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Address: 388 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607
Phone Number: +1 510-893-8979
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Nice shops and restaurants

I try to come to Oakland Chinatown during the weekends. Nice little shops and restaurants. I also take my kids to the boat park.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Camilla L
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Maltby
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As with Oakland itself, this area has a lot of graffiti and looks worn down. Even on the inside, some buildings look like they cannot afford to update the decor. But the people I encountered were nice. In one restaurant I used to eat at here, they accepted cash only which was not as convenient as San Francisco but it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I try to come to Oakland Chinatown during the weekends. Nice little shops and restaurants. I also take my kids to the boat park.

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Thank Camilla L
San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

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!

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Thank José P
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

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.

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Thank nirai369
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 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 

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Thank Highadventurer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

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

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Thank Maria H
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 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.

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

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Thank Bryan B
Grand Lake
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 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.

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