most young girls from the south during that time, Lena learned at a young age the ways of the kitchen.

Ahadu Restaurant

Ahadu Restaurant is one of Bay Area’s finest Ethiopian Restaurants. We welcome everyone who is ready to experience Chef Lula’s Magical Dishes.

Kingston 11

Kingston 11 Cuisine is an environmentally friendly, community oriented and innovative restaurant whose mission is to provide consistent high-quality, delicious blends of Jamaican and Californian cuisines using organic ingredients.

K C Barb-Q

Complete with all the fixins, our southern comfort food is sure to satisfy any appetite.

Souley Vegan

Home of Chicken & Waffles

Zella’s Soulful Kitchen

Soul-inspired American dishes & to-go options are served at this breakfast & lunch cafe.

Amawele’s South African Kitchen

All Amawele’s foods are prepared from scratch. We use fresh ingredients. The cuisine of South Africa is sometimes called “rainbow cuisine”, as it has had a variety of multicultural sources and stages.

Little Skillet

Hard Knox Cafe


Soul food is served at this hip, industrial-style eatery with an all-you-can-eat live jazz brunch.

Radio Africa & Kitchen

The New Spot on Polk

A new Modern American Diner infused with Traditional Diner menu in a full sit down full service restaurant style serving many organic and natural ingredients supporting local farmers and producers.

Cafe Zitouna


Judahlicious is nestled between Ocean Beach and Golden Gate Park in the outer sunset. We serve unique 100% organic raw and vegan cuisine, artfully prepared and always made from scratch.

Bissap Baobab San Francisco

1300 on Fillmore

Restaurant/Lounge serving Inventive Low Country Cuisine with Live Music and Sunday Brunch

Baby Blues BBQ

Assab Eritrean Restaurant

Warm, welcoming restaurant serving traditional Eritrean cuisine including sambusas & alicha.



Yoshi’s Oakland

The menu features traditional Japanese and fusion style cuisine, a full-bar and featured cocktails. As you dine, the staff at Yoshi’s will assign the best seats available for the show, to be claimed in the adjoining live performance venue.

Queen Sheba

Ethiopian fare in a warm, village-inspired space with a vegetarian lunch buffet & open-mike nights.

Mudai Ethiopian Restaurant

A casual spot serving up Ethiopian food, including vegetarian options, plus beer & wine.

Everett & Jones BBQ

Suya African Caribbean Grill

Suya African Caribbean Grill

Cafe Colucci

Cafe Colucci is a small family owned restaurant in Oakland, California founded in 1991. Since then, we have delighted the palates of Bay Area residents with our unique, organic and flavorful Ethiopian dishes.

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