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Modern China Cafe

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1525 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4606
(925) 988-8008
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went for happy today at 4:30 with small group, sat outside on patio. At 4:30, most of patio is shaded which is good for hot days. They take the umbrellas down as the sun moves, which is nice cause it feels more open and less crowded. Patio started to fill up at about 5, so looks like a popular spot... More 

Thank Jo D
Walnut Creek, California
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, the food is good. The vibe is fun. The drinks are fab. It's Happy Hour all day except a few evening hours on Fridays and Saturdays. They serve everything in a small plate fashion, with larger dishes family style. Try the Asian Pear cocktail and Lemongrass Tofu. If you're not into sports (or loud music at night), skip it... More 

Thank NikkolB
Walnut Creek, California
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231 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We like to go here for a small group for happy hour. Their food is good, prices reasonable, indoor and outdoor seating.

Thank June K
Silverado, Ca
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We visited last week with a group of people for an after-graduation dinner. A few of our group had been here before and recommended. It was a busy place on a Saturday night in downtown Walnut Creek. We were seated quickly. I'm guessing there was an advanced reservation. I was pleasantly surprised with the many dining choices. Happy hour pricing... More 

Thank sanpedropamela
Walnut Creek, California
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

I come here for the great outside seats and the honey walnut shrimp! The outside patio is great. The weather here in the WC is almost always awesome so you want to be outside. Great value with the all day happy hour menu. I like the house white wine, never disappointed. The honey walnut shrimp is fantastic, get it with... More 

Thank Nikki B
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145 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

We love trying new restaurants. We recognize there are risks and rewards in doing so. Recently we visited China Modern Cafe. We were greeted and escorted to our table. All tables inside the restaurant were elevated requiring patrons to sit on stools. No booths or comfortable tables. Our table was rectangular intended for three couples. We soon realized we were... More 

Thank dokepper
Melbourne, Australia
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20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Excellent meal; wide choice of Chinese dishes on the menu, available in a variety of portions. We chose a large number of small plates and enjoyed sharing. Good quality food, served promptly (on a busy night) and with very good, friendly service.

Thank Sapper909
United States
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141 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Second times visited this restaurant, they have happy hours from until 11pm and it's really good deals because foods so cheap and good. We ordered many kinds of foods and all foods are good. We sitting outside which is really great because they have fire place. If you guys want sit outside must make reservation because this place too crowded... More 

Thank Tina B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Beautiful outdoor seating area at the bar. Inside a bit disappointing, warm and uncomfortable. Service was slow and food was average. Wide variety of dishes.

Thank Ed M
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The food was excellent, and the wait staff had their hands full with our large group, to be sure. It was a very busy place and our corner table was placed so close to the next table that the server had to awkwardly walk around the other table to get to our whole party. I ordered an appetizer that came... More 

Thank Melissa S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1525 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4606
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: (925) 988-8008

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