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Where to eat on Webster St in Alameda other than Otaez or East Ocean?

chocolatetartguy Oct 9, 2012 01:28 PM

I was in Alameda yesterday lunch time looking for someplace new to eat on Webster. I made the mistake of going to Dragon Village because I had a pleasant dinner 20 years ago at its previous incarnation, China Hut.

For future reference, where else could I have gone besides Otaez or East Ocean? How is the parking in Oakland Chinatown on a weekday?

  1. jillyju Oct 9, 2012 01:54 PM

    Soleil's African Cuisine, 1544 Webster has gotten very enthusiastic reviews from some folks I know, but I haven't had a chance to go. Chef Soleil is reportedly warm, devoted to his food, and makes all the food himself.

    I think that Mama's Chicken Noodle could best be described as adequate. It's easy parking, which is perhaps its best feature.

    Cafe Jolie is pleasant, with a few decent things on the menu, although they are not open for dinner. Here's a link to a posting I did about the place not long after it opened: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8440.... Decent fresh salads, freshly made beignets, and I enjoyed their french fries.

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    1. re: jillyju
      rubadubgdub Oct 9, 2012 04:29 PM

      My sister and I are fans of Mama's Chicken Noodle--very fresh and satisfying, more than adequate. Chicken comes with a pedigree.

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      kc72 Oct 9, 2012 01:39 PM

      Haven't been myself, but a relative said they liked Chef's Wok and Mama's Chicken Noodle near East Ocean when they went.

      Depending on what time you get there (I usually get there before 11), parking isn't that great. And since Orient Market closed (w/ their underground parking spaces), I usually just pull into the underground lot at Pacific Renaissance or the one across the street.

      1. Ruth Lafler Oct 9, 2012 01:39 PM

        The only other place I've eaten on Webster is Albert's, which is good coffee shop-style food. I've heard good things about the Vietnamese place -- Tu Tai 2. Also for Vietnamese, not on Webster but closer, with better parking, I liked Mint Leaf in the Marina Village shopping center. Greek Meze might be worth checking out.

        Oh, and one of our Alameda hounds really likes Abigail's Cafe, which is also not on Webster, but close enough if you're driving (especially if you count time spent looking for parking), in Ballena Bay.

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        1. re: Ruth Lafler
          Stephanie Wong Oct 9, 2012 02:18 PM

          Depending on day of week and time of day, I frequently park one block off Webster in the West Marine (formerly Safeway) lot, easy stroll especially if weather's nice.

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