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1525 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 988-8008
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 5
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Jumping location with decent food

This place is a long way away from typical sedate Chinese restaurants. It was filled with young people enjoying both spirits and food. The food was good if not subtle. The happy hour small tasting menu was a great idea allowing us to sample 5 different dishes rather than just two. Excellent quick... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Hilltopman44
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Redding, Connecticut
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Redding, Connecticut
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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This place is a long way away from typical sedate Chinese restaurants. It was filled with young people enjoying both spirits and food. The food was good if not subtle. The happy hour small tasting menu was a great idea allowing us to sample 5 different dishes rather than just two. Excellent quick service with a smile. We'd go back... More 

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Martinez, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is our favorite Chinese Restaurant in the area. The sauces are rich, quality excellent, and portions perfect. They basically have 'happy hour' all the time. They have a huge happy hour small plate menu which enables us to order a variety of food instead of just a couple of items. I especially like their Kung Poa Chicken. It's just... More 

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San Francisco, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Terrific dim sum place that's totally unexpected right in downtown Walnut Creek. Also, I had a dish here that I didn't even know that I would like. The tea smoked Chilean Seabass. The seabass tasted like pork belly! It's just amazing. The price is a tad high ($21 as of this review), but you are in an expensive area. I... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I have been a loyal customer of Modern China for the past year and a half since I moved to Walnut Creek. I go there regularly, especially in the summer since it has outdoor seating, and always recommend that people go there when visiting Walnut Creek. The food has always been good, and the cocktails and service have mostly been... More 

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Ventura, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great food, amazing prices and awesome atmosphere. A lot of options in the area, this ine stands out. Hope to be back in the area so i can come back here.

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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97 reviews 97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Service could be better, especially when it's busy. Food is decent quality. Nice seating area outside makes for good people watching.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Went this past Christmas Eve with the family. My first time in the area. Cozy fire pits on the outside seating. Great service and the happy hour menu and prices were great. Great tasting food.

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Mesquite, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Ate here on Christmas Eve with family after church. Service a little slow at the beginning, improved as the evening progressed. Had 2 small children and our waiter took care of them first as they were becoming tired (very wise). Had appetizers of Dim Sum and BBQ ribs - good but not great. Same for my Crispy Chicken. Were not... More 

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Walnut Creek
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We had dinner on a lovely Monday evening. The place was pretty busy and we sat outside on the front patio. I was a little skeptical since the menu was dirty, but we delved in. Not many choices on a Monday evening. The duck lettuce cups were great. The chicken mango salad was ok...nothing to write home about. The sauteed... More 

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Sacramento, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love the ambiance here. It is centrally located in downtown Walnut Creek. I have only come here for dinner. I enjoy sitting in the patio and enjoying a variety of small plate dishes. Great for sharing with friend/family. The service is friendly. They have lots of tvs for enjoying sports while you dine.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1525 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: (925) 988-8008

Price and Cuisine

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

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