Hong KONG East Ocean Seafood Restaurant In Emeryville
3199 Powell St, Emeryville, CA 94608
Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant-Emeryville
Cuisines: Asian, Caterers, Take Out, Seafood, Chinese
Price Range : Average
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
Bike Parking: Yes
Parking: Lot, Private
Outdoor Seating: No
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09/30/2010Provided by Citysearch -
My fianc?, a friend and I decided to go here in search of a place for our wedding reception because of the view. To our delight the food was great. We ordered the BBQ pork, shrimp puffs, duck, chicken and the pan fried crispy noodles. We went at lunch and they let us order off the dinner menu. Afterward, we decided to reserve the place for our upcoming reception. The staff was very nice, Michael, the banquet coordinator showed us around and explained the set-up for the reception and he made sure we got window seats. The waiter/waitress were so accommodating, always making sure we had what we needed.
Dim sum was good. Lots of people on weekends. The ocean view itself is amazing. You'll enjoy the walk around the restaurant while you wait for your table.
Customer service is also good. They forgot to put the dessert on our bill so we ended up getting them for free. I also lost my wedding ring in the sink that same day, but they took apart the pipes to get it for me.
01/04/2010Provided by Citysearch -
The ocean view is awesome and dim sum is delicious. Customer service is also good. They didn't mark down our dessert on the bill so they gave it to us for free. I also lost my ring on that same day into the sink's drain, but they had someone take apart the pipes to retrieve it for me.
Anyone passing the area must stop by for a visit.
04/13/2008Provided by Citysearch -
After reading all the reviews here, I was surprised, I have always received excellent service at this restaurant, and it is one of my family?s favorites. Then, I realized that most of the reviews were complaining that the waiters spoke little to no English. True. This restaurant caters specifically to its Chinese patrons, and doesn?t worry about interlopers who don't speak Cantonese. Unfair? Maybe, but this restaurant has thrived for many years, and the food is always excellent. I guess if you want better service, learn some Cantonese.
I had dim sum at the Hong Kong EAST OCEAN Restaurant years ago and remembered it as a great dining and cultural experience. We went again this weekend and had another wonderful dim sum brunch.
The menu is the first part of the adventure, it lists 77 dim sum options - many of which inflamed our imagination if not our appetites, such as "Chicken Paws with Spicy Herb Sauce", "Tortoise Plastron and Herbal Jelly" and "Beef Tendons and Honey Comb".
We enjoyed making our choices and then sat back and enjoyed the views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin while the items arrived. The "Crispy Shrimp Eggroll", "Rice Noodles stuffed with Beef", and the "Cold Coconut Cakes" were our favorites. The "Pan Fried Rice Noodles with X.O. Sauce" were another delicious item, the noodles rolled into savory tubes.
The items are classified into Small, Medium, Large and Gourmet and priced accordingly at; $2.50, $3.35, $4.25 and 5.75 respectively.
Sometimes we had to check with our waitresses to learn which items on our table matched the choices on our list.
The restaurant is authentic Hong Kong, we were a distinct minority with our white faces and English. It was a glimpse into another culture, at no extra charge. Our bill came to about $55.00 for 11 items - which was too much food for two people, we will scale down to 5 or 6 items next visit, which will be soon.
We had to wait for our "Thousand Layer Cake", but we didn't mind because we were too full to care much whether it showed up or not. Otherwise the service was impeccable and courteous without resorting to any false friendliness or coying sweetness - something I appreciate very much.
03/14/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I've eaten here at least a dozen times. I love their dim sum, they've got a beautiful view, but it never fails, everytime I go here, I get the worst service.
Every server barely speaks English and is just improperly trained. You literally have to call them over a couple times just to get your glass of water filled. And forget trying to order a dish you don't know the name of, for you'll end up struggling trying to explain the dish to like 3 different servers and getting the wrong dish brought over to you 2-3 times before they get it right.
Seriously, if it wasn't for the food, I would not come back.
If you do plan on trying this place, go when the Blue Angels are practicing. You'll get tasty dim sum, an awesome view and a great show all at once...maybe it'll get your mind off the terrible service.
01/11/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Have been there for dinner once and thought the place was elegant. The food was delicious, and able to see the city lights.
Went back for dim-sum on the weekend, and it was packed!!! Had to wait 30mins, but it was well worth it. And this time I was able to enjoy the view in day light, spectacular.
A great place to go for special occassions and for great food!
06/22/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Excellent view of the city - especially for a Chinese Restaurant. Food is excellent. And the place is always packed. Service is good though they can use more staff.
Try their Fried Custard buns....they are soooo good. And not all restaurants offer them fried. Price is fair for the food and location.
Nice place for lunch - can take a walk outside afterwards to enjoy the ocean breeze during summer time (too cold to walk after dinner).