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China Well Restaurant

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620 Camino de Los Mares, San Clemente, CA 92673-2830
+1 949-661-6813
11:30 - 21:30
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155 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Very good food and very good service. I am never disappointed when I am at my daughters and go there for lunch,

Thank ElmoSanDiego
San Clemente, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We used to go here about twice a month. I hadn't been in awhile but the service, while always friendly, is very uneven. Sometimes the food comes out so fast (entree & appetizer together ??) you wonder if it is leftover, other times it takes so long and then tastes like it has been sitting for half an hour. It... More 

Thank carlandkati
San Clemente, California
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195 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

We had their sizzling rice soup, orange beef and fried rice. Everything was perfectly fine but I have been to better Chinese restaurants.

Thank Karen K
Adrian, Missouri
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111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Lunch special comes with soup salad appetizer plus entree all between 7.50 and 10.00. Brown rice available at no extra charge. Only reason it gets a 4 is that soup of the day was hot and sour, which they were not able to switch out for egg drop. Wonderful atmosphere and good service

Thank shamrockofthesky
laguna beach, ca
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

I have been to many Chineese Restaraunts which have more glamor but this ranks up there for food. I do a lot of take out , but finally decided to take the time to quietly enjoy the full experience. The Koi pond and fish tank greet you at the entry. A side dining room provides a quiet and peaceful retreat... More 

Thank beachbabelagunabeach
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125 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2014

We went there as it was close to our hotel. We were so disappointed. Their so called "Boston egg rolls" we're filled with a mush that had no distinguishable ingredients. They were soggy and horrible. Their n Sweet & sour pork seemed out of a bag with lots of coating. The Szechuan pork had more soy soy a Than sauce.... More 

1 Thank Ralph R
San Diego, California
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2014

What a delightful surprise. We were driving south from Huntington Beach to San Diego and when lunchtime approached and we were near San Clemente on the I-5, we had no idea where to eat. So, we queried our GPS and picked a Chinese restaurant at random, just ahead. As we approached, we were not sure it was a good choice:... More 

2 Thank shelby371
Foxboro, MA
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2014 via mobile

Following the reviews on Trip Advisor, my husband and I visited for lunch. We found the food and service was exceptional and the value of the meal was very reasonable. Worth a try.

1 Thank Kathy G
Dana Point, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

They are so nice here & the food is awesome. We love this place! Try the lunch specials anytime. We also pick up food from time to time...but dining is is best because the staff is so NICE

1 Thank Susann P
Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Never would I think a strip mall Chinese restaurant would warrant a written review. But I haven't tasted Chinese food like this in a long time! Must haves: wor wonton soup. Seriously fresh ingredients. Also Boston egg rolls. Reminded me of the huge NYC egg rolls from China Town. (Still can't find cold sesame noodles....) Shrimp Kung Pao~ the shrimp... More 

1 Thank jeminvegas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 620 Camino de Los Mares, San Clemente, CA 92673-2830
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-661-6813

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?