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
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Trader Vic's



by 116 people



Everyone You
Decor 9.3
Drink Quality 9.1
Drink Selection 9.5
Food Quality 8.7
Food Selection 8.6
Mood 8.5
Music 8.2
Service 8.9
Tikiness 9.5
Tilt 9.1
Vibe 8.6

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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.

How to find it

Trader Vic's is near the end of Anchor Drive. It is set back from the road, so look for a sign that says "Trader Vic's".


There is valet parking available if you enter at the sign, but if you would rather self-park, there is parking available on the street (you'll have a bit of a walk to the building).


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forgotten tikiman
forgotten tikiman has visited Trader Vic's.
September 29, 2013, 11:18 PM
Love Trader Vics and this location. 2nd to the original. Food and drink quality are fantastic. Since this is 2nd to the original location, you are waliking into poly-pop Tiki history. Cant wait to come back. Aloha!!!!
Raider Rich
Raider Rich is a regular at Trader Vic's.
January 3, 2013, 6:25 PM
This place is the original so it is great. They have redecorated and gotten rid of some of the old stuff. The place looks great and I cannot find a better Mai Tai then the ones here. I use to bartend here and I think the drinks here are great.
Tiki Kiki
Tiki Kiki has visited Trader Vic's.
February 20, 2012, 9:33 PM
The tiki decor in this place is awesome. The attraction here is more the restaurant than the bar though. I was expecting the food to be fried junk food, but it was quite the opposite. I actually had a very tasty seafood dish that was way better than I expected it to be. This place is more upscale dining with a tiki decor. The tiki drinks weren't that impressive though. I would go back for the food and the tiki atmosphere, not for the drinks.
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