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Chin’s Seafood & Grill

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9355 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego, CA 92126
+1 858-536-2300
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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268 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hot and sour soup, egg roll, tangerine crispy shrimp. Soup was not spectacular but the shrimp was fantastic (as well as being enough for two) and the eggrolls were good. Tsing Tao to drink,

Thank czmdivenut
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Chins has become one of our favorite restaurants. Friendly staff, super clean. The food is excellent ! once you try it you will understand.

Thank Mike F
La Jolla, California
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422 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We were taken here by friends on a Saturday night. It was definitely a Chinese favorite, I think we were the only 'Anglo's' in the place! The food was excellent, the service great, but we had a table for six and needed a lazy Susan.

Thank Papafish92037
St. George, Utah
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Went in for take out since the restaurant is attached to the Holiday Inn. It was over $11 for a take-out box of shrimp fried rice for one. Food was excellent but thought it expensive as was the rest of the menu.

Thank Carole A
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The restaurant sign says Chun's so why does everyone call it Chin's. By any other name, this is a really good Chinese restaurant having grown up in San Francisco near Chinatown and spent time in Hong Kong and mainland China. I was surprised how authentic this food is. Of course, San Diego is getting to look more like a city... More 

Thank GlobalJoe
Maui, Hawaii
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678 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We came here because we like this type of food and everyone can choose. Food was good, spicy needs more zoom, but ok. All in all , a nice meal. We might come back. Price was not a issue.

Thank MarshallGulch
Redding, California
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113 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Very nice to the eyes....seated quickly, wait staff (little John Wayne according to him) was excellent. The chicken corn soup was very good, my main was a spicy beef. Saucy was tasty, it was finished (as far as prep) at the table. Seared on hot metal plate, the meat, the onions melded with the sauce as they all heated to... More 

Thank Ski W
San Diego, California
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Everything I have ordered there has been very good. I have tried a variety of dishes from seafood , pork, poultry and beef. I ordered the Human Beef last time and didn'the want the vegetables other than the onion and they were happy to comply.

Thank C C
San Diego, California
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Chin's has been consistently good since we started going there 35 years ago. Don't be deterred by its location adjacent to a Holiday Inn - this is an independent restaurant. Food is mostly Szechwan with some Mandarin and lots of seafood as well as chicken, beef, pork, and vegetarian dishes. Ask for the Chinese menu if you want to be... More 

Thank Neil R
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98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Good food anytime, but on Sunday's they have a special menu with real treats... dim sum, Szechwan, etc. Quick service and really good food... generous portions. We picked 4 dishes to share and still took food home. Located next to the Hotel, but excellent food... there are locations throughout the San Diego area.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9355 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego, CA 92126
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Miramar
  • Neighbourhood: Miramar
  • Phone Number: +1 858-536-2300

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