Going through Oakland's Chinatown you can't miss the Legendary Palace, which looks just like it sounds. A giant neon palace in the middle of this enclave, Legendary Palace serves up delicious Chinese specialties and Dim Sum. Aside from the food, you'll enjoy the cheese factor of the decoration, with neon, gold, and dragons covering the place. For a fun outing with good food, Legendary Palace is your Chinatown spot.
In the heart of Oakland Chinatown, Saint Anna Cafe Shop is a staple for local families. They boast a tried-and-true menu of sandwiches, noodle soups, rice and spaghetti dishes. Feel like splurging? The back of the menu offers special "sizzle-platter-meals" for $12.99, though most of their hot dishes are only $5. If you're unsure of what to order, there is a daily lunch special posted on the door for an easily affordable $3.99 (drink included). And don't forget to try their Hong Kong Milk Tea, perhaps the best-loved drink on their extensive beverage list. Expect a noisy wait during lunch, especially on the weekends.
The New Parkway rose from Oakland's desire to get a speakeasy-style theater back after the beloved originai Parkway Theater closed. After several years and tons of donations, the New Parkway was born. The theater is devoted to showing second-run and independent and new classic movies at much lower than average prices, and once inside you can order food, wine and beer to be delivered to you in the theater. And they aren't your average theaters, either! One theater is set up like a big dining room with wooden tables and chairs, while the other is a hodge-podge of old couches, armchairs and coffee tables, arranged on the floor to resemble entire living room sets. Select menu items can be ordered from inside the theater during the movie.
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Located in the heart of Uptown Oakland, Hopscotch bills itself as an upscale diner. The light-filled dining room, with little tables and bright red chairs, is an inviting affair. Checkerboard floor and wood-paneling adds a touch of vintage. The menu offers American specialties with the Japanese influences adding a surprise element for adventurous eaters. Mains include pacific king salmon, buttermilk fried chicken, Tonkatsu Sandwich and First Base Burger. The drink list offers a choice of inspired cocktails as well as a selection of sake. There's a selection of tea, coffee and juices as well. Check website for more.
Located in Oakland's Uptown neighborhood, Telegraph's specialty is sausage and beer. The restaurant has a full menu of different sausages (served in full on sandwich form,) all made in house like whiskey fennel, wild boar and pear, and chicken curry in addition to their selection of Angus burgers and salads. They also carry a good selection of bottled beer, both domestic and imported, which diners can enjoy inside or in the relaxing beer garden out back. Indoors, diners can check out the rotating art on the walls is really more of a gallery than simple decoration, and always features the work of local artists.
Opened by Uptown's popular Bar Dogwood, which has been famous for its charcuterie since it opened, Stag's Lunchette serves just a few options of sandwiches every day, but they are always top quality, gourmet sandwiches. The sandwiches are made of all house made and cured meats and sausages, pickles, krauts, mustards and more. All the meats are local as well as hormone and cruelty free. The menu changes frequently, with the offerings often reflective of the season, so you can make sure what you are getting is always new and fresh.
This Oakland offshoot of the legendary Ike's Place in San Francisco stacks some of the best sandwiches in the East Bay. This brightly colored sandwich shop in the Uptown District has a massive menu full of heaping combinations of ingredients that include all your typical favorites and far beyond. Order one of the specialty sandwiches with fun and creative names like the Going Home for Thanksgiving, the Al Davis or create your own, then eat it at one of the tables in the cute little square outside, or take it to go and enjoy it anywhere. Ike's does not take phone orders, but sandwich enthusiasts can order online.
This great little hole-in-the-wall pizza joint turns out quality New York-style pies, which are sold both whole and by the slice. The sauce is a touch on the sweet side, and the ingredients are fresh. Amazona's is family owned and operated, and patrons consistently rave about the friendly service. The restaurant is most popular for take-out, delivery (which is available until 11pm) and late night by-the-slice.
Dan Sung Sa is a quirky little Korean restaurant located near Oakland's Uptown. The restaurant is affectionately known as "Porno Bar" because the decor, both outside and in, are old Korean pin-up posters, mixed in with some pop culture movie and music posters. The menu features all the dishes you would expect to find on a Korean menu, along with some more adventurous and curious items like Cheese Corn. As far as liquids go, you can order large bottles of Korean beer to share as well as various different flavors of Sojo. This is definitely a place for a fun and different night out.
Hawker Fare is a truly unique Oakland restaurant located in the Uptown district. This urban restaurant actually once housed the restaurant of the owner's mother decades ago and he has made it his own, covering the walls with colorful graffiti art. As for the food, Hawker Fare serves gussied up Southeast Asian rice bowls, everything from 24 hour Pork Belly to "Issan" Sausage. They also feature a tasty selection of smaller, snackier items like Siamese Peanuts, Steamed Mussels and Beef Larb Salad. There is also a selection of soft serve ice cream, in various forms from cone to sundae, and beer and wine.
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