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“Excellent upscale Chinese restaurant”

ABC Chinese Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #169 of 938 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed December 4, 2013

This was our first time to this restaurant. The service was excellent. Our food came quickly
and hot. They offer a very large menu. I suggest you go on their website and print out their menu to see all the different choices they offer. We ordered Peking duck and a beef and vegetable dish. The portions are generous so we ended up taking some of our food home.

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Reviewed November 24, 2013

You start, by not finding this gem very easy. Once there it doesn't look like much from outside. Inside,it is quaint,and at times busy. (most)
The menu runs from standard food to lobster to jellyufish. They have fish tanks of Shrimp,Crab,Lobster, and Tilapia. Alive and very fresh.
Prices are moderate. Food is fresh, and exotic.
My favorite is Salt&Pepper Seafood. Chinese Sausage and raison fried rice. Chinese scallops, 8 for 6.00. All in all very very good.

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

The last time we were at this restaurant, we waited in line for a table. Others chose not to wait and ordered takeout... but the wait was worth it for us. The decor could use some work, but the food made up for it - so many wonderful seafood choices. It you're used to strip mall style General Tso or Sweet & Sour Chicken, they won't taste the same here, so don't expect it. If you are looking for a delightful variety of authentic Chinese food in St. Petersburg, though, look no further. The prices were reasonable and we'll be back again soon.

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Thank Wiskid
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is not the typical Chinese restaurant you will find in a strip mall. The menu had incredible variations. The ingredients were fresh. This is a friend's favorite restaurant and I can see why. The prices are not inexpensive but the food is plentiful and it is so much better than the Chinese buffets that gives Chinese food a bad name. Spicy was not too spicy but i think that is learned with time. I've had spicy dishes that were inedible. I plan to try some of other dishes listed by other reviewers.

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Thank xath
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Great Cantonese seafood pulled from immaculately clean tanks (BTW - the reason you taste funk in the Talipa in OTHER seafood restaurants is precisely because they do not keep the tanks spotless.)

Fresh seafood cooked Cantonese Style - These folks can not cook "Sichuan" to save their lives, regardless of what it says on the menu - so don't order it - don't bother ordering anything they've listed as "spicy" they don't understand the cooking concepts involved. The Owners are from Shenzhen and that is what they know how to cook (and they cook it exceptionally well in fact) That Said....

Order the "garlic prawns" - fantastic! - order ANYTHING house style with the tank-fresh fish & prawns- they nail it - we've eaten there several times. Once you stop trying to order "spicy" dishes, their Cantonese cooking rivals seafood restaurants in San Fransisco and Vancouver...a rare treat in St. Pete.

Restaurant is nothing fancy, in a small strip mall...Great food

And yes, I've lived in China and know Chinese regional cooking from Shinola.

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