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Peony Seafood Restaurant, Oakland, CA

Peony Seafood Restaurant

4.4
4.4
18 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
Peony Seafood restaurant is a dim sum and seafood restaurant serving the Bay Area for over 20 years. It's located at the heart of Chinatown Oakland CA. Our professional chefs from Hong Kong provide an authentic experience with every traditional food they prepare - from mouthwatering BBQ pork buns to flavorful Peking duck. Our food isn't just great because it's finger-licking. We insist that everything at Peony Seafood Restaurant is made by hand only using original and fresh ingredients.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Dim Sum, Chinese (Canton)
  • Phone number
    (510) 286-8866
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 18 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Good for groups

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Chinese

  • East Bay

    Great for brunch

  • East Bay

    Good for groups

18 Reviews
  1. fredsnet

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We love this restaurant, consistently good dim-sum. I would avoid making reservations on OpenTable, they will put you in the back "tea-room" which includes a charge for tea which you don't get in the front section, also service seems to be worse.

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  2. Skie

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and friendly service, will be back again

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  3. BarrieG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is wonderful- made to order although not as fun as carts it is way better to have it come hot. Love ordering off the app, that is so great. The waitstaff is responsive and attentive And the food is really reasonably priced i love this place!!! Parking is so easy as well. Love this place!!!

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  4. JoshuaT

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for Chinese banquet and loved it! All of the dishes were extremely well cooked.

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  5. SandyS

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We ordered several types of Dim Sum. All of it was very tasty. The Chow Fun was quite bland, the fried rice ho hum and the roast duck , not my favorite. The wait staff didn't bring water, we had to ask for it and we also had to ask twice for soy sauce.

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  6. CristobalL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for the dim sum and it was fantastic. Def recommend! Staff were super friendly too and very kind toward our newborn as well!

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  7. Theda

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Peony Seafood Restaurant has excellent selection of very yummy dim sum!

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  8. foodie

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I’m used to the traditional way dim sum is served. The high tech changes may be for COVID or something but loses tradition and interaction, questions etc

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    lights were turned off as we were still dining because they have to close at 3pm

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  10. DodjieO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place , a bit pricey , but worth it . Parking is downstairs , and plenty of shops nearby .

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  11. hawjr

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a great place to have a dinner with a big group or just couples. The most recent time was for a group of eight (8). All was good. The pandemic and inflation has definitely impacted the experience for all. Lucky Peony has been able to adjust, survive and hopefully continue to thrive.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall food and service quality have improved comparing to my last visit prior to the pandemic. It’s probably the best within alameda county.

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  13. foodie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They will not tell you but water is $4.20 per person. Note they will request 20% tip over an applied 16% service charge. They will put plastic bag charges and refuse to remove even if you don’t have leftovers

    2 people found this helpful

  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good dim sum. Quick and easy ordering. Wish I wasn’t on a diet. Lol.

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  15. AntoinetteS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic and fresh dim sum and other dishes served with flair.

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  16. expensivedimsum

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Hidden charge for making a reservation that they charge as $25 tea.

    2 people found this helpful

  17. JDiner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I feel ripped off. I noticed that they charged me $43 for tea. Didn’t realize it until I saw the bill at the end of the meal. We had a group of 10 people, but only received one small teapot. Same size tea pot that they would give to a single diner or a group of 2. They also gave us a thermos of hot water to refill the tea pot. They didn’t give us fresh tea. On top of that, 5 people in our group drank ice water and didn’t even have tea. I spent over $350 on the food and tips. Most places don’t charge for tea or else would charge a nominal fee for the tea. Food overall was good. Service was fine. IPad ordering was efficient. Price gouging is unacceptable.

    3 people found this helpful

  18. PoochyGirl

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food overall was tasty. Just be prepared to pay.

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Peony Seafood Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 18 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Peony Seafood Restaurant

388 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Oakland
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Dim Sum, Chinese (Canton)
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet
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