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“Behind the times” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Little Shin Shin

Little Shin Shin
4258 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4741
(510) 658-9799
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Ranked #167 of 1,116 Restaurants in Oakland
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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Behind the times”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

This is a popular restaurant but every time I go here I am underwhelmed with dishes that are overlooked and bland. There are many better Asian restaurants in Oakland including Burma Star, Soi 4 and Xyclo.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“My favorite take-out Chinese food in the area...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Little Shin Shin has some fabulous Chinese comfort food. Get the War Won Ton soup, as it has shrimp, beef, and chicken amidst the pot stickers. I have a hard time choosing between the Shin Shin Prawns' fabulous sauce, the thick eggplant, the crisp green beans and the Mongolian Beef. It will never be the most amazingly inventive food you ever eat, but it's amazing value and great taste for the price.

Visited December 2012
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Las Vegas
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163 reviews 163 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Great Lunchtime Meal!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Always enjoy coming to this restaurant, especially with our granddaughter who loves their Won Ton Soup and friend Won Ton. It's kid friendly and the staff are always accommodating. The lunch menu is a great value and more than enough to eat!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good Food and Nice Sit-Down Restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

They don't have many dishes that are not worth the trip to the restaurant. A good sign is that they are always crowded.

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oakland
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54 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Pretty good food, good price for a restaurant area.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

Food is good, not too crowded. If you want supercheap try some small places in AsiaTown .... e.g. Shooting Star and many others. This place is inexpensive.

Visited September 2011
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