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“Chinatown in Oakland - know what you want before you go” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chinatown

Chinatown
388 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607
510 893 8979
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Ranked #21 of 54 attractions in Oakland
Type: Neighborhoods
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Streetsboro, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Chinatown in Oakland - know what you want before you go”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Make sure you have an idea of what you want before you get to Chinatown because this place is busy. People are on a mission, trying to get their shopping done and if you are lollygagging you will get in the way. Make sure to get some dim sum at one of the many bakeries. Steamed buns, noodles, dumpling...yum yum. Good prices, good value. An interesting experience in people watching too.

Visited November 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Oakland, CA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Authentic shops and restaurants”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Oakland's Chinatown is the real deal. Frequented primarily by locals, it is not touristy like San Francisco Chinatown. Residents shop the lively markets with well priced produce filling the streets. The many restaurants offer all varieties of Chinese food. My choice for dim sum is Legendary Palace. Lots of great reasonably priced choices. On a recent lunchtime visit, most in the restaurant were locals, a good sign.

Visited October 2013
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“In route to Pier 39”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Decided to drive through China Town and I am so glad we did. My husband had never been ( from Memphis) , and he really enjoyed the aura and culture Chinatown offered. Not to mention Fresh Peking Duck !

Visited April 2013
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Etna, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“Good Shopping”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is one of the best kept secrets in the bay area. We go to China Town in Oakland to eat and shop for vegetables every time we are in the bay area. Easy parking ( if you go early) and good prices. Dont just buy at the first shop, as prices and quality vary from store to store. My friend Boo from Thailand said the duck I brought her back from Oakland Chinatown was the best she had ever had, and she is a chef/owner of a Thai restaurant

Visited August 2013
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Oakland, California
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“Everything you need”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Oakland Chinatown is big enough to hold the constant traffic but small enough to browse about. Fabulous dim sum, noodles, dumplings, seafood, etc. Fresh veggies and pastries every day. Fall Autumn Festival at end of August too. Not too much tourist to distract everyday people.

Visited August 2013
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