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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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  • 6
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  • 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
Many items new to me

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Robert L
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Oakland, California
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English first
Berkeley, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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
1 review
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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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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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3 reviews
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 70 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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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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Oakland, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I live about a mile away from Soi 4 in gourmet ghetto, and have to say that it is one of my FAVORITE places to eat. They have a great happy hour menu to start with if you are lucky enough to get there before 6:30, and I've just never had anything I didn't like from the main menu. I'm... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This place has never disappointed us. My family comes to the Bay Area twice a year to visit relatives and each time we come to Soi4 since we discovered it about 4 years ago. It has never disappointed us. There are some dishes we like better than others but on the whole it's a home run every time. Although the... More 

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Additional Information about SOI 4

Address: 5421 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1502
Phone Number: (510) 655-0889
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
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
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: Thai

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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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