Arlo Guthrie said you can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant, but he probably didn’t try to order massaman curry fries or an Ooon O’Neil cocktail. For those, you need to go to Blind Tiger, one of the best, most creative, and most affordable recent additions to Oakland’s dining scene. It’s part sports bar and part hipster hangout and bills itself a “pan-Asian gastropub and lounge” and a “craft cocktail bar” serving pan-Asian inspired tapas. It’s all that and more. You can go raw—fresh oysters and clams, hamachi tiradito, ahi tuna poke, and Wagyu beef carpaccio. Or all carnivore: beef and pork meatballs, barbecue pork ribs, Mongolian beef dumplings, mu bing, fried Szechuan pepper frogs’ legs, seared rabbit, and a house cheeseburger. Or take the pub-grub approach: beer-battered onion rings, house-cut fries, crispy chicken wings, deviled pickled eggs, and 20 beers on tap. Alas, it would be hard, however, to be a fully satisfied vegetarian here. But whatever you order will be beautifully presented on black ceramics. Serves dinner daily.