Buffet Fortna

★★★☆☆
  • 800 Broadway

    Oakland, CA 94607

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  • 510-839-1688

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Jade Villa used to be the ONLY dim sum place my family would go to--the dim sum was always fresh, and they have such a wide variety! However, about 5 years ago everything started to go downhill. For one, their prices were going up--for DIM SUM! The service started to get a little chilly, and the final straw: the food quality started to go down! After that, we just said forget it and we've found alternative dim sum houses.

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★★☆☆☆

Jade Villa used to be the ONLY dim sum place my family would go to--the dim sum was always fresh, and they have such a wide variety! However, about 5 years ago everything started to go downhill. For one, their prices were going up--for DIM SUM! The service started to get a little chilly, and the final straw: the food quality started to go down! After that, we just said forget it and we've found alternative dim sum houses.

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Off the hook dim sum. Don't be afraid to try it all, even if you have no idea what it is, even a chicken foot might surprise you. Of course, the stuffed pork buns are the best. They also have a little takeout counter if you want to take some home!

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★★★★★

Off the hook dim sum. Don't be afraid to try it all, even if you have no idea what it is, even a chicken foot might surprise you. Of course, the stuffed pork buns are the best. They also have a little takeout counter if you want to take some home!

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I love how we always get seated promptly and the food never fails to disappoint. From the sweet tofu to the pan fried dumplings, it is all so good! Did I forget to mention cheap?

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★★★★★

I love how we always get seated promptly and the food never fails to disappoint. From the sweet tofu to the pan fried dumplings, it is all so good! Did I forget to mention cheap?

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Drinking hot tea & eating variety of delicious dimsum. Now that's the great combination. Carts full of different kind of food going here and there. Just dont come late, otherwise you wont get many too choose from. Steamed, baked, deep fried, sauteed.

If you're looking for fancy dimsum, you won't find it here. Fancy dimsum = fancy restaurant = fancy price. Nevetheless they do have more than the most common dishes. But no fancy stuff. Good price for good food.

It doesnt happen too often but you can't always get a description of what's on the cart (not all waiter/waitresses speak english).

There's an inexpensive parking garage 2 blocks away. And a pay lot across the street. No validation, though.

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★★★★☆

Drinking hot tea & eating variety of delicious dimsum. Now that's the great combination. Carts full of different kind of food going here and there. Just dont come late, otherwise you wont get many too choose from. Steamed, baked, deep fried, sauteed.

If you're looking for fancy dimsum, you won't find it here. Fancy dimsum = fancy restaurant = fancy price. Nevetheless they do have more than the most common dishes. But no fancy stuff. Good price for good food.

It doesnt happen too often but you can't always get a description of what's on the cart (not all waiter/waitresses speak english).

There's an inexpensive parking garage 2 blocks away. And a pay lot across the street. No validation, though.

Pros: Good food 4 money, Inexpensive

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I agree with the last review. While this is a fun place to go with friends for its bustling mixed crowd on the weekends as well as for the reasonably priced fare, the dim sum is greasy as heck. All three times I've been there over the span of a few years, same results. I actually managed to turn my boyfriend OFF of dim sum by taking him here. The last time I went with a bunch of friends, still greasy and I was only able to stomach about 4 pieces which is not alot at all for a dim sum venue! I think I am being a bit generous in my ratings for this place, as the best thing there was the great company.

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★★★☆☆

I agree with the last review. While this is a fun place to go with friends for its bustling mixed crowd on the weekends as well as for the reasonably priced fare, the dim sum is greasy as heck. All three times I've been there over the span of a few years, same results. I actually managed to turn my boyfriend OFF of dim sum by taking him here. The last time I went with a bunch of friends, still greasy and I was only able to stomach about 4 pieces which is not alot at all for a dim sum venue! I think I am being a bit generous in my ratings for this place, as the best thing there was the great company.

Pros: can get hot tea, cheap, cheap

Cons: greasy buns, greasy veggies, greasy everything

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We've had dim sum at Jade Villa probably close to ten times. The last 2 times it was so greasy, I've decided not to go back. The dim sum that comes on the carts is heavily weighted towards shrimp items, although I guess you can try to order other items off the menu. I've noticed something odd about their music there that it runs on a loop. One time we listened to the same song looping for over an hour.

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★☆☆☆☆

We've had dim sum at Jade Villa probably close to ten times. The last 2 times it was so greasy, I've decided not to go back. The dim sum that comes on the carts is heavily weighted towards shrimp items, although I guess you can try to order other items off the menu. I've noticed something odd about their music there that it runs on a loop. One time we listened to the same song looping for over an hour.

Cons: greasy, greasy, greasy

 

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