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

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Exploring Chinese medicine

There are Chinese medicine shops where you can get ingredients cheaper than online. I prefer talking Ginseng oral liquid than coffee for jet lags. Many Chinese snacks bar... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Come and spend the day with the locals, not only Chinese live here, but there is also a great deal of Vietnamese people here too... So you will find great restaurants, and cheap nick nacks all over...... Of course not as big as it's cousin in SF but just as pleasant!

Thank José P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are Chinese medicine shops where you can get ingredients cheaper than online. I prefer talking Ginseng oral liquid than coffee for jet lags. Many Chinese snacks bar, vegetarian unfriendly, that you can challenge new tastes. Bubble tea shops are almost at every corners.

Thank nirai369
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I prefer the Chinatown in Grant street, San Fran than Oakland because certain parts of Oakland Chinatown look tired. Cantonese seemed to be widely spoken as opposed mandarin /putong and if you are from HOng Kong or KL (Malaysia) you can perhaps less homesick speaking Cantonese or feast on southern Chinese food (rice based ) as opposed to northern Chinese... More 

Thank Highadventurer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Awesome little Chinatown, great store selections! I love coming to the Sanrio store and eating dim sum with my family on the weekends.

Thank Maria H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

it dwarfs in comparison to san francisco chinatown but prices and goods are pretty much the same. sometimes i would prefer to go here over san francisco because the parking is decent and its not so crowded especially with tourist.

Thank antiindian
Berkeley, California, Usa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

The Oakland Chinatown in many ways is a more authentic neighborhood compared to San Francisco. The SF Chinatown seems to be focused on the tourist trade, but Oakland is much more focused on serving the local residents. There are some great markets for food, and the selections of restaurants have menus from many Asian cuisines. China / Vietnam / India... More 

Thank Bryan B
Grand Lake
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Oakland's Chinatown has all the flair, hustle and confusion of Hong Kong within a few blocks. See live fish seller, fruit and veggies galore, and make sure you stop at one of its many wonderful restaurants for Dim Sum.

Thank jamesbi
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 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.

Thank Banny9949
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

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

Thank Rob S

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