Oakland's Asian Enclave
Webster and 8th
Oakland, CA 94607
Oakland Chinatown is not to be confused with San Francisco's Chinatown for several reasons: First, it is not a tourist attraction per se as much as it is a bustling commercial Asian-American enclave in Oakland. Secondly, it is not necessarily Chinese. Vietnamese and Korean restaurants are omnipresent, and one can find some of the most authentic pho and bulgogi in the bay. Since Oakland will never have as steady a flow of tourists upon which their businesses can rely, restaurants have to deliver consistently delicious and low-priced food for a demanding local clientele. Therefore, this is a great place to pick up an authentic Asian meal, or to pick up a trinket or two without participating in the tourist extravaganza that is San Francisco's Chinatown.
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Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: Free
Parking Safety: Somewhat Safe
Notes: Pay attention to street signs in this neighborhood to avoid any parking fines!
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