Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant
3199 Powell Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant is located in Emeryville, right by the Bay. It has excellent views of San Francisco. The restaurant is popular for dim sum and for large banquets, especially on the weekends. Our last visit was in the middle of 2011.
Decor, Vibe – Hong Kong East Ocean has rows of tables all facing the beautiful views. Workers from nearby firms, couple of families, and some small parties were eating lunch when we were there.
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Hong Kong East Ocean has a medium sized dim sum menu with a surprising large amount of more exotic Chinese dishes. Not a lot of innovation in their menu, although they do have several hot pots simmering exotic items on a side table.
Pan Fried Turnip Cakes ($3.95) were better than average with a crispy skin, lots of meat, and good strong flavor.
Shrimp Dumplings (Har Gow) ($4.95) were 4 good sized pieces with quality shrimp and large quantities of it. They did fall apart when we tried to get them, though!
Shrimp Rice Noodles were good.($4.95) Lots of shrimp, good quantities, and tasty. Beef ones were also decent.
Siu Mai dumplings (4) ($3.95) were tender and contained with good filling.
East ocean jumbo shrimp dumpling ($4.95) had 4 triangular dumplings filled with shrimp and a little bit of pea shoots.
Shrimp dumplings w/ cilantro (4) ($4.95) had limited quantity of shrimp and lots of cilantro, so make sure you like cilantro.
Crystal shrimp dumplings ($4.95) had 4 beautiful deep-fried dumplings filled with shrimp. How can anything deep fried taste bad?
Crispy shrimp egg roll ($4.95) is a very large dish of supersized crispy egg rolls.
Steamed Pork Buns were pretty small and had average tasting BBQ pork inside.
Deep Fried Pork Dumplings ($2.95) were pretty big, but greasy and filled with bland pork.
Fried sesame balls ($3.95) were filled with black sesame filling and on the cold side.
Steamed Chinese Broccoli (Gai lan) ($5.95) was a little on the over blanched side. A better bet is to order the stirfried version off the dinner menu.
Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant’s food and service was pretty average. We had to hail waiters to get things done. A couple dishes were good but better quality can be had in Oakland’s Chinatown or in San Francisco. The food at Hong Kong East Ocean is adequate but not thrilling. Koi Palace Daly city remains our reference Chinese dim sum restaurant in the Bay Area. They have a limited wine list.