The dining on College and Broadway, right near the Oakland campus, is very diverse and delicious. You’ll find everything from Indian to Japanese and Chinese to Mexican. And, not only are these places fairly close by, but they have fair prices, and the food is good. One student favorite is Currylicious, an Indian restaurant that makes many different types of curries from scratch. And, with every meal—even if you get takeout—you get a free, freshly made Chai tea (if you eat in the restaurant, you get free refills!).
Most of the restaurants close to CCA are sit-down spots, making them great places to have meetings or dates. However, there are also some takeout places, such as Christopher's Burger, which makes wonderful burgers for a cheap price, and The Burrito Shop, a healthy, fresh Mexican place about a block or two from the dorms. All of these places mentioned are within a four- to five-block radius between the school and Rockridge BART Station, so if you need a quick pick-me-up, there are plenty of places nearby. And, if you prefer to make your own food, there are several groceries with a wide variety of ethnic ingredients and other selections.