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Address: 388 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607-4287
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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..

Reviewed 13 February 2017
mariaaba
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san francisco, ca.
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Oakland, California
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1,362 reviews
809 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Thomas V
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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, making it the perfect opportunity to explore Chinatown. We spent several hours in and out... More 

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Thank Jan D
san francisco, ca.
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128 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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

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Thank mariaaba
California
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392 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
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!

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Thank EuForia_01
Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

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Thank vonholsen
2 reviews
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!

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Thank Inbar H
England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

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Thank SophieAColumba
1 review
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.

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Thank Camilla L
San Francisco, California
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170 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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!

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Thank José P
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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.

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Thank nirai369

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