It isn't uncommon for Daimo Chinese Restaurant's head chef, Kwong Soon Lee, to pop into the dining room for a friendly chat with guests. Otherwise, the chef?who began his career decades ago cooking in a restaurant in China?spends hours in the kitchen perfecting both familiar and more unusual dishes.?
He creates classic dishes including sweet and sour pork, braised spareribs covered in plum sauce, and bok choy dressed in garlic sauce, as well as regular-favorites lobster and peking duck. Some of his more eclectic options include jelly fish coated in sesame seeds and stewed pig's feet. He also crafts various congees, rice porridges that are as comforting to the soul as a picture of a baby and puppy snuggling.
At Chef's Experience China Bistro, patrons scan a formidable menu of Chinese fare in a dining room expansive enough to house a waterfall and a fig tree. Visitors converse between warmly lit walls of orange and mustard as they prime palates with starters such as chicken lettuce wraps, a trio of delicate fried pancakes enveloping smoked salmon and avocado. In the seafood chow mein, fried noodles do their best to mimic eddies swirling fish, shrimp, and scallops together with seasoned vegetables. A curried blend of hot Singapore-style noodles fresh off the wok cushions shrimp, chicken, vegetables, and egg, and the mango chicken situates simmered mango and vegetables beside morsels of poultry sautéed in mango sauce. Like a really lazy Susan, the restaurant's list of California wines rotates monthly, filling glasses with evolving selections of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and chardonnay.
Inside an environmentally friendly dining room outfitted with fast-growing bamboo floors and eco-safe paint, patrons sup on sustainable, authentic Chinese dishes made from organically grown ingredients. Intricate lighting fixtures cast patterned shadows over diners as they tuck into aromatic platters of stir-fried smoked pork belly, wok-tossed seafood, or braised tofu prepared from recipes brought over from China 20 years ago and furnished with organic meats and produce from local farms and markets.
Behind the kitchen doors, flaming pans roast orders of meats, seafood, and seasonal vegetables to reflect the culinary traditions of Chinese culture. In addition to the sweet, sour, and savory sauces that coat the dishes' steamed white or brown rice, the cooks can create entrees with enough fiery spice to bring tears to the eyes of a potato. To accompany each meal, the restaurant's bar slides over domestic and imported beers, and glasses of wine from a California-centric list that features fruit-forward reds alongside palate-cooling whites.
If you're craving tasty Chinese cuisine, Ly Luck Restaurant in Oakland is sure to hit the spot. No need to miss out on Ly Luck Restaurant just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has tons of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from Ly Luck Restaurant's drink list. Take the kids along too — Ly Luck Restaurant is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love. Ideal for birthday parties or other large get-togethers, Ly Luck Restaurant has all the room you'll need to be comfortable. You'll want to save quiet conversations for another spot, though — the restaurant can get noisy.
The restaurant doesn't let you book your table ahead of time, so expect a first-come, first-served policy when you visit. Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Ly Luck Restaurant patrons come in casual attire. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Ly Luck Restaurant offers catering. If time is of the essence, Ly Luck Restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit.
Ly Luck Restaurant patrons can find street parking at the Fruitvale Ave location.
With prices generally staying under $15, you can easily afford to treat a pal or a data at Ly Luck Restaurant. Ly Luck Restaurant has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over.
Sample a taste of Southeast Asia in the pocket of Oakland's Rockridge district! Enjoy a rich blend of Burmese flavor no matter what you order off the menu at Nan Yang Rockridge. No need to miss out on Nan Yang Rockridge just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has tons of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Nan Yang Rockridge diners can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. Parents appreciate Nan Yang Rockridge's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults. For comfortable outdoor service, Nan Yang Rockridge sets up a seasonal patio.
Whether it's just you and a date or you're bringing the whole gang, it's best to call ahead and make a reservation. Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Nan Yang Rockridge — casually-dressed diners are the norm here. You can also grab your grub to go. You can also have Nan Yang Rockridge cater your next event.
Your bill at Nan Yang Rockridge will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang! The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.