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downtown Oakland: Breads of India, Crown Wok

Marc Wallace | Nov 16, 200405:44 PM

Just a few findings from walking back from lunch today...

I saw the new "Breads of India" location that was rumoured here a while back. I'd wondered where it was going to be, and could not find any info. It's at 10th and Clay.

They have a big sign saying "opening October 2004". I wish people wouldn't put those up. They are *never* accurate.

Looked like Jesso's was closed up? Perhaps they are lunch only? I was walking by at 2pm and it was locked up tight...

Also: there used to be a high-priced, but nice looking, Chinese place on the block with Le Cheval, Siam Bay, and Anita's. I have no idea what it was called, but it's gone now, replaced by a similarly high-priced Chinese place called Crown Wok. They did have some specials written in Chinese, so may have authentic items, but they also serve crab rangoon... Most things were more in the $6-9 range, which seems a bit much (given Chinatown nearby). But that's the Old Oakland pricing scheme...

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