We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1525 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 988-8008
Website
Today
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 32 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Food for Differing Gastronomic Needs

We completed our second successful visit here with our diet challenged crew: vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, allergic and plain old-fashioned picky. We ordered the crabcakes and seaweed salad for starters, and then had the bamboo steamed vegetables, grapefruit jicama salad, tofu hot pot, miso... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
N_skier
,
Concord, California
Add Photo Write a Review

32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Lebanon, New Jersey
Level Contributor
996 reviews
854 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Three of us got one of the last outdoor tables at 6pm on a Wednesday evening. Most of the outdoor seats were warmed up by hot coals right in the middle of the table, plus there were larger heat lamps if it were a cold night. We were told that happy hour is all day, and we were handled a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Concord, California
Level Contributor
128 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We completed our second successful visit here with our diet challenged crew: vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, allergic and plain old-fashioned picky. We ordered the crabcakes and seaweed salad for starters, and then had the bamboo steamed vegetables, grapefruit jicama salad, tofu hot pot, miso shiitake soup, chicken fried rice, and the grilled Thai chicken. All were excellent. The service was excellent.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Redding, Connecticut
Level Contributor
81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Martinez, California
Level Contributor
127 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ventura, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tupelo, Mississippi
Level Contributor
100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mesquite, Texas
Level Contributor
22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed China Modern Cafe also viewed

 
Walnut Creek, CA
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Been to China Modern Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from China Modern Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?