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5362 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
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Restaurant Chu Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Happy Hour: Daily: 4:00pm - 7:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
Chinese, Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Please inquire with host.
A word from Restaurant Chu
Restaurant Chu offers quality, fresh ingredients with strong Asian flavors. We "re-create" the best of Chinese cuisine in an innovative and satisfying mode.
We were there 3 times. The food
quality varies somewhat. First two were great, but the last time food tasted more like your average Chinese restaurant. Not sure if anything changed. We were OK with paying the premium for Chinese food first 2 times but last time we feel that restaurant did not deserve premium for its food. It is still OK though. Maybe they changed the chef or the good Chef did not work that day."
Dined on 5/12/2013
After experiencing this restaurant
with my husband twice, and really enjoying it, we had a wonderful time taking friends to dinner there. It was even more pleasurable, because we could get more dishes to experience by sharing them. I love their vegetarian dishes, especially the steamed spinach dumplings. And although it was crowded, because we had a reservation, we got a table within 5 minutes. Some nights you can walk in, but weekends are getting busier, so make a reservation first! Enjoy!"
Dined on 1/10/2014
Familiar and new dishes, all well
prepared. We love the duck bao & the lamb curry. We keep going back, & enjoy sharing with friends."
Dined on 12/26/2013
We're sure that on any normal day
we wouldn't have had too wait at the table over an hour to be served. Our party had varying views of the food. My dad liked the bland steamed snapper and Buddha vegetables; my husband and I thought the mushroom-broccoli dish was unusual and outstanding. Sister opted out of the vegetarian sharing pool to have hoisin pork, which she said was wonderful but she wished it included vegetables."
Dined on 12/24/2013
We've been searching for a great
Chinese restaurant to replace Hsiangs in Orinda (Hsiang's owner/chef retired about a year ago), and I think Restaurant Chu might be it. Everything we had was excellent, and the menu was incredibly creative. Only drawbacks were parking - but I think we were there at peak hour on Saturday. Also bar service was slow - but I believe they were short a bartender. We will definitely go back again"
Dined on 11/23/2013
BIG FYI: If you book on opentable,
you can NOT take advantage of the happy hour!!"
Dined on 10/26/2013
Food is tasty, albeit somewhat
high priced for Chinese. That said, there are many interesting dishes, served in somewhat unusual ways, such as the Garlic scallops with noodles. Some confusion ensued as the hostess told us she was caught a bit off-guard by the reservation. We ended up a small, very noisy table to the side of the the stairway, adjacent to the kitchen. I could barely hear my husband speak. We also sat there for quite as no one stopped to ask if we wanted water let alone anything from the bar. I eventually flagged down a server and asked whether I could order a drink with him. At that point he took our full order. The service improved from that point forward, plus the food was tasty and plentiful."
Dined on 10/19/2013
Great new restaurant, sister to
Kirin on Solano. I was a bit surprised that no one spoke Chinese though - LOL Despite that the food was authentic (declared my Chinese friend) We will definitely go back there. Many more dishes to check out."
Dined on 9/22/2013
Good neighborhood restaurant with
friendly service and fresh ingredients. A little pricey for chinese food - but given quality of ingredients - worth it. The food is tasty - the shrimp dish was fresh, but somewhat grainy (maybe sugar or spice that didn't cook off?) that made it slightly off putting, otherwise - a good dining experience."
Dined on 8/31/2013
Decent food. Nothing stood out, it
was a little salty for our taste, but overall a good experience. Nice decor. Could do with removing the kids handprints up the plexi/glass stair way and clean away the empty dishes left on the outside tables. But the drinks are decent and not over priced, and happy hours are good for this neighborhood where A-16 is trying to dominate."
Dined on 8/24/2013
String beans, eggplant, red curry,
fried rice were all great."
Dined on 7/13/2013
We have been her appx. 3 times,
and it just keeps getting better! Surprising that more people haven't discovered this Rockridge gem. Great food, service, and ambiance at decent pricing. Looks like a note club, but without the heavy noise. We will definitely return!"
Dined on 7/7/2013
Chi has a great menu but eating it
not so much...cocktails are good.pork belly is best we tried. Try Morin instead"
Dined on 5/10/2013
We really liked it Helpful
gracious service. Good food we had been before but not for awhile. I will go back."
Dined on 4/4/2013
Delicious, ample portions in this
elegant Chinese restaurant near Ca College of the Arts."
Dined on 3/11/2013
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