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A Real Neighborhood

It may not look like it because of all the traffic, but this is a real neighborhood with apartments... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
Thomas V
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Oakland, California
It is About the Food

Oakland's Chinatown does not seem to be much of a community anymore. nevertheless... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Pfitzgerald1946
,
Berkeley, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great shopping at local prices, instead of tourist prices. It's smaller than San Francisco's Chinatown, which is also worth the trip. If in Oakland, great place to shop, eat, and browse.

Thank Sandi B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked around Chinatown looking at the murals and peering into the many grocery stores. Many different types of foods are offered here.

Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed August 21, 2018

It may not look like it because of all the traffic, but this is a real neighborhood with apartments and shops and lots of places to eat and shop for food. Interesting.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Some great places to eat here in Chinatown , is so close to Lake Merrit and Jack Londo, you can walk all over Oakland and have lunch or dinner at Shandong, that is my favorite restaurant in Chinatown

1  Thank BobCaTSB
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

My favorite food places are Peony for dim sum, Ruby King Bakery for custard tarts (the best flaky crust in the world), and Vien Huong for pho. They have shrimp ho fun that is soup with a shrimp broth - the only pho restaurant that...More

1  Thank 22Janjim20
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Advantages to Oakland China Town --easy parking: TransPacific Center has a one price deal that is reasonable. It is smack in the center of Chinatown --also accessible by BART so easily at 12th street --many good tea shops, restaurants, bakeries, and grocery stores. --if you...More

2  Thank wordgirl2013
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Chinatown in Oakland is truly amazing people,food,fruit, and restaurants every where. Go check it out

2  Thank tribecca22018
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Locals only come for some weekend shopping. Tourists hardly come except for a quick bite. Not recommend unless you're in the area and need an average Chinese food fix.

Thank Landyeng
Reviewed June 20, 2018

A place worth visiting mainly because of the produce markes there and because some of the restaurants are very good. Certainly not as colorful and interesting as San Francisco´s Chinatown. BART can be used to reach this area.

Thank Nando T
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Oakland's Chinatown does not seem to be much of a community anymore. nevertheless, Chinese-Americans as well as other east Asian identified people flock here for the produce, noodles, ground poirk, duck and spices. Several places offer dumplings to go that rival the best of Shanghai....More

1  Thank Pfitzgerald1946
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