The East Bay is swimming in quality Chinese restaurants, whether you’re looking for hand-pulled noodles or knife-shaved noodles, Cantonese-style roasted duck or Beijing-style Peking duck, dim sum or dessert. Unsurprisingly, there’s a good cluster around Oakland Chinatown, which tends to lean Cantonese. But you’ll also find gems in Alameda, Berkeley, Fremont, and El Cerrito.
The good thing, of course, is that much of the food is built for takeout and delivery, which means that the 26 restaurants on this list have been able to continue to feed the community even through the toughest stretches of the coronavirus pandemic.
Looking for Chinese food in San Francisco? Here you go.
As of publication time, some of these restaurants offer seated, outdoor dining. However, their inclusion should not be taken as endorsement for sit-down dining, as there are still safety concerns. Studies indicate that COVID-19 infection rates are lower for outside activities, but the level of risk involved with outdoor dining is contingent on restaurants and their patrons following strict social distancing, face covering, and other safety guidelines.Read More