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China Garden

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600 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3108
+1 831-375-1111
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Victoria, Canada
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45 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great ambience, decor, and very friendly and efficient service. And very tasty Chinese food. Next time we will try some of the dishes that our server told us about that are not actually on the menu - these are dishes the chefs often prepare for themselves - there are pictures of them on one wall. Although we don't get to... More 

Thank glena878
Monterey, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The food is good here, but the experience was ruined for me by the woman who serves during lunch time...the 3rd time I went there, she gave me a dirty look as I entered and slammed down the menu on my table for no reason...I walked out, but came back the next week to seek an apology. I asked her... More 

Thank dandG3223DW
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202 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Had a party of 3 and ordered beef chow mein, sesame chicken and rice. Food was very average including portion size, they used huge noodles for the chow menu and I prefer smaller ones. The sesame chicken didn't look like the pic in the menu, pic had way more broccoli, ours had maybe 8 pieces.

Thank antiindian
Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I'm no expert on Chinese food, but I had a tasty meal at the China Garden. The service was amazingly quick. In fact, i was dismayed at how quickly the dish came, since I figured it could not have been made to order. However, the vegetables were very crisp, so it could not have been sitting around long and maybe... More 

Thank RBJoel
Vacaville, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

After reading the reviews from others we decided to visit for dinner. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. The food was very good. We were treated like we were well known friends. We were never forgotten or in need of anything. We will definitely visit again.

Thank RF-101Hyd
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Nice find on Christmas day. Open late and offered take out. I arrived close to closing and did not feel rushed at all. Mean came quickly.

Thank Robert E C
Yorktown, Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Our favorite restaurant for the past 18 months. The people are incredible, the food is great, and the atmosphere is completely Monterey. The family that runs the restaurant basically adopted our oldest child. They are wonderful people who make everyone coming to the restaurant feel like family. This is a place you MUST try!

Thank Matthew Z
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Great quick Chinese food with Chinese beer. Had two main dishes and a rice dish which was plenty as we couldn't take anything away with us. Service was incredibly prompt, the rice dish came first with a few minute wait for the other dishes - it would have been better if they had all come together. Chicken and beef were... More 

Thank Jon A
Laguna Beach
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91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I brought friends from China here, halfway through the meal they exclaimed we are coming back tomorrow night! Warm and friendly greeting and service, wonderful food both spicy and mild.

Thank Ed B
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This family run restaurant made me feel like a friend who had been coming here for years. Food was fresh and tasty, and reasonably priced. Enjoyed it so much I went back the following night.

Thank John S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-375-1111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?