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Le Cheval

1007 Clay St., Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 763-8495
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Ranked #23 of 1,069 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $20
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Cuisines: Vietnamese
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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  • Russian first
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English first
Arcata, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We love how spacious this restaurant is and the excellent service. It also has yummy clay pot rice- smoky and crispy on the outer edge. The portions of meat and flavors are great, but we would have liked more of all the basil, mint, lettuce, lime, jalapeno, garnish etc.

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Malibu, California
Top Contributor
230 reviews 230 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I never had Vietnamese-Asia-French style/fusion food before. It's good. You're gonna like it too. Large space and nice decor with reasonable prices. Came for lunch...I came back the next day for lunch again. Had the combo plate and then tried Singapore noodles. Food is excellent. Service is better. If you're near JL Square, eat here.

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Auburn, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had read about this restaurant and seriously could not leave Oakland without having lunch. It is a very large and noisy place. I could hardly hear my friend sitting across the table from me. The food was O.K. We decided to get three entrees and share so we started with Steamed Rice Vermicelli with Pork. I loved it as... More

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Oakland, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

THis is my go too place in Oakland for large informal partys. I love the food (you have to try the salt and peper calamiri to good). I have eaten here 40 times at least and it is YUMMY and consistant. A great place to take someone from out of town as it has a unique vibe. As I said... More

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Berkeley, California
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Outstanding Vietnamese in the back of the Oakland Convention Center. Huge dining room, extensive menu, surprisingly quick and attentive service. The food is very well prepared and flavorful. Prices are reasonable. This will be our place to eat every time we are in downtown Oakland!

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Oakland, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I've been coming here for years and will continue to frequent. I've had just about everything on the menu and everything is good! They've recently expanded their menu and now serve pho during dinner hours. I am all in! The drinks are always good and strong. The adventurous should be sure to try the "snake juice".

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The atmosphere is friendly, the service is great, the drinks are tasty, and the food is wonderful. Street parking can be catch-as-catch can but there are public garages a short walk away and it's worth it.

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Oakland, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

You feel as though you're in Vietnam with its French-like looks combined with great Vietnamese food. Service is speedy and the restaurant can handle large groups.

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Oakland, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Noisy, usually crowded, but an excellent option near the downtown Convention Center, great for groups. Vietnamese food, usually delicious; the varied menu pleases almost everyone. Have been going there for twenty years.

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Oakland CA
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I love this restaurant: it has been a main-stay of good/great Vietnamese food in Oakland for many, many years. I used to eat here when I worked in downtown Oakland; i've had celebrations here with friends, birthdays, retirements, etc. I have not had a bad meal here; sometimes I have wished I ordered something else when I see someone with... More

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