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Little Shin Shin

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4258 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4741
+1 510-658-9799
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Oakland, California
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79 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

When we first came to Oakland, we ate here often. But as we learned of other places, we have pretty much stopped eating here. The wonton soup - my test of a good restaurant - is not good. And the dishes we ordered were often greasy and heavy. It has been voted "Best Chinese" several years running, but you can... More 

Thank Marg050
Sanford, Maine
1 review
Reviewed 9 July 2015

I've eaten Peking Duck in many restaurants all over the U.S., and Little Shin Shin's is by far the best (even including my own!). Order it a day ahead to be sure one is still available and cooked the same day.

Thank Lucie A
Healdsburg, California
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180 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2015

Though in a rush, we tried this place because of its sign outside, saying it had been voted one of the best Chinese restaurants in the bay area.They seemed to be serving a lot of wonton soup , so I ordered it too- and was not disappointed. My husband agrees with me that it was the best we've ever had.... More 

Thank sfmaria101
Arlington, Texas
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530 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Family take out. We had a variety of dishes and some spring rolls. The best of the dishes were the shin Shin beef and pork. Egg rolls typical and sauce mild. I like more heat

Thank joedvet
Oakland, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Ate here last night after reading good reviews. As soon as we entered the waiter was rushing us to order before being seated. This rude and unwelcoming staff definitely needs training in customer service. We asked for whole fish and the waiter sucked his teeth and said "no fish in tank". Huh? We asked if there was any fresh fish... More 

Thank Charles B
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2 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

I love this restaurant. It has been a favorite place for several years. Depending on the crew that's working, I don't even need a menu they know what I'm going to order! The staff is friendly and super efficient! Parking is a nightmare. Be prepared to walk to wherever you find a spot. The past two visits have been a... More 

Thank Shyra D
Oakland, California
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

One of the best Chinese restaurants in the Oakland area. Has been listed annually by reviewers as one of the best...fast service...good food...large selection...family friendly

Thank Carol N
Oakland, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 December 2014

I enjoy the friendly atmosphere and the tasty dishes served at this restaurant. I have been going to this place for close to 20 years and I have never tasted a bad dish. The plates of food are well presented and there is generally good portions served. Prices are also reasonable.

Thank Sandy P
Zurich, Switzerland
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204 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Just a very good local Chinese - nothing fancy but you get all you can expect . Take away in less than 10 minutes. and with a great smile.

Thank Budapest4Lausanne
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2014

A little scary as it is old, not super clean, but a good local Chinese food. Our favorite is war wonton soup.

Thank Yesimsayan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4258 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4741
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-658-9799

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