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Bay Fung Tong Seafood Tea House

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1916 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94612-2906
+1 510-832-3298
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 21:30
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sonoma county
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are really looking for authentic Chinese food, especially seafood, don't waste your time in Chinatown. This is the real deal! Open for lunch and dinner, the menu is extensive along with banquet menu's for large parties. Reservations are a must if you have a large group. The portions are ample and the service is quick and efficient. Their... More 

Thank redevvl
New York
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

A co-worker recommended this place because it was nearby. I ordered the chicken fried rice expecting it to be average size. When I received my order it was huge and could feed 3-4 people for under 8 bucks. To my great surprise it was very very good. And of course I'll be back, and I'll bring some friends. The only... More 

Thank danity50
Oakland, California
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334 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I haven't been here in over 20 years but some friends wanted to come here for lunch and it had good portions, good service and we took some of our food home. Street parking can be hard to find but luckily one of my friends found a space and it was about 1 pm when we arrived. We ordered the... More 

Thank KWong55
Oakland, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We had a wonderful dinner in celebration of fixing and selling a house. We had 10-12 dishes mostly seafood. We had the dry fried crab, the fried calamari, steak cubes, dal mui? sweet pea leaves 9 very delicious) Sweet and sour pork, giant surf clams, (very good) Very ggod meal!

Thank nakamura1849
El Cerrito, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

the food is authentic, priced well and delicious. a great number of selections and the waiters are always helpful and polite.

Thank Peter J
Austin, Texas
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265 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

I could hardly finish half of my meal - quantity was huge! The chow mein was good. If you like spicy, ask them to make it really spicy!

Thank DMulan
Oakland, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Our meal was way above good but on our first visit----after we had ordered---we noticed that every other table had ordered lobster!

Thank terrykiskaddon
San Francisco, California
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537 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

We had a table of 12 and decided to place two orders of one of their set menus. What came out was a big bowl of soup, crab, pork chops, walnut shrimp, crispy chicken, pork belly, clams, vegetables, and dessert. I probably left out a dish or two. The food was ok while the value was very good. A couple... More 

Thank BayAreaTraveler6338
Berkeley, California
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390 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

we had another excuse to enjoy one of BFT's set menus for our gathering of ten for a mid-week dinner. by 6:30pm the place was full. we enjoyed the quail, lobsters cooked in 2 different ways (since fresh crab is not reasonably available), chinese fried chicken, a superb cubed beef with basil dish and several other offerings as well. the... More 

Thank flashncrash
Oakland, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

We always seem to enjoy our meals at Bay Fung Tong. we like the fried Calamari the seafood is always fresh. Too bad we can't get local crab as they always prepare it nicely

Thank Nakamura2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1916 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94612-2906
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-832-3298

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