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Address: 388 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607
Phone Number: 510 893 8979
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Gum Kuo...Yum

Tiny Chinese cafe on Broadway. Hubby and I enjoyed the authenticity of the food, as well as the helpful soft-spoken immigrant wait staff. The curry was replete with assorted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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los angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Tiny Chinese cafe on Broadway. Hubby and I enjoyed the authenticity of the food, as well as the helpful soft-spoken immigrant wait staff. The curry was replete with assorted seafood, and the Chinese BBQ was tastefully seasoned, not too much five-spice. We were seated almost immediately after arriving for lunch. The restaurant was not crowded, but the staff appeared to... More 

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Oakland, Ca.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A genuine, and large part of Oakland. Near Lake Merritt, so you can see both in one trip. Lots of restaurants and groceries, lots of store where you can buy souvenirs.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Maybe not as big celebration as neighbor San Francisco China Town, but yes, there are celebrations for Chinese New Year (February 19, 2015)! Most places the new year is two week celebrations! The usual Lion Dances, restaurants busy (probably for Chinese New Year most are tourists)! At least this China Town and neighbor San Francisco, hey even Los Angeles China... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

If you want to see a "real" Chinatown, try this one rather than the seedy, filthy tourist trap in San Francisco. There is a Vietnamese restaurant "Tay Ho" [344 12th Street] which is well worth trying. Not a tourist spot. Try one of their specialties.

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Oakland, CA, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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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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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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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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