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The 10 Best Chinese Restaurants In Oakland

Updated: October 6, 2021

Got a Chinese food craving? These are the best spots in Oakland for when you need peking duck and egg rolls. We assessed both diner and critic reviews, analyzed top sites, and determined the best Chinese restaurants in Oakland. Here you’ll find the best Chinese neighborhood gems in Oakland serving classics like chow mein and ma po tofu.

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Spices 3

Asian, $, DowntownAsian, $Oakland, Downtown
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
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Cozy Wok

Asian, HawthorneAsianOakland, Hawthorne
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Baby Cafe

Asian, $, DowntownAsian, $Oakland, Downtown
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 3.5
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Holly's Mandarin

Chinese, $$, Piedmont AvenueChinese, $$Oakland, Piedmont Avenue
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Chuan Yu

Chinese, ChinatownChineseOakland, Chinatown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Taiwan Bento

Taiwanese, $, DowntownTaiwanese, $Oakland, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Koryo Jajang

Korean, $, TemescalKorean, $Oakland, Temescal
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Qi Dumpling Lounge

Asian, $$, LakeshoreAsian, $$Oakland, Lakeshore
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Tasty Bowl

Asian, MerrittAsianOakland, Merritt
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Big Brother's

Asian, Las PalmasAsianOakland, Las Palmas
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate this list?

Picking the right Chinese restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 28808 restaurants in Oakland, 3104661 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1901 lists and articles from experts at Hoodline, Eater and Three Best Rated and more. All with some boam magic. These top contenders have appeared in Hoodline - Celebrate Chinese New Year at these top Chinese restaurants in Oakland, Eater - The Essential Chinese Restaurants of the East Bay and Three Best Rated - Best Chinese Restaurants in Oakland. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level pairing for Sauvignon Blanc

    When ordering steamed fish, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

  • The ultimate drink pairing for pork in sticky soy glaze


    Knowing what to pair with pork in sticky soy glaze can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Riesling. This, off-dry, white wine balances the sweet and tangy pork in sticky soy glaze.

Fun facts

  • A traditional drink of China

    Often regarded as one of the most traditional drinks in China, baijiu is a favorite choice across the country, often prepared with sorghum.

  • A popular dish

    Making peking duck, often paired with pancakes and soy sauce, is a long-held tradition in China.

Parking tips

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Oakland. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Chinese spot.

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