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Daimo Chinese Restaurant

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1456 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94577-4805
+1 510-351-8131
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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San Francisco, California
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is another non-Chinese food restaurant. Not much that native Chinese would consider food. The salt and pepper shrimp, which can be remarkably good, spicy, crunchy (because they are whole shrimp), were frozen, not fresh. I asked. The hot and sour soup was quite possibly the least tasty I have ever tasted. Tofu with green beans was inedible. Giant hunks... More 

Thank Randall B
Belmont, California
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

We have eaten at Daimo for several years & for my money, it is has the best Chinese food in the San Leandro area. The food is excellent. Soups are tasty & some of our favorite dishes include Salt & Pepper Pork Chops, Sesame Chicken & Honey Walnut Prawns. The serving sizes are very good. The service can be a... More 

Thank DCM2015-1
San Leandro, California
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

This is the restaurant that uses pictures of its dishes as decoration...specials are queen in Chinese on paper and trapped to the wall....so, not fancy. But the food is excellent, and I HIGHLY recommend the Salt And Pepper Fish. It is difficult to describe the magnificence of this dish.....lightly breaded to the point where you barely notice the coating except... More 

Thank themoogal
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

This is my go-to spot when I have a taste for Chinese food. My favorites here are: Tomato Beef over rice, General Tsao's Chicken, or Szechuan Chicken. All of them are well-prepared. I also see that this place is popular with the Chinese community. Another good sign, I think.

Thank Kevin_M_J
Oakland, California, United States
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120 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

Daimo is often full but sometimes nothing but takeout orders. The variety is very good but the one thing they seem to be lacking is flavor. If you're into adventurous dishes black fungus and bean curd served cold is fun as is the hot and sour soup. Very traditional fare with fresh fish available served a variety of ways. But... More 

Thank Rodney K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

This restaurant has the best tasting Hong Kong style wonton noodle in the Bay Area! Beside the wonton, other dishes are very tasty with considerably good size portion. You won't regret coming to there.

Thank KidAMG
San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at daimyo. Kung pao chicken, twice cooked braised pork belly w preserved greens, salt n pepper spareribs, salt n pepper fish, beef n green beans, MaPO tofu, west lake soup, pork n crispy noodles. Eight of us returning from the foothills and driving back on 580 hwy. we usually go to the Daimo in Richmond... More 

Thank ANR26
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013 via mobile

The lemon chicken is very tasty and has a generous amount of sauce. The chicken fried rice is tender and delicious. The place is clean with a friendly and fast paced staff. A must try!

Thank Danae B
San Leandro, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

I have been going to Daimo for lunch for years with work Colleagues and we always order a lunch special dish each and share. Salt 'n Pepper Ribs, Calimari, Fish or indeed anything Salt 'N Pepper is always one choice along with Chicken Curry ( "Rice Juice") and their other Chicken or prawn dishes complete the meal. There is of... More 

Thank fred b
San Leandro
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

The food quality overshadows some of the other misgivings at Daimo. First of all, the expectation shouldn't be service at a Chinese restaurant....if you happen to get it, fine. The food is fresh and well prepared. Price may be a littler higher than most Chinese restaurants, but it's reflective in the quality of ingredients. Some can't miss items: Minced Beef... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1456 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94577-4805
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Leandro
  • Phone Number: +1 510-351-8131

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