Embarcadero Center
Embarcadero Center
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Points of Interest & LandmarksShopping Malls
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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With more than 125 stores on three levels, plus seasonal concerts, festivals or art displays for the enervated shopper.
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Address
Neighborhood: North Waterfront/Embarcadero
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  • Embarcadero • 3 min walk
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California17,098 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Appealing Urban Design
    Back when lots of people went to the office downtown, this office/hotel/shopping complex was hopping at lunch time and after work. Not so much anymore. Still some of the restaurants and bars hang on. And I think it is an appealing development from a design perspective.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 15, 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California17,098 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well-Designed Shopping and Eating
    This indoor-outdoor mall and entertainment center used to be hopping, especially at the end of the workday when everyone from the accompanying office buildings went to happy hour, to dinner, and out to do a little shopping. Then Covid hit, the offices emptied and they haven't refilled, so the plaza is quiet. The design is very pleasant so I hope it comes back to life.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 27, 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California17,098 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Harmonious Urban Design
    I have always loved the urban design of this urban renewal area that replaced the old central wholesale markets in the city. The design of the various buildings is harmonious. Sadly the retail has suffered in recent years and the movie theater is gone. You will find some good coffee and some good food, plus some nice views. I once worked here.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 28, 2024
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,098 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
I have always loved the urban design of this urban renewal area that replaced the old central wholesale markets in the city. The design of the various buildings is harmonious. Sadly the retail has suffered in recent years and the movie theater is gone. You will find some good coffee and some good food, plus some nice views. I once worked here.
Written March 28, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,098 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This indoor-outdoor mall and entertainment center used to be hopping, especially at the end of the workday when everyone from the accompanying office buildings went to happy hour, to dinner, and out to do a little shopping. Then Covid hit, the offices emptied and they haven't refilled, so the plaza is quiet. The design is very pleasant so I hope it comes back to life.
Written December 27, 2023
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,552 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The centre is huge and I believe has well over 100 shops inside. Good for entertainment as well. Some nice restaurants also.
Written October 7, 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,098 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Back when lots of people went to the office downtown, this office/hotel/shopping complex was hopping at lunch time and after work. Not so much anymore. Still some of the restaurants and bars hang on. And I think it is an appealing development from a design perspective.
Written August 16, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,098 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I did work here one time and way back then the shopping area was full of stores and the bars and restaurants were full after work. Times have changed and a lot of the shopping is gone. The architecture is still iconic. The lights at Christmas are special.
Written December 26, 2022
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Jules T
San Jose, CA1,366 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The parking at Embarcadero Center is a must for us when visiting the city and/or the Ferry Building. So easy, convenient and affordable!
Written November 26, 2022
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Gary K
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We have a plug-in hybrid EV that takes 2.5 hours to fully charge on a level 2 charger. The EV charging stations in Embarcadero Center parking charged us $300.00 for what should have been at most $8.00. The rates are (according to the phone you have to use if you're not on their service provider) is $2.00 for the first 4 hours, and $6.00 an hour after with a $20.00 "deposit fee" (that was never refunded).
You cannot get a detailed accounting of the charges or contact anyone directly to
Written December 30, 2021
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Ruhungrytientien
San Francisco, CA25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
This is a wonderful and amazing shopping center in the middle of downtown financial district. I was stunned by the architecture. It is a great place for lunch, happy hour, dinning and shopping. It has very elegant and fancy restaurants and hotels there. And overall it’s a very nice shopping mall. Make sure you go up to the second floor and you will get a great view of Ferry Building and Bay Bridge. And there is an Abstract Art Works there and nice water fountain. It’s a unique experience just walking though there. Get your camera out and ready for some great building and modern architecture shots.

Take Bart train exit at Embarcadero station (you are within 2 min walk). If you are coming to East Bay, make sure you visit this shopping center,

ruhungrytientien
Written November 20, 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,098 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
I once worked here and it was a joy to wander through the shops at lunch time, and then maybe pop into a bar for happy hour. And there are a few good restaurants. The design is classic 70s urban renewal, a nice harmonious collection of a hotel and some office buildings that look like books in a library. Good design.
Written December 17, 2020
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Travel75_12
Fremont, CA562 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
While there are some shopping options, I always visit the Embarcadero Center for the food. Wide variety of options has always left me satisfied.
Written July 28, 2020
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