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Address: 388 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607
Phone Number: 510 893 8979
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Very busy place. Surprised by the amount of refuse on the sidewalks. My husband found a great flat cap at a tiny clothing store.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
YaYa1949
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Olympia, Washington
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Oakland, California
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161 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gung Hey Faat Choy to everyone! With Chinese New Year start February 8, 2016, this China Town is busy! Many restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies (yes even ASIAN people may needing medicines), stores, clinics, Chinese bakeries, library, even tours of China Town! Anyway, is Chinese New Year, starts February 8, 2016! Year Of The Monkey, my animal is Year Of The... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very busy place. Surprised by the amount of refuse on the sidewalks. My husband found a great flat cap at a tiny clothing store.

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1 Thank YaYa1949
Santa Ana, California
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496 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We love to walk around a Chinatown and have visited those in New York, Los Angeles, Toyko, etc., but we were so disappointed with the one in Oakland due to all the spray can art by the vandals who apparently decorate the city. Is it too much to ask that the merchants form a committee of young men and women... More 

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Oakland, California
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Oakland Chinatown has been here for over 70 years and provides a source for authentic produce, herbs, and prepared foods for not only Chinese delicacies but Vietnamese, Japanese, and Burmese based dishes. Great convenience to find so much variety in such a small area. Parking is sometimes hard to find so I would check out the public parking lots on... More 

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1 Thank Sandy P
Kansas
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69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Oakland Chinatown doesn't compare to SF Chinatown. There are a lot of Asian markets but you won't find a lot of the souvenirs that you will find in SF Chinatown. I went into four different stores and they weren't friendly, I felt like I was a real inconvenience for them. I did find some really nice apples and other produce... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

This Chinatown is huge, it might be bigger than San Francisco's. However things are really spread out and there's less to see than the SF one.

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San Leandro, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Many restaurants, shops, bakeries, groceries stores. Great place to walk and enjoy the atmosphere of East Asia without getting on a 17 hr flight. Dim Sums galore, Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Laos, Thai, American, soul food. All available around this areas. Cultural centers, Health clinics and library. This locations have everything. It is self contained, you could live in a Condo... More 

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1 Thank Don1065
Tigard Oregon
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This China Town is very active, lots of hustle and bustle. Tons of restaurants all with ducks and barbeque pork hanging in the windows. Combine this with Jack London Square and you gat a winner.

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Berkeley, California
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168 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I go to Oakland's Chinatown often. I like to go by BART and buy fruits, veggies, and many varieties of Chinese and other Asian foods. It is reasonably priced, and quite active. If you go on Friday between 8am and 1pm, you can also shop @ the great Farmer's Market, which is just on the other side of Broadway.

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San Francisco
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674 reviews
313 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Oakland Chinatown is filled with restaurants big and small, but it is definitely more of a local crowd. There is absolutely nothing picturesque about Oakland Chinatown. Lived in and around Oakland for more than 25 years, I would prefer to eat Chinese food elsewhere. If you enjoy extremely traditional Chinese food you will probably enjoy eating in Oakland Chinatown. If... More 

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