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Jan 4, 2008 10:58 AM

Finally, Great Chinese Rest. San Leandro

As everyone knows, San Leandro and Hayward have never had any decent Chinese restaurants. Finally Prince Restuarant, 14736 East 14th, San Leandro (05 miles north of Bayfair Mall) opened in October, and now is the best restaurant for dim sum and lunch, dinner. I rate it as good as Legendary Palace in Oakland. Place was packed with 99%Chinese both times I went there. This restaurant has changed 5 or 6 owners in last 10 years, and finally new owners offering best fares!!!

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  1. is that where dragon pearl used to be?

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    1. re: dignyou

      Yes, Dragon Pearl used to be there. Now, Prince has wait staff in black suits, and upscale, but not expensive.

      1. re: diner101

        great! I'll have to give it a shot when I get back from vacation. Thanks for the tip!

    2. What did you have?

      Prince Dim Sum House
      14736 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94578

      1. I thought Daimo in San Leandro and Golden Mountain in Hayward were more than decent.

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        1. re: Chandavkl

          I second Golden Mountain in Hayward. I will have to give Daimo a try.

        2. I'll check it out. I just moved to San Leandro from Albany, where I was about ten blocks from China this made my day. thanks!

          1. The Daimo in San Leandro is nowhere as good as the one in Richmond's Pacific Mall. Golden Mountain in Hayward seems to have changed cooks and has gone downhill in past year or so. Last time was so disappointing, and being Chinese American noticed few Chinese diners, so that confirms food not as good. Prince Restaurant is far superior to both places, and rest of Hayward / S. Leandro!

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            1. re: diner101

              I liked Daimo in San Leandro better than Richmond's though it's been a couple years since my last visit. And, yes, Golden Mountain has had an ownership change. If you think Prince is better, that's all I need to hear!

              What dishes do you like at Prince so far?

              Daimo Chinese Restaurant
              3288 Pierce St, Richmond, CA 94804

              Golden Mountain
              21933 Foothill Blvd, Hayward, CA 94541

              Daimo Chinese Restaurant
              1456 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94577