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China Harbor

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2040 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 286-1688
Today
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I normally avoid big places with great views

The general tso chicken was good, service was fast and friendly. Beautiful view of Lake Union, though it was after dark...Near Tom Hanks' houseboat. All in all, pretty good experience. I was fortunate to find a parking space nearby. The main dining room was almost empty ay 7 PM in a Sunday, not... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
joshbash
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Miami, Florida
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Dining on a budget
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Miami, Florida
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336 reviews 336 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The general tso chicken was good, service was fast and friendly. Beautiful view of Lake Union, though it was after dark...Near Tom Hanks' houseboat. All in all, pretty good experience. I was fortunate to find a parking space nearby. The main dining room was almost empty ay 7 PM in a Sunday, not a good sign.

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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Some of my coworkers and I I ordered lunch as they are a close establishment to our office on Lake Union. Being Pescetarian, I ordered the Kung Pau shrimp and low and behold, they were full of shrimp poop. I called the manager to kindly complain, and she told me " This is the way we order them, this is... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I approached dinner with optimism despite the negative criticism I have read about China Harbor. My optimism quickly started to slip, as I walked towards the outdated 1960's lit up red entrance, which resembled an old speakeasy. I then found myself standing in a room of tacky décor with a fantastic view of the water. I was greeted with a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The food was yummy. Reasonably priced. Parking is free after 4pm weekdays. The drinks were strong although they did not know what a Whisky sour was.... The decor was a mix of some really nice historical pieces to some modern pieces... the fixtures were nice and added to the atmosphere, but the building itself could use some help soon. The... More 

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Destin, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I ordered a vegetable soup only to find out that it was made on chicken broth. After I mentioned it to our server, he tried to convince me that I was "probably" mistaken. After saying that I could feel chicken taste in it, he went to check with the cook and indeed my vegetable soup was made with chicken broth...I... More 

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Washington
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249 restaurant reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Attended weekend wedding banquet here. Very fancy yet classy decor, with an amazing view to Lake Union. Super large dance floor for all the dancing you want. The multi course menu included crab stuff claws, lobster, steamed whole fish, walnut prawns, fried rice (when is fried rice a "course"?? Only in America), chicken, and fruit platter. Soup was the starter... More 

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Everett, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

China Harbor Restaurant is my favorite Chinese restaurant in the NW, hands down. All of their food is great, not to mention, 100% authentic. My favorite dish is the Almond Fried chicken. My favorite appetizer here is the BBQ pork, and the Mongolian Beef is so tender melts in your mouth SO GOOD. The dining room always has beautiful and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

It's been here a good 20+ years .... How? I don't know?? Low prices, yes , but the food has no flavor... The chicken and beef were rubbery, bland, and tasted horrible. The service was terribly slow with the last entree delivered 15 min after the first.... Blech....

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Montreal, Canada
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58 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Excellant location and great staff. Enjoyed the view and the simple menu. Hot and Spicy soup authentic and tasty. Pork well cooked and beef also good. Very reasonable pricing. Will return.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

A good view of the harbor and delicious Chinese food! Come at lunch time ordered dinner food. But there is also lunch special, and the price looks great!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2040 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (206) 286-1688

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 12
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 1:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?