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

Chinatown
Ranked #14 of 120 things to do in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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New York City, New York
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260 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Dim sum on the go”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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171 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Looks, feels, smells authentic, because it is”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Folsom, California
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77 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Oakland's Chinatown”
3 of 5 bubbles 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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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The Best on the West”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“So.....so......”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 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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