Dining Commons

We are happy to announce that I-House Dining is open for residents. We continue to work on updating all of our procedures and policies to ensure that everyone has a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience at I-House. COVID protocols are based on guidelines from all Federal, State, local, and Campus officials.

Dine at I-House

Traditionally, 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 meal.

Dining Commons Hours


Breakfast 7:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Dinner 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday

Brunch 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dinner 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Labor Day Hours

In recognition of Labor Day which is Monday, September 6, 2021, the dining hall will modify its hours of operation to the following:

Brunch:  9:00 a.m.  – 3:00 p.m. 
Dinner: 5:00 p.m.  – 8:00 p.m. 

Regular hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. 

Open to I-House Residents and Staff until further notice.