Oakland’s Golden Peacock has joined the list of long-lived restaurants the Bay Area bid farewell to in 2022.
For 50 years, the family-owned Chinese restaurant with the red awning served the bustling Chinatown community with a wide variety of lunch and dinner options at 825 Webster St. The menu was comprised of classic Cantonese cuisine, from won ton soup and chow mein to the labor-intensive dish known as peanut-pressed duck, which drew fans from far and wide.
“Their preparation was spot on, and forgive me for being simplistic, friggin’ good!,” Jon M. gushed on Yelp. “This restaurant, for preserving and presenting this one amazing dish, is a national treasure. THANK YOU for doing what you do so well!”
As first reported by Oaklandside, Golden Peacock was particularly beloved for its fast and affordable lunch service, which included clay pots, seafood dishes and sizzling platters for as little as $9.