Pacific Renaissance Plaza
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Start your day at Pacific Renaissance Plaza. The plaza itself is a mixed-use complex providing residential, commercial, and communal space. If needed, park your car in the garage and venture up to find the Asian Branch of the Oakland Library, the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, and the open-air plaza where residents and visitors mill about by the central fountain. This also happens to be home to a few iconic restaurants (more on those below), including Peony Seafood, Gum Kuo, and The Sweet Booth.