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China Modern Cafe

1525 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 988-8008
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Ranked #78 of 249 Restaurants in Walnut Creek
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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Walnut Creek
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 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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San Diego, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We arrived around 7pm Saturday night and went in no problem. We were clueless to how popular this modern Chinese cuisine restaurant. We enjoyed both of the appetizer samplers. As well as shared the tea smoked sea-bass. The meal was wonderful. The flavors well balanced. On our way out there were three security guards and a huge line to get... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area
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84 reviews 84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant was a delightful find. My friend and I came here and did not have a lot of time to eat, and were afraid we wild run out of time. To our pleasant surprise they had our food on the table in just a few minutes. It was delicious, and great selections. My only criticism is that a couple... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Nice atmosphere, but the food is one of the worse Chinese cuisine that I have ever ate. Como for drinks enjoy the outside are and try it for yourselves!

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Easton, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

My husband and I had one of the best meals we have ever had here! We came here on a recommendation from our hotel concierge and it was just wonderful. It was the perfect place for us. They have an all-day happy hour on sundays with drink specials and a happy hour tapas-like menu. Its basically half portions of a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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178 reviews 178 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Coming here really depends on your purpose. If you are looking for a good Chinese food with a great atmosphere and reasonable proce then this in not the place for you. It wasn't for me and my group when we came here. The food is mediocre. The shumai are very small and not as good. Their seafood eggplant and kung... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

A friend and I went for Happy Hour. Ordered a few items each. Was tasty and filling. Service was fine. Sat on the patio at night. The waiter put the heater on for us. Would go there again.

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Walnut Creek, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

The environment is great the food is very tasteless, The happy our menu, bland salad, bland soup and so so main dish small portion. The crab cakes extremely dry. I wont be back there although it look really good from the outside. Big disappointment . The even charge us wrong.

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South Florida, Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Especially on Sundays! The entire day on happy hour....should be happy day! Very nice food, attentive waiters, great outside seating in the summer.

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Additional Information about China Modern Cafe

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

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