Chinese Restaurants in San Diego


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When Stuart Davis opened the first City Wok in North Hollywood in 1990, he had already been honing the restaurant’s concept for three years. He envisioned a stylish, casual restaurant where chefs created fresh, healthy versions of authentic Chinese dishes to order in an open kitchen. The problem? Davis lacked a background in traditional Chinese cooking. Enter Hing Fan Chan, a professional chef trained in Kowloon, China. “It was a 50-50 collaboration,” Davis told Restaurant Hospitality magazine in 2003: Chan brought traditional recipes to City Wok, and worked with Davis to create healthy, MSG-free versions of authentic dishes. Their collaboration paid off: in 2011, City Wok earned Palm Springs Life’s award for the area’s Best Chinese Restaurant.

Today, flames surge as chefs tend woks in chrome-lined open kitchens. In the dining room, customers relax as they wait for servers to arrive with dishes such as a spicy kung pao combo or house lo mein. A breakfast menu features creative wok scrambles and moo shoo burritos, bringing Chinese flavors to morning meals without the hassle of stealing a Concorde.

718 West Washington Street
San Diego,
CA
US

Aromatic Chinese entrees await J Wok diners in San Diego's Core-Columbia neighborhood. Put the diet on pause when you visit J Wok — there are no low-fat menu items. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to J Wok — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Got the whole gang with you? J Wok is a great pick for large parties. Dine out in the open during J Wok's summer season when patio tables are available for use. Your pet pup can accompany you to J Wok, which has a dog-friendly policy.

Reserve a table ahead of time and avoid the lines. It doesn't get much more laid-back than J Wok, so dress for comfort when you come. Can't get enough of J Wok's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events. J Wok offers convenient carry out and delivery, so diners aren't limited to the restaurant space.

If preferred, guests can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well.

The food here is super budget-friendly, too, with most items costing less than $15.

744 Market Street
San Diego,
CA
US

If you're craving Chinese food, try San Diego's Peking Restaurant. Can't eat gluten? Avoiding fatty foods? Vegan? No problem — Peking Restaurant offers plenty of options for you as well. Don't go thirsty during dinner! Peking Restaurant also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more. Grab the kids when you head to Peking Restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience all perfect for the whole clan. Get your whole crew together at Peking Restaurant, offering lots of special space for larger parties.

Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations. Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Peking Restaurant in jeans and a hoodie. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go. Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Peking Restaurant as well.

Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the restaurant's University Ave location offers nearby street parking.

You won't need to save up for a trip to Peking Restaurant — most meals cost less than $15. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.

2877 University Ave
San Diego,
CA
US

For a tasty mix of Asian flavors and a laid-back vibe, San Diego's P. F. Chang's China Bistro is the place to go. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here. Bring your whole brood to P. F. Chang's China Bistro, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together. Ideal for large groups, P. F. Chang's China Bistro will make sure your party feels anything but cramped. Al fresco eating options are also available at P. F. Chang's China Bistro, which offers a lovely patio seating area for warmer months. Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the restaurant can get noisy.

Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away. Put the suit away when heading to P. F. Chang's China Bistro — dress is casual, as are the vibes. Impress the diners at your next gathering by calling in P. F. Chang's China Bistro for catering. Getting your food to go is also an option.

The restaurant offers free parking in the lot next door.

A meal at P. F. Chang's China Bistro will typically set you back about $30.

7077 Friars Rd
San Diego,
CA
US

Those looking to ease their appetite can take advantage of Great Moon Buffet's all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet. Great Moon Buffet is also a great pick for restricted eaters, with plenty of low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free items on the menu. Great Moon Buffet's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. Great Moon Buffet is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu. Great Moon Buffet can easily accommodate large groups or parties.

Make a reservation to ensure your table is ready when you are. Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go. Throwing a big party? Count on Great Moon Buffet to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.

For easy dining, Great Moon Buffet provides convenient parking in a connecting lot.

A visit to Great Moon Buffet will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Great Moon Buffet.

1840 Garnet Ave
San Diego,
CA
US

Head to Hong Kong Restaurant in San Diego and take a culinary trip to the Far East, where fine Chinese cuisine is readily available. Your pals with special dietary considerations — including those who avoid fat, gluten, and animal products — will still find plenty of tasty and suitable items on the menu. The bar at Hong Kong Restaurant is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Parents, bring your kids along to Hong Kong Restaurant, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience.

You won't be able to make a reservation at Hong Kong Restaurant — make sure to plan accordingly. No need to dress up for a trip to Hong Kong Restaurant — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire. You can also have Hong Kong Restaurant cater your next event. You can also grab your grub to go.

Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near Hong Kong Restaurant.

With tabs typically staying under $15, your wallet (and your stomach) will be happy with a trip to Hong Kong Restaurant. You can stop by at almost any time, since Hong Kong Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

3871 4th Ave
San Diego,
CA
US