We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Legendary Palace

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
708 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607-3932
510-663-9188
Improve this listing
Today
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 19 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Decent Dim Sum

Legendary is a beautiful old building that has a great room upstairs to rent for private parties. The Place was sold a few years ago, and the quality of the food has fallen.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Barry W
,
Berkeley, California
Add Photo Write a Review

19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Berkeley, California
Level Contributor
168 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Legendary is a beautiful old building that has a great room upstairs to rent for private parties. The Place was sold a few years ago, and the quality of the food has fallen.

Helpful?
Thank Barry W
Davis, CA
Level Contributor
76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Yesterday I had occasion to walk from the Jack London Amtrack station up Franklin. Being just after noon I stopped at the impressive edifice of the New Legendary Palace. It was sufficiently busy that only two tables were open. Many Chinese restaurants have something like the Happy Lunch, but not here. The featured items were dim sum, carried around on... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Davisdude
Fremont
Level Contributor
62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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 Yes, the interior was outdated, railings were sticky (plus the restroom could've used some attention).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 

Helpful?
Thank gordyc48
Santa Monica, California
Level Contributor
52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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?

Helpful?
Thank James K
Sacramento
Level Contributor
61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 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.

Helpful?
Thank sccfsac
Oakland, California
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

Helpful?
Thank GramGramSue
FL
Level Contributor
37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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 

Helpful?
Thank Islander642
Walnut Grove, California
Level Contributor
99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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.

Helpful?
Thank ojodoc
sonoma county
Level Contributor
105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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 

Helpful?
Thank redevvl
oakland
Level Contributor
31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

Helpful?
Thank ratch64

Travelers who viewed Legendary Palace also viewed

 
Oakland, CA
 

Been to Legendary Palace? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 708 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607-3932
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-663-9188

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Legendary Palace staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?