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Your guide to the 5 most popular spots in Oakland's Piedmont Avenue neighborhood

Spending time in Piedmont Avenue? Get to know this Oakland neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from an ice cream shop to a magazine stand.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Piedmont Avenue, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Fentons Creamery

Photo: Hazel C./Yelp

Topping the list is ice cream and traditional American spot Fentons Creamery, which offers desserts and more. Located at 4226 Piedmont Ave. (between Glenwood and Ridgeway avenues.), it's the most popular business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 4,420 reviews on Yelp.

The creamery was founded in 1894, and according to its website, has been featured on both the Travel Channel and the Food Network. Fentons Creamery is best known for its black and tan sundae — made with toasted almond ice cream — but there's also burgers, hot dogs and old fashioned grilled sandwiches on the menu.

2. Commis

photo: yue j./yelp

Next up is New American spot Commis, situated at 3859 Piedmont Ave. (between Rio Vista Avenue and Montell Street). With 4.5 stars out of 978 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. 

The restaurant, which has earned two Michelin Stars, was named one of the best bars in American in 2019 by Esquire Magazine, according to the business' website. The eatery offers an eight-course meal, which comes paired with complementary drinks.

3. Issues

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Bookstore Issues, which offers newspapers, magazines and more, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 4198 Piedmont Ave. (between Linda and Ridgeway avenues), five stars out of 243 reviews. 

According to its website, Issues features a wide selection of new domestic and international magazines, books, journals, cards and more.

4. Ohgane Korean Restaurant

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Ohgane Korean Restaurant, a Korean and barbecue spot, is another high-traffic neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 1,945 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3915 Broadway (between 38th and 40th streets.) to see for yourself. 

Ohgane serves up all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue for large groups. According to its website, it's a Michelin-recommended restaurant. 

5. Geta

Photo: Jennifer W./Yelp

Check out Geta, which has earned four stars out of 1,645 reviews on Yelp. You can find the sushi bar and Japanese spot at 165 41st St. (between Piedmont Avenue and Howe Street). 

On the menu, you'll find udon noodles, sushi rolls, chicken teriyaki, bento boxes and more. 


This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.

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