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

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Small but Quaint

Old Chinatown..very small compared to SF, it still has nice restaurants and bao bakeries.. good for family outings..

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
san francisco, ca.
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the Hop On Hop Off bus and got off in Chinatown. SF does not allow the bus company to post signs saying where the bus stops so, being in a new city, it was difficult to find our way back to the bus, making it the perfect opportunity to explore Chinatown. We spent several hours in and out... More 

Thank Jan D
san francisco, ca.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Old Chinatown..very small compared to SF, it still has nice restaurants and bao bakeries.. good for family outings..

Thank mariaaba
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310 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been coming here regularly for over a decade. Suddenly the neighborhood seems to have grown in the area, covers a lot more blocks now. It is also cleaner than before. Buildings have neem re-painted etc. Several wonderful markets, restaurants and eateries like bakeries!

Thank EuForia_01
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

You should check this out. If you are good you will stumble on the fortune cookie factory and get a fresh one.

Thank vonholsen
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

I came here for Chinese food and to buy some housewares for my mother-in-law. Great selection of small shops and affordable prices!

Thank Inbar H
England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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 

Thank SophieAColumba
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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

Thank Camilla L
San Francisco, California
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158 reviews
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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!

Thank José P
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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.

Thank nirai369
Singapore, Singapore
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570 reviews
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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 

Thank Highadventurer

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