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Legendary Palace

708 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607-3932
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Ranked #157 of 1,069 restaurants in Oakland
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese, Dim Sum
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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56% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The dim sum was surprisingly pretty darn good. Was in town with family and decided to give it a try. Yes, the interior was outdated, railings were sticky (plus the restroom could've used some attention). They had a good selection of dim sum and it was all very good, tasty and reasonable. I'm more into good food with ambiance being... More

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Santa Monica, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Typical Chinatown restaurants: food is good but the interior needs a complete gut job. Also how about having more English speaking service staff. It is in Oakland right?

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This restaurant serves Cantonese cuisine, including dim sum. The exterior facade is stunning, but the interior shows its age, as stairway banisters are sticky and lighting is dim. Exceptional Chinese food is hard to find in Oakland Chinatown; this place has good value and free parking in the evening.

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Oakland, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

You really need to visit this place with a group so that you can order the many types of Dim Sum available. It is all tasty. In a beautiful building in the heart of Oakland's Chinatown.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This was the first time I had dim sum so I can't compare with other restaurants but the food here was delicious. Most servers did not understand English, but had someone come over who did to explain some dishes to us. Other times we just experimented and took what was offered. We liked everything except something that was a "jello"... More

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Walnut Grove, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Very excellent Dim Sum can be found here. Fast efficient service with quality food. Large beautiful dining room upstairs makes this a very class act.

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sonoma county
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56 reviews 56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

This restaurant serves Dim Sum from 11-3 daily that is simply delicious and incredibly affordable. It is a 2-story building and is bustling with locals and I would guess tourists as well. The Dim Sum is served up by lady's with the traditional steam carts with a pretty good selection, provided you get there before 2:30, because they generally start... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

I've never been to Hong Kong but being at Legendary Palace I didn't feel like I was in the US. The atmosphere and food were fabulous. I've been there several times in the last couple of years and the Dim Sum is not only great but the service, the variety and quality is fabulous. Four of us got stuffed on... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

The food was terrible, the service was slow and the atmosphere was obnoxious.

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Beachwood, Ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

No missing that this is a local and authentic Sunday Dim Sum. The table of 8 Chinese men with a 64 oz. bottle of local brew was a dead give away. The ambiance was my favorite part of Dim Sum. The food offering was largely non-descript. The wait staff was efficient.

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