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“Best Dumplings” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Shan Dong Restaurant

Ranked #16 of 1,066 Restaurants in Oakland
Cuisines: Chinese
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Danville
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Best Dumplings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This place is tough to endorse, as the restaurant isn't much to look at. Inside or out. The owners and workers were very kind to us and we had the freshest noodles and dumplings imaginable. Not a place for a date, but definitely the place if your main objective is great food.

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Fort Collins, Colorado
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Skip the rest this was amazing chinese!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

There must be 50 asian restaurants within three blocks of the Marriot downtown and this little hole in the wall was suggested by everyone for good reason. Great prices, wonderfully flavorful food, nice staff, handmade dumplings, noodles, and just simple great food.

Visited November 2012
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South African in Dulwich
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Family run - excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Huge portions - be careful of ordering too many dishes. Restaurant full of locals (which is always a good sign) and service was very good.

Visited September 2012
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Valparaiso, Chile
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“shan dong, yes please!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Homemade noodles, dumplings, fantastic sweet and sour chicken (shan dong chicken) and excellent prices. Best bang for your buck in oakland china town and the noodles make me salivate just thinking about my last visit. Excellent!

Visited September 2011
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Albany, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great Chinese food in Oakland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Read good reviews about this place on Yelp and I found out why. The food was excellent with many fresh vegetables and the best homemade noodles around. The ambience is like a diner but you go to a restaurant for the food, right? If you agree then you won't be disappointed!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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