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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • 5
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  • 3
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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
Not bad

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Christopher P
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Tupelo, Mississippi
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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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94 reviews 94 reviews
65 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 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
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
137 helpful votes 137 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?