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Touch of Soul

Map4336 San Pablo Ave
Emeryville, CA 94608
  • Southern & Soul Food
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OK, when an editor gets emails and calls praising a new soul food restaurant within the span of a week, she can do only one thing: Check it out. Turns out Touch of Soul lives up to the hype. Sadly, the meatloaf, a special of the day, was gone, but our party didn’t mind, because the herb-rubbed half chicken, grilled snapper and sides—mac and cheese, yams and greens—thrilled our taste buds. The yams bowled us over, thanks so some secret combination of the ingredients the amiable chef isn’t sharing, other than sugar and nutmeg. He learned to cook from his Louisiana grandmother, so you know it’s all gonna be good. Another enticement: The price is right at this spare yet larger-than-it-looks-from-the-outside storefront. Serves lunch and dinner Tue.–Sun.

Additional Information:

Location: Emeryville
Price: $-$$
Features: Beer And Or Wine
Credit Cards Accepted
Reservations Accepted
Wheelchair Accessible

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