On Jan. 25, families around the world take part in celebrations for Lunar New Year. To kick off the 15 days of celebration, Chinese families gather at home or at a favorite restaurant on New Year’s Eve for a reunion dinner, often featuring noodles for longevity, fish for prosperity and dumplings for wealth.
If you’re looking for a feast to celebrate the Year of the Rat with friends and family, Hoodline has crunched the numbers to find the top Chinese restaurants in Oakland, based on Yelp ratings and our own methodology. Happy Lunar New Year!
1. Holly's Mandarin
Topping the list is Holly's Mandarin. Located at 4080 Piedmont Ave. (near 41st Street) in the Piedmont Avenue district, Holly's Mandarin is the highest-rated Chinese restaurant in Oakland, boasting four stars out of 504 reviews on Yelp.
2. Tian Jin Dumplings
Next up is Chinatown's Tian Jin Dumplings, situated at 989 Franklin St., Suite B (between 10th and 11th streets). With four stars out of 268 reviews on Yelp, it has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Yung Kee Restaurant
Also in Chinatown is Yung Kee Restaurant, located at 888 Webster St. (at the corner of Webster and Ninth streets). Yelpers give this Chinese spot four stars out of 229 reviews.
4. Wing's Daily Kitchen
Wing's Daily Kitchen is another go-to, with four stars out of 25 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3019 Foothill Blvd. (near Fruitvale Avenue) to see for yourself.
5. Hunan Village
Last but not least, check out Hunan Village, which has earned four stars out of 160 reviews on Yelp. You can find this spot at 3232 Grand Ave.