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Emerald Chinese Cuisine

3709 Convoy Street, #101, San Diego, CA 92111
+1 858-565-6888
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good20%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible14%
Travelers talk about
“sticky rice” (3 reviews)
“pot stickers” (3 reviews)
“dumplings” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Seafood
$$ - $$$
3709 Convoy Street, #101, San Diego, CA 92111
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21 - 30 of 69 reviews

Reviewed January 4, 2016

Xiaolongbao arrived a bit cold and the soup has already started to congeal, loved the lobster menu, with a glass of wine, no trolleys here but order from the menu, huge place real Chinese feel.

Thank Roberta V
Reviewed December 30, 2015

I have had lunch here several times and always enjoy the experience. Waitresses with steam carts circle the diningroom , stopping by to offer a wide variety of steamed delights. Shrimp, lobster, dumplings, chicken feet, cakes, potstickers,vegetables, etc. be sure to try the sticky rice...More

1  Thank Michael N
Reviewed November 23, 2015

We went with another couple for the lobster special. it was $10 for a lobster dinner as long as you bought a cocktail or craft beer. We also ordered rice, pot stickers,and spring rolls. The food was OK, but we had great fun with the...More

Thank baltoro
Reviewed November 1, 2015

First of all, the food itself is not that bad. But the staff is just disinterested and service is just poor. After we finished our meal, we noticed that one item was missing. We waited and waited and finally, we asked for the check and...More

1  Thank ppts
Reviewed October 4, 2015

We agree with the August 11th reviewer. We (my wife and I) were regulars at Emerald, but hadn't been since the remodel was completed. The food was still excellent and the service good, but prices were now higher, selection far more limited, and, worst of...More

2  Thank aec11
Reviewed August 26, 2015

It was remodeled recently, so decided to have a birthday party hoping better food and service, but ended up with full of disappointment. Prices went up 30-40%, but service was worse than before. Servers were really annoying by pushing high-priced food, alcohols over and over...More

1  Thank Sophie C
Reviewed August 15, 2015

Emerald Chinese Cuisine is one the oldest & better chinese restaurants in San Diego. Located in Kearny Mesa area which has 2 or 3 Asian restaurants per block.Chinese, Japanese, Korean & Vietnamese . Most are all quite good. We prefer Emerald although the service is...More

Thank TamaraB822
Reviewed August 11, 2015

With the just completed renovation, nothing is the same -- no more carts, less selection, smaller portions, higher prices and poor service. Everyone around us was clearly disappointed. For years, the Emerald had the best dim sum in San Diego. Now I would rate it...More

4  Thank benjsnyder
Reviewed March 26, 2015

I go nuts here, the Dim Sum is the very best. Service is superb, this is the San Diego Center for real Dim Sum.

Thank Frank S
Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten here about 30 times in the last 10 years and have always made it a point to at least once every visit. Always for brunch except once for dinner. This visit was around 1:00 in the afternoon on a Saturday. I felt...More

1  Thank Charles M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3709 Convoy Street, #101, San Diego, CA 92111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-565-6888
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