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Champa Garden

#39 of 1,063 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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2102 8th Ave, Oakland, CA 94606-2008
+1 510-238-8819
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
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Concord, California
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This has been my secret spot ever since I moved into the neighborhood. I could live on the Papaya Salad and the Larp salad alone. Everything I have had has been excellent and at these prices, its a real bargain.

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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Upon arriving and waiting for a table on a Thursday night,we watched dish after dish go out with all looking incredibly fresh and amazing. We settled on the champs sampler, pad Thai,drunken noodle and garlic shrimp. Our favorites were the rice bowl with fresh lettuce and fried spring rolls. However the sausage was good too. We will be back! Large... More 

Thank Cyclebuddies
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

A friend took me to Champa; the very next day I took my son and ran into the friend who took me the day before. The food is varied and excellent; lots of lettuce and veggies to wrap various dishes in; everything from sausage platters to noodle dishes to rice dishes to a variety of sauces for everything. wonderful place... More 

Thank Junious W
Budd Lake NJ
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Champa Garden has excellent Laotian cuisine . The food is freshly prepared and very tasty. It can be spicy so if you don't like it hot they will honor it and make it mild. It isn't a large place so make a reservation

Thank catbite4
Oakland, California
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248 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I had pinned this place from yelp a couple weeks ago and just got to try it out last weekend. Literally 10min away from Lake Merritt hidden in a residential neighborhood in Oakland. We went there at opening dinner time just after 5 and let me tell you, we were surprised the place was packed!!! We knew then the place... More 

Thank Heliana M
Hilo, Hawaii
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139 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This is an out of the way neighborhood restaurant that specialized in Thai and Lao cuisine. It is fairly small so you might have to wait for a table. The service is good and they have an extensive menu. The food is good. The rice ball salad was unusual and very tasty.

Thank Islandguy808
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

The sampler is a must, incredible taste and value. Everything is very good with some excellent dishes. Great place, great value. I believe this one is a little better than the SF one.

Thank Dave N
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

This place is definitely up to all the hype! I've recently moved to Europe, and my fiance and I plan to eat here the first night we're back in town to visit family.

Thank maddy_sc
Oakland, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Can't believe we've never been to Champa Garden before tonight! We planned to stop by Pho King but it was closed so we wandered up 8th Avenue to Champa...what a treat! It was a Saturday evening so we had a bit of a wait but not bad and somehow we really worked up an appetite perusing the menu online while... More 

Thank Duhhg
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

A friend of mine brought me here during a recent visit to Oakland. It is in a residential area and probably not easy to find if you are not familiar with the area. Your on your own to find parking on the street. But the food is well worth it. It is small and was very crowded, but I guess... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2102 8th Ave, Oakland, CA 94606-2008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-238-8819

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?