Best reasonable priced American style Chinese in Oakland?
- Mission Oct 4, 2012 09:01 PM
I need a new place for dine in and take out for dishes like:
Kung pau Chicken
Sweet and Sour pork
Chinese style ribs
Deep fried prawns
Shrimp fried rice.
Who has the Best American Chinese style in Oakland?
King Yen in Berkeley is good, but now too pricey.($68 for 4 to go items...yikes)
Little Shin Shin on Piedmont Ave.is no longer as good as it was.
Szechuan in Orinda is good but has become pricey too and is too far.
Are there any great hidden local favorites I am missing?
Funky little holes in the wall and sketchy hoods are fine as long as they are tasty and don't charge over $8 a dish.
Flower Lounge sounds like it might be great!
I will try it and report back.
I have been to Ly luck around the corner many times and it has become very average over the years.
Everything tastes the same and is kinda mucky. They seem to use some sort of corn "starchy" oyster sauce as a base for just about everything.
I do like that they have real hot mustard for the togo orders.
I hate those little plastic hot mustard packets that most places give you.
I think Fortune Restaurant in Oakland Chinatown might do a good job with those dishes - my husband loves the Princess Chicken, a really well executed deep-fried protein in a sweet sticky sauce, They tend to get non-Chinese clientele earlier in the evening, ordering American Chinese stuff, and large Chinese families later at night, ordering primarily Cantonese seafood dishes.
-Fortune was our family fav for years until recently. usually got the "wor chow" dinner $48, got crab, head on shrimp, lover's bird's nest, steamed whole dish, 6 dishes.menu probably changed now
-New Gold Medal was our fav for peking spareribs, beef chow fun, won ton
would recommend these places in chitown for reasonably priced american style-chinese in oaktown..
I don't know about deep fried items bc I never order them, but I used to do takeout from Tai San in Berkeley, and they do a good job w string bean w garlic sauce and prawns w fresh vegetables. They're less successful with noodles. Nice people running the biz. A hidden gem is Crispy Fry in the Emeryville Public Market. They have Chinese cooks manning three huge woks to churn out the takeout made to order. I crave the shrimp special (posted on a sign on the counter) cooked with shells on, green beans, w their lo mein (pay extra but totally worth it). They offer a selection of fried items like fish and chips too! But more limited evening hours I think.