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Oak Tree Inn

1325 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3807
(323) 682-2882
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Cuisines: Chinese
Most recent review
- Jul 7, 2014
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15 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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English first
Los Angeles, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Have been coming here for years. Fantastic food and good iced tea. Love the Banjo Tofu, Peking Duck, Scallion and Ginger Crab, Sweet and Sour Fish fillet and Vegetarian Chow Mein. A great place for family celebration. Staff is friendly, attentive and helpful.

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Essex, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We needed everything non-spicy for my mother's 92nd birthday, so they made all our favorite dishes heat-free. They were still scrumptious! Everyone attending to us a kind, patient and in all ways helpful. I have a theory that the same big truck backs up to the the service entrance of every Chinese restaurants in American and delivers frozen packages of... More

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Liberty, Missouri
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Have enjoyed coming here for years: excellent for family gatherings, excellent food, attentive team-oriented service. Restaurant is in economic community which can support a first-rate seafood operation.

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South Pasadena, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We just went there for Christmas dinner and we were very impressed. We had prawns (boiled), crab with Oak Tree Special Sauce, and snow leaf pea. The meal was fantastic. The servers were no-nonsense and did an excellent job continually clearing plates and keeping the table clean. I highly recommend this place for seafood.

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Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Have been here many times with family and have always found the food excellent. Was particularly impressed on this occasion when I came with large party of 14 people. The service was friendly and efficient and the food was beautiful. Highly recommended.

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Sunnyvale, CA
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225 reviews 225 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

We were guests having a Saturday lunch with relatives and were blown away by the great food and excellent service. Our friends were very familiar with the style of Chinese cooking here -- it's not pretentious but very honest with well prepared dishes in a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Peking Duck was exceptional with a perfectly seasoned and roasted bird.... More

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South Pasadena, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This was a last minute food delivery...oh the shrimp dish was great! Delivery was fast and friendly. The portions were good. If you want your food spicy you need to tell them when you order. We will order from them again.

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Pasadena, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

I am a crab nut! I love it when you sentence your crab to death and you know it is fresh. The ginger crab here is the best. I have now visited the place four times and each time the food was excellent. The service is excellent. I recommend Oak Tree without reservations.

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Liberty, MO
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2010

We just celebrated our 45th anniversary at Oak Tree. The food, service, atmosphere was perfect. Our party from five years old to 68 was from across the country and from Moscow; we like all kinds of food; everybody left happy. It was a very special night

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South Pasadena, CA
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2009

Oak Tree Inn is a hidden gem in South Pasadena. You almost can't tell it's a restaurant from the outside, even though it is in a conspicuous location, because of the non-descript building. Inside, though, you really appreciate the low profile approach right on busy Fair Oaks Ave. Over the years, I've probably eaten at Oak Tree Inn around 50... More

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