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“not your usual chinese restaurant”

Irvine China Garden
Ranked #285 of 654 Restaurants in Irvine
Cuisines: Chinese
Description: 949 653 9988
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Description: 949 653 9988
California
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182 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“not your usual chinese restaurant”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

waiter had a hard time understanding order to go. Order chow mein and only got noodles. not the typical type of chinese food. through food away. Would not recommend.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Los angeles
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good food, reasonable price, poor service”
Reviewed March 22, 2012

As a family, we visit them quite often. Their food quality is consistently good. I just wish their service could be improved. The staff does not make you comfortable.

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Santa Ana, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“We love this place and it is so convenient being just off the freeway”
Reviewed February 15, 2012

If you go at a time when other people are eating, then be prepared for a wait. We have waited up to forty-five minutes for a table at lunchtime on a weekend. There is dim sum served here, and that excellent cuisine cannot be found everywhere . . .and it is especially good at this restaurant. There is a large parking lot, but the center is a busy one so grab the first parking space you find. Then go and enjoy some truly excellent Chinese food!

  • Visited February 2012
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Orange, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Most authentic Cantonese food in OC”
Reviewed December 28, 2011

Let's get this clear ... most Asian restaurants don't offer great service by American standards. It's just the culture. So, don't expect class A service here or most other Asian restaurants for that matter.

What this place offers is the most authentic Cantonese food in Orange County. Dim sum is served every day. A line builds up on the weekend starting around 10:30 AM. Lunch specials are also offered during the weekdays.

I'm sure you can get much better Chinese food in LA, San Gabriel, or Hacienda Heights & nearby areas, but this is as good as it gets in OC, and still pretty decent.

  • Visited December 2011
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Lake Forest, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Dim Sum OK - Not Spectacular”
Reviewed January 8, 2011

Had dim sum at lunchtime on January 8, 2011. Was seated right away and had food on our plates within 60 seconds of walking in. Wide selection of dim sum, not quite as tasty as I was hoping for. Service was thorough and efficient, not especially friendly, but we didn't really care. This place is pretty casual - lots of families. Bathroom needed cleaning.

  • Visited January 2011
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