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 167 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 8.2
Service 8.9
Tikiness 9.4
Tilt 9
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.


Raider273 is a semi-regular at Trader Vic's.
August 26, 2017, 10:51 AM
Wife and I attended a "Mixology" class with about 30 people last night, Friday, August 25, 2017. Had a great time! Very reasonably priced; had about four drinks, appetizers and got a complementary mug at the end of the night. Learned about how to measure and mix/blend drinks then got to make one behind the bar. As usual, the staff was fantastic. Well done!
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....
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