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Hawker Fare

Hawker Fare

(Now Closed)
Asian Restaurant$$$$
Koreatown-Northgate, Oakland
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  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsSeptember 22, 2016
    The green beans with bacon are a must have. As is the BBQ chicken. Skip the cocktails if you're not into sweeter drinks. Be sure to try the crunchy rice salad, it really is a tasty dish.
  • SFGate
    SFGateDecember 12, 2014
    Whether it be the generous portions or the reasonable prices, this place will make everyone happy. They've recently acquired a liquor license so certainly try their Jackfruit daiquiri. Read more
  • SFGate
    SFGateAugust 2, 2014
    Start with a refreshing cocktail like the kaffir lime whisky sour ($8), then order succulent grilled lemongrass chicken or meltingly tender 24-hour pork belly and dishes to share. Read more
  • Shawn B.
    Shawn ByronFebruary 11, 2015
    ...sweet and savory broth tremendously! And as with any trendy dish it's delish with a fried egg on top! Show up closer to 1 for a quieter experience. And kudos to the DJ I was dancin the whole...
  • Kris V.
    Kris Vera-PhillipsAugust 10, 2013
    Try the Duck Rice Bowl - #kvpinmybelly: Succulent #duck meat over rice in #Oakland. Fried egg added a silky finish. Pickled vegetables gave it a nice hit of tang. LOVE!
  • David V.
    David ValentinOctober 28, 2011
    Get the Pork belly. I keep meaning to try something else. Everytime I think I'll try something different the waitress comes by asks what I want and I say "I'll have the pork belly."
  • Kait G.
    Kait GaissMay 13, 2016
    For some reason the Valencia-outpost has a super low Yelp score compared to how much hype this place gets in Oakland. It's pan-Asian party food and the restaurant has the vibe to match.
  • E W.
    E WeeAugust 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Omg I could drink the hot sauce. And get the peanuts they're good on every damn thing. The chicken rice is only ok, but everything else is consistently outstanding.
  • Kristen L.
    Kristen LumApril 20, 2014
    Revised menu is a tasty improvement! Definitely get the pork belly and the pancake with scallops. Always end your meal with a cone...
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa ManiFebruary 4, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask for the chef's choice. It's a secret dish off the menu that is a tweak of their dishes that Justin is eating himself at the moment.
  • Hana N.
    Hana NaSeptember 18, 2011
    Serious nom. Don't tell anyone. Their Kao Mun is their rice made with chicken fat and broth! Dessert: order the condensed milk ice cream cone :)
  • AskMen
    AskMenJune 2, 2011
    The idea here is to recreate Asian-style street food -- in a hip setting. The modest prices more than offset the cost of coming across the Bay to chow down. Read more
  • Bob L.
    Bob LeeNovember 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Fantastic rice bowls! Can't go wrong with any of them, but I particularly love the poached chicken, pork belly and veggie curry.
  • Kyson
    KysonNovember 22, 2015
    They have sticky rice. Get it. A lot of Thai restaurants don't cook it because it takes a long time to soak the rice and steam it fresh.
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussOctober 23, 2014
    Excellent pork belly and patched chicken lunches. Loved the peanut appetizer. Perfect beer pal.
  • David V.
    David ValentinNovember 8, 2011
    Michelin Star cuisine on a burger budget. Get the pork belly with the egg. Get everything with the egg.
  • Shawn B.
    Shawn ByronFebruary 11, 2015
    It's hard to disappoint with this dish anywhere, but the crew at Hawker Fare really deliver! A generous helping of pork belly leaves nothing to be desired and the fermented mustard greens offset ...
  • Jennifer P.
    Jennifer PantagesSeptember 2, 2013
    Loved the tamarind and honey rum drink. Delicious! And great service.
  • Doug K.
    Doug KeenDecember 22, 2016
    Blistered green beans are crazy good. Also worth saving room for a Hawker sundae.
  • Khanh-Dan T.
    Khanh-Dan Tran-kiemMarch 30, 2015
    You have to get the fried chicken with the spicy sauce, it's the bomb.
  • Jason M.
    Jason MathisFebruary 22, 2015
    The best fried chicken. Add a fried egg and you'll be eating like royalty! 😋
  • Lynn H.
    Lynn HuSeptember 12, 2013
    Rice bowls are delicious but the portion might not be big enough for some, so get it with some to-shares. Service is just ok tho.
  • Jason J.
    Jason JamesJuly 30, 2014
    Thai street food from Momofuku and Manresa chefs against an old school hip hop backdrop.
  • Brian W.
    Brian WrightsonDecember 30, 2012
    Lots of people talking about the pork belly, but the Gai Yang is better. Perfect chicken.
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BreunichFebruary 13, 2014
    The pork belly is incredibly tender and flavorful. So delicious!
  • Jason S.
    Jason SuJuly 31, 2012
    the marbling on the 24 hour pork belly is unreal. so good
  • Carlos C.
    Carlos CMarch 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Talk about falling off... This place WAS good. Then they went and messed with the menu.
  • Felix S.
    Felix SargentAugust 20, 2014
    Great food and atmosphere. Bad place to eat by yourself.
  • Peter S.
    Peter S.August 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    This eclectic rice bowl restaurant was unexpectedly and totally brilliant
  • Richard C.
    Richard ChenMay 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Pro-tip: Spoon on your right hand, fork on the left. Eat with spoon.
  • Shawn B.
    Shawn ByronFebruary 11, 2015
    Way through my lunch. From Living Legends to Edward Sharp this place is the jam!
  • Cristina S.
    Cristina S.August 26, 2014
    EVERYTHING. Beginners should start with the Kao Mun Gai. Or Gai Thot...get an egg on it.
  • Jane W.
    Jane WrightsonDecember 30, 2012
    Skip the congee unless you love bland porridge, but save room for the Hawker Sundae forreaaaaal.
  • Gieson C.
    Gieson CachoFebruary 15, 2012
    Always get a bowl with a fried egg on top.
  • Julio P.
    Julio PalaciosFebruary 24, 2013
    Cucumber cool aid and jello shots!! Duh!
  • Tony H.
    Tony HobbsMarch 26, 2016
    If you are looking for some serious spice, try the Gai Thot.
  • LeVan G.
    LeVan GreeneFebruary 13, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The food is very good here and the service.
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KerstenAugust 14, 2014
    Park belly fried egg on top of everything
  • Angela Y.
    Angela YokotaFebruary 26, 2012
    Try the Supafly Lager And Condiments
  • Miche M.
    Miche MJuly 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Pork belly, get in mah belly!
  • Arthur C.
    Arthur ChangJanuary 6, 2012
    This place is always closed! Third time trying and it's randomly closed this week. Make sure to call before driving out here. Lame.
  • Angela Y.
    Angela YokotaFebruary 26, 2012
    Try the Hawker Sundae
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MichelleMarch 8, 2015
    Mango slushies 😍
  • Gregoire J.
    Gregoire JacquetJuly 27, 2013
    Soft serve....nice!
  • Marshall S.
    Marshall St. ClairApril 2, 2015
    Hawker Sundae
  • ji
    jiNovember 12, 2011
    Save your $: pork belly and short ribs were both tough and overpriced. Go to chinatown.
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MatznerJanuary 4, 2016
    Suggestion from ALM
  • Anna C.
    Anna ChanFebruary 19
    Been here 10+ times
    Their last day is 2/18 :(
  • Bryan K.
    Bryan KahlerAugust 15, 2011
    Good food, but its too loud
  • joanne
    joanneMarch 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    put an egg on it.
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