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Emerald Chinese Seafood Restaurant

3709 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111-3765
858-565-6888
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Ranked #1,724 of 4,059 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $10 - $30
Hours:
Mon 9:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Toronto, Ontario
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It is a popular Chinese restaurant. There were a lot of customer, so the staff tried to fit in everyone. We had a small table, not ideal, but the food is great. I enjoy my meal very much.

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Sedona, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Went to Emerald yesterday. Ordered Wonton Soup and Whole Flounder. Received fish soup instead, and when I got the bill, it showed the Flounder at $32. I asked the waiter to see the menu, and he went to his station, he looked through 2 or 3 menu before bringing me one where the $26 price was crossed over and a... More

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Tustin, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The first time we went there the food was great. We had a great time and tasty food. The second I went to do take out and the food was awful. I also did not realize how expensive this place is. Vegetarian chow mein for $16? A whole ginger chicken for $26? A Thai Tea for $5? Why don't they... More

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San Diego, California, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always good and fresh. Great place to get a quick lunch or enjoy a long visit. Restaurant is quiet and service is great.

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Roseville, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This was once a pretty good dim sum place. Not any more. While it has been slowly declining over the years, a recent visit made us determined never to return. The dim sum experience here includes ladies bringing around carts with dim sum that you select. Unfortunately, the dim sum we ordered was tasteless. The service was neither helpful nor... More

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The brunch is the best in san diego, and I always went there with my family. It is not easy to occupy a table in holiday

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Bangkok, Thailand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Did not go for Dim Sum and Dim Sum ends at 3. Menu is more traditional then a american chinese restaurant. They seat 200 in one big room. Lo Mein ginger very oily. Cod filet ok. Roast duck again nothing special. Corn soup not up to standard. Not worth another trip. Staff was attentive

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Greenville, South Carolina
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460 reviews 460 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

My wife and I were staying at a hotel close by and decided to try Emerald Chinese. We were glad we did. It's a very large restaurant with white table clothes and friendly people. We both had soup Won Ton and Hot and Sour that were excellent. We then had the Sizzling Seafood plate and the Five Spice Soft Shell... More

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Glendale , California USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We went there fro Mother's Day Dinner. There were no Dim sum at that moment so we did a la carte. Foods are all I said all Oily , (what do you expect on a Chinese restaurant). The service is so slow, even though when we came, there were not much of customers. Asking for a glass of water will... More

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Bangkok
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Just had dim sum lunch there today and came away extremely displeased with the service, food quality and price. All dim sums were not hot, especially the broccoli which they charged $8.99 for! We ought to have walked out from our first impression....our daughter lives in San Diego (we're from LA) and this was the only Chinese restaurant on Convoy... More

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