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Champa Garden
Asian Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
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2102 8th Ave Oakland, CA 94606
2102 8th AvenueUSCaliforniaOakland94606
(510) 238-8819
$$Asian RestaurantToday 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PMSunday 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PMMonday 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PMTuesday 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PMWednesday 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PMThursday 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PMFriday 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
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Known for its sample platter, this bustling, modest eatery supplies a range of spicy Asian dishes.- Google
"The duck curry, garlic shrimp, and thai tea are all good!"
"The papaya salad (get it Lao style!"
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Kenneth Kwan
2 weeks ago
This Asian restaurant worths the top rating on the web. It is selling the fusion of Thai and Vietnamese food. Food tastes very well and there are many choices there. Did I mention Thai ice tea? You're better to try it!! It is so good I order it in every visit. Price is not the cheapest in the area. It is very reasonable. It is a good place to have lunch with friends there.
Neena Goswamy
2 weeks ago
The service is so fantastic and the food is killer!!! I crave this food at least once a month, try the veggie duck curry - you'll love it!!
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Denise Dang
10 months ago
In the middle of a residential area, Champa seems to thrive really well. The food is pretty good, though expect a long wait for a table. I woudl highly recommend teh appetizer sampler, just because it has a little bit of everything which is great to try. Their papaya salad is pretty good, and their mango sticky rice is the best way to end your meal here.
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Catherine Chang
11 months ago
This place is a flavor bomb!!!! The Champa Sample is a must-order. It includes Laos spicy sausages, vermicelli noodles, mushroom + silver noodle egg rolls, and fried rice ball salad with fish sauce on the side! I love ordering the most exotic sounding dishes on the menu when I try out a new cuisine (I've never had Laos before, but the flavor palette seems close to Vietnamese and Thai). Naturally, the fried rice ball salad caught my eye. What on earth is a fried rice ball salad?! It's crispy goodness, including fried rice (OMG A SALAD WITH CARBS?! HELL YES!) mixed with preserved pork, green onions, peanuts, cilantro, mint leaves, and lime juice. We also got the angel wings, which can be best described as a spring roll wrapped inside a deboned chicken drumstick. Drizzle some of that sweet and sour sauce on top and you got a ticket straight to deep fried heaven! The mango fried rice was also delightful. My boyfriend is usually staunchly a noodle guy, but even he caved to this magical dish. The Laos-style beef larb was not as pungent and flavorful as I would have hoped, but it was still delicious. Service and atmosphere was mediocore. The staff seemed on the unfriendly and on the shy side, but nothing horrible. For such a cozy establishment, I think it goes a long way for customers to be greeted with a big smile and at least some level of enthusiasm. Sadly, I felt like my excitement over the food and the menu was not shared by the host or our waitress.
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Jeff Chu
2 weeks ago
This place gets busy on the weekend, came here and ate at the bar area. It was a great experience, good quick service, reasonable prices. Had the chicken larb, pad see ew, mock duck curry, spring rolls. All delicious!
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Gabriel Navarrete
2 months ago
Really good! ! My first time. ...I'll come back!
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j. rodman
a year ago
I want to have big neighborhood pride but I just find Champa Garden too frustrating to do business with anymore. They've never had adequate phone equipment to be able to hear orders. The website died 2-3 years ago and they couldn't be bothered to fix it -- third party sites have old versions of the menu. Sometimes they don't answer the phone. They're very inconsistent about stated time to pick up vs actual time the order will be ready. Sometimes it can take 15-20 minutes just to get someone to take the money (I used to just leave the cash on the counter and leave.) All this and the food just isn't what it used to be in terms of price or quality. The straw that broke the camel's back was calling in and having the phone answered, but put down on the desk twice in a row for over 5 minutes. It's not like it's hard these days to automate order taking eg on the web. Tell me when Champa Garden gets their act together.
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Lucille Yee
a year ago
There's always a crowd and a wait but it's totally worth it. Where else can you get such great flavorful food at such a cheap price without actually flying to South East Asia? Personal favorites here are the Nam Kao, Kao Soy and Kao Poon. Can't forget the mango sticky rice for dessert.