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China Max

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4698 Convoy St Ste 101, San Diego, CA 92111-2331
+1 858-650-3333
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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San Diego, California
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food here is always good, we enjoyed Dim sum but they don't have the carts anymore. This means everything is fresh but if you just want a lot of choices in front of you it's not the best. That being said, if you know what you want, it's very good and the prices are pretty good. Service can be a... More 

Thank neights
Mississauga, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

I find the dim sum at this restaurant pretty good, tasty and generous in size compared to other Chinese restaurants. The service is a mixed bag as some waiters seem to be unhappy in responding to customers while most are attentive and friendly. The place is clean and brightly presented. And I find the price of each dim sum dish... More 

Thank dandplace
Riverside, California
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Came for dim sum which was ordered off a list. No carts here. Prices seemed high but in general, quality and taste were good. Per person charge for tea seems unusual and over the top for a dim sum restaurant. The standard fare: shao Mai, har Gow , egg tarts, spare ribs, chicken feet, shrimp rice wrap rolls all were... More 

Thank pch1000
SF Bay Area
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195 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Located in an area where there are number of Asian businesses, in the Plaza deal Sol, we gave this place a try after reading a number of reviews. My husband wanted dim sum and this place did not disappoint. As we got there midafternoon, you have to fill out an order form for dim sum. In addition to the dim... More 

Thank jpanda168
San Diego, California
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

I have been coming back to this restaurant and it gets pack on the weekend. They offer varieties of selection of Chinese cuisine but I like how they prepare their peking syle duck. They also have dimsum so if you are craving for it then definitely check out this restaurant.

Thank lednerg
Humble, Texas
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Was there today cuz of a wrong turn. Looked like a nice and classy restaurant so decided to go in. Ordered a prawn plate that had me wanting more. Unfortunately it didn't come with sides so had to order some white rice. The menu prices were a bit high but the food was very good and worth going back for... More 

Thank Javier D
Coronado, California
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429 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

Very basic Cantonese dishes but all served immediately after they were prepared. Good sized portions, delicious tasting, but slightly higher cost but given the nice décor and setting, good value.

Thank Gene F
Riverside, California
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2,128 reviews
1,174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

This review is for dinner. Many other reviews give high praise for the dim sum before 3pm. While they do have several unique and expensive (to obtain) seafood items, as somebody that purchases and cooks those items at home, I assure you that they are very overpriced compared to the actual cost and similar restaurant offerings elsewhere. This restaurant is... More 

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Fountain Valley, California
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

I have only been for lunch, and have a set routine when there. We order Baby squid and peppers, crab cakes, Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce, pea shoots, sticky rice in Tea leaves and spicy Shrimp. Hot tea, Iced Tea and four people enjoy food and conversation for an hour. Small, family run and the flavors are superb.

Thank Michael N
Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2015

Tried China Max for dim sum. First of all, there are no carts meandering through the restaurants. With a colorful dim sum photo menu for reference, you order by checking off a paper menu. Dim sum cooked to order should come out fresh. Opinions for four standard dim sums that every dim sum restaurants would serve. Shrimp Har Gow –... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4698 Convoy St Ste 101, San Diego, CA 92111-2331
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-650-3333

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