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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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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

To our surprise we ventured upstairs on a quiet Sunday's late morning to find a bustling/thriving chinese restaurant seating what had to be 500 or a thousand people for Dim Sum. Walking around Oakland's Chinatown is safe and easy spanning 3 or four blocks and flat streets. No crowds here, albeit not the case in SF's Grant street Chinatown, this... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Love, love love it. The only China town I've been to that I feel completely immersed in the culture when I dive in. This place is amazing, something for everyone. Parking is a nightmare but worth the hassle. This is a must do when in San Francisco.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Located in downtown, close to all transit. Chinese grocery and seafood fresh daily and various shops. Lots of great places to eat.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I dread going through China town around 5 (heading into Alameda thru the tunnel is awful due to crowds). And on other times the people traffic is bad. There are some decent restaurants

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Medford, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

It is interesting to walk through and see the culture, the storefronts and what's for sale inside. I will say the window displays have changed significantly since I was a child 50 years ago.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Forget the tourist trail in San Francisco come to Oakland China Town to experience the real flavours of the community.A fascinating place to eat and shop.The smells alone are incredible.The food to take out is very good value but be aware that sometimes no English is spoken.Looking for the real thing this is the place.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I really enjoy strolling through what I'll call a "living Chinatown", where Chinese and other Asians actually live and shop. Maybe it's because my Singaporean wife and I lived in Flushing, NY before moving to Reno NV. She likes to shop for herbal teas or other hard to find items for cooking, either unavailable in our local Asian markets, or... More 

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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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