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Shan Dong

Chinese Restaurant, Noodle House, and Dumpling Restaurant$$$$
Chinatown, Oakland
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  • dumplings
  • noodles
  • Chinese food
  • dong chicken
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  • Stephanie G.
    Getting the hand pulled noodles over regular noodles makes so much difference. Worth the extra $1 cost.
  • Tobias S.
    Szechuan noodles and dry braised beans were both exceptional
  • Diana A.
    Diana ArzMay 28
    The best thing we tried was the handmade noodles. Thick, chewy, delicious. Wontons were great too. Dumplings - not so much. The interior needs some refreshing 🙄.
  • Jason C.
    Hot Spicy Chow Mein
  • Ingrid K.
    Ingrid KongJanuary 7
    Always get the hand made noodle as a special chow mein vs. the combination chow mein.
  • J K.
    J KDecember 3, 2016
    "Noodles made in front of you!"
  • Scott R.
    Scott RocherDecember 2, 2016
    Anything with hand cut noodles.
    Upvoted Oct 25
  • Kathleen K.
    Kathleen KowalNovember 14, 2016
    So good. Handmade noodles and dumplings are fantastic. Highly recommend.
    Upvoted Oct 20
  • Jones
    JonesNovember 3, 2016
    Shan dong chicken average, string beans ok, dumplings ok, lamb too salty, peanut butter noodles ok. Hot sour soup not good. Everything just average here
  • Mark M.
    Mark MunroOctober 31, 2016
    Spicy chow mein, dumplings, dry braised string beans
  • Lizz C.
    Lizz C.August 13, 2016
    If you have a group, you have to have every person in your party there before they will seat you.
  • Doris N.
    Doris NeubauerJuly 9, 2016
    Lots of MSG and salt but my family likes the dumplings.
  • Odile R.
    Odile RoujolJuly 3, 2016
    Amazing noodles
  • Odile R.
    Odile RoujolJuly 3, 2016
    Dumpling. Sishuan noodles.say hand made !
  • Philip B.
    Philip BJuly 3, 2016
    Best homemade noodles you will ever have
  • Lamees A.
    Lamees AlkJuly 3, 2016
    Best handmade noodles I've ever had!
  • Drew T.
    Drew ThomasJuly 1, 2016
    Spicy chicken chow mein with handmade noodles is the only way to go here.
    Upvoted Oct 20
  • Jenna S.
    Jenna SJune 14, 2016
    Get the sesame or szeschuan hand pulled noodles!
  • Jenny U.
    Jenny UngMay 8, 2016
    Expensive for a Chinese joint, but their dumplings are pretty good! Love the lunch specials bc it comes with hot & sour soup :)
  • Dana F.
    Dana FraserFebruary 18, 2016
    Tons of vegetarian options.
  • Craig V.
    Craig VillamorFebruary 8, 2016
    Get the dumplings & hand-cut noodles.
  • Jon R.
    Jon RichmanFebruary 1, 2016
    Handmade noodles.
  • Amber L.
    Amber LutskoJanuary 6, 2016
    Get the housemade noodles!
  • Gnat B.
    Gnat BrainDecember 16, 2015
    Dumplings of course. Be prepared for lines and hectic service.
  • Sophyan J.
    Sophyan JulioDecember 12, 2015
    Unexpectedly clean restaurant for Oakland Chinatown. tasty dumplings too.
  • Aaron K.
    Aaron KochDecember 11, 2015
    It's all true, the handmade noodles are the bees knees. I mixed my mongo beef with house noodles for a meatier entree.
  • Shelly Z.
    Shelly ZordichDecember 5, 2015
    Never don't get the homemade noodles. Never.
  • Omid
    OmidNovember 27, 2015
    Sesame house made noodles were excellent. Texture and flavor were very good.
  • Christian K.
    Christian KazakoffNovember 3, 2015
  • Alice O.
    Alice OhOctober 30, 2015
    Handmade noodles, Shan Dong dumplings, beef noodle with wonton
  • Clare
    ClareSeptember 30, 2015
    hand pulled noodles are wonderful, as is the leek-stuffed pancakes
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenSeptember 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best dumplings in the area!
  • Ying L.
    Ying LinSeptember 3, 2015
    Noodles, dumpling, the pancake, pork stir fried dishes
  • Mystie R.
    Mystie RodriguezAugust 13, 2015
    The best hand pulled noodles I've ever had. But every thing is great here!
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MorelandJuly 6, 2015
    Love this place so much. The dumplings are unbelievably good. The homemade noodles are worth the extra dollar!!!
  • Jiexi C.
    Jiexi CaoJune 29, 2015
    Food is good, but lots of dough... Don't get multiple dough items...
  • Cameron W.
    Cameron WylieJune 27, 2015
    Great handmade noodles. The dumplings are also some of the best I have ever had outside of Asia. There are also many other solid dishes to round out a delicious delivery meal.
  • Derek H.
    Derek HammerMay 23, 2015
    Best dumplings in the Bay Area!
  • Heather R.
    Heather RomeroMay 4, 2015
    Getting their hand pulled noodles is a must! The dumplings are also fantastic
  • Khanh-Dan T.
    Khanh-Dan Tran-kiemMarch 30, 2015
    Make sure you get the handmade noodles when you order! Don't miss out
  • Frank K.
    Frank KimMarch 16, 2015
    The Shan dong chicken is great, and the pulled noodles are outstanding.
  • Nicole D.
    Nicole DemareyMarch 9, 2015
    Szechuan noodles & vegetable dumplings!
  • Tim H.
    Tim HarrisonFebruary 21, 2015
    Make sure you spend the extra dollar for the house made noodles. They're out of control.
  • Christina L.
    Christina LFebruary 19, 2015
    The handmade noodles are so good here! I got the pork chow me in. Coming back for the dumplings and sesame noodles next time.
  • Dai S.
    Dai ShiFebruary 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Closed on Mondays!
  • Katie
    KatieJanuary 30, 2015
    Truly best Chinese place! Make sure to try their home made noodles. Portions are large. Can be busy during lunch.
  • jaireh t.
    jaireh tJanuary 19, 2015
    Sesame paste hand rolled noodles for the win.
  • Ben R.
    Ben RussoDecember 25, 2014
    Get the Sesame Paste handmade noodles.
  • Pertz
    PertzDecember 17, 2014
    Get the dumplings pan-fried! Definitely worth the higher price. Their hot and sour soup, green onion pancakes, and handmade noodles are delicious, too.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin ShayDecember 7, 2014
    Shan dong special. Brings back childhood memories!
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussDecember 3, 2014
    It's impossible for me to come here and not get some form of homemade noodles.
  • Josh W.
    Josh WentzSeptember 21, 2014
    best dumplings in all of oakland, by Chelsea Lucid
  • Josh W.
    Josh WentzSeptember 20, 2014
    best dumplings in SF Bay -by Chelsea Lucid
  • Michael F.
    Michael FoxSeptember 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Hand pulled noodles and spicy eggplant are necessary.
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussSeptember 14, 2014
    The best Chinese is the East Bay. Dumplings and house made noodles of course!
  • Joey C.
    Joey CombsAugust 16, 2014
    Whatever you do, order the hand made noodles. DO IT!
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary Reiss-DavisAugust 15, 2014
    Get the hand-pulled noodles. Just do it.
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KerstenAugust 14, 2014
    Handmade noodles
  • Camden T.
    Camden TaylerJune 29, 2014
    If you get a noodle dish, get it with house-made noodles. They are toothsome and delicious. And oh my goodness, those dumplings.
  • Laura B.
    Laura BinghamJune 25, 2014
    This was the freshest food. We ordered too much but tried all the dishes we ordered. My sister and I highly recommend Shan Dong!
  • mayu-chan
    mayu-chanFebruary 16, 2014
    The Shan Dong special dumplings w/pork and veggies. Another close must are the pork and leeks dumplings. And get the sautéed pea sprouts and dry braised green beans too :D
  • dan t.
    dan tamuraFebruary 10, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the handmade noodles. Chewy, fat, perfect!
    Upvoted Oct 20
  • Brianna S.
    Brianna SylversJanuary 11, 2014
    Walnut Candied Prawns were delicious
  • Brian J.
    Brian JanoschOctober 22, 2013
    Noodles & dumps & dumps & noodles. Kaplow!
  • Kristin B.
    Kristin BOctober 20, 2013
    Best Chinese food I've had in years! Try the red eggplant, it's to die for!
  • Moni H.
    Moni HarrisOctober 17, 2013
    Get the handmade noodles, if you're going to have carbs... Go H.A.M!!! And the candied walnut shrimp is to die for! But definitely order takeout or delivery because the atmosphere is a downer.
  • Jon R.
    Jon RobsonOctober 1, 2013
    Closed Mondays. Gutted.
  • Frances R.
    Frances RabbittSeptember 1, 2013
    Sesame paste noodles with homemade noodles and the Shan Dong special dumplings are both fantastic!
  • Perth C.
    The dishes are huge, but they are very delicious! The service is unexpectedly good. Get the handmade noodles!
  • K J
    K JAugust 17, 2013
    The Chow Mein and the hand made noodles with the Sesame paste were delicious! Eat Family Style! Big Portions
  • Alena
    AlenaAugust 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this place! Service is great, it's affordable, and the food is superb. Handmade noodles are awesome and it seemed like the dumplings were also handmade.
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussJuly 23, 2013
    Some of the best soups are actually in the noodle section of the menu.
  • Ros H.
    Ros HodgekissJuly 1, 2013
    Handmade noodles are fabulous - thick, flavoursome and sublime in Szechuan sauce. The shan dong dumplings can't be missed, either. A gem - you will eat yourself silly here for less than $20/pp!
  • Peter C.
    Peter CastilloApril 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Always get the homemade noodles and the dumplings are devine.
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HillMarch 19, 2013
    Outstanding dumplings. All of them!
  • mayumi m.
    mayumi mMarch 17, 2013
    Great food but some people don't know how to use their indoor voices
  • Trey W.
    Trey WhiteheadMarch 9, 2013
    Wor Won Ton Soup is AMAZING!!!!!
  • adrienne l.
    adrienne leeOctober 21, 2012
    always get the handmade noodles. shan dong dumplings are good too. skins are the same dough as the noodles!
  • Monika
    MonikaOctober 11, 2012
  • Debbie B.
    Debbie BOctober 1, 2012
    pot stickers are even better than the dumplings - essentially the yummy fried version.
  • Joe C.
    Joe ClederaAugust 19, 2012
    They take American Express! Keep an eye out for Foursquare deals. Also, be sure to order their handmade noodles... So good.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferAugust 11, 2012
    They make bomb Szechuan (dan dan) handmade noodles.
  • Norma V.
    Norma VillaJune 17, 2012
    Try the pork and leak dumplings. They're made by hand and amazing!
  • Wes Y.
    Wes YanagaFebruary 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Tasty hand-cut noodles, dumplings - not the place for Cantonese food :)
  • Clare M.
    Clare McParlandJanuary 27, 2012
    The handmade noodles are heaven!
  • Lyn I.
    Lyn IgnatowskiDecember 17, 2011
    Closed from December 19 through January 2 for remodeling.
  • Diana P.
    Diana PDecember 9, 2011
    Special Shan Dong dumplings are the best.
  • Samuel C.
    Samuel CarstensenSeptember 8, 2011
    Best noodles in Oakland Chinatown. Try the handmade noodles for a buck or two more. Dumplings are very delicious too.
  • Annamarie S.
    Annamarie SeibelAugust 7, 2011
    Homemade noodles are great!
  • Chris D.
    Chris DadzitisMay 24, 2011
    Upgrade those noodles to handmade fool. Read more
  • Doug F.
    Doug FullerMay 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    These are probably the best Chinese noodles I have ever eaten! Get them with sesame or szechuan style if you like it hot!
  • the_RNA_kid
    the_RNA_kidJanuary 28, 2011
    Amazing hand-pulled noodles and a solid hot n' sour soup. I crave their house special pork dumplings
  • Sara H.
    Sara HolderfieldOctober 21, 2010
    Szechuan noodles, pork and leek dumplings, salt and pepper calamari, and mu shu beef. All fantastic.
  • M W.
    M WSeptember 13, 2010
    Amazing handmade noodles. We tried ours chow-mein style with chicken, but the flavor and texture will stick in your head! Also had garlic string beans - lots of flavor - and Shan Dong dumplings (pork
  • dan t.
    dan tamuraAugust 19, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Handmade noodles. Nuff said. And the Shan Dong chicken is amazing!
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HybiskeMay 12, 2010
    Delicious handmade dumplings
  • Michael C.
    Michael ClarkMay 7, 2010
    Mmm... Curry Chicken. Totally now the other woman.
  • Raven B.
    Raven BrooksMarch 14, 2010
    Definitely get the handmade Sesame Noodles, best noodles in town.
  • Bart C.
    Bart ChapmanFebruary 27, 2010
    Get the hand-made noodles in sesame paste. I had only tried it once and now crave it on a regular basis.
  • Michella R.
    Michella RJanuary 9, 2010
    Green beans, leek pancakes, and veggie dumplings are so tasty.
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