Navigating the crowded corridors of any metropolitan Chinatown can be daunting, and Oakland is no exception. It can be overwhelming to try and find the best places to eat, especially since the small, unassuming restaurants sandwiched between busy produce vendors are usually the real culinary gems of the neighborhood. I keep a running tally of places that remain perennial favorites of my friends who've grown up in the Bay Area, and here are five restaurants that consistently receive thumbs up from locals. And luckily, they're all within easy walking distance of each other near Webster, Franklin and Harrison Streets. What are some of your favorites places to eat in Chinatown? Let us know in the comments.