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4258 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4741
+1 510-658-9799
11:30 - 21:30
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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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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Little Shin Shin has been in this location as long as I can remember, more than 35 years. The food is always good and you can get it spicy or not.

Thank Amy B
Oakland, California
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176 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We like to place an order and eat at home, but we just went to the restaurant over the holidays. They were quite busy but we were no disappointed, the food was very good and the service was excellent. Prices were reasonable.

Thank Graciela A
Oakland, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I'm a long-term Oakland resident, and lived years in Chinatown, so I've seen some of the best and worst Chinese food Oakland and has to offer. Little Shin Shin is not the most exotic restaurant I've seen, but it offers deliciously prepared food, and the price is not bad. I personally recommend the sizzling rice soup, it is a delicious... More 

Thank Roney M
Brattleboro, Vermont
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189 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

There were three of su and we had different dishes -- all were good. Th eservice was very good, too.

Thank David S
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The food was very good,customer service was great. A little pricey for the portions. But overall, I had a great experience!

Thank Shala H
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I've been going to Little Shin Shin for at least 20 years. The food is good, the service is good, the menu is varied and they're willing to accommodate all kinds of dietary needs. I can recommend the hot and sour soup, the fish ( COD) / veggie saute and shrimp chow fun.

Thank pamera
San Leandro, California
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103 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I love this restaurant. The food is delicious. Sweet and Sour Pork is one of my favorites, but they also have an assortment of vegetarian options as well. The service is fast.

Thank Ann W
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Even if it doesn't live up to the hype, you will enjoy the frendley service, reasonable prices, and satisfactory food.

Thank museummuse
Oakland, California
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187 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

The signs claiming this restaurant to be "Oakland's best Chinese food" attracted us into this friendly neighborhood restaurant. It was surprisingly busy on this Thursday night. We were promptly seated. Our table had a large central leg that interfered with comfortable placement of the chairs, which themselves were uncomfortable. We started with potstickers, which were good. The Mu Shu pork... More 

Thank Peter G
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228 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

We always order for pick up. The restaurant itself doesn't offer much ambiance for me. It's a little outdated, and just slightly sad. The food however is inexpensive and good! The hot and sour food is my favorite when I am feeling sick. It's spicy and really clears any congestion I may have. Our other go to's are the spring... More 

Thank maria c

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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?