It was once written that the evolution and creation of FOB Kitchen is that of a love story.  We couldn’t agree more. FOB Kitchen grew out of our love, for each other, for friends, for family, for community, for food, and for celebration. 


Our mission is to serve solid Filipino food, and vibrant drinks inspired by the islands while creating a space that cultivates community, good vibes, and brings awareness to the amazing flavors of Filipino food. A pop-up up since 2015, FOB Kitchen has now opened is first brick-and-mortar. What excites us the most about opening our doors, is that for the first time, customers will get to come in a get the true FOB Kitchen experience, from the bold wall paper and vibrant tile, to the open kitchen. We envision hip-hop coming through the speakers, a fun and warm staff who makes it feel as though you were visiting old friends. FOB Kitchen is our home, and we want everyone to feel welcome here.


Some of Our Favorites —


House Spam

Garlic rice, sunny egg, mixed greens



Sweet-cured pork shoulder, garlic rice, sunny egg, mixed greens


Arroz Caldo

Ginger, chicken, fried garlic, crispy scallion, cilantro


Tortang Talong

Eggplant omelet, tomato, scallion, soy, garlic rice, mixed greens


Longanisa Hash

Clove-rubbed corned beef and coleslaw between two pieces of cowboy fry bread. Served with a side salad or fried potatoes.



Marinated Atlantic mackerel, garlic rice, sunny egg, mixed greens


Shanghai Lumpia

Pork, carrot, water chestnut, sweet chili sauce.


Pancit Sotanghon

Glass noodles, carrots, red cabbage, green beans, garlic, scallion, soy


Ensalada Talong

Eggplant, jicama, tomato, sea bean, cilantro, scallion, rice cracker 



 Palm vinegar, soy, garlic, annatto


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As I got to know Dulce, I realized this scene perfectly encapsulated what was happening here: FOB Kitchen was a labor of family love.
— San Francisco Chronicle
Married chef-owners Janice and Brandi Dulce’s flavorful Filipino cuisine, formerly a cult favorite for pop-up meals at San Francisco’s Gashead Tavern, is satisfying a craving Temescal didn’t even know it had, and the pretty interior is made tropical by both the sunny decor and lush cocktails.
— Berkeleyside
The beloved Filipino pop-up made its brick-and-mortar debut, and we are all better for it. Opened this November in Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood, the new restaurant from chef Jami Dulce (and her wife, Brandi) serves gorgeous, inspired Filipino food in a bright setting. After over three years of running FOB Kitchen in pop-up form, including a residency at Gashead Tavern in San Francisco’s Mission District, the couple made the whole thing permanent with the rabid support of their huge fan base.
— Food & Wine
San Francisco’s loss has become the East Bay’s gain—in the form of lumpia with sweet chili sauce, triple-cooked pork belly, and island-inspired cocktails. The beloved Filipino pop-up FOB Kitchen has crossed the Bay to take up permanent residence (liquor license included) in Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood.
— Food & Wine