Last year a new pizza joint opened on the northeast side of Oklahoma City to great fanfare. Since then I have heard only raves about this restaurant, so last week I finally had a chance to visit and this pizza lives up to the hype.
In 2022, Oklahoma City born rapper Jabee (Jonathan Blake Williams Jr.) opened this pizza place to help give back to the community where he grew up. The Eastpoint development in that area started around 2019 and has refurbished buildings from the 1920’s and 30’s. There’s a fitness center, a market, coffee shop, and now Eastside Pizza House. They have a pretty straight forward menu, there are specialty pizzas or you can build your own. There are 3 types of crust, 3 types of sauce, and lots of toppings. We built our own pizza, we tried the famous black crust, with the alfredo, pepperoni, mushrooms, and shoulder ham. We took a seat and enjoyed the atmosphere. This restaurant has quotes from different historical Black leaders, not just local but nationally. Took about 15-20 minutes but the pizza came out hot and ready to eat. Let me just say I’ve eaten a lot of pizza around not only Oklahoma but the country and this is easily one of the best I’ve ever had. The black crust, in my opinion, is what makes it so good. It had a nice flavor, and was firm enough that you could hold the pizza slice without the topping sliding off. The cheese had a nice taste as did the pepperoni, the mushrooms were fresh, and the shoulder ham was great, gave the pizza a smoky flavor.
The service was great and everyone there friendly, including the other diners. Don’t be afraid of trying the black crust, it’s one of the best pizza crusts I’ve eaten. It’s not too thick or thin, not cracker-like or doughy. I really recommend Eastside Pizza to everyone, one of the best pizza places in this town right now. I give the 5 strips of bacon.
Address: 1734 NE 23rd Street, Oklahoma City.
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