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Golden China Restaurant

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500 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2218
(805) 772-1838
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Cambria, California
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

I eat heart healthy. I don't like or eat fried foods after my triple bypass, so I asked them to cook my order with saki or light oil. The chef was happy to accommodate me and made me a beautiful dinner, steamed and only lightly sauteed. He was very kind and checked with me to see that the entree suited... More 

Thank Kac Y
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

Called here by chance on a one night stay in Morro Bay. Restaurant looked clean and staff very friendly. Good choice on the menu. Food service was quick and well presented. Tasty food at a reasonable price. Would go back again.

Thank Susan J
Morro Bay, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Golden China is da BOMB! Their food is unlike any other Chinese food I have ever had. Fresh and delicious! Their buffet is fantastic! Their take out portions are very big too! They do not use MSG, and Grace, the manager is a sweet heart!

Thank Candy C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

We ordered this for delivery to our hotel. It came in a timely fashion but food was missing and the brought us drinks different from what we ordered.

Thank Brenda R
Port Ludlow, Washington
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

Exhausted from a county wide antiques forage, I made the mistake of ordering appetizers and beef with black mushrooms to go. Don't order to go. The appetizers tasted like they had been sitting around for weeks, the beef and black mushrooms only slightly better. This was voted the best Chinese food place in SLO county, but I have no idea... More 

Thank Lynda L
Fresno, California
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016

The locals love this place, and i have been there 3 or 4 times. The buffet is great. Its good for families, vacationers alike. God value for your money

Thank Furiousweeniedog
California's Wine Coast Country, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

This is a very typical buffet. The people are friendly the food is good. I took a couple of Chinese exchange students to eat here and they were happy. It is basic but friendly.

Thank Jeffrey G
Central California
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118 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2015

Golden China has been at this location over 20 years because they serve good food & have great service. The buffet is reasonable and has so many choices. The menu is varied and has something for everybody.

Thank SKSA
Taft, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2015

Excellent Chinese buffet, about $10, good quality, good selection. Can order from menu. Never been crowded midweek.

Thank UncleNormy
Riverside, California
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979 reviews
613 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2015

Very nice family owned business. Located right on the waterfront. Service is good. Quickly seated, order quickly taken, steady refills on drinks. The buffet has numerous items considering the size of the restaurant and the size of the crowd. Dishes range from salads to main course items and desserts. Unfortunately, many of the items on the buffet were there too... More 

Thank Chuck8700

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2218
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: (805) 772-1838

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