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“Dim sum on the go” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chinatown

Chinatown
388 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607
510 893 8979
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Ranked #19 of 48 Attractions in Oakland
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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New York City, New York
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171 reviews 171 reviews
64 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Dim sum on the go”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

It is gritty, but it is a Chinatown. What Chinatown is spotless and doesn't smell? There's a mixture of cooked and raw items for sale and garbaged is not picked up daily. With that said, my finicky 3-year-old ate steamed buns, soft warm bread, noodles, etc. Picked up yummy treats. Be prepared to sit on a stair or public bench somewhere to eat. Taos definitely throws it down.

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Looks, feels, smells authentic, because it is”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

It is the real thing, not like San Francisco's tourist trap.Tao Dim Sum on Webster between 7th and 8th is outstanding.

Visited December 2012
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Coron, Philippines
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20 attraction reviews
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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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“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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