Dining Commons

Dine at I-House

Traditionally, International House has provided Cal Berkeley and the greater East Bay area a different mix of ethnic dishes every day. Currently, I-House residents may taste the world, choosing from a variety of entrees from across the globe for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

I-House meals feature an all-you-can-eat buffet-style salad bar, deli bar, pasta bar, daily soup, pizza, and sundry rotating entrees. Menus change daily to bring residents a new culinary slice of the world. On any given day, diners might find traditional American fare next to dishes from multiple continents ranging from Chinese sesame noodles to tomato-okra curry to Jamaican curried rice to old-fashioned minestrone soup just to name a few!

Throughout the year, our residents may also contribute recipes from their respective homelands to our menu. We also prepare a number of Native American, Chicano-Latino, African American, European, and Asian-themed cultural meals to accompany major ethnic-heritage celebrations, including Oktoberfest, Diwali, Lunar New Year, and Persian New Year, among others. Please click here to view our weekly menu.

Dining Commons Summer Hours


Breakfast: 7:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday
Brunch: 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Hours effective through August 13, 2022.