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Modern China Cafe

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1525 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
+1 925-988-8008
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'd been looking at this place for a long while. Driving by, it would always be packed and looked real nice. But every time we planned to go to Modern China Cafe, fate intervened and we'd end up either going somewhere else or something else happened. Now I know why! Fate didn't want me to eat such sad sad food!... More 

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Thank MsThind
Portland, Oregon, United States
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

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.

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Thank Vanessa H
Malibu, California
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146 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

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

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Thank kcslatts
Arkansas
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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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Thank NikkolB
Walnut Creek, California
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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.

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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 

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Thank sanpedropamela
Walnut Creek, California
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46 reviews
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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 

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Thank Nikki B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1525 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 925-988-8008

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