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Oakland Chinatown

Oakland Chinatown
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Type of Attraction
Day Trip
Interests That Apply
Local Culture, Culinary Arts, Shopping
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required Busy/High traffic
Notes: Accessibility varies by location.
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch Breakfast
Restrooms: Available
Notes: Most bathrooms are in shops and restaurants.
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Oakland Chinatown

Oakland's Asian Enclave

Off The Beaten Path

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.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Notes: Individual business hours vary throughout Oakland's Chinatown.
Visit Time: 30min-2hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free


Outdoor with some covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bus Walking
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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