Best Chinese food in San Diego

Editor’s Note: China Max, Chun’s Seafood & Grill, and Pacific Coast Chinese Food on this list are all currently closed.

Most of the Chinese food you’ll find in the United States is really American-Chinese food, which is largely its own cooking at this point because of the way dishes have been tailored to tastes here. In fact, many of the most popular Chinese dishes were created in the United States, including fortune cookies, General Tso’s chicken, and chop suey.

Stacker has compiled a list of the highest-rated Chinese restaurants in San Diego on Tripadvisor. Keep reading to see how many you’ve tried and if your local favorite made the list.

#24. Large buffet of the place

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (63 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value for money (4.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 1840 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3352
– Find out more on Tripadvisor

#23. Wong’s Golden Palace

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (15 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 7126 University Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942-5926
– Find out more on Tripadvisor

#22. Red Moon Noodle House

– Rating: 4.5/5 (20 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.5/5)
– Price: $
– Address: 4646 Convoy St Ste 114, San Diego, CA 92111-2315
– Find out more on Tripadvisor

#21. Ying Li Restaurant

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (12 reviews)
– Detailed notes: not available
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 342 W San Ysidro Blvd Ste N, San Diego, CA 92173-2473
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#20. Emerald Chinese Cuisine

– Rating: 3.5/5 (86 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (3.0/5), Service (3.0/5), Value for money (3.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 3709 Convoy St #101, San Diego, CA 92111-3765
– Find out more on Tripadvisor

#19. Great sunrise buffet

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (30 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value for money (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
– Price: $
– Address: 3860 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111-3748
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#18. Pacific Coast Chinese Food (currently closed)

– Rating: 4.5/5 (19 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value for money (5.0/5)
– Price: $
– Address: 2907 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2743
– Find out more on Tripadvisor

#17. Chins Szechwan Restaurant

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (22 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 15721 Bernardo Heights Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92128-3176
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#16. Panda Country Restaurant

– Rating: 4.5/5 (15 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (5.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 4455 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117-2055
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#15. seaside buffet

– Rating: 4.5/5 (18 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 8998 Miramar Rd, San Diego, CA 92126-4401
– Find out more on Tripadvisor

#14. Minh Ky Chinese Restaurant

– Rating: 4.5/5 (21 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value for money (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
– Price: $
– Address: 4644 El Cajon Blvd Ste 101, San Diego, CA 92115-4432
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#13. golden house

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (24 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.5/5)
– Price: $
– Address: 4370 Palm Ave Ste N, San Diego, CA 92154-1760
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#12. Sam Woo BBQ Restaurant

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (37 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.0/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (2.5/5)
– Price: $
– Address: 7330 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Ste 103, San Diego, CA 92111-1125
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#11. Chun’s Seafood & Grill (currently closed)

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (49 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 9355 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego, CA 92126-4502
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#ten. chinese cook

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (34 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (5.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 623 Pearl St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5014
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#9. Spicy Chinese restaurant in town

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (34 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 4690 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111-2317
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#8. Jasmine Chinese Seafood Restaurant

– Rating: 3.5/5 (149 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value for money (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 4609 Convoy St Ste A, San Diego, CA 92111-2300
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#seven. Tasty noodle house

– Rating: 4.5/5 (44 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 4646 Convoy St Suite 110, San Diego, CA 92111-2315
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#6. PF Chang’s

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (251 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value for money (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 4540 La Jolla Village Dr., San Diego, CA 92122
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#5. China Max (currently closed)

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (112 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value for money (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 4698 Convoy St Ste 101, San Diego, CA 92111-2331
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#4. Restaurant of golden chopsticks

– Rating: 4.5/5 (47 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 1430 E Plaza Blvd, National City, CA 91950-3665
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#3. Din Tai Fung

– Rating: 4.5/5 (89 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 4301 La Jolla Village Dr Ste 2000, San Diego, CA 92122-1367
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#2. dumplings inn

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (178 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 4619 Convoy St Ste F, San Diego, CA 92111-2318
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#1. PF Chang’s

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (257 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value for money (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 7077 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108-1129
– Find out more on Tripadvisor

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