DEAL: 3 bowls won ton soup/$6, ABC Bakery Oak Chinatown
Just wanted to give folks a heads up that ABC Bakery in Oakland Chinatown has a buy 2 get 1 free deal for won ton soup from 2pm-7pm (I think everyday) . . . meaning that you get 3 bowls of won ton soup for $6! The soup is nothing special . . . basic msg broth, decent (not overcooked!) noodles, 4 won ton dumplings (2 shrimp each, plus some pork) but awesomely cheap for us starving student types. (I am not 100% sure if the deal is or is not on the English language menu but just ask!)
388 9th St Ste 258
Oakland, CA 94607
Another place in Oakland Chinatown that serves similar food to ABC at also very cheap prices is Saint Anna's. If I remember correctly, you can get a set dinner (soup, bread, entree with rice or spaghetti and either tea or coffee) for about $6. It's a lot of food and you can easily made a second meal out of it with the leftover. I can't remember the exact address, but I think it's on 9th, several blocks from Franklin.
Also, D & A (Webster & 7th) has similar deals... although the time for their afternoon specials is I think from 3-6 pm. I also heard recently that D & A is moving to a new location -- to the current Happy Family (corner of 10th & Harrison). Don't know what they plan to do with the old location, but the move will give them more room for expansion.