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891 Island Dr, Ste A, Alameda, CA 94502
+1 510-521-1911
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
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A TripAdvisor Member
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty much the same menu as the old owner. The owners have made substantial decorative improvements. Low prices for lunch, served with soup and salad. Good Chinese food

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere and the decor was nice. Our server was horrible she only checked on us one time and she wasn't even busy. The food I thought was ok for the price you pay.

Thank tiana r
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

After traveling all over the world, I couldn't wait to have Chinese food here! The decor is reminiscent of palaces in China and sometimes on the weekends, there is someone playing the Chinese piano. The food is fantastic. My favorites are the chicken wings, westlake soup, pepper steak, any of the clay pots, the vegetables... really, everything! It's nice to... More 

Thank Andrea D
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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to come here for lunch. There was another Chinese restaurant here years ago. New owners did a great job remodeling with authentic Chinese furniture. The decor was nice also. It is like stepping into a wealthy family's house for a meal. Menu had many good choices. Prices were on the higher side. Presentation and portions were ample and... More 

Thank Rose L
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This excellent Alameda Chinese restaurant is a bit of a hidden gem, hidden away in the Harbor Bay Shopping Center. We eat here every couple of months, and have been coming here for many years. The restaurant itself is decorated beautifully, and located right on a large lagoon, the views are beautiful, so the dining atmosphere is great. The restaurant... More 

Thank Gary C
Sacramento CA
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148 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Very quiet restaurant, overlooking an inlet, complete with ducks swimming. Took my crew of 5 for dinner, ordered the $16 per person meal, and was not disappointed. Enough food for 10, tasty, good service.

Thank jonthethird
San Francisco, California
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

While at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex, several lady golfing friends informed me about this restaurant nearby with "good" Chinese food at reasonable prices for their LUNCH SPECIAL. We were greeted by the hostess, and six of us were seated by the window facing a nearby lagoon. The waiter gave us a menu, and I noticed a HUGE list of... More 

Thank nagasefong
Northern California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

There are not a ton of lunch options on Bay Farm, but China Villa is a good choice. I really like the basil eggplant and can't bring myself to order something different each time I visit. They offer brown rice as an option, which is a great alternative to white rice for me. It's nothing fancy, but the views are... More 

Thank roadtripper2006
San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

I ordered the Sigaporean rice noodles. However, the dish did not come with rice noodles. Instead, the noodles used were Asian vermicelli or 'glassy noodles'. That being said, the flavor was great and the vegetables were fresh.

Thank S S
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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

Tablecloth Chinese restaurants are not common anymore, but this one has a wonderful if slightly dated interior, super food from the classic big menu, nice and capable young staff and a darn nice setting in the Harbor Bay development which is nostalgic of 1980 or so. I had the bst hot n sour soup and potstickers in many years, and... More 

Thank James S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 891 Island Dr, Ste A, Alameda, CA 94502
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alameda
  • Phone Number: +1 510-521-1911

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?