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“Surprisingly good dim sum” 4 of 5 stars
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Legendary Palace
708 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607-3932
510-663-9188
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Ranked #136 of 1,116 Restaurants in Oakland
Cuisines: Chinese, Dim Sum
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Fremont
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good dim sum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The dim sum was surprisingly pretty darn good. Was in town with family and decided to give it a try. Yes, the interior was outdated, railings were sticky (plus the restroom could've used some attention). They had a good selection of dim sum and it was all very good, tasty and reasonable.
I'm more into good food with ambiance being secondary?? Will definitely be back. Good dim sum houses are far and few. Don't always judge a book by it's cover.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Santa Monica, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good food. Needs a renovation”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Typical Chinatown restaurants: food is good but the interior needs a complete gut job. Also how about having more English speaking service staff. It is in Oakland right?

Visited August 2014
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Sacramento
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Decent Chinese food for Oakland”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This restaurant serves Cantonese cuisine, including dim sum. The exterior facade is stunning, but the interior shows its age, as stairway banisters are sticky and lighting is dim. Exceptional Chinese food is hard to find in Oakland Chinatown; this place has good value and free parking in the evening.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Dim Sum to die for!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

You really need to visit this place with a group so that you can order the many types of Dim Sum available. It is all tasty. In a beautiful building in the heart of Oakland's Chinatown.

Visited October 2012
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FL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great Food and Cheap Prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This was the first time I had dim sum so I can't compare with other restaurants but the food here was delicious. Most servers did not understand English, but had someone come over who did to explain some dishes to us. Other times we just experimented and took what was offered. We liked everything except something that was a "jello" type food.
Had 8 - 9 different offerings. Bill came to less than $10. a person. Was very busy at lunch time, but after rush it emptied out pretty quickly.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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