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Little Shin Shin

4258 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4741
+1 510-658-9799
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good60%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“potstickers” (2 reviews)
“pancakes” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 9:30 pm Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
4258 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4741
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

Warm watery "sizzling rice" soup. Poor service, and higher prices. Also, don't bother coming in in the later part of the evening or you will have the servers staring you down to hurry up and finish (before close time). Even the lady that is always...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RoneyM2
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Heard about this place on Check Please Bay Area which guests raved about the place so we decided to try it. We were on our way how. So we tried take out. Ordered mushu pork, walnut shrimp, sweet and sour pork and steamed rice. The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank richardsO5135AG
Reviewed 20 July 2018

This has become my family's go-to place for family gatherings with really great food. Our family's faves include kung pao beef (we usually order two, one to take home), Schezhuan green beans, lollypop chicken and of course potstickers! The waits can be long, the owner...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank cathyhub
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Little Shin Shin is one of the best Chinese restaurants I've ever eaten at. We had the Sweet&Sour Chicken, Lemon Chicken and the Kung Pao Chicken. We loved any of the three meals but the Lemon Chicken was a bit too sweet for my taste....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank TJFAdrian
Reviewed 25 March 2018

First time to this restaurant, recommended by a local couple. Other than the wait to get in (12/25/17), we had an excellent experience. Food was exceptional. Service was "family run", no frills, adequate. Certainly wasn't a fancy place. If you are a Chinese food lover,...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Wise_Eagle
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Nothing fancy about this restaurant, but the food is really a good. Freshly made, served hot and delicately but deliciously seasoned—not at all greasy, either. We enjoyed sesame chicken, Hong Kong style noodles with prawns (which were excellent and perfectly cooked), and Chinese broccoli with...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Picky-daughter-n-law
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Like other reviewers we've been coming to Little Shin Shin for decades. The food is Chinese comfort food - and won't win any awards for breaking new barriers. But the food is tasty and fresh and there's a wide variety. It's easy to order too...More

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank DDFiuto
Reviewed 27 May 2017

My family has been going to Little Shin Shin for over thirty years. Not fancy. In fact a bit plain. However, the excellent always wok hot food is the place to go for mostly Cantonese style Chinese food on Piedmont Ave in Oakland. The salt...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank catsterk
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Our family of 7 had a very good dinner on Mother's Day. Egg roll and pot stickers were delicious, hot and sour soup just OK. We had a variety of main dishes including Hunan prawns, a spicy lamb dish, chicken chow mein, special vegetables, and...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank kurseni
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Prefer a restaurant, where the staff is not whiniong and complaining, where food is prepared more carefully. My date and I,both, got sick from a dish which we had at this restaurant. I called the restaurant, the following day, no empathy or positive response. A...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Sonoma_CAYoda
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4258 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4741
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-658-9799
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