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China Harbor

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2040 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2765
+1 206-286-1688
16:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 00:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 01:30
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Destin, Florida
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here today and we loved it! The restaurant was almost empty at that time and we could enjoy a great table with amazing views. We had number 3 menu for two and it was too much for us to finish it! It all was delicious! We really enjoyed our lunch there and the kindness of the friendly... More 

Thank SaraAntonLargo
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Been going here off and on for years. Best views especially at night of the city. Never seems too busy and the food is better than average.

Thank ChinaDaveSeattle
Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

China Harbor Restaurant Seattle, Washington Order: Mongolian Beef - Individual Dinner General Tso Chicken - Individual Dinner Both served with chicken fried rice, an egg roll and a cup of egg flower soup I've been to China Harbor Restaurant a total of three times for both lunch and dinner. It was never crowded and offered immediate seating, on each visit,... More 

Thank JoJo M
Shoreline, Washington
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We went as banquet guests and were pleasantly surprised at the food after reading some of the reviews here. My main comment is on wheelchair accessibility. It is not ADA compliant, although there is a steep ramp on the north side of the building that will get you in and then you have to navigate your way through the kitchen... More 

Thank RUTraveling
Los Gatos, California
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I go to this restaurant not for the food, but for the amazing view of the Lake union and the marina. Can't say this place makes the best Chinese food.

Thank subh27
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73 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

It is right by the west shore of Lake Union with nearby lights from houseboats and the highway and bridges across the other side of the lake. The food is average but it is roomy with ample parking. Best to go just before sunset so that you get both lake views before and after, though it is facing east, not... More 

Thank yyzvoyageur
East Hampton, Connecticut
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Dinner was lovely, they say us next to the window which was overlooking the marina where we are renting a houseboat. Food was delish and plentiful. Try the Honey Walnut Prawns

Thank Claudia D
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2016

My husband and I just enjoyed a great meal, with tremendous views of West Lake, at China Harbor Restaurant in Seattle. We loved the delicious seafood wonton soup in a large bowl, enough for two. The broth, which had a generous number of shrimp and scallops with freshly made pork wontons, was fresh, clear and not overly salty. Our two... More 

Thank Peggy L
Seattle, Washington
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1,386 reviews
991 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

I grew up in Boston and my family would often go out for Chinese food for a special occasion. China Harbor reminds me of those restaurants from the 1980's. American Chinese food has evolved quite a bit so the food at China Harbor suffers by comparison versus some other Chinese restaurants (especially in Seattle because there is a lot of... More 

Thank misopiso88
Spokane Valley, WA
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

What is with the diamond-plate front steps? That seems like a safety hazard to me, they are surprisingly slick in the rain. Surprised health department allows that! If you live through the steps getting in and out, you will have wasted your money unless you like typical over-cooked, over-sauced, American Chinese food with bad meat. Some people do. I don't... More 

Thank _J_D_509

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 12
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2040 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2765
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-286-1688
A culinary jewel in the Pacific Northwest, China Harbor Restaurant marries authentic Chinese cuisine with breathtaking views of Lake Union, delivering guests the tastiest view of Seattle. Since 1994, we've prided ourselves on using the highest quality ingredients in our dishes, originating from the Hunan, Szechuan, and Mandarin provinces of China. Whether you're joining us for lunch or dinner or participating in a private event, we look forward to turning your special moments into memories during your next visit.

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