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Le Cheval

4.1
25 reviews
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$30 and under
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Vietnamese
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  • Good for Groups (47)
  • Fit for Foodies (29)
  • Great for Lunch (27)

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About

Le Cheval is located in Oakland, California and has been serving the flavors of Asia since 1985. Family recipes bring together the flavors of Chinese, French and Southeast Asia for a unique experience while dining. Most entrées at Le Cheval are served family style and menus change on occasion.

The seven courses of beef is a favorite entrée at Le Cheval and is intended for two or more diners. You will try lemon marinated beef, beef dipped in hot vinegar, grilled beef, beef in lot leaf, imperial beef sausage, ground minced beef and rice beef porridge. This meal comes with lettuce, sprouts, cucumber, pickled shredded carrots and daikon, mint leaves and rice paper.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Vietnamese
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Hours of operation

Lunch: M-Sa 11:00am-3:00pm
Dinner: M-Th 3:00pm-9:00pm
Dinner: F-Sa 3:00pm-9:30pm
Dinner: Su 4:30pm-9:00pm
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Phone number
(510) 763-8495
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
10th Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
4.1
food
3.9
service
3.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tiernan (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 26, 2015

Flavor is overrated. The restaurant doesn't look much outside but the food was extremely amazing. The soup was to die for. I would most definitely go back and I did one more time.

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Katy (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on April 15, 2015

LeCheval has been a favorite of ours for years. The food is consistently good and we love the noodle, curry and pork dishes. The atmosphere is energetic and it can get noisy there. If you are dining with someone with a hearing problem, I would not recommend visiting during peak busy times. The service is consistently good, but don't plan on spending a long leisurely evening there. They tend to clear the dishes and turn over the tables very quickly.
Give LeCheval a try- you will definitely enjoy this neighborhood gem.

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vipLadyInRed (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on April 11, 2015

With the intention of ordering the fish of the day (catfish), I entered this entertaining restaurant solo. Learning they had sold out of that fish, the wait person kept pressing me toward the tilapia. It was a large filet, yet served solo on the plate without garnish. It had been pan-fried and was not greasy.

Still, the spices native to the Vietnamese cuisine were all but undetectable in my dish. If I venture back, I will be sure to order the watercress salad enhanced with prawns or one of the clay pot selections. These dishes elicited smiles from other diners.

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vipoutforfood (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on March 19, 2015

We've been here many times and think it is one of the best Vietnamese restaurants in Oakland. Try their beef, appetizer rolls, salads, and fish clay pots. It is one of few restaurants left where cocktails can be $8, which accounts for the many peope at the bar. Service can be too fast and not well paced You can be eating the appetizer and the main dishes are already appearing at your table. Friendly staff.

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terrific (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 14, 2015

We have been to le Cheval numerous times and the food continues to be good as was the service. But the noise level made conversation difficult.

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Corey36 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 28, 2015

This restaurant is amazing! I took my wife and kids to celebrate her birthday and it just so happened to be Chinese New Year. The dragon dancing and martial arts demo was AWESOME! The food was 5 stars as usual and the service was impeccable! I recommend anyone who is looking for a great evening at a classy place to try Le Cheval's

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 21, 2015

Great service! Excellent food! We also enjoyed the vibrant energy and atmosphere. Fun for a birthday party.

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Berkeley (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2015

I love their cube beef. Good food for good price.

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hipx2 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2015

It's so easy to over order at Le Cheval. The food comes out ridiculously fast, and yet it is so tasty. We hadn't been here in a long time, but the food and service is just like I remember. Maybe next time, I'll remember to have a shot of the "snake juice"....

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Timely (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2015

No wait time for a table and food was also quick to arrive once ordered.

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