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Good Chinese Restaurants In Oakland, SFO  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Posted (4 years 2 months 2 days ago) and read 2253 times:

Can anyone recommend some good chinese restaurants in Oakland for me? I mean for seafood, dim sum etc. The major/large ones please

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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39665 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days ago) and read 2244 times:

Not sure about Oakland but the real Chinatown (not the one for tourist) is out here in the Outer Sunset district where I live. My favorites are along Irving street between 19th & 24th Ave.


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User currently offlineLH459 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 886 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):
Can anyone recommend some good chinese restaurants in Oakland for me? I mean for seafood, dim sum etc. The major/large ones please

I live in Oakland myself, but if I have a hankering for dim sum I usually go to Clement St. in San Francisco's inner Richmond district. Still, Legendary Palace in Oakland's Chinatown is quite good. I can also recommend Restaurant Peony in Chinatown; I haven't had dim sum there, but if the quality is anything like their evening banquet menu, then it should be excellent. Feel free to PM me for other restaurant recommendations in Oakland and Berkeley!



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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39665 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2170 times:

Quoting LH459 (Reply 2):
I usually go to Clement St. in San Francisco's inner Richmond district.

  
Good call!



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User currently offlineNitrohelper From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 469 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2124 times:

Yang Sing in the Ricon Center in SF for dim sum ...

User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19282 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2105 times:

Quoting Nitrohelper (Reply 4):
Yang Sing in the Ricon Center in SF for dim sum ...

Yeah, just don't eat anything that isn't on a cart (anything that they offer you on a plate, but not on a cart) or you will have an $80 lunch bill. Guess how I learned that? Yang Sing lost my business for such dishonest behavior. Charging $12 for a slice of broiled fish and not warning the customer that it's vastly more expensive than the regular dim sum? No price list on the counter? Sorry, I'm not going back there. Great weight loss program, though; my wallet was MUCH lighter after we left the restaurant.

My favorite dim sum joint (and I've tried the ones in the Outer Richmond) is called Four Seas. It's in the touristy Chinatown on Grant st. They have Dim Sum until 3PM every day and it's very good. There's even a photo of Bill Clinton having a meal there on the wall. And they run an honest business.


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26338 posts, RR: 76
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 5):
my wallet was MUCH lighter after we left the restaurant.

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Quoting DocLightning (Reply 5):
Yang Sing lost my business for such dishonest behavior.

That ain't cool



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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39665 posts, RR: 75
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

Quoting Nitrohelper (Reply 4):
Yang Sing in the Ricon Center in SF for dim sum ...

I don't mean to knock your suggestion but I can't condone anything at teh Rincon Center.
Completely over-priced. The Rincon Center is one of the most expensive commercial real estate properties in San Francisco That's strictly for businesses to schmooze and impress potential clients. You can go downtown any major city in the world and get the same exact food at the usual ripoff prices.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 5):
Yeah, just don't eat anything that isn't on a cart (anything that they offer you on a plate, but not on a cart) or you will have an $80 lunch bill. Guess how I learned that? Yang Sing lost my business for such dishonest behavior. Charging $12 for a slice of broiled fish and not warning the customer that it's vastly more expensive than the regular dim sum? No price list on the counter?

That totally sounds like something that would happen at Yang Sing.

A company I use to work for had a company party there. Their food was ok and I knew it was a very expensive place. I just knew I was glad I wasn't paying for it.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 5):
Four Seas. It's in the touristy Chinatown on Grant st. They have Dim Sum until 3PM every day and it's very good. There's even a photo of Bill Clinton having a meal there on the wall. And they run an honest business.

Good call. I've been there and it was good. Having President Bill Clinton is a good endorsement. He loves to eat!   



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User currently offlineAeri28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2067 times:

I concur with Four Seas, when I lived there (left 9 years ago) we used to take our co workers who came in from other cities there for lunch. I also used to love the Hang Ah Tea Room up steep Sacramento St just before Stockton St. Good places in SF seem to stay around for years, it's nice these places are still around.

I used to love Henry's Hunan on Sacramento & Kearny for their spicy food. You dont find Hunan here in Honolulu, so I miss it terribly. (seems Henry's has expanded locations which may or may not be a good thing..)


User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3826 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

Lots of Panda Express in the Bay Area.


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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7968 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2030 times:

If you can rent a car, I'd recommend these places for dim sum just outside San Francisco:

Hong Kong Flower Lounge--Milbrae, CA
Koi Palace--Daly City, CA

Bring some money, since the dim sum in both restaurants are fairly expensive (but really good!).


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15693 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2029 times:

I liked Fung Lum in the SFO international terminal.


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User currently offlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5231 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 9):
Lots of Panda Express in the Bay Area.

I believe that the OP was asking about real Chinese (or as real as American Chinese food gets), not McChinese.  



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1998 times:

What about San Francisco Chinatown?

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day ago) and read 1995 times:

What about yum cha?????

User currently offlineLH459 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 886 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (4 years 2 months 14 hours ago) and read 1951 times:

Quoting Nitrohelper (Reply 4):
Yang Sing in the Ricon Center in SF for dim sum ...

Way too much    for mediocre quality!

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 5):
Yang Sing lost my business for such dishonest behavior.


   There is no excuse for the prices they charge, except that they're catering to the expense account set. My favorite little place on Clement charges less than half what they do for a plate of har gow!



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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39665 posts, RR: 75
Reply 16, posted (4 years 2 months 6 hours ago) and read 1918 times:

Quoting LH459 (Reply 15):
Way too much for mediocre quality!

  

The location alone is enough for me to know that it's a ripoff.

Quoting LH459 (Reply 15):
they're catering to the expense account set.

...and since companies aren't spending that much on expensive dinners, my guess is that they're skimping on quality rather than lowering their prices.

Quoting LH459 (Reply 15):
My favorite little place on Clement charges less than half what they do for a plate of har gow!

Just about any Chinese restaurant on Clement street or Irving street is 10 times better than Yang Sing or any place in the Financial District.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19282 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 6):
Cry us a river rich doctor boy

I'm a Pediatrician.

You know you're a pediatrician when:
1) You can dodge a stream of urine effortlessly
2) You can change a diaper with one hand tied behind your back and blindfolded. In 20 seconds flat.
3) You have to keep up with all the kiddie cartoons so that you can chat with your patients about what Dora and Sponge Bob have been up to this week.
4) You have a Spiderman sticker crawling up the side of your ID badge.

5) You get your paycheck.  

Hence, I like cheap dim sum places.


User currently offlinesoon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

Michael savage says they don't exist...!

User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19282 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1813 times:

Quoting RayChuang (Reply 10):

Hong Kong Flower Lounge--Milbrae, CA

Went today and I still like Four Seas better. But this place has an amazing view of departing traffic from SFO and the food is quite good, if not a touch overpriced.


User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39665 posts, RR: 75
Reply 20, posted (4 years 1 month 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

Quoting soon7x7 (Reply 19):
Michael savage says they don't exist...!

He is not a good gauge as to what San Francisco is like.
Even though he lives here, he is a social outcast and psychopath.



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