3 new businesses to check out in Chinatown

Interested in sampling the newest restaurants and workout spots in Chinatown? From a noodle eatery to a jiujitsu gym, read on for the newest businesses to open their doors in this part of Oakland.


R' Noodles




930 Webster St.

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New Chinese restaurant R' Noodles offers spiced pigs feet and dumplings made with pork, beef or shrimp. Yelpers recommend the rice noodle soup with a snail-based broth.

The new spot has been popular with diners thus far, receiving four stars out of 12 reviews on Yelp.

John H., who reviewed the eatery on April 9, wrote, "The Guilin snail-style noodle soup is legit. It is a little spicy. No snails, just a snail-based broth. I just ate and feel uncomfortably full, but just typing out this review makes me want more."

Yelper Purpleblue Y. wrote, "We recommend their snail noodle soup; the soup was clear and tasty. They were very generous with noodles and vegetables."

R' Noodles is open from 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. daily.

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu




301 Eighth St.


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10th Planet Jiu Jitsu is a spot for Brazilian jiujitsu, kickboxing and self-defense classes.

The location welcomes all experience levels and ages. It offers three separate classes -- one for beginners, one for experienced members and another for children.

With a five-star rating out of 27 reviews on Yelp, 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Oakland has been getting positive attention.

Yelper Natasha S., who reviewed the business on March 20, wrote, "Professor Mike Hillebrand is a wonderful instructor and does a really great job of breaking down the details. He also stresses the importance of building the best habits at the beginner level, which I really appreciate. The guest instructors that come in are equally as thorough and very helpful in making sure we execute moves with purpose and precision."

Visit the gym's website for the full schedule of classes.

KultMix




304 10th St.


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KultMix is an Asian fusion and Vietnamese restaurant that's serving up tofu spring rolls, a barbecue chicken rice plate with an eggroll, chicken tamales and more. (View the full menu here.)

KultMix's current rating of four stars out of 93 reviews on Yelp indicates the newcomer is off to a strong start.

Yelper Mccracken C., who reviewed the eatery on April 11, wrote, "Pho-rrito is the most inventive fusion! The burrito contains pho noodles and toppings. The broth is like au jus for the burrito. Delicious!"

Yelper Shondra B. wrote, "This was the first vegetarian pho I have found, and it did not disappoint. Mushroom-based broth created a savory full flavor filled with spice from the jalapenos and tang from the fresh squeezed lime. This is now my new go-to takeout place."

KultMix is open from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. on Friday-Sunday. (It's closed on Monday and Tuesday.)
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