Dining Commons

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors has suspended I-House operations for the fall and spring semesters.  Please review updated information on guidelines for health, safety, and services on the Temporary Closure & COVID-19 FAQ.

Dine at I-House

For decades, International House has provided Berkeley and the greater East Bay area a different mix of ethnic dishes every day. Open to the public, anyone can join I-House residents from more than 60 countries for breakfast, lunch, and dinner each weekday and for brunch and dinner on weekends. Our stunning 2nd-floor Dining Room features rich wood tables, chandeliers, and a stage for special events.

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

Throughout the year, our students contribute recipes from their respective homelands to our menu during the course of the school session. 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, Persian New Year, among others.

Check out our weekly menu and join us for a fine multi-ethnic buffet meal.