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Jun 3, 2012 08:49 AM

lunch near Oakland Airport

Any good suggestions for lunch near Oakland International Airport. Can drive back into Oakland if necessary, but wondered if anyone had a favorite place nearby that would be open for lunch on Monday.

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  1. Banh Mi Ba Le, Chai Thai Noodle, one of the Laotian places on International. El Huarache Azteca or any of the other Mexican places in Fruitvale. Speisekammer in Alameda.

    1. Han Dae Gam in San Leandro on Davis St. You can hop right back on to Hwy 880 north, go one exit to 98th St. and be at the Airport in a couple minutes.

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      1. re: Eugene Park

        Is that the place with the English sign that just says Korean BBQ? It's good.

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          Yes, HDG is the former Ohgane San Leandro location. When looking at it from Davis St., all you see is the neon Korean BBQ sign. My family's fave Korean place, particularly b/c of the banchan, hae jang gook and the galbi neng myun.

          1292 Davis St
          (between Wayne Ave & Douglas Dr)
          San Leandro, CA 94577

          1. re: Eugene Park

            FWIW, I understand it's the same owners as when it was affiliated with Ohgane? Pretty much just name change vs. cooks etc?

            I've eaten there once as HDG, and I thought the Galbi Tang was pretty solid.

            1. re: drewskiSF

              I guess that depends on what the ownership structure was previously. Owners of another Korean resto in the East Bay we ate at one time told my wife and mother that the MO of the family that owns Ohgane is to open a location, build the volume and make it profitable, then sell it. Not sure when the HDG owners became involved with that location. They may have come in prior to the sale and been staff for a period of time to learn the ins and outs of the business before the official transaction. I have a relative who was the primary chef for a period of time at the restaurant she ended up buying.

      2. There's nothing near the airport in the sense of not having to drive a little out of your way. I always suggest Alameda. There are a dozen places on Park Street where you can get everything from a nice sit down lunch to hot dogs with eclectic toppings. Alameda is also a nice place to have a relaxing stroll (either in the business district or on the nearby beach -- one of the few on the bay) before entering the hellish airport zone. If you have a rental car to return, the rental car facility is right on the way.

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        1. re: Ruth Lafler

          Thanks for all the suggestions. I am originally from Oakland, so I feel comfortable getting to places there. If we have time, we are going to try Bocanova, since I see it is open for lunch on Mondays.