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“Good Thai food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of SOI 4

SOI 4
5421 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1502
(510) 655-0889
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Ranked #93 of 1,067 restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Denver, Colorado, USA
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Good Thai food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The service was a little lacking but it is a fun, elegant yet casual place with great food. Try as many of the tapas that you can, especially the Thai spiced corn cakes and the oh-so-good shrimp and pork dumplings. All of it yummy. Be prepared to wait, though. And it wasn't really even that busy.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Danville, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Very pleasant and interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

I enjoy the wide selection and the willingness of the staff to accommodate my needs for low salt.

Visited May 2012
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Skokie, IL
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68 reviews 68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Unusual but Delicious Thai Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

We recently returned from a trip to California where we went to SOI 4 with our daughter and some friends to SOI 4. While the atmosphere seemed a bit tight (they tried to get as many people seated in the upper balcony level as possible) the service was very friendly and efficient. We tried a few items here that I have never seen before (suggested by one of the friends) that were very tasty. The spiced corn cake and sautéed turnip cake appetizers were wonderful - with a blend of spices that had kick but not overwhelming - both were excellent. The Pad Thai with shrimp was very good, but I personally like Pad Thai better without seafood. The green beans and tofu in a red ginger sauce was also delicious! Overall a great meal with very courteous staff.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Delicious fresh flavors, quiet atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012 via mobile

Met a long-time friend while in town for work. We had four different appetizers and each was perfect. The lettuce wraps with coconut were particularly delicious: small bites with many layers of fresh flavors. Be sure to try the turnip appetizer; never had anything quite like this. I believe that until 6pm appetizers and drinks are half-price. We sat upstairs and had plenty of quiet for a conversation. Coconut panna cotta with a touch of mango sauce was exquisite and simple for dessert. Service was soft and unobtrusive, but helpful when choosing dishes. Lovely evening.

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Oakland, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food, ambiance and friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

My parents came for a visit and they wanted good thai food. There were 6 of us and we went to Soi 4 after being recommended by friends. We did not have a reservation but the hostess was very friendly and helped us get a seat. But we only had 45 minutes as the reserved guests will arrive at that time. With a great waiter, our stay didn't feel rushed and we got exceptional service. The food was amazing and my parents enjoyed our time together at Soi 4. My father loves to eat out and is very opinionated about restaurants. So finding a good restaurant is extremely difficult. With Soi 4, he gave me the thumbs up.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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