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Location:
1674 Shattuck Avenue (at Virginia Street)
Berkeley, CA 94709
Parking: Street (easy)

Phone: 510-883-1883

Restaurant Owners: : Benli Zou and Lihong Huang
Executive Chef: : Benli Zou

Type of Cuisine: Northern Chinese
Signature Dishes: : Lamb or Oyster with Chinese Pickled Cabbage Soup, Shrimp and Chive Boiled Dumpings, Sesame Bread with Green Onion, House Special Smoked Pork
Vegetarian Options: 3+ items
Alcohol Served: Beer and wine
Corkage Fee: $8/bottle
Bottle Limit: None

Restaurant Hours:
Monday: 11:00am-3:00pm (lunch), 5:00pm-9:30pm (dinner)
Tuesday: 11:00am-3:00pm (lunch), 5:00pm-9:30pm (dinner)
Wednesday: 11:00am-3:00pm (lunch), 5:00pm-9:30pm (dinner)
Thursday: 11:00am-3:00pm (lunch), 5:00pm-9:30pm (dinner)
Friday: 11:00am-3:00pm (lunch), 5:00pm-10:00pm (dinner)
Saturday: 11:00am-3:00pm (lunch), 5:00pm-10:00pm (dinner)
Sunday: 12:00pm-3:00pm (lunch), 5:00pm-9:30pm (dinner)

Meals Served: Lunch (lunch specials served Mon-Sat), dinner
Take-Out: Yes
Delivery: No
Average Dinner Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 15% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $15-$25
Average Lunch Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 15% gratuity, w/o alcohol): Under $15
Payment Options: Cash, ATM, Visa, MasterCard
Accept Reservations: Yes
Need Reservations: No
How far in advance are reservations required to be made? One day

Accommodations for Children: Kid-friendly
Dining Style: Casual
Disabled Access: Yes, but no wheelchair access to restroom
Restaurant Size: Medium (30-100 seats)
Accommodate Groups (10+): Yes
Private Dining Room: No
Tables with Scenic Views: No
Outdoor Dining: Yes
Entertainment: No

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  • Bob Ribelin

    Dear Da Lian,

    After seeing you on Check Please, I’m anxious to bring friends there for dinner. I have one question: do you use MSG in your cooking? My friends are very allergic to MSG and get very sick with only a llittle in their food. Thanks for taking the time to answer my question. Hope to see you soon.

    Sincerely,
    Bob Ribelin

  • Lorena

    Regarding MSG, the front of Da Lian’s menu is marked prominently “NO MSG”.

  • Christopher Hooton

    We just ate there tonight. We ordered four dishes. While the food was fresh we both thought all the dishes lacked flavor. The service was rather anemic also. We will not go back.

  • Dawn Ehrlich

    My family had a terrific dinner, and we are picky about Chinese food. The sesame onion bread was a real treat. Service was friendly and prompt and the food tasty. We will go back.