5362 College Ave
Oakland, CA, 94618
On an unassuming stretch of Oakland ’s College Avenue, Restaurateur Philip Chu opens the eagerly anticipated Restaurant Chu.  Following the success of Kirin on Solano in Berkeley, Chu expands his vision for haute fare cuisine, adding a new dimension to the culinary landscape of North Oakland.  With a focus on quality, cross-cultural ingredients, gracious service, and comfortably refined ambiance, Chu synthesizes the perfect dining experience.

Slowly revealing themselves in small waves to your palate, erupting in vibrant tastes and unique textures, Chu’s subtle mixing of bold spices, seductive flavors and superior ingredients, transforms the traditional into the exceptional. Focused on simplicity, elegance and sophistication, Chu integrates food into art and art into food with his creative and innovative plating technique.  This talented and driven chef intuitively brings together the best offerings of the East and West.

Amidst an elegant blend of steel, glass, paper and slate, melding ultra modern design with ancient Chinese details, Chu’s high ceilings, soaring windows, glass staircase and exquisite calligraphy artwork set the stage for an unforgettable dining experience.  Enveloped in hues of grey, slate walkways and soft light, private parties can also experience Restaurant Chu’s casual elegance by reserving the intimate second floor exclusive party room.

Each element of the menu embodies the restaurant's well-chosen identity, innovative fine Pacific dining, but do not let the sumptuous dishes and exquisite décor fool you.  A wealth of moderately priced small plate delicacies coupled with family style dining and full bar enable the casual diner to experience contemporary Asian cuisine at its finest.