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“Pretty legit dimsum!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of China Max

China Max
Ranked #990 of 4,608 Restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ithaca, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pretty legit dimsum!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

Hard to find good dimsum sometimes, so this was pretty authentic. WIshed they had food carts though - that would have added to the authenticity of the experience.

Egg tarts were alright, most of the food were OK, more details here: http://inagoodfoodmood.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/china-max-san-diego/

Visited December 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, California
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744 reviews
432 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,379 helpful votes
“Very good dim but.....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

I've been to several Chinese places on Convoy. Typically I don't even read reviews and just go by what looks good and crowded. But today I was meeting a friend for lunch and he mentioned he has been here before and it's pretty good. I haven't had dim sum in a while as I usually just go with entrees but it was pretty good and fresh.

The only complaint I'd have is the service isn't that great. I asked for a water and coke a few times and it took a while to get a water and I finally gave up on the Coke. They don't speak English too well here, which actually I don't mind. That's typically always a plus when eating at an Asian place. But the slow service of not bringing a drink after you ask a few times is never good.

But the food was pretty good and I'd definitely come back based on this meal. The place was pretty crowded with Asians which is also a good sign in a Chinese place.

Visited April 2013
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Fountain Hills, AZ
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Super Fresh Dim Sum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

Had a fantastic lunch here last week. Ordered Dim Sum off a list and it arrived fresh, hot and very tasty. The flavors were great and the look of the shrimp was especially good. It's in an average looking strip mall place, but who cares. We're going for the food.

  • Visited April 2013
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“Excellent Dim Sum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

This was my second visit and it was just as good as the first. I don't know the names of the dishes we had but all I can say is the shrimp and chives combo was great. The custard pastry was excellent. Definitely will come back again

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Arizona
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111 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great Peking Duck”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

Authentic Chinese food. The Peking Duck was amazing. The atmosphere is family centered with many Asian families enjoying dinner together. A bit expensive but the quality and freshness of the food was worth it. Went with an 89 year old San Diego resident. When asked what she wanted to eat her response was, "Is there anything else beside Peking Duck?" Obviously, a long time favorite of hers even to her favorite table. Customer service is OK.

  • Visited March 2013
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