Looking to uncover all that Chinatown has to offer? Get to know this Oakland neighborhood by browsing its most popular restaurants.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Chinatown, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Best Taste Restaurant
Topping the list is Best Taste Restaurant. Best Taste Restaurant specializes in Hong Kong and Cantonese cuisine, including bo zai fan (clay pot rice) topped with such proteins as pork spareribs, eel, frog and more. Located at 814 Franklin St., it's the highest-rated spot in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 173 reviews on Yelp.
2. Shandong Restaurant
Next up is dumpling and noodle house Shandong Restaurant, situated at 328 10th St., Suite 101 (between Webster and Harrison streets). With four stars out of 2,816 reviews on Yelp, this spot has proven to be a local favorite — in fact, Eater San Francisco named it one of "The Essential Chinese Restaurants in the East Bay."
3. Ruby King Bakery Cafe
Ruby King Bakery Cafe is another top choice. Located at 718 Franklin St., the Chinese bakery serves up sweet and savory buns, as well as traditional dan tat (egg tarts) for under a dollar each. Yelpers give the business 4.5 stars out of 182 reviews.
4. Battambang Restaurant
Then there's Battambang Restaurant, a Cambodian spot with 4.5 stars out of 548 Yelp reviews. Head over to 850 Broadway to score duck curry, papaya salad, mango sticky rice and more.