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Little Shin Shin

4258 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4741
(510) 658-9799
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Ranked #200 of 1,047 restaurants in Oakland
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- Apr 17, 2014
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A little scary as it is old, not super clean, but a good local Chinese food. Our favorite is war wonton soup.

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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This restaurant is one of my young grandson's favorite place to eat. The service is very fast and the food is good.The price is average. We always order much more than we can eat and my grandson end up taking it home for breakfast the next day.

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We have had two wonderful family-style meals at Little Shin Shin--one last November, and one this past weekend. There is a wide variety of food, savory, spicy, and sweet. The service is good, and we have been able to linger over our meal without feeling rushed. A very nice find in the Piedmont area of Oakland!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This place has been a family favorite for years! I grew up 2 blocks away from here and my mom used to order us Chinese take-out from here all the time! my favorite was cashew chicken! Yummy!

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Las Vegas
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123 reviews 123 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We've been here many times and have enjoyed our meals and this time was no exception. It was our granddaughter's request (her favorite restaurant) to dine here for her birthday and she has come to know many of the servers. Her favorite is the won ton soup and we ordered the largest serving for the 5 of us of which... More

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San Ramon, California
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26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We were recommended to try this restaurant by a neighbor who hadn't been there in a couple of years, but LOVED it when she lived nearby. They were a highly rated Chinese restaurant for 2012 & the overall menu sounded good, with plenty for everyone (we had a group of 7) to find something they would enjoy. The only down-side... More

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San Francisco, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

This is a popular restaurant but every time I go here I am underwhelmed with dishes that are overlooked and bland. There are many better Asian restaurants in Oakland including Burma Star, Soi 4 and Xyclo.

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California
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12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Little Shin Shin has some fabulous Chinese comfort food. Get the War Won Ton soup, as it has shrimp, beef, and chicken amidst the pot stickers. I have a hard time choosing between the Shin Shin Prawns' fabulous sauce, the thick eggplant, the crisp green beans and the Mongolian Beef. It will never be the most amazingly inventive food you... More

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Las Vegas
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Always enjoy coming to this restaurant, especially with our granddaughter who loves their Won Ton Soup and friend Won Ton. It's kid friendly and the staff are always accommodating. The lunch menu is a great value and more than enough to eat!

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Oakland, California
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37 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

They don't have many dishes that are not worth the trip to the restaurant. A good sign is that they are always crowded.

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