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Oakland: Richie's now a Vietnamese place

S U | Apr 1, 2008 10:36 AM

Just drove by this morning on my way to run errands. The spot that used to be Richie's (corner of International & 4th) around the block from Happy Valley, is no more. Its been replaced with a Vietnamese restaurant w/ a grand opening banner. Since I was driving by in my car, didn't have a chance to notice anything else. Does anyone know if they're already open for business, or if they are still doing minor remodeling?

Frankly, I'm glad Richie's is gone. The last time we were there, several years ago, each dish we ordered came out COLD, like straight from the fridge cold. Even the seafood soft tofu dish. That totally turned me off, and I couldn't set foot in that place ever again.

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