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Address: 388 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607
Phone Number: 510 893 8979
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The largest west-coast Chinatown outside of San Francsico

Full of authentic restaurants and markets, jewelry stores and cell phone shops, stepping into Oakland's Chinatown is like an instant trip to Asia. The variety of people and things... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Oakland, CA, USA
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Oakland, CA, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Full of authentic restaurants and markets, jewelry stores and cell phone shops, stepping into Oakland's Chinatown is like an instant trip to Asia. The variety of people and things in Chinatown is mind-boggling. Be careful crossing the streets -- people even drive as they do in Asia. But for a great walk and a meal, Oakland's Chinatown can't be beat.... More 

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Orange County
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love to go to buy Dim Sum or ready made food at the many shops. Great place to get produce. Parking is metered but if you go further away from the center, there is some free street parking.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a bustling Chinatown, complete with many grocery stores, jewelry stores, restaurants and crowds. The local Asian population uses this area for most of their shopping. The shops are small and crowded, but friendly. Parking is difficult and the meters in Oakland are $2/hour. The food at the restaurants is excellent.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Chinatown of Oakland is the hub of all Chinese activities. The restaurants have abundance of Chinese delicacies. You can find fresh vegetables, fresh pastries to live seafood.

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Lafayette, California
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17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Sure the sidewalks are crowded especially in the morning. It reminds me of any large city in Asia. I often shop here but I also bring visiting out-of-town children. We observe the Asian shoppers and the vendors, We visit shops and look and discuss the different food and exotic vegetables. When we find something we are curious about we buy... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I had some free time after a job interview with the city so I just started driving around and when I stopped for gas I asked where I was and it was Chinatown.Everything is written in Chinese,the newspapers,building names,addresses...lol the one thing that was shocking was the ball park...all blacks and whites shooting hoops....that was soo funny to look over... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Many Chinese restaurants, pharmacies (YES PEOPLE EVEN ASIANS MAY NEED MEDICINE), medical clinics, Chinese Cantonese language schools, grocery stores and stores for tourists! There the Sweet Booth, different pearl flavor teas! Me liked the mango one! I now like call Asian Town, as over years has expaneded to other Asian culures such as Chinese (ME), Laotian, Cambodian, Thai! Come here... More 

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oakland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is not a tourist Chinatown. It is bustling with markets and restaurants. It also has Angel Feet where I love to get a massage.

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Oakland, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I drive though at least once a week. You have to dodge cars, ignore trash everywhere, ignore the run down store fronts, & dirty sidewalks, there are overflowing trash cans, boxes in the street. You would think the biz's in the area would have more pride and be responsible. Foods Ok but I go other nicer places now.

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Auburn, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While I enjoy SF Chinatown, I think Oakland's is still great and can give it a culinary run for its money. You can get your inexpensive vegetables, pastries, pork buns, there is a language school, a bank (maybe more than one). Parking is awful and foot traffic can drive you crazy once you leave your car, but have a little... More 

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