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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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Portland, Oregon, United States
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just kidding, I don't drink, but if I did--I'd go here! First of all how can you possibly go wrong with a table with a fire in the middle?! Secondly, every dish was delectable! The ingredience were fresh and delicious--you can see every vegetable, every piece of meat and name it--FRESH.

Thank Vanessa H
Malibu, California
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145 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and a great atmosphere made for an enjoyable experience. We sat outside by the fireplace tables which made for a romantic meal.

Thank kcslatts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

I decided to try this restaurant because it had really good reviews and the menu looked appealing. When I came in I was seated outside by the hostees who said she would bring me water, 5 min later she brought my water, now it didn't seem to busy but looks can be deceiving so I decided to look over it.... More 

Thank taneshia2016
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

I recently ate lunch at Modern China and it was very good. I had the Chicken and Shrimp Dumpling as an appetizer and the Honey Walnut Prawns with brown rice for my main dish. Although the service was slow, the gentlemen who clean the tables were very attentive and even brought water for all the dogs on the outside patio.... More 

Thank E D
Walnut Creek, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

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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246 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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163 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, 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?