Famous Bao

$ • Chinese

2431 Durant Ave A, Berkeley
(510) 309-9249


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for Famous Bao

Go-to spot for authentic homemade nonspicy Chinese food in Berkeley. Specifically braised pork belly with rice. Their portion sizes and plating have changed in the past year with less protein/fat and more carbs (rice) now. Personally I didn't mind because I wasn't able to finish everything before. The taste is close to home-cooked meals, and the place is generally pretty clean, well-lit and comfortable.

Famous Bao used to have many food options that were near and dear to my heart but after the new ownership the menu has now become a scarce version of the old menu. Nevertheless, some of my favorite options are the Mapo tofu sizzling pot (now discontinued) and the pork belly with rice and bok choi. The pork belly is decadent and fatty with each piece melting in your mouth and tasting like pure butter. The quantity of the entree is large and (**pro tip you can get refills on rice**)...read full review

Very bad experience. A mosquito dived into my bowl when I was eating my noodles. When I tried to talk to the waitor and cashier to switch for another bowl of noddles, they just ignored me and What really upset me is that they maligned me that I was being difficult on purpose. Sorry for no photos provided because they just clear my bowl immediately when I talked to them. I never recommend such an annoying restaurant to anyone.

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Monday 11AM - 9:15PM
Tuesday 11AM - 9:15PM
Wednesday 11AM - 9:15PM
Thursday 11AM - 9:15PM
Friday 11AM - 9:15PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday 11AM - 9:15PM

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