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“Excellent Pekin Duck”
Review of China Max

China Max
Ranked #697 of 4,773 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Sedona, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent Pekin Duck”
Reviewed July 12, 2014

Went there with a friend a couple of days ago, ordered a soup and their Pekin Duck, it was very good, and service was great too, will definitively come back!

Visited July 2014
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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“Authentic Chinese Food”
Reviewed June 6, 2014

The best Chinese food in West Coast! Every time I go to San Diego, I have to stop by and have my favorite duck dish. I also love the atmosphere, friendly service and reasonable price.

  • Visited June 2014
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San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Not Your Grandma's Dim Sum”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

But it's very good. There are no carts rolling around with all the items since you order off a menu with pictures so you're fairly certain of what you'll get. They have lots of standards, like chicken feet and dumplings, plus some or the more usual main dishes too. The place is packed for lunch, especially on the weekends, so service can be a bit strained.
Convoy Street in San Diego has a huge assortment of Asian restaurants, from the mom and pops to large dim sum palaces, so it's a good place to go and just try something new. It won't take you back to Asia but it will introduce you to many new cuisines.

  • Visited January 2014
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Southern California
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Reliably Good Dim Sum”
Reviewed February 5, 2014

Always have dim sum when we visit San Diego which we do at least annually, and been using China Max for the last ten years because of its reliably good food with a quite extensive menu. You order your dim sum dishes on a form by checking off the items you desire, and then each item comes to your table from the kitchen hot and tasty. We normally order more than we can eat so there's enough to take home for another meal later in the day…or just enough for appetizers for dinner that evening.
Note: While they open at 10 a.m. for dim sum, other dishes such as Chinese broccoli and bok choy aren't available until 11 a.m. So you might want to wait until 11 a.m. to arrive, but like most popular dim sum establishments not much later to avoid waiting to be seated after the restaurant fills up or beyond the noon hour when the busy restaurants run out of popular dishes.

  • Visited February 2014
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del mar, CA
Level 5 Contributor
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“San Diego dim sum”
Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

San Diego is not the capital of Chinese food, particularly Dim Sum, but this is outstanding!! Great selection, reasonable prices, great lunch/dinner!!!

Visited December 2013
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