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Van's Chinese Seafood

3214 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 828-8449
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Ranked #1,278 of 4,104 Restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch
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English first
San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Chef Van is superb in his seafood dishes (my favorite is Oysters anyway he chooses) but the real secret is his wine list..If he dose not have your request, it hasn't been bottled!

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San Antonio, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Not having enough funds or energy for a day trip to the hill country or the right weather for the coast, my wife and I looked for an adventure at home and found one. We took a short bus ride from downtown San Antonio (route 10) up Broadway to Van's. We flipped a coin to see which restaurant we would... More

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Abilene, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Upon walking up to this restaurant, it's hard to make yourself go in. The outside just screams "you will get sick here" but I tried it anyway. When you enter, it seems like you are entering an unorganized wine outlet that also sells Chinese treats with crummy tables topped with upscale porcelain dishes. To the back there is a long... More

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Houston, Texas
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289 reviews 289 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The service was so slow that we almost left. 15 min for spring rolls, with no notice of the wait. We asked about the entree after 20 min. and the waiter said a couple of minutes, with an underlying rude tone. 10 minutes later (yes, I actually had the timer going on my phone) we asked again and this time... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

I went to Van's because I had heard great things about it. Appartently, the restaurant has changed because it was awful. Bland, tasteless and seemed stale. The Spring Rolls had a sour taste in them (I think it may have been rotten mushrooms), they were not crunchy and seemed more like egg rolls then Vietnamese Spring Rolls. The lemon chicken... More

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Santa Fe
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012 via mobile

Frommer's recommended. Neighborhood looked questionable. Had spring rolls and pork vermicelli and it was a pleasant experience. I would go back.

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

If a place can't even make good Spring rolls... why do they exist? The food her is way substandard. They have a nice waitstaff, even if they aren't efficient, but it doesn't make up for the poorly prepared, stale gruel theat they try to pawn off as food. Although, it could prevent someone from starving, I can't give it any... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

Very friendly staff and fine food throughout the years. Live varieties of shell fish and Lobster and crab cooked to order in various Asian styles. Original food designs to please even a native Asian taste. Well recommended for some of the best Asin in San Antonio, Texas.

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DC
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19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2009

We did not have the seafood so maybe that's good but the food we did have-- tofu with vegetables, hot/sour soup-- was horrible. It was as if someone took a bottle of soy sauce and poured it into EVERYTHING. We also tried the vermicelli and that technique was probably also applied. As an asian person, I would not call this... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2008

This is not a place for vegetarians!

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Additional Information about Van's Chinese Seafood

Address: 3214 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone Number: (210) 828-8449
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Chinese

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