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SOI 4

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5421 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1502
(510) 655-0889
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Turnip cakes! Who knew?

I was a little dubious when my friend raved about the turnip cakes at SOI 4, but they were fabulous! Probably because they didn't taste anything like turnips. The grapefruit salad was also tasty, but the minced chicken stir fry was a little bland.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
divefan
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Oakland, California
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had great service and a variety of dishes. The presentation was good and the service attentive and helpful. The food was ok but that was due to the request of the majority of the wimpy people who don't like spicy food. We all enjoyed every dish and left very happy and full. The people who work here are very... More 

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Thank Kathryn P
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hands down one of the best thai food restaurants in the bay area. Street food with a twist. The flavors are fresh and clean. The service was excellent.

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Thank Derek5851
Oakland, California
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85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The food here was very mediocre at best. We had the pineapple rice (bland) and fresh fish filet in banana leaves (just okay). For the price, I was expecting much better quality. I've been to many other Thai places in Oakland and neighboring cities that are way better. Disappointing. (A friend says that about 2-3 years ago that the food... More 

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Thank oak2wn
San Francisco, California
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94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Pleasant surprise in Rockridge neighborhood for the wanderer's palate. The menu is not short of option for anyone either in search of a small plate or a full course. Price is absolutely reasonable, Soi 4 Bangkok would definitely be our go to place when in search of a fresh Thai cuisine. The ambiance is ok and the place is overall... More 

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Thank Megan K
Fort Worth, Texas
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234 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

I was a little dubious when my friend raved about the turnip cakes at SOI 4, but they were fabulous! Probably because they didn't taste anything like turnips. The grapefruit salad was also tasty, but the minced chicken stir fry was a little bland.

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Thank divefan
Berkeley, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

First off, over priced, small portions, nothing great. Wasn't planning on returning. Then a few days later checked my credit card statement online...although I split the bill with my brother-in-law and signed a credit slip for the amount that was my half of the bill, they ran the card through for the whole amount. May just want to pay cash... More 

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Thank FatVegan
San Francisco, California
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Maybe it was the humid weather that enhanced the Thai dinner or not, the flavors of the rack of lamb & duck curry were fantastic. Service was fast and food excellent. Flavors of the dishes was just right - not too spicy hot. The lamb was charred just enough yet med rare. The duck curry had lots of duck in... More 

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Thank JOHNJA888
Oakland, California
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Never having been to Thailand and not having dined in dozens of Thai eateries, many of Soi4's dishes I had never encountered. Some of them turned out to be gustatory gangbusters, others not quite. Pleasing, interesting, not too expensive fare.

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Thank Robert L
San Francisco, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Bland food, slow service. Not what it presents itself as and not up to its price bracket. MD forgot about us. Nice room but sadly just not very good.

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Thank v0mit
San Francisco, CA
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93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Have eaten at Soi 4 a couple of times - tremendous menu / selection of very interesting Thai dishes. First time or two, meal was excellent. Fresh, hot, great spice - really reminded us of being in Bangkok. Nice service, good experience. More recently, the quality of the food has really slipped. Not sure if there's a different chef, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5421 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1502
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: (510) 655-0889

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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