5421 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
NileGuide Expert tip:
Easily accessible via the Rockridge BART station. College Avenue in Rockridge has all you need for a good night out in the East Bay.
This swanky Thai restaurant in Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood takes its cue and its name from a rocking street ("soi" in Thai) in Bangkok, and runs with the flavors from there. Everything on the rotating menu is typically impeccable, but definitely seek out crab and squash dishes. The interior is posh, but the waitstaff is friendly and knows the menu well, so ask away for suggestions. Or grab a seat at the bar, where you can eat dinner and chat up the extra-talented, and extra-attractive, bartenders while they whip up some of the best custom cocktails in the Bay Area.