A lively and lofty spot (literally ... it is situated in a warehouse-type space and has huge elevated ceilings), Mua is a breath of fresh air for the food obsessed. Urban art spans the walls of this large eatery and beats by Oakland DJs provide an up-tempo ambiance. The dishes are creative, and offer somewhat of a Southern flair. It’s a swift stop after Art Murmur, the waits aren’t too bad, and you get to dine in a vivacious (and delicious) setting.
Mua, 2442 Webster Street (between 24th and 25h streets), Oakland; 510-238-1100.
Photographed by Anna-Alexia Basile