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Irvine China Garden

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14825 Jeffrey Rd, Irvine, CA 92618-0404
+1 949-653-9988
11:00 - 00:00
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 00:00
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Irvine, California
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256 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I used to like this place. Amazingly there is still a wait on the weekend for dim sum. The food quality doesn't seem as good and the service is just 'ok'. Came here because it was close. Bathrooms are gross and the place needs to be updated.

Thank mooki x
Seneca, South Carolina
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456 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We decided to have some Chinese while we were in Orange County. This place was large and about half full. It took a while for service and a lot longer for the food. It was OK. I ordered shrimp fried rice. The rice wasn't fried, just shrimp and egg with white rice. The rest of our group enjoyed their food.

Thank Bill Y
San Diego, California
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297 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

You know you are in the right place when people from the background of where the food comes from are packing the place. My friend and I were (really) the only people having a conversation in English and from what I could tell English is the second language in this restaurant. We ordered some dim sum and it was crazy... More 

Thank ConVivo
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We were there on a Monday at noon. The place was packed and finding a parking space was "interesting". There are several popular restaurants in the small shopping center. Spaces fill up quickly. It is very easy to find...right off the Interstate 5 at the Jeffrey off ramp. The dinning room is spotless. The women's restroom not so much... The... More 

Thank swamp92825
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2016

We went there in mid-afternoon which was "strange" because we were the only customers there. The service was excellent. The food was good but overpriced. We won't return.

Thank Carolyngoes
Irvine, California
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

The only reason to go here is for the pleasure of experiencing a traditional dim sum restaurant with carts coming by. The steamed pork bun was pretty good as was the sticky rice, but the two shrimp dishes I ordered had soggy dough crusts that were pretty terrible even though the filling itself would not have been that bad if... More 

Thank Aismyfirstname W
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2015

We were a large family gathering at two tables. The staff were very good, attentive, prompt, food was hot. The food itself was colorless, and tasted pretty much all the same. The roasted chicken , and broccoli were the best.

Thank K R
Orange County, California
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015

We moved from the Midwest and thought we'd arrived in dim sum heaven after eating here. After four years, this is till our goto place for dim sum although we've eaten dinners here as well. The din sum is consistently good and served hot from the roving carts. Crowded on weekends and the wait can be long if you arrive... More 

Thank Jack L
Anaheim, California
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220 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Parking lot was full as usual during lunch time on a Saturday. Once you get to the restaurant, there was no line inside. However, we had to wait for about 10 minutes for a few tables to clear. We only had 3 in our group but restaurant was still very busy. The carts kept coming but we did not have... More 

Thank Harold H
Las Vegas, Nevada
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597 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2014

This is a decent Dim Sum Place. The main attraction is the small lobster on noddle for $7.95. It used to be $5.95. The also have the Peking duck (1/2) with buns for $13 or $14. It is a pretty good deal too. Get there before 11:30 and you'll be OK on Weekends; otherwise, it is a long wait and... More 

Thank Tom Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14825 Jeffrey Rd, Irvine, CA 92618-0404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-653-9988
949 653 9988

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