Trader Vic's

Emeryville, CA
Bar & Restaurant
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9 Anchor Drive
Emeryville, CA
Opened in 1972
Tue-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm
Tue-Thu 5pm-10pm
Fri-Sat 5pm-10:30pm
Sun 4:30pm-9:30pm
Closed Mondays
All ages in restaurant,
21+ only in bar
(510) 653-3400
Beef Cho Cho

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Trader Vic's



by 160 people



Everyone You
Decor 9.4
Drink Quality 8.9
Drink Selection 9.4
Food Quality 8.6
Food Selection 8.7
Mood 8.4
Music 8.1
Service 8.9
Tikiness 9.4
Tilt 9
Vibe 8.5

Upcoming Visits

  • Hamo
    visiting on
    Saturday, August 5, 2017
    for the first time
    I'm planning on dinner here, maybe about 5:30, depending on when Amtrak arrives.

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Humuhumu’s description

This Trader Vic's location supplanted the nearby original Oakland Trader Vic's
Trader Vic's
Oakland, CA
Bar & Restaurant
, and has been the company's flagship restaurant since it opened in 1972. The Emeryville Trader Vic's is positioned near the end of a spit in San Francisco Bay, and has beautiful views of the nearby marina and city lights across the water.
The Emeryville Trader Vic's closed at the end of April 2010 for renovations, and reopened on September 28, 2010. The newly-refreshed Trader Vic's Emeryville has a stronger focus on tiki decor, and works to strike the balance between the sunny blue marina view and the moodiness of a traditional Tiki bar. Many of the carvings, lighting and other decorative elements have come from other, now-closed Trader Vic's restaurants from around the globe.
The restaurant is large, with several banquet rooms available for private parties. There is a large bar area near the entrance, and two dining rooms at the back of the restaurant.


bob is a semi-regular at Trader Vic's.
July 11, 2017, 4:45 PM
I used to keep my boat at the marina just outside the window of the Trader Vic's bar. The drinks here are awesome, and the 1944 Mai Tai sets the platinum standard against which all other Mai Tais should be judged. The restaurant is pretty mainstream, but on most weeknights you can sit at the window, watch the sailboats bob up and down in the marina, lose yourself in the polynesian music while sipping on classic tiki libations, and sort of forget you're in the middle of the Bay Area.

Trader Vic's is not the hippest tiki joint around, but it's rock solid and unpretentious.
April 24, 2017, 3:57 PM
If your planning a tiki trip to the Bay Area, Trader Vic's is a must! It is truly a tiki palace! Here is my full write up....
KevinCrossman is a semi-regular at Trader Vic's.
February 27, 2017, 10:05 PM
I love this location. The maitre de here can be fussy ("I can seat you without a reservation but you need to be done by 7:30") but she's also given us primo seats at times including one of the small private rooms for a birthday dinner for six. The staff here is really friendly and though the prices for dinner are high, I always feel that the food is high quality. We've also had a great time in the bar eating the pupus (the Crab Rangoon is amazing!).

This location is sort of a pain to get to (for those of us south of the Bay Bridge, and the forced valet parking isn't awesome either (though the valets work hard to move things along). But it is so worth it to have the wonderful drinks and bayfront atmosphere.
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Upcoming Visits
visiting on
Saturday, August 5, 2017
for the first time
I'm planning on dinner here, maybe about 5:30, depending on when Amtrak arrives.
Regulars & Visitors
  • Raider Rich
  • skillbilly
  • spindriftsuz
  • BlueKahuna
  • Hope Chest
  • terrylee
  • Humuhumu
  • Primo Kimo
  • TraderTiki
  • Tikitastic
  • Rugby Matt
  • Lokelani
  • Princess P.
  • Kukuthi
  • JenTiki
  • Dr.TikiMojo
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