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“East Bay Thai Food at its best!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of SOI 4

SOI 4
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Ranked #101 of 1,250 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Oakland, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“East Bay Thai Food at its best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

I just love this place! The ambiance, the service and staff and of course the food! I have tried many dishes here and always enjoy a good dinning experience. Curries, noodles, satays, etc. Very well prepared with fresh ingredients and tasty sauces.

I always, always have something to start though I am not good with the Thai names, I can tell you the mustard leaf with shrimp and coconut and all kinds of good crispy and enticing goodies is a bite full of heaven. Then any of the satay plates are very good skewers of veggies or meats/chick/fish are served with a wonderful cucumber salad and the best ever peanut sauce- really quite good that it makes me always want to ask for a side order which of course you can do and it would be good on any other dish.
My absolute favorite dish is the "golden bean cake"; sautéd tofu with mushrooms, green onions and cashews. The sauce is what makes this dish so yummy.
Last but not least, the fried bananas for dessert are delicious!

There is a bar and you can eat at the counter if busy, does get a little loud when the restaurant is full. Great for friends and families, couples and they serve lunch that would be great for business!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Oxnard, California
Level Contributor
177 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Delicious Thai Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

The Berkeley/Oakland area has lots of Thai restaurants but I would recommend SOI 4 above the rest. We shared an assortment of 5 dishes among the 6 of us and all were terrific. the restaurant is pretty, the staff very friendly and thefood is delish- a great combination.

Visited December 2012
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Oakland, California, United States
Level Contributor
486 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“One of the best Thai spots in Oakland”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

Had lunch here with my boss today and had an absolutely delicious meal! We started with the pan fried dumplings served with a ginger sauce. Then shared the roast duck and Thai wontons in yellow egg noodle soup and ginger marinated New Zealand rack of lamb. The soup was okay (a little more plain), but the other two items were tasty. The service was good, the ambiance was nice, and I will definitely be coming back soon and often.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Denver, Colorado, USA
Level Contributor
177 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Good Thai food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

The service was a little lacking but it is a fun, elegant yet casual place with great food. Try as many of the tapas that you can, especially the Thai spiced corn cakes and the oh-so-good shrimp and pork dumplings. All of it yummy. Be prepared to wait, though. And it wasn't really even that busy.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Danville, California
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Very pleasant and interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

I enjoy the wide selection and the willingness of the staff to accommodate my needs for low salt.

Visited May 2012
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