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Chinese, Asian
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Reviewed January 31, 2020

Minh Ky is one of those undiscovered restaurants in San Diego. It is Chinese food the way it should taste. Reasonable prices.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

Because TripAdvisor and Yelp rated Minh Ky Restaurant on El Cajon Blvd, in San Diego well, we decided to give it a try. The 3 block area on El Cajon Blvd has a smattering of small Vietnamese businesses. Minh Ky Restaurant was located at the...corner of a “L” shape mini strip mall. Parking spaces were very limited. The restaurant was quite packed around lunchtime. There were around 20 tables inside. When we left, there was a queue of two parties out the door. For lunch, we tried one of their chalkboard special, honey walnut shrimp. We also ordered roast duck on rice and seafood chow mein with crispy noodles. A bit too much mayo on the honey walnut shrimp for my liking. Also the walnuts were cold as were the shrimps. As for the duck entree, the duck skins weren’t crispy or aromatic, but duck meat was juicy. However you don’t get too many pieces of duck (less than 10). The seafood chow mein used the Vietnamese noodles and contained napa cabbage, thinly sliced carrots & broccoli florets. Seafood consisted of slices of fish cake, white fish ball, squid, shrimp, and artificial crab meat. Hot tea (tea bags in hot water) was extra. Overall impression, the foods barely made average in taste and were sloppily prepared. Because of the neighborhood, lack of parking, limited cramped seating, quality of the food, made this experience forgettable.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed January 1, 2019

I ordered wanton Noodle Soup. The dumplimgs were excellent and delicate. But the noodles were the crowning point. Not overdone to the point of becoming melted jello, they were not too soft and the constituency was perfect. The broth is not too salty and the...MSG is not dominating. Fast service. This is your go to "hole-in-the-wall" place where excellent food is to be had. The duck over rice is also excellent. Do not order the porridge, though. This was disappointing as it was tasteless and hardly any flavor.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed May 7, 2018

The menu is comprehensive, to say the least. It covers a wide variety of Asian dishes, the servings are very generous (sharing a dish is definitely recommended), and the dishes that we ordered were excellent. Be prepared to wait a little while for a table...and be prepared for fast service.More

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

We eat here every time we’re in town. We’re often the only non-Asian guests here. The food is simple, authentic and delicious. The prices are amazingly reasonable. Already looking forward to our next visit.

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Best Asian restaurant with very affordable prices! The noodle soups are huge and delicious. Other dishes are also very good. The place is small and parking lot is small and busy.

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed January 13, 2018

Never order takeout from this place. I went there ordered two takeout dishes. The whole ordered was all burned. Not over cook only, it was all burned, the noodle was burn to all dark black, so does the vegetables. How dare they hide it, and...gave to customer for their takeout.More

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

We revisited this eatery after several years’ absence, and found everything to be as delicious + inexpensive as before :)). The enormous menu features mostly Chinese style dishes that are very tasty & well prepared... the soups, seafood, noodle, stir fry, etc all were scrumptious......as with many excellent Asian food places, the decor is simple, with the focus on serving yummy eats. The service was polite, friendly, and efficient as well ... it’s easy to get here and really worthwhile to visit! Enjoy one of our favorite San Diego dining spots :))More

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Love their combination fried rice. Have been many times and liked all the dishes I tried, too many to recall. The restaurant is a hole in the wall but service is good. Usually get take out, fast and easy super fresh!

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed January 2, 2017

authentic Cantonese food (served up in Vietnamese restaurant) - awesome find... Great noodles (perfectly done) - everyone was ordering roast duck, so we did, and it was awesome!, good fresh vegetables

Date of visit: January 2017
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Yes, Minh Ky Chinese Restaurant offers takeout services.

Yes, Minh Ky Chinese Restaurant offers delivery services.

Minh Ky Chinese Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5