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388 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607-4287
+1 510-893-8979
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Old world Chinatown

There are no touristy gift shops or stands here. Just lots of restaurants, bakeries, food stalls... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
crowded authentic area of Oakland

this is a residential plus commercial area of Oakland mainly Chinese stores and markets, numerous... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Francisco, California
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good44%
  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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388 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607-4287
+1 510-893-8979
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1 - 10 of 124 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

There are no touristy gift shops or stands here. Just lots of restaurants, bakeries, food stalls and markets. Prices of items are reasonable. Wish more people would visit, just to keep this Chinatown alive.

Thank Hannibal12
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a residential plus commercial area of Oakland mainly Chinese stores and markets, numerous restaurants. Parking is difficult but there are several bus lines to this area

Thank alameagirl
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Good place for inexpensive Cantonese food and to buy fresh veggies, especially Asian. Very crowded and busy, but not very pretty. Not worth a special visit.

1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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,...More

1  Thank Jan D
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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

Thank mariaaba
Reviewed 9 February 2017

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
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
Reviewed 26 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
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...More

Thank SophieAColumba
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
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