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Recommended Dim Sum in the Oakland area?

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andee Mar 13, 2010 05:03 PM

Looking for a new place for Sunday Dim Sum,Please recommend,thanks!

  1. Robert Lauriston Mar 13, 2010 05:11 PM

    I prefer East Ocean Seafood in Alameda, but Legendary Palace is good.

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    Legendary Palace
    708 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607

    East Ocean Seafood
    1713 Webster St, Alameda, CA 94501

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      andee Mar 16, 2010 01:21 PM

      The old place is Legendary Palace...sorry about that!

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        Ruth Lafler Mar 16, 2010 01:43 PM

        I agree with Robert: East Ocean is just a couple of minutes through the Webster tube into Alameda.

    2. Ruth Lafler Mar 13, 2010 07:07 PM

      Before we can recommend a "new" place it would help to know what the "old" place(s) were.

      1. myst Mar 16, 2010 01:46 PM

        I also like East Ocean. Peony is okay. I used to like Golden Bear, but I think it is literally now called "the old place". So not sure if it is under the same ownership. Hong Kong East Ocean is also fine in Emeryville, but $$$$.

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          Robert Lauriston Mar 16, 2010 02:06 PM

          Hong Kong East Ocean in Emeryville has a spectacular bay view and menus rather than carts. I've always eaten well there.

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          Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood
          3199 Powell St, Emeryville, CA 94608

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            adrienne156 Mar 16, 2010 03:53 PM

            I'm a big fan of their turnip cake in XO sauce.

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          westcoaststyle Mar 16, 2010 02:52 PM

          I've only been to Legendary Palace, so I can't comment on any other restaurants nearby. But I did like LP a lot. When we went last year, it was a busy Father's day afternoon, but we were seated upstairs pretty quickly (honestly not even a 2-minute wait, but I'm guessing we just got lucky).

          The servers' English isn't all that (as with many other dim sum places I've come across), but as long as you know what food you want you should be good.

          1. nicedragonboy Mar 16, 2010 04:14 PM

            just another rec for East Ocean in Alameda. Good, clean, and even when there's a line, it moves fast.

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