Dining around Telegraph

Smart locals know that Telegraph has become the most affordable interesting food destination in the Bay Area. We have over 90 establishments, serving an incredible variety of international cuisine. Options include Bao, Pho, Mediterranean street food, Japanese Curry, Italian, Michelin-rated Mexican food, Poutine, and Belgium waffles. Because this is a student district, the competition is keen, the value is high, and the vibe is relaxed and informal.

What are you in the mood for?

Abe's Pizza

Abe’s Pizza (formally Blondie’s)

Near the corner of Durant
2340 Telegraph Ave.
(510) 548-1129
Alley Yokocho Kitchens

Alley Yokocho Kitchens

Japanese small alley dining experience
2309 Telegraph Avenue
(925) 344-6933
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Artichoke Basille’s Pizza

Corner of Durant and Bowditch
2590 Durant Ave.
(510) 705-1266
BanSho Ramen

BanSho Ramen

Ramen and various Japanese appetizers
2502 Telegraph Ave
(510) 647-9253
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Bateau Ivre

b/t Parker St & Carleton St
2629 Telegraph Ave
(510) 849-1100
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Bear’s Ramen House

Between Telegraph and Bowditch
2521 Durant Ave.
(510) 848-7482
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Berkeley Thai House

delicious dining and takeout
2511 Channing Way
(510) 841-8424


Taiwanese hot pot and rolled ice cream
2475 Telegraph Avenue
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Bongo Burgers

Award winning burgers since 1968
2505 Dwight Way
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Cafe Blue Door

Bagels, Breakfast, Lunch
2244 Bancroft Way
(510) 665-6000
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Cafe Durant

2517 Durant Ave
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Cafe Milano

Coffee Shop
2522 Bancroft Way
(510) 644-3100
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Caffe Strada

Coffee and Tea with outdoor seating
2300 College Ave.
(510) 843-5282
Cal Gyro Mediterranean

Cal Gyro Mediterranean

Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Greek
2519 Durant Ave
(510) 849-4771
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Chang Luong

Chinese food and Hong Kong style dim sum
2517 Durant Ave.
(510) 548-6959
Cheese n' Stuff

Cheese n’ Stuff

In the Channing Garage Passageway
2442 Durant Ave.
(510) 843-9233
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Chinese Express

Below Telegraph
2488 Channing Way
(510) 845-3766
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Chipotle Mexican Grill

For Real Food. For Real Actions. For Real Change.
2311 Telegraph Ave
(510) 548-0340
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Perfect Ice Cream Sandwich made with your choice of a fresh baked goody
2399 Telegraph Ave.
(510) 649-1000
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Cupcakin’ Bake Shop

Baked from scratch daily using high quality, local and fresh ingredients.
2435 Durant Ave
(510) 529-4448
D'Yar Mediterranean

D’Yar Mediterranean Cuisine

Unfussy Mediterranean fare from wraps to platters whipped up in compact, brick-lined quarters
(510) 848-5587
Delhi Diner

Delhi Diner

Indian street food
2400 Telegraph Ave
(510) 705-1073
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Dumpling Express

Dim-sum and dumplings on Bowditch
2328 Bowditch
(510) 204-9283
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Famous Bao

Compact counter-serve option for Chinese eats
2431A Durant Ave
(510) 309-9249
Feng Cha

Feng Cha

Feng Cha Teahouse offers tea drinks, cakes and other snacks
2528 Durant
(510) 647-8606
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Free House

a gathering place for grad students, faculty, staff, neighbors and visitors
2700 Bancroft Way


Fresh and healthy Vietnamese
2334 Telegraph Ave


Taiwanese and Japanese tea and snacks
2466 Bancroft way
(510) 356-4598
Gordo Tacos and burritos

Gordito Amigos

Burritos stuffed to order & other Mexican to-go fare
2404 Telegraph Ave.
(510) 529-4844
Gypsy's Trattoria Italian

Gypsy’s Trattoria Italiano

Gourmet Italian food in fast food style
2519 Durant Ave
(510) 548-4860
Henry's near Cal Campus


Cocktails & Californian fare from Chris Kronner & Tartine Bakery
2600 Durant Ave.
(510) 809-4132
House of Curries, UC Berkeley

House of Curries

Traditional Indian & Pakistani cuisine
2520 Durant Ave.
(510) 848-5800
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IB’s Hoagies

burgers, cheesesteaks & hoagies at the counter
2513 Durant Ave.
(510) 841-1681


New York style slices , calzones, cannolis, and more!
2456 Bancroft Way
(510) 570-8798
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Jamba Juice

smoothies, juices & health-focused light bites
2514 Bancroft Way
(510) 549-3002
Julias French near Berkeley Campus

Julia’s Restaurant at the Berkeley City Club

French dishes using local ingredients from the Bay Area
2315 Durant Ave
(510) 280-1547
Sushi near Cal Campus

Katsami Sushi

Katsumi Sushi offers delicious dining and takeout
2523 Durant Ave.
(510) 529-4799
Kimchi by UC Berkeley

Kimchi Garden

serving standard Korean noodle dishes, barbecue & kimchi in a cozy space
2517 Durant Ave.
(510) 848-5968
King Pin Donuts

King Pin Donuts

fresh-baked donuts until the wee hours daily
2521 Durant Ave
(510) 843-6688
Kip's Restaurant

Kip’s Restaurant

American Bar & Grill Favorite
2439 Durant Ave.
(510) 848-4340


Japanese tapas eatery featuring locally sourced ingredients in a modest setting.
2566B Telegraph Ave.
(510) 848-2758

Koja Kitchen

Korean & Japanese, but with a twist!
2395 Telegraph Ave.
(510) 962-5652
la burrita

La Burrita

Burritos & other Mexican classics
2530 Durant Ave.
(510) 845-4859
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Ladel and Leaf

selection of soups, plus salads, half-sandwiches & more
2512 Bancroft Way
(510) 848-7687
Little Gem

Little Gem

Authentic Belgian Liege Waffles. Made from Scratch Daily.
2468 Telegraph Ave.
(510) 883-8922
Lotus House

Lotus House

Good Chinese food at a central location near campus.
2517 Durant Ave
(510) 883-1811
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Mandarin House

delicious dining and takeout to Berkeley
2519 Durant Ave
(510) 549-1877
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hearty salads & sandwiches served in friendly environs
2442 Telegraph Ave
(510) 705-1089
Mount Everest Berkeley Indian

Mount Everest Restaurant

Traditional & specialty dishes are made to share
2598 Telegraph Ave.
(510) 843-3951
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Japanese curry in a weekday-only counter-serve spot
2428 Telegraph Ave
(510) 845-1101
Musical Offering Cafe-Bistro

Musical Offering Cafe-Bistro

a large inventory of classical music CDs & DVDs, with an attached cafe
2430 Bancroft Way
(510) 849-0211

Nom Nom Bánh Mì

Traditional Vietnamese greens, meats, and spreads, put together fresh at the counter
2491 Telegraph Ave

Pappy’s Grill and Sports Bar

Lively sports bar with several TVs
2367 Telegraph Ave.
(510) 405-1000
Pasta Bene Telegraph

Pasta Bene

Thin-crust pizzas, happy hour & classic Italian fare in a bright, airy eatery with a patio.
2565 Telegraph Ave.
(510) 845-2363
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Peet’s Coffee

Berkeley-born chain featuring signature coffee, tea & blended drinks
2501 Telegraph Ave.
(510) 225-7700
Pho K&K

PHO k & k

Neighborhood storefront eatery serving up generous bowls of pho
2533 Telegraph Ave.
(510) 666-9966
Poke Bar

Poke Bar

From Yelp: "This is the first Poke place I approve of in Northern California! As someone who went to college in Southern California, Poke was plentiful, and is more popular there than up here."
2433 Durant Ave Ste E
(510) 280-5681
Poke Parlor

Poke Parlor

fast casual seafood Poke Bowls
2485 Telegraph Ave
(510) 256-9685
Racha Café

Racha Café

Laid-back Thai restaurant with an art-filled dining room
2516 Telegraph Ave
(510) 644-3583


A casual, convivial tavern for American eats
2438 Telegraph Ave
(510) 280-5319
Rare Tea

Rare Tea

bubble milk teas in a range of flavors
2440 Bancroft Way
2380 Telegraph Ave
(415) 734-0525


Onigiri spot right near campus
2435 Durant Ave
(510) 529-4040
Cal Coffee - Romeo's

Romeo’s Coffee

Industrial-chic cafe offering coffee, blended drinks, juices & pastries in bright, airy quarters.
499 Telegraph Ave.
(510) 209-2464
Seniore's Pizza

Seniore’s Pizza

a variety of creatively topped pies & slices, with late-night hours.
2518 Durant Ave.
(510) 548-5500
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Sheng Kee Bakery

Taiwan-based bakery offering a selection of pastries, cakes & bread.
2307 Telegraph Ave.
(510) 848-8200
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Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks

Casual, counter-serve cafe serving fried chicken, rice combos & other Taiwanese street snacks
2521 Durant Ave.
(510) 529-4166


Socially conscious pie parlor
2468 Telegraph Ave.
(510) 356-4044
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SoDoi Coffee Tasting House

reclaimed wood tables & a bright wall mural serves caffeinated beverages
2438 Durant Ave.
(510) 990-6487
Steve's Korean BBQ

Steve’s Korean BBQ

Charbroiled meats, bibimbap & made-to-order stews
2521 Durant Ave.
(510) 848-6166


Subs, salads, and sides
2490 Bancroft Way at Telegraph
2618 Telegraph Avenue
(510) 981-1781
Super Duper Burgers

Super Duper

Fast food burgers, slow food values
2355 Telegraph Ave.
(510) 990-6483
Sweetheart Café

Sweetheart Café

Asian bubble teas & candies, plus smoothies & light fare.
2523 Durant Ave.
(510) 540-0707
T Toust

T Toust

Korean Restaurant near the UC Berkeley campus
2433 Durant Ave.
(510) 666-8874
Taco Bell Cantina

Taco Bell Cantina

Fast, fresh Mexican
2523 Durant Ave.
(510) 984-0079
Tacos Sinaloa

Tacos Sinaloa

taco shop with Mexican basics, veggie options & aguas frescas
2384 Telegraph Ave.
(510) 665-7895
Taiwan Professional Tea

Taiwan Professional Tea

TP TEA will continue this tradition of friendship building via tea by selecting the finest quality of tea leaves and making each cup of tea to order.
2383 Telegraph Ave
(510) 228-4421
Take Eat Easy

Take Eat Easy

Grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, snacks, and various Hong Kong street foods
2433 G Durant Ave
(510) 816-1686
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Tap Haus

German-inspired beer hall for tap brews at a lively bar
2518 Durant Ave.
(510) 280-5000
Thai Basil Cuisine

Thai Basil Cuisine

traditional Thai dishes with ample booth seating
2519 Durant Ave.
(510) 548-6692
Berkeley Thai Food near Cal

Thai Noodle

flavorful Thai food
2426 Telegraph Ave.
(510) 644-9292
Tivoli Caffe

Tivoli Caffe

cafe fare & java, plus veggie & gluten–free choices
2554 Bancroft Way.
(510) 704-1332
Top Dog

Top Dog

Quick-serve sausages including specialties & veggie options
2534 Durant Ave.
(510) 843-5967
U Cafe

U Cafe

pastries & macarons, plus coffee drinks, teas & smoothies.
2550 Durant Ave.
(510) 328-3889


Asian Desserts
2433 Durant Ave.
(510) 529-4886
Uji Time

Uji Time

sweet shop with ice cream, mochi, taiyaki & other Japanese desserts
2575 Telegraph Ave
(510) 398-3624
Yi Fang

Yi Fang

Taiwan Fruit Tea
2516 Bancroft Way
(510) 616-1671
Yogurt Park

Yogurt Park

frozen yogurt in simple digs
2433 Durant Ave
(510) 549-0570