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Nov 13, 2009 02:33 PM

Food options near the Trappist

What are the best options in that area of Old Oakland. Is B Restaurant any good? Don't want to go all the way to Jack London square, or up to Luka's


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  1. B is great, that's my default stop after the Trappist.

    Battambang, Shanghai, Spices!3, Legendary Palace, and Shan Dong are just a few blocks away.

    Shanghai Restaurant
    930 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94607

    850 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

    Legendary Palace
    708 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607

    Spices 3
    369 12th St, Oakland, CA 94607

    Shan Dong Mandarin Restaurant
    328 10th St, Oakland, CA 94607

    B Restaurant & Bar
    499 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607

    1. There is also tamarindo which is two doors down 8th towards Washington.

      468 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607

      1. Tamarindo, upscale-ish Mexican, is next door and they'll let you order there and bring the food over. A bit pricey and above average but convenient. If you want a separate, stand alone dining experience, B might be the best options since very close.

        Chinatown is a block away. Lots of options there...New Gold Medal is a solid Cantonese place as is Chef Lau's, which has $6.50 specials if you order 3, free soup, fresh stuff.

        Chef Lau's
        301 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607

        468 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607

        1. Battambang.


          850 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

          1. The Trappist has added three or four toasted panini to the menu. I had a Reuben-ish one and it was tasty.

            They've also added additional taps for a total of 30 (though I haven't seen them use the hand pump yet).

            The Trappist
            460 8th Street, Oakland, CA