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China Harbor

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2040 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2765
+1 206-286-1688
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4:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 1:30 am
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Seattle, Washington
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go to this restaurant not for the food, but for the amazing view of the Lake union and the marina. Can't say this place makes the best Chinese food.

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Thank subh27
toronto
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59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

It is right by the west shore of Lake Union with nearby lights from houseboats and the highway and bridges across the other side of the lake. The food is average but it is roomy with ample parking. Best to go just before sunset so that you get both lake views before and after, though it is facing east, not... More 

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Dinner was lovely, they say us next to the window which was overlooking the marina where we are renting a houseboat. Food was delish and plentiful. Try the Honey Walnut Prawns

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Thank Claudia D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

My husband and I just enjoyed a great meal, with tremendous views of West Lake, at China Harbor Restaurant in Seattle. We loved the delicious seafood wonton soup in a large bowl, enough for two. The broth, which had a generous number of shrimp and scallops with freshly made pork wontons, was fresh, clear and not overly salty. Our two... More 

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Thank Peggy L
Seattle, Washington
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1,205 reviews
865 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

I grew up in Boston and my family would often go out for Chinese food for a special occasion. China Harbor reminds me of those restaurants from the 1980's. American Chinese food has evolved quite a bit so the food at China Harbor suffers by comparison versus some other Chinese restaurants (especially in Seattle because there is a lot of... More 

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Spokane Valley, WA
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016

What is with the diamond-plate front steps? That seems like a safety hazard to me, they are surprisingly slick in the rain. Surprised health department allows that! If you live through the steps getting in and out, you will have wasted your money unless you like typical over-cooked, over-sauced, American Chinese food with bad meat. Some people do. I don't... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

I guess we really should have read the other reviews before trying this one out. But armed with a very generous Entertainment Coupon and having just moved to the neighborhood, we had high hopes. The restaurant has been here forever.... we took this as a good sign. Upon arrival, we noticed several large Asian families present. This has always (at... More 

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Thank dimibirdy
San Francisco, California
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240 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2015

We had convention dinners at China Harbor held in Seattle, Washington early August 2015. The restaurant entrance and steps need a little upkeep. But once one steps up to the huge 2nd floor dining areas, there's a view to kill! Its a huge across the whole floor with glass doors and panels where the customers can glaze out at the... More 

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Thank Quasarsoujourner01
Miami, Florida
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476 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2015

The general tso chicken was good, service was fast and friendly. Beautiful view of Lake Union, though it was after dark...Near Tom Hanks' houseboat. All in all, pretty good experience. I was fortunate to find a parking space nearby. The main dining room was almost empty ay 7 PM in a Sunday, not a good sign.

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Thank joshua b
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2014

Some of my coworkers and I I ordered lunch as they are a close establishment to our office on Lake Union. Being Pescetarian, I ordered the Kung Pau shrimp and low and behold, they were full of shrimp poop. I called the manager to kindly complain, and she told me " This is the way we order them, this is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $12
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2040 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2765
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-286-1688
Description
A culinary jewel in the Pacific Northwest, China Harbor Restaurant marries authentic Chinese cuisine with breathtaking views of Lake Union, delivering guests the tastiest view of Seattle. Since 1994, we've prided ourselves on using the highest quality ingredients in our dishes, originating from the Hunan, Szechuan, and Mandarin provinces of China. Whether you're joining us for lunch or dinner or participating in a private event, we look forward to turning your special moments into memories during your next visit.

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