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1007 Clay St., Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 763-8495
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Modern Vietnamese Food

The restaurant has an industrial style decor. We enjoyed the lemongrass chicken, which is the best we have ever had.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Arvada, Colorado
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Arvada, Colorado
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231 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The restaurant has an industrial style decor. We enjoyed the lemongrass chicken, which is the best we have ever had.

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Oakland, California, Usa
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

BEWARE BEWARE BEWARE!!!!!! Everyone, I have been a very loyal customer for over 15 years eating at this restaurant. The Le Cheval in Oakland. Yesterday, my co-worker and I were having lunch and I had the worst experience in my ENTIRE life. We both ordered the LC combo which I am sure those of you who go on a regular... More 

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Lyon, France
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119 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

After a lot of difficulties, we found Le Cheval. Good combo,excellent soup, plentiful service. The price are very sensible. Busy, but so large you don't have to wait. The kitchen closes at 9.30, early for European people.

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We have been Le Cheval on numerous occasions. The food is ALWAYS OUTSTANDING and served quickly. However, what was so distinctive about this last visit is that we were allowed to stay there way beyond closing as they tended to cleaning and closing processes. We were in the midst of a wonderful night with another couple, which started at 7:30.... More 

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Cameron Park, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We asked a few people in a nearby hotel for dinner recommendations and they said if your looking for a flavor explosion we should go to Le Cheval. It was delicious and so flavorful! We will go back next time we are in the area.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

You'll need a reservation, because this is not a secret, they've have a wonderful reputation and delicious food. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Love the coconut rice though and you must end with the banana flambé because dessert with fire = awesome! If you are visiting Oakland, make this a stop on your dining list and... More 

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Berkeley, California
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a great Vietnamese Restaurant, with very delicious food. This picture shows deep-fried foods that are NOT the predominant items on the menu. Look for the delicate seafood dishes that have wonderful sauces and very attractive presentation. Definitely worth trying.

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Placentia, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is a large restaurant and always very busy. We were delighted to come at an off time after lunch and we were the only ones in the restaurant. The food was excellent, the service was outstanding and with a smile.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It had been many years since we last dined at Le Cheval, but we certainly weren't disappointed this time around. We started off with my favorite - shrimp rolls, which if you haven't ever tried Vietnamese food, these are rolled in rice paper with mint leaves rather than the fried variety. As expected, they were excellent, with the perfect balance... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I no longer live in the Bay Area but whenever I'm back to visit this is one of my favorite restaurants to dine. I've dined there since the 80's and never been disappointed yet. I use to take my kids when they were young and now its a custom for us whenever I'm there visiting. Located in the Jack London... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1007 Clay St., Oakland, CA 94607
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: (510) 763-8495

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?