Welcome to Spice Monkey Restaurant & Bar

Happy Holiday Season!

We’re getting very excited for the Howden Market to open, and each day brings us closer to opening our doors for the Uptown Oakland community to enjoy. The market will offer quick, convenient deli service with carry out items, a full coffee bar, and all your day-to-day necessities.

Many of you have joined us for our annual day of giving, and we thank you for helping us to serve those in need. We regret that this year, with all the additional work of opening the market, we have elected to reserve our time and energy for completing this massive and exciting project.

Looking for the Perfect Holiday Gift?

Through Christmas Eve we are offering community discount of 20% when you purchase  $100, $250 or $500 worth of gift cards – up to $100 off! If you are looking for the perfect holiday gift for your co-workers and family, our discounted gift cards are perfect, and valid at both Spice Monkey Restaurant and The Howden Market!
You can purchase a gift card by:
Coming to Spice Monkey M-F 11:30am-10pm, Sat 5-10pm
Emailing emma@howdenmarket.com
Click the Paypal button below


You’ll receive your card/s by mail within 5-7 business days.

And there’s more! With the arrival of the market, Spice Monkey Restaurant will be expanding its dynamic service offerings. We’re changing the downstairs to a bar-like atmosphere with quick counter service. Upstairs will feature a more intimate dining experience, while next door at the Howden Market we’ll offer delicious to-go items.

We’ll also be expanding the number of cultural events taking place, including stand-up comedy, karaoke, poetry readings, trivia nights, live music and sports events on our TV’s. This spring, we’ll be debuting our corner parklet for all to enjoy.

We wish you all a safe, peaceful, and delicious Thanksgiving, and all our best. We thank you for your continued support, and we are thankful for the opportunity to serve our community. We hope you’ll continue to support us in this coming year.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest developments, or stop by in person, and we’ll be happy to show you around. Check out Spice Monkey Owner, Kanitha Matoury’s blog here for some excellent ideas for reducing holiday stress and working towards living the life of your dreams.

Contribute to the Spice Monkey Restaurant Community Parklet


At SPICE MONKEY Restaurant and Bar we bring mouth-watering, globally inspired cuisine together with a warm-hearted service staff.  We have a welcoming ambience, creative cocktails and a lively event schedule. Since opening in 2008, our unique, taste tempting flavors and seasonally changing menu (click here) has featured Spice Monkey’s own house-made spice blends, marinades and rubs.