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“Hidden Gem in Irmo” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sun Ming Chinese Restaurant

Sun Ming Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 85 Restaurants in Irmo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Irmo, South Carolina
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem in Irmo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

This is a wonderful restaurant that gives you large portions for the price that you pay. We always have more than enough and have to take home a to-go tray. Great place for families and for date night!

Visited November 2012
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English first
Ridgeway, South Carolina
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257 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Properly Spiced Chinese”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

We recently took our entire family here for dinner. As one who loves hot, spicy Chinese, this was perfect for me. The tangerine beef is superb. In addition there were milder dishes for the remainder of the family. The prices are quite reasonable. The service is good. Overall, a reasonably priced excellent meal. I definitely recommend and will return.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ColumbiaSC
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very nice!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

Nice atmosphere and good, fresh food cooked to order. They are also very reasonably priced.
This is not your typical run of the mill chinese place.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KarenColaSC
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Columbia, SC
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Unexpected Chinese gem in the Midlands”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

Sun Ming is a refreshing reprieve from the generic "Chinese" restaurants around. With dishes that span the spectrum from traditional- think General Tsao's, char suey, and Kung pao to more authentic Cantonese and Szechuan specialties- chicken feet in black bean sauce (not for the faint of heart) and Szechuan hot pot entrees that can easily feed 2 if not 3! Had the hot pot with pork (also available with beef and a combination of beef and pork) which was served in a clay pot. Not only was the pot itself sizzling hot, the dish itself came studded with ruby-red hot chiles (hence the name "hot" pot). Absolutely sublime- fiery, but sublime.
Service was prompt and decent. The staff helped me load up my leftovers into containers to prevent any injury from the hot clay pot.
If you live in the Irmo/ Lake Murray area, this should definitely be a restaurant you frequent. For those in the northeast or other parts of Columbia- it is worth the trek.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Pleasant Meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

Recommend this Chinese restaurant. Enjoyed a delicious meal with family. Nice ambiance with subdued lighting. Friendly and very good service. Large menu selection.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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