Lucky 7s: The Top 5 Chinese Restaurants in San Diego

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While the rest of us are well on our way to breaking those New Year’s resolutions already, the Chinese New Year is barely starting! In honor of this amazing and fun holiday, we’re taking a look at a topic that every city needs to take seriously, and that’s finding the best Chinese food in San Diego. People can be very particular about their beef and broccoli and sweet and sour, and we’re not taking this job lightly! Finding great Chinese food is imperative to the resident’s of all cities, and we’re no different! Below are the picks we choose for the Top 5 Chinese restaurants in San Diego.

1 Red Pearl

Red Pearl is, without a doubt, not only delicious Chinese cuisine, but it's also just about the coolest place to get your Chinese food. Located in the Gaslamp Quarter, Red Pearl is a trendy hangout that backs it's hipster rep with legitimately good food. Lantern lighting, amazing music, and a new twist on their traditional Asian cuisine. A place to see and be seen while you order up some wok-fried goodies.

440 J Street, Suite 108

San Diego CA 92101

2 China Chef

China Chef is authentic, and that is to say the very least of this La Jolla restaurant that is known throughout the area as the best Chinese food. Keeping things traditional and true to what a Chinese restaurant should be, China Chef offers up amazing seafood and their Yu-Hsiang Eggplant is incredible. Stop in when you're in La Jolla for some top-notch Chinese.

623 Pearl Street

La Jolla, CA 92037


3 Taste of Szechuan

Taste of Szechuan has a huge reputation for being both the best Chinese and the best Szechuan in San Diego, and it really lives up to it upon each visit. Their sauces are better than anyone else's and their authenticity in preparation and ingredients makes this restaurant be a favorite among many San Diegans. Definitely worth a trip inside!

(619) 291-1668670
University Ave
San Diego, CA 

(619) 291-1668
670 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92103


4 Chong Qing Mei Wei Restaurant

Chong Qing Mei Wei Restaurant is not for the hipster looking to be seen eating some wonton soup, this restaurant is for the person in San Diego looking for real Chinese food, without all the bells and whistles and fanfare behind it. If we're talking the best, and in this list we are,then we're talking Chong Qing Mei Wei. With a careful selection of flavors and a service style that is welcoming and warm, this is one of the best places in the city to get Chinese. Try their spareribs with hot pepper, it's jaw-dropping good.

5406 Walnut Ave
Ste C
Irvine, CA 92604

(949) 651-8886

5 Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

Do not think for one moment that since Jasmine is listed in the number five spot on this list, it's merits are not as strong as the other restaurants, because Jasmine Seafood is incredible Chinese food, ask anyone who knows anything in this city! With a dedication to keeping things authentic and traditional to true, Hong Kong Chinese cuisine, Jasmie Seafood sets the bar time and again for taste and style. Keeping with Cantonese hand-made dishes, if you're lucky enough to dine at Jasmine Seafood, you need only bring your appetite and a smile. No one leaves their doors unhappy.

4609 Convoy St.
San Diego, CA 92111

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