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Trader Vic's

9 Anchor Dr, Emeryville, CA 94608-1510
+1 510-653-3400
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pupu” (5 reviews)
“crab rangoon” (6 reviews)
“fried rice” (7 reviews)
Opens in 18 min
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
9 Anchor Dr, Emeryville, CA 94608-1510
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Trader Vic's was recommended by our hotel staff. We were sat in the bar area, with a decent view of the marina and bay bridge. The decor is pretty neat, a lot of pacific island type themes. The menu had a variety of dishes, with...More

Thank HeatBish
Reviewed 5 days ago

very fun and active place the original Trader Vic's, not cheep but the drinks are the best and the bar bites are good also. It has a grea view of the marina and is a fun place.

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Trader Vic’s has a great location on the bay next to the marina in Emeryville. Ample parking and good food with a variety of tropical bar drinks (original Mai Tai). Not an expansive menu, the food is however good and the service was very good.

Thank mjd496
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a reservation but arrived early so sat in the very busy bar area and had excellent Mai Tais. I lived in Hawaii for many years and have had many Mai Tais and I have to write that this one was one of the...More

Thank rh46378
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have not been here in years but experienced enough on a recent lunch visit to scratch my head and wonder "who the hell is running this place"? It must be a former funeral home director. The jaded music, the jaded staff, the jaded atmosphere, the...More

Thank foghornleghorn68
Faith N, Manager at Trader Vic's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are sorry your experience with us was lacking! We hope you'll decide to give us another chance. We are quite the lively restaurant during the evenings and weekends, especially when we we have live music & dancing, so we do hope you'll join us...More

Reviewed 15 May 2018

The drinks were amazing and the food to die for! We tried several different custom drinks in different glasses and they were all good! The food we tried the smoked meats and all I can say is YUM! This place has been here for a...More

Thank JKrews
Reviewed 14 May 2018

I will never order ribeye steak here again. It was very disappointing. The Shrimp and rice dish was OK... nothing to brag about. The vegetable spring rolls and the crab rangoons were super. And the mai-tais were first class... Mai-tais were invented here.

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

First of all, what I really enjoyed about Trader Vic’s, is the location. Such a delight to eat enjoying the view at sunset. Valet parking is the only option when you arrive. Staff was friendly and efficient. The environment is inviting and is the perfect...More

1  Thank Claudio A
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Visited this restaurant on a busy Friday night. Even without a reservation the staff was very helpful in finding us a table. The service was professional and as quick as to be expected given the number of guests. Food tasted great, and was nicely presented....More

1  Thank Eric D
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Go for the cocktails and view at sunset. Food is overpriced for what you get. $24.00 for a mushroom risotto (from the menu: "Exotic wild mushrooms, parmesan cheese, fresh basil")... what I got was faint parmesan flavor, 5 mushrooms total that were bland and added...More

2  Thank ToughMary
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Anchor Dr, Emeryville, CA 94608-1510
    (Powell Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Emeryville
  • Phone Number: +1 510-653-3400
Since its opening in 1972 overlooking the San Francisco Bay and Emeryville Marina, Trader Vic's has been hailed as one of the best restaurants in the Bay Area. Created by restaurant visionary Vic "The Trader" Bergeron, the tropical interior, exotic cocktails, and international menu have become world-famous with locations across the globe.
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