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MIso Ranch

WORLD FAMOUS!!!

Deviled Avocado

1/2 avocado stuffed with egg salad, umami salt, drizzled with BBQ sauce and topped with green onion

Fried Tofu

Tofu cubes battered in potato starch and fried. Served with cabbage and miso ranch dressing.

Oyako Don

3 pieces of fried chicken simmered with organic eggs and onions in dashi broth and mentsuyu. Served over rice with a side of mixed greens.

Beet Salad

Bed of mix greens, topped with a scoop of blanched beets, tomato slices, raw white onion slices, shredded carrots, homemade umami salt, ABURAYA famous miso ranch, parmesan cheese, and sesame salad dressing.

8 Pieces Fried Chicken

Shio-koji marinated, boneless & skinless chicken thighs battered w/ potato starch and fried in soybean oil. Served with cabbage and miso ranch dressing.

4 Pieces Fried Chicken

Shio-koji marinated, boneless & skinless chicken thighs battered w/ potato starch and fried in soybean oil. Served with cabbage and miso ranch dressing.

Fried Chicken Sando (Contains Gluten)

Fried chicken on Texas toast with avocado, greens, onion, tomato, slaw, and our famous Aburaya BBQ sauce.

Taco Rice

Okinawa's comfort food! Sautéed chicken with Angelo's special taco seasoning over rice with greens, tomato, onion, guacamole, sour cream and parmesan cheese. CONTAINS DAIRY.

Fried Veggie Hearts

Deep fried cabbage (mostly), broccoli and cauliflower (sometimes) hearts tossed with sesame ponzu dressing, wasabi oil

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This place is really great. I'm pretty critical of restaurants but I'll start by saying this is a five-star by Oakland standards. Excellent sauces and reasonably fast. Great alcohol selection. Good people. The owners work there and it seems like a good place to work from what I've heard. Packaging is biodegradable (I think) and simple.

Jeff W.

Jeff W.

I love miso ranch!!!! The best ranch ever made in the history!!!

Koko Koko

Koko Koko

Once you figure out how delicious everything is, it's hard to not order too much! The fried chicken is awesome. Never greasy, with a great texture inside and out. They let you choose flavorings for it, they're all pretty great but I think the umami dry seasoning is my favorite. There's plenty to eat with just the chicken and super fresh cabbage (eat it, it's good), but their sides are also fantastic!

L. Z.

L. Z.

The best-fried chicken in the neighborhood, with serious punk rock vibes!

Joseph R.

Joseph R.

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You need some ABURAYA for your special occasion?!?!? We can help!! Email us aburaya@thebasementsxoxo.com for the details!!

DAMN GOOD!!

DAMN GOOD!!
We invest in quality ingredients to ensure our customers get the great taste we’re famous for. Because we believe that you deserve the best.

Made With Love and Rock'n'Roll

Made With Love and Rock'n'Roll
Our secret ingredient is passion. Everyone on our team is passionate about making your time with us as great as it can be – from start to finish.
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NEW!! TACO RICE!!!

NEW!! TACO RICE!!!
Started having some chicken dishes without frying!! Okinawain's favorite! Sautéed chicken with ABURAYA taco seasoning, tomato, onion, sour cream, avocado and Parmesan cheese over rice. comes with side salad!! we have sautéed chicken teriyaki rice bowl as well!! Next one will be chicken LOCO MOCO?!?!?

Now most of our menu items are GLUTEN FREE!!

Now most of our menu items are GLUTEN FREE!!
Since not only the oil and chicken price but also other Japanese products and produce price keep going up, we will have to raise our price. But INSTEAD, we will make all menu items, except the sandwich and burrito, GLUTEN FREE!!! Our fried chicken itself has been gluten free since the day 1 of ABURAYA history, but now all fried chicken seasonings, salad dressings, all side dishes, etc etc are GLUTEN FREE as well. And adding two new seasonings too!! Thank you for your support!! Love you all!! THEE ABURAYANS

Aburaya Japanese Fried Chicken

Aburaya Japanese Fried Chicken
We are a punk rock/ rock & roll influenced restaurant specializing in Japanese fried chicken, AKA KARA-AGE and izakaya plates. Everything is freshly made in-house, from marinades to sauces and seasonings.

Love, Fried Chicken, & Rock N' Roll!

Love, Fried Chicken, & Rock N' Roll!
Have dietary restrictions? Gluten free?? Our fried chicken itself is GLUTEN FREE!! Vegan & Vegetarian?? Have allergy for nuts, sesame or soy?? We got your back!! Let us know what bothers you, we have something for everyone!!!!! YEAH!!!!

We Got A Record!!!

The Aburaya record features 2 songs, "Aburaya" by Imagine Leeches, and "Aburaya Theme" by The Jet Stars. Both songs were written by youth bands participating in the 3 O'Clock Rock After School Program from Oakland, CA. Imagine Leeches are: Anton - Guitar Jamison - Drums Reid - Bass and Vocals and special guest performance by Grace Bowers on lead guitar!! Cover Artwork by Erik Messina. Proceeds from the sales of this record will go towards student scholarships at 3 O’Clock Rock. Order yours today!!!! www.3oclockrockrecords.bandcamp.com or at ABURAYA, located at 362 17th Street, Oakland, CA. Thanks for your support, 3 O'Clock Rock and Aburaya Teams

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