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“Oakland's Chinatown” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Chinatown

Chinatown
388 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607
510 893 8979
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Ranked #22 of 116 things to do in Oakland
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Coron, Philippines
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“Oakland's Chinatown”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Just like with any Chinatown, if you are not really a big fan of their products like groceries, food and cuisine then there's not much to see--BUT there is a lot to smell! The place is quite dirty.

Visited July 2012
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Boise, Idaho
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“The Best on the West”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is my favorite Chinatown On the whole west side of the country. If you visit you have to explore all of the markets and stop for dim sum

Visited October 2012
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Los Angeles
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“So.....so......”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Been around CHina town in different cities, this wanst the best in my opinion, could just be us.......

Visited October 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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“charming.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

You found everything that is n San Fran's Chinatown but in a smaller area to walk in and less hectic. That made it much more accessible. Knowing Chinese would have made it easier with the vendors as many don't speak English. Authentic.

Visited May 2012
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“A rapidly disappearing community as people move into the suburbs”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Can be crowded on week-ends. Noisy, not too clean. Lots of places to shop for fresh vegetables. Walk the block to get the best prices and freshness of the various fruits/vegetables.

Visited September 2012
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