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Legendary Palace

Chinese, Dim Sum
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708 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607-3932
510-663-9188
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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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
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Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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.

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Davis, CA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

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Fremont
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 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 Yes, the interior was outdated, railings were sticky (plus the restroom could've used some attention).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 

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Santa Monica, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Sacramento
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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FL
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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oakland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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, Dim Sum
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

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