Hopscotch, Oakland

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Hopscotch

1915 San Pablo Ave

Oakland, CA 94612

510-788-6217

Hopscotch Website

Hopscotch Oakland exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Hopscotch Oakland is an upscale restaurant in Oakland’s Uptown area. We were attending a concert at the Fox Theater and ate here beforehand. This restaurant is located 2 blocks from the Fox.

Insider Tip – Come hungry

Cuisine – American
Location – Oakland, Uptown
Opened – 2014

Hopscotch Oakland interior decor

Service – Hopscotch had solid service with someone circulating often. Better service than expected.
Verdict – Hopscotch impressed us with solid food with some Asian twists. Oakland has come a long way in the culinary arena. Not far away is Duende and Pican.

Is this restaurant worth a 5 minute drive? Yes. 30 minute? Yes. 1 Hour? Maybe.

Hopscotch Signature Dishes – Fried Chicken

Hopscotch’s Menu is very concise. There were 7 bites and sides, 6 entrees, and 5 plates and bowls.

Website Hopscotch Menu

Hopscotch, Oakland Food Picks:

Hopscotch Oakland cocktails

Cocktails Mojito ($10), Corpse Reviver2 ($11) are good and strong. They know how to make drinks here.  Good thing the Fox Theater was only a 2 block walk.

Hopscotch Oakland greens and shrooms

Greens & Shrooms ($10) broccolini, king trumpet, shimeji, mung bean sprouts is a vegetarians dreams. Lots of fresh mushrooms cooked just right.

Hopscotch Oakland eggplant risotto manila clams

Smoked Eggplant Risotto ($25) with manila clams – pea tendrils, tomato, green garlic persillade. This sounds very geared towards vegetarians. (No clams) Yet when we received it, the dish impressed us with its delicate flavors.

Hopscotch Oakland fried chicken

Buttermilk Fried Chicken ($23) marble potato salad is a signature dish and a must get. Very crisp chicken, spiced just right, with a juicy and perfectly done interior.

Hopscotch Oakland donuts

Donuts ‘n’ Cream ($9) butterscotch custard is great, how could it not be. Freshly fried donuts and some standout custard.

OK: (Order if you like this dish)

Hopscotch Oakland raw yonsei oyster

Yonsei Oyster ($5 ea) sea urchin, salmon rose, citrus soy sounded good but it was too much of a good thing.

Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
None

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Hopscotch Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Hopscotch Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Good)
Value Rating: (Excellent)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Full Bar
Attire:Casual
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes

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