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4698 Convoy St Ste 101, San Diego, CA 92111-2331
858-650-3333
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9:00 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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Riverside, California
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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SF Bay Area
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189 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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San Diego, California
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Humble, Texas
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Brenham, Texas
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400 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Gene F
Riverside, California
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1,770 reviews
1,008 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 

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Fountain Valley, California
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111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Michael N
Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Thank Wood77
California
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170 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The dim sum was quite good, not excellent. You order off a menu with pictures (which helps since some of our friends are quite new to dim sum). Service was very quick. My only concern is that some of the items may not be as fresh as I would like (re-steamed?). However, I think this restaurant is worth a visit.... More 

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Thank ppts
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Good is very good, especially the duck that comes first with bread and then on a cup of lettuce. The general tso chicken is also very tasty. The whole thing is expensive because if you share, the dishes are small.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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: 858-650-3333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?