Manzanita Restaurant


Closed Dec 2010
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4.25 out of 5 stars 4.25 / 5.0, 20 reviews
Address: 4001 Linden St (40th St.), Emeryville 94608
Area: East Bay
Phone: (510) 985-8386
Hours: Mon-Sat Luncheon: 11:30am-2:30pm; Sun 11:30 - 3:30 pm; Mon-sun Dinner 5:30pm-9pm
Category: Restaurant/Food Vendor (Vegan)
Restaurant Type: Californian
Average cost: $11-$20  per person after tax and tip$11-$20  per person after tax and tip
Vegan Dessert: Yes
Accepts credit card: Yes
Parking: Street.
Transit: Easy 10 minute walk from MacArthur BART

Notes: Macrobiotic menu. Organic ingredients. Also has an all you can eat brunch buffet on the weekend for about. Wide selection of baked goods made fresh onsite.

Manzanita (located on the corner of 40th & Linden) hasn't moved, but they are now listing their address as Linden Street (instead of 1050 40th St). Note, the restaurant is in Emeryville but commonly people think it's Oakland.

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Manzanita Restaurant
Added by chris on 2004-12-26, Last update: 2011-05-09, Viewed 27187 times
Last 5 Reviews (Show All Reviews)

Average rating:4.25 out of 5 stars 4.25 / 5.0 Based on 20 reviews. (Add/Edit your own review)

Rating Comments   Reviewer Date
5 out of 5 stars MANZANITA CLOSED. As of 1-2011, restaurant is called Shangri-La, & run by former Tibetan employees of the old Organic Cafe & Manzanita, of the same location. Set meals are organic, vegan, well balanced, and mostly macrobiotic. Chefs, Tenzin, Kalsong, and Lobsang, (sp?) use oil, which makes food tasty, though not necessarily macrobiotic. Originally reviewed 5-2005, 8-2006, 12-2009. Updated 1-2011 Jon Spear
Reviews: 8
  2011-04-08
5 out of 5 stars I had a great lunch there today. The food was tasty (but not spicy) and healthy and vegan and organic. What's there to not like about that? There are 3 dining options: full meal, moderate portions, and simple meal. The first two have the same foods but in different amounts. The last one is simpler! There are 6 or so vegan desserts too. The menu is posted before each meal on the website. greg
Reviews: 133
  2008-04-24
4.5 out of 5 stars As a visitor to the area - prone to getting lost and limited to mass transit, Manzanita was easy to find. Thanks to BA Vegetarians for the good and accurate directions. I found the food quite pleasing and the environment very friendly -- most agreeable. I'll definitely go back again whenever I can. denniso
Reviews: 3
  2007-09-17
4 out of 5 stars This was my first macrobiotic experience and I really enjoyed it. The vegetables were very tasty and it was a refreshing healthy meal. It was nice to eat a vegan/organic meal that was based on whole foods, not processed/mock meats. I tried some veggies that I wouldn't ordinarily eat and was quite surprised to enjoy them. Even the cookies (made without refined flours or sugars) were great. Dana
Reviews: 30
  2007-07-23
5 out of 5 stars Vegan, organic AND macrobiotic - a great combination not often found at restaurants. Casual but friendly. Food was delicious but may seem a bit "simple" or unusual for people not used to it. Try it! I have eaten here many times and have never had a bad meal. Always good and satisfying and healthy. I LOVE this place. kblue
Reviews: 16
  2007-05-29
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