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Finally, Great Chinese Rest. San Leandro

diner101 Jan 4, 2008 10:58 AM

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!!!

  1. ankimo Feb 17, 2008 10:28 PM

    I thought this place was a great find for San Leandro
    D T Dim Sum and Tea
    1970 Lewelling Blvd
    if you go at peak times, you can get fresh dim sum takeout, inexpensive

    1. k
      kc72 Jan 7, 2008 02:45 PM

      Thanks for the info.. will look for it next time I'm in the area.

      1. d
        diner101 Jan 6, 2008 04:40 PM

        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
          Melanie Wong Jan 7, 2008 02:28 PM

          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

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          Nina Jan 5, 2008 09:25 PM

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

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            Chandavkl Jan 5, 2008 06:32 PM

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

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            1. re: Chandavkl
              gtrine Jan 5, 2008 06:59 PM

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

            2. rworange Jan 5, 2008 07:12 AM

              What did you have?

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

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                dignyou Jan 4, 2008 12:02 PM

                is that where dragon pearl used to be?

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                1. re: dignyou
                  diner101 Jan 4, 2008 12:36 PM

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

                  1. re: diner101
                    dignyou Jan 4, 2008 02:25 PM

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

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