Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant Review, Emeryville

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant

3199 Powell Street

Emeryville, CA 94608

510-655-3388

Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant Website

Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant Exterior

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.

Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant Interior

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.

Menu Pictures (Click to zoom into any picture)

Website Dim Sum Menu

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.

Picks:

Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant Pan Fried Turnip Cakes

Pan Fried Turnip Cakes ($3.95) were better than average with a crispy skin, lots of meat, and good strong flavor.

Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant Har Gow

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!

Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant Shrimp Rice Noodles

Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant Beef Rice Noodles

Shrimp Rice Noodles were good.($4.95) Lots of shrimp, good quantities, and tasty. Beef ones were also decent.

Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant Siu Mai

Siu Mai dumplings (4) ($3.95) were tender and contained with good filling.

Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant Shrimp Dumplings with Cilantro

East ocean jumbo shrimp dumpling ($4.95) had 4 triangular dumplings filled with shrimp and a little bit of pea shoots.

Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant Shrimp Dumplings

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.

OK:

Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant Pork Buns

Steamed Pork Buns were pretty small and had average tasting BBQ pork inside.

Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant Deep Fried Pork Dumplings

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.

Pans:

Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant Steamed Vegetables

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.

Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant Overall Rating: (Good 2)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Good)
Service Rating: (Average)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Attire:Casual
Hours:Mon - Fri 11am - 2:30pm, Sat-Sun 10am - 2:30pm, Daily 5-930pm
Parking:Free Lot
Reservations:Yes
Prices:$2.75 - $6.80 (Lunch)

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    Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant

    3199 Powell Street

    Emeryville, CA 94608

    510-655-3388

    Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant Website

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    Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant Overall Rating: (Good 2)

    Come Back?

    Food Rating: (Good)
    Service Rating: (Average)
    Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
    Value Rating: (Good)

    Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

    Alcohol:Beer, Wine
    Attire:Casual
    Hours:Mon - Fri 11am - 2:30pm, Sat-Sun 10am - 2:30pm, Daily 5-930pm
    Parking:Free Lot
    Reservations:Yes
    Prices:$2.75 - $6.80 (Lunch)