Famous Bao


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


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for Famous Bao

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.

Actually pretty decent food but pricing is a little steep for a college town; be warned that a $0.95 fee will be added for credit card transactions less than $20, which is the highest fee I've seen yet. I always get their Sp9 Braised Pork Belly Soup with wide noodles. The broth can be somewhat plain but after the meat has steeped in it for a while, it's quite tasty! I usually get it to go for dinner and have enough for lunch the next day! Pros: -- good portions -- simple but...read full review

Called famous bao, but their baozi isn't that great. They have Shanghai and Hong Kong style baozi, not Beijing style like I expected. The skin wasn't at all chewy. The inside was plain and lacking in flavor. The noodle soup was about 80% noodle, 10% meat and 10% soup. The noodle soup was called "spicy," but my Grandma who finds black pepper spicy wouldn't have minded. The noodles were not chewy.

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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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