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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
11:30 am - 2:30 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

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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
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Fort Worth, Texas
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

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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Berkeley, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 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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San Francisco, California
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 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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Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 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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San Francisco, CA
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Was invited by a loyal Soi 4 customer. Wasn't looking forward to it as Thai isn't a fave of mine. I was dazzled by the unique flavors, textures, colors, wine choices and deliciously fragrances that greets you when you enter. Do not be shy, this restaurant will not disappoint. Lastly, the services was pitch perfect & pricing was obscenely underpriced!!... More 

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Berkeley, California
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117 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My wife and I have been dining at Soi4 for several years, and I have arranged a party for a group of 30 in their upstairs dining room. I have also taken family and friends from abroad to Soi4. I have never had a bad or disappointing meal there, I have never heard a complaint or negative comment from any... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Got in very quickly. The Gai Gra Prow (w/ the fried egg) was delicious! Loved the sliced green beans and just enough heat! My mom had some sort of mixed seafood dish that she enjoyed as well! Would definitely go back.

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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: 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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