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“Tom O”
Review of China Inn - CLOSED

China Inn
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Bar scene
Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
Reviewed March 27, 2014

Well, say goodbye because the China Inn in Pacific Beach on Hornblend is closing March 31, 2014 as the owners have loss their lease for another bar in Pacific Beach.
This had bee is a good American style Chinese restaurant that is an establishment in San Diego as far back as I can remember. My wife and our friends have always enjoyed the establishment as we have felt the food has always been very good. Their one house specialty "Crispy Beef" has always been a must and their other dishes have always had fresh vegetables making the food tasty and fun to eat. We will sorely miss this restaurant and hope they can reopen in another location.

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Thank Tom O
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

We had good expectations when we dined here for lunch. And were very disappointed. We love Chinese food, good Chinese food that is. China Inn was terrible, kind of like the Chop Suey stuff you get out of a can. We ordered the Mongolian Beef and Beef Curry lunches with hot tea. I ordered Green Tea and paid extra for it. Don't know what I got, but it wasn't Green Tea. The food was bland but plentiful. We went home full of bad food.

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Thank boomee
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Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

This place served your average menu of Chinese dishes. The scallops and shrimp in my entree were very fresh. Also the place has a funky Tiki Bar in it. They make a great Mai Tai. Food is hot and well prepared. Reasonable prices.

Thank TikiTravels
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

Nothing special here. Service was quick once we got to our table (took a bout an hour) Not sure why people like it. It was ok. I would not go out of my way for this but it meets a need.

Thank qwerty613
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

China Inn is our favorite Chinese restaurant in the La Jolla and Pacific Beach area of San Diego. We celebrated Chinese New Year there last night! Gung Hey Fat Choi!
We ordered the Peking Duck, which was prepared perfectly with lots of scallions and cucumbers and delicious plum sauce and huge rice pancakes along with the golden bird. We also ordered hot-and-sour soup and three entrees so that we could take some food home with us. Brown rice is available and we like the healthy alternative. The servers are friendly and very efficient and remember us from visit to visit. Free parking in the lot next to the restaurant for when the street parking is crowded. We return at least once each month.

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Thank Carlyn B
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