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Legendary Palace - CLOSED

708 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607-3932
+1 510-663-9188
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good33%
  • Average31%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
15 Feb 2015
“Decent Dim Sum”
11 Dec 2014
“A total surprise”
Restaurant Hours Closed
708 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607-3932
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Reviewed 15 February 2015

Legendary is a beautiful old building that has a great room upstairs to rent for private parties. The Place was sold a few years ago, and the quality of the food has fallen.

Thank Barry W
Reviewed 11 December 2014

Yesterday I had occasion to walk from the Jack London Amtrack station up Franklin. Being just after noon I stopped at the impressive edifice of the New Legendary Palace. It was sufficiently busy that only two tables were open. Many Chinese restaurants have something like...More

1  Thank Davisdude
Reviewed 19 August 2014

The dim sum was surprisingly pretty darn good. Was in town with family and decided to give it a try. Yes, the interior was outdated, railings were sticky (plus the restroom could've used some attention). They had a good selection of dim sum and it...More

Thank gordyc48
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Typical Chinatown restaurants: food is good but the interior needs a complete gut job. Also how about having more English speaking service staff. It is in Oakland right?

Thank James K
Reviewed 9 May 2014

This restaurant serves Cantonese cuisine, including dim sum. The exterior facade is stunning, but the interior shows its age, as stairway banisters are sticky and lighting is dim. Exceptional Chinese food is hard to find in Oakland Chinatown; this place has good value and free...More

Thank sccfsac
Reviewed 1 October 2013

You really need to visit this place with a group so that you can order the many types of Dim Sum available. It is all tasty. In a beautiful building in the heart of Oakland's Chinatown.

Thank GramGramSue
Reviewed 5 August 2013

This was the first time I had dim sum so I can't compare with other restaurants but the food here was delicious. Most servers did not understand English, but had someone come over who did to explain some dishes to us. Other times we just...More

Thank Islander642
Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

Very excellent Dim Sum can be found here. Fast efficient service with quality food. Large beautiful dining room upstairs makes this a very class act.

Thank ojodoc
Reviewed 6 January 2012

This restaurant serves Dim Sum from 11-3 daily that is simply delicious and incredibly affordable. It is a 2-story building and is bustling with locals and I would guess tourists as well. The Dim Sum is served up by lady's with the traditional steam carts...More

Thank redevvl
Reviewed 4 January 2012

I've never been to Hong Kong but being at Legendary Palace I didn't feel like I was in the US. The atmosphere and food were fabulous. I've been there several times in the last couple of years and the Dim Sum is not only great...More

Thank ratch64
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 708 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607-3932
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-663-9188
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