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Golden China Restaurant

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500 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-1838
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average Chinese food; that is, it is worthwhile

I am a local person, and I can recommend this place as just about as good as any other Chinese restaurant that caters to non-Chinese. You can opt for the steam table and eat until you are full. You can order off the menu. You can ask for something special, and if the cook knows how to make it, he... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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English first
California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I am a local person, and I can recommend this place as just about as good as any other Chinese restaurant that caters to non-Chinese. You can opt for the steam table and eat until you are full. You can order off the menu. You can ask for something special, and if the cook knows how to make it, he... More 

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Hemet, California, Usa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This restaurant looked deserted and a little disheveled, but we saw people and went it. The young gal who greeted us needed a shower in the worst way. She seated us way in the back at a table (that was fine) but it stunk so bad it almost gagged us. My arms literally stuck to the table, it was so... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

It was getting late and not a lot of restaurants were open. There were only a few customers in the restaurant but the staff were wonderful. They offered to bring hot items to the buffet for anything that didn't meet our expectations. They were very engaging with other all the customers. The food was very good. Loved the fresh fruit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Buffet was ok but not very exciting. Some of the food had been kept warm for some time losing flavour. Good value for money but not worth a return visit.

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Camino
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

You can order off a menu or have the buffet. My husband and I had the buffet. There was a fairly good selection of dishes and dessert and when we commented that there was no Sweet & Sour Pork, the waitress magically appeared at our table with a dish of Sweet & sour Pork. The staff was very friendly and... More 

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Lompoc
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My wife and I ate the lunch buffet on a Saturday and some of the food was already cold one hour after opening. We really wanted Chinese but were only disappointed.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The buffet had a great selection, all of which was tasty. Nothing had that typical msg taste to it. Decor is a little dated but with big comfy booths, good food, and a really nice waitress that didn't matter. Really reasonable price. Highly recommend

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Cayucos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The birthday girl in our party was in the mood for Chinese food and chose this restaurant. We all opted for the buffet after seeing the great selection. The only downside was that we all over-ate. They also have an extensive off-the-menu list to choose from. We would definitely return.

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Whidbey Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Convenient location (next to Embarcadero Inn), great value and selection of very tasty food with the all-you-can-eat buffet (including for vegetarians), very friendly customer service.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Came here for a quick dinner almost at closing time. There was a buffet but we chose to order from the menu.The service was quick, the food passable. For a small place like Morro Bay, I guess this is good. The restaurant was just next door to the hotel we stayed at.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: (805) 772-1838

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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