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Chinatown

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Address: 388 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607-4287
Phone Number: 510 893 8979
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DIM SUM and DEN SUM

Oakland Chinatown can only be rivaled by it's big cousin, San Francisco Chinatown. Some of the best Dim Sum found in little hole-in-the-wall establishments you'll ever find... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Jimmy D
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Oakland Chinatown can only be rivaled by it's big cousin, San Francisco Chinatown. Some of the best Dim Sum found in little hole-in-the-wall establishments you'll ever find. And, totally reasonable prices. How about Har Gow or Sui Mei only $2.00 for 3 huge dumplings,YUM!! Chinese markets line the rest of the streets providing Chinese staples for the surrounding population.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of places packed into a small area and authentic. We picked the wrong place to eat at unfortunately. Cheap garage parking by the hour nearby at a little mall. Lots of vendors selling fresh items on the street. Also lots of bakeries and places to grab premade food if in a hurry. Not the nicest of areas.

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Thank Banny9949
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oakland Chinatown is a lovely set of restaurants and businesses in a very tired neighbourhood. We enjoyed our meal there, but it feels unsafe.

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Thank Rob S
Hayward, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Oakland's Chinatown is a bit smaller than San Francisco's, but it is more accessible. Street and garage parking are ample and it is on bus and BART lines. The many restaurants and grocery stores and bakeries and butcher shops are there for the daily use of the Chinese and Southeast Asian inhabitants rather than tourists. Real utensils, not just souvenirs,... More 

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Thank John C
Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Love to be amongst the people/cultures in each town. Raised in New York, my husband and I love visiting different neighborhoods, sample cuisines, and shop for trinkets and gifts. We were disappointed that the streets and several restaurants soiled.

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Thank Arlene M
Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Like the review below, this Chinatown is unlike others where there are lots of shops for souvenirs. There are still lots of restaurants but some are painted with graffiti.

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Thank lovetripsdd
Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Chinatown is a bustling area of restaurants, shops, grocery stores specializing in Asian foods. Usually crowded parking can be difficult although there are some parking structures available. Nice to continue to have ethnic neighborhoods selling their food, wares, and displaying their culture often lost in gentrified neighborhoods.

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Thank M F
Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Oakland Chinatown is a wonderful place to go for specific reasons: especially shopping & eating. Main problem is parking. Unless you use the parking garage in the center of Chinatown, you willhave to walk several blocks to get there. There are some excellent restaurants there and great shopping on the cheap.

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Thank chick676
Brentwood, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

So much fun shopping around and seeing what all their is to see in these shops. Some simple, others elegant items that are not to be resisted.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

If you are needing a real bowl of Chinese noodles or real wonton soup head to Oakland's Chinatown. This is the real deal and so less touristy than SF's Chinatown. Near Lake Merritt and the fab Oakland Museum of California.

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