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China Harbor

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2040 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 286-1688
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 1:30 am
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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, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 9
    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
Through a Looking Glass for Puget Sound

We had convention dinners at China Harbor held in Seattle, Washington early August 2015. The restaurant entrance and steps need a little upkeep. But once one steps up to the huge 2nd floor dining areas, there's a view to kill! Its a huge across the whole floor with glass doors and panels where... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Quasarsoujourner01
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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San Francisco, California
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81 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We had convention dinners at China Harbor held in Seattle, Washington early August 2015. The restaurant entrance and steps need a little upkeep. But once one steps up to the huge 2nd floor dining areas, there's a view to kill! Its a huge across the whole floor with glass doors and panels where the customers can glaze out at the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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
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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
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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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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
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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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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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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: Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?