Eatin' Out With Baby

Here's a quick list of baby-friendly restaurants in Oakland/Berkeley that are tasty and comfy for the whole family...no long waits, ample space, and the good food factor:

Miyozen-- Great for toddlers, there's a full blown playroom (genius right?)and the restaurant is big enough so you won't feel your fussy infant or toddler is disruptive. Another joint run by the owners of Koryo Sushi and Drunken Fish. 1147 40th St. in Emeryville.

Mixing Bowl--A fairly new spot in the Temescal triangle. Perfect for a quick bite to eat with the little ones. I recommend the pulled pork sandwich which comes with organic greens grown by the owner's father. Aqua Fresca and fresh baked goods are a bonus too. 4920 Telegraph Ave. in Oakland.

Herbivore-- Their vegan friendly but ultra tasty menu is a hit for any age.
2451 Shattuck in Berkeley.

Binh Minh Quan-- We eat here several times a month. Authentic Vietnamese food with friendly service. If you have a toddler, request the corner table near the windows because you get ample space plus the sunshine. Try their claypots and yummy fruit shakes. 338 12th St. in Oakland.

Ohgane Korean
--Best Korean BBQ in town for sure. Kids will love the ornate silver covered menus and sweet rice punch. Upon special request, the server will bring a kid's plate with rice and spicy side. Every time we're there, I see dozens of kids. Plus with all the grilling and laughter, no one will hear any cries. 3915 Broadway in Oakland.

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