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China Palace

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7089 Redwood Blvd, Novato, CA 94945-4101
+1 415-892-6563
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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San Diego, California, United States
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669 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

I'm half Chinese, and my very Chinese side of the family say this is probably the most legit Chinese restaurant in little Novato. You'll pay slightly higher prices, but the higher quality and authenticity is all there. 99% of the time my family makes a trip to Oakland or San Fran to get real Chinese, but when they're feeling lazy,... More 

Thank John P
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55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Excellent, well-prepared items. All very freshly prepared and delicious! :) Nicest interior of all the Chinese restaurants I have been in. Pleasant wait staff.

Thank Bob G
Novato, California
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

The food here is pretty great. Service is speedy, and if you're in a hurry for a quick sit down lunch, it works. I've been for dinner, too. They make their own homemade pot stickers, which everyone raves about. I find them a little too doughy, but that's just me. Everyone else loves them. My favorite dishes are the walnut... More 

Thank Coree C
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135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

Met friends for lunch... it is their favorite Chinese restaurant. Large portions for lunch.. soup, appetizer, entrée with choice of rice or chow Mein and fortune cookie.... and reasonably priced.. Everything looked good.. friendly staff.

Thank Missewe13
Novato, California
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

What sets this Chinese restaurant apart (besides the many exceptional dishes) is the atmosphere and the attention. Tablecloths and linen napkins. Immaculate dining area. Attendants always aware of any of your needs (water, tea, etc...) The prices here for all the better dining options are no more than for lesser restaurants. The portions are very large by comparison with other... More 

Thank joeanddolores
Fiddletown, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

What can I say; Best Chinese food & service in Novato. If you want the best Chinese food head to the City or Oakland, but in Novato this is the place.

Thank 5outta6
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119 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

I've never really been a fan of Chinese food, but China Palace is a pretty good option. Good customer service and decent Chinese food without MSG or being to excessively greasy. Large portions, and decent flavor makes it an OK choice for a family friendly dinner.

Thank David M
Novato, California
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015

We go to China Palace as our fall back for Chinese food in Northern Marin. Reliably, good food and excellent hot and sour soup or egg flower soups. They will work with you if you plan ahead and will prepare special orders. We enjoy eating here with our friends and order up family style. Fried chicken wings Szechuan lamb, green... More 

Thank stevengW2415DA
Santa Barbara, California
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2015

Don't let the location (along the frontage road on Redwood, near a car dealership) fool you because the interior of China Palace,and more importantly the food, are worth a visit. Comfortable and clean, it's nice enough for date-night and large enough to easily accommodate a group/family. We typically order take-away and have never been disappointed. Made-to-order, the menu is your... More 

Thank Fatchihuahua
Novato, California
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2015

When it's time for Chinese food, we go to China Palace. In the past few months, their Hot and Sour Soup has become the best I've ever tasted, and their classic dishes are prime examples of what Chinese food should be.

Thank MattWMc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7089 Redwood Blvd, Novato, CA 94945-4101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Novato
  • Phone Number: +1 415-892-6563

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