Huaxia Xia's Infodesk :: Restaurants :: San Diego

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  Note: the price & evaluation is my own experience and opinion; the restaurants in the list needn't to be better than others, they are just what I like. 
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Restaurants in San Diego

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Name Style Addr Expense($) Taste(/10) Service(/10) Remark
Dede Cafe
(Sichuan/Szechuan, Northeast)
4647 Convoy Street, #101 C, 92111, 858-279-5999 7+/dish   9.5  10 Close on Tuesday. Good taste and large volume.  They have Karaoke after 9pm. 
Great Plaza Buffet Chinese
1840 Garnet Ave, 92109, 858-273-6868 Lunch $7.20(Mon-Sat); Dinner $10.20 (drink included) 9 8.8 Click here for Menu. My favorite buffet. It was called "Great Moon Buffet" before.
Lunch: Mon-Sat 1100am-300pm, Dinner: Mon-Thur 330pm-900pm, Fri-Sat 330pm-1000pm, Sun & Holiday 1100am-900pm,
(comments by Dennis: For me the Chinese dishes quality was about 7.5. Price 9.0, service 9.0. Sushi quality was about 9.0 which is quite good for a buffet.)
China Max Seafood Restaurant
(Guangdong/Cantonese, Seafood)
4698 Convoy Str, #101, 92111, 858-650-3333       (comments by Dennis: I had Shing Do Fish (it is on the menu as Shing Do Chicken but the manager told me it was also avaliable with shrimp or fish). It took me a while to find out anything about "Shing Do" but I was finally told it was phonetic for Chengdu (Sichuan/Szechuan). It was very good, quality about 9.0. Price 9.0, service 8.5. I will go again and try more dishes. I also tried some dim sum to go, I was disappointed with the BBQ pork buns and other steamed buns, quality about 7.5 but that may be just personal preference.)
Chin's Restaurant
Chinese (Shanghai; Zhejiang) 9355 Kearny Mesa Rd, 92126, 858-536-2302 20/person 10 9 "their weekend lunch menu is different (and MUCH better) than their usual weekday menu"  -- Felix
Emerald Chinese Seafood Restaurant
(Guangdong/Cantonese Seafood)
3709 Convoy St, 92111, 858-565-6888,   10   Clikc here for menu. 11am-12am Mon-Thu, 11am-1am Fri, 9am-1am Sat, 9am-12am Sun, Special price 9pm-12am
Pearl Chinese Cuisine
(Guangdong/Cantonese Seafood)
11666 Avena Place, 92128, 858-487-3388   10   Chain restaurant with the Emerald one.
11am-10:30pm Mon-Fri, 9am-10:30pm Sat-Sun
Shanghai City

(Shanghai Sichuan/Szechuan)
3860 Convoy St # 105, 92111, 858-278-5883 7+/dish 9.5 9.5 They have night special 9-12pm and weekend breakfast special. 
Ba Ren Corporation
Chinese (Sichuan/Szechuan) 4957 Diane Ave, 92117, 858-279-2520 7+/dish  9 8.8 Opened in 08/2003. 11am-10pm daily. 
Huas Garden Restaurant
(SiChuan, Yunnan)
4690 Convoy St #107, 92111 7/person 10 9 A very good chain restaurants.
Little Fat Sheep
4718 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, (858) 274-2040 30/person     A very good hotpot chain restaurants.
Beijing Spicy City
4690 Convoy St #107, 92111, 858-278-1818 8+/big dish 9 8.5 Mini place, super dishes.
Closed in 2009.
East Buffet (closed) Chinese (buffet) 8998 Miramar Rd, 92126, 858-566-1888 Lunch: Mon-Fri $7.29, Sat $7.99; Dinner: Mon-Thu $11.49, Fri-Sun&Hol $12.49 (drink for extra) 9 8.8 Mon-Thur: 10:30-3:30,4:00-10:00; Fri-Sat: 10:30-3:30,4:00-10:30; Sun,holidays: 10:30am-10:00pm
Seafood, BBQ, Sushi, Mongolian Grill, Dim sum...
Super Buffet Chinese
8998 Miramar Road, San Diego, CA 92126
Phone: (858) 566-1888 (858) 566-6188 Fax: (858) 566-6028
      (comments by Dennis: Very good Asian buffet with decent sushi (dinner includes sashimi) and Mongolian Grill. Quality about 9.0. Price 9.9, service 9.0. Dinner all day Sunday.
Jasmine The Seafood Restaurant
4609 Convoy St # A, 92111, 858-268-0888 15 lunch
20 dinner
9   They have dim sum for brunch.
Mandarin Garden Restaurant
Chinese 8242 Mira Mesa Blvd, 92126, 858-566-4720 20/person      
VIP Oriental Buffet Chinese
5541 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, 92117, 858-571-8473;
5642 Broadway, 91910, 619-427-8472;
5801 University Ave, 92115, 619-583-1166
 8.8   American style Chinese Buffet
King's Garden
Chinese 10066 Pacific Heights Blvd, Suite 101-107, 92121, (858)587-2916 $5-$9     Specials after 3pm everyday and 12pm-9pm weekend
Imperial Mandarian Restaurant
3904 Convoy St #102, 92111       Dimsum 11am-2pm weekdays and weekends
Cafe China Buffet (closed) Chinese
12664 Poway Rd, 92064, 858-486-8228 9.95 dinner 8.5    
Chinese City Restaurant Super Buffet
#1: 1403 Third Avenue, Chula Vista, 91910, 619-691-1285
#2: 1025 Highland Avenue, National City, 91950  619-474-2299
Open 7 days, 10:30am-9:30pm
6.75+tax Lunch/Dinner 8 9 Shrimps, crabs, shells, and more.
It is worth the 20 minutes' driving:)
Asia Buffet Chinese Buffet 100 N Rancho Santa Fe Rd, 92069, 760-599-6648       Similar to GreatMoon and East. Good place to good in North County.
三和烧腊 Chinese inside Ranch 99 supermarket 3.50+tax (takeout) 8.5 (takeout) 9 I like the takeout: more food, less money, and great taste.  They have whole duck for $11.  You can also dining in.
168 Chinese
inside Ranch 99 supermarket      8 Noodles are good
Sunrise Super Buffet Chinese Buffet 3860 Convoy St #121, 92111, 858-715-1608        
Tea Station Chinese tea 7315 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, 92111       The best place to have all kinds of Chinese tea. (Tea togo is cheaper than drink inside)
李家园海鲜大酒家 Chinese
4350 54th St #B, 92115, 619-265-1885/1886       9am-11pm everyday
China Chef 天厨 Chinese
623 Pearl St, 92037 (La Jolla Downtown), 858-454-7597 5-7/person 8 10 $4.99 lunch.  Take bus 34.
China Chef 天厨II Chinese
9225 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92126          
Dumpling Inn   across the street from 
Korea House
and behind Jasmine on convoy street
      "It's small and not particularly 
cheap, but the food is extremely good and they seem to start to serve most dishes VERY fast (within 5 minutes of ordering) ! the line to get in may take awhile since they are small but it has always been well worth the wait!" -- Felix
Luong Hai Ky restaurant Chinese, Vietnamese 4633 Convoy St Ste 107, San Diego, CA 92111, (858) 292-1988        
Luong Hai Ky Chinese Noodle restaurant Chinese, Vietnamese 10606 Camino Ruiz #2, San Diego, CA 92126, (858) 578-4888        
Shanghai Restaurant   Mission Valley       Chinese Sunday brunch (with Shampane)
许家四川园   9350 F/G Clairemont Mesa Blvd, 92123, 858-279-9799       Opened in 08/2003.
Szechuan House Chinese
9323 Mira Mesa Blvd, 92126, 858-586-1620 n/a n/a n/a (recommended by Dennis: Szechuan House 8.5 service and 9.0 food...lunch combo (sup, rice, fried wontons, drumettes) around $8 and up)
Yenchim Garden Restaurant
(Sichuan/Szechuan, Mandarin)
13297 Black Mountain Rd, 92129, 858-484-7277 n/a n/a n/a (recommended by Dennis: 9 for service 9 for food lunch combos $5.95 - 7.55 (includes soup, rice, fried wonton, egg roll) tea was free. entrees/dinner items $6.96-18.95 for a whole Smoked Tea Duck. In Rancho Penasquitos for 20 years...must be good!)
City Wok
Chinese Fastfood 718 West Washington Street, 619-220-8888       Mon-thurs 11:30am-9:30am, Fri&Sat 11:30am-10pm, Sun 3:30-9:30pm
Jamillah Garden Chinese off of Convoy across from the Tapioca Express, near the Kawasaki place       "There prices are pretty good, good portions, and its good" -- Antonio
East Pearl Chinese Restaurant (closed)
(Shanghai, North)
5375 Kearny Villa Rd #107, 92123, 858-268-3969 (at Clairemont Mesa Blvd and Hwy 163) n/a n/a n/a Closed July 2005:-(
Golden City Restaurant
5375 Kearny Villa Rd, 92123, 858-565-6682 n/a n/a n/a (recommended by Dennis: I would give Golden City 8.5 service and 9.0 food...lunch combos (large main dish, soup, rice, egg roll) around $8-9-and up. includes map and menus.)
萍聚阁 (closed) Chinese
(Sichuan/Szechuan, Shanghai)
4681 Convoy Street, 92111, 858-569-4833 7+/dish 8  8 Closed in 2004
Taste of China Chinese Buffet 5604 Balboa Ave Ste 107, 92117, 619-279-1663        
Panda Buffet Chinese Buffet Carlsbad       "Their spicey deep-fried drummies were the hit"
Imperial Mandarin Chinese Convoy next to Original Pancake House        
品塘轩 Chinese 7250 Convoy Ct #B. San Diego 92111, (858)5766888        
Quick Wok
Chinese 11967 Bernardo Plaza Dr, San Diego (858) 485-7778        

Restaurants in San Diego::Other Asian

Name Style Addr Expense($) Taste(/10) Service(/10) Remark
Pho Hoacali Express 花嘉莉 Vietnamese 9170 Mira Mesa Blvd, 92126, 858-271-8341
16452 Bernardo Center Dr, 92128, 858-613-7777
$5/noodle bowl 9.5 9 It's cheap, delicious, and fast serving. I like their rice noodle so much:)
Thai Time III Restaurant Thai 4310 Genesee Ave #111, 92117, 858-278-4949       "There is a terrific, authentic Thai restaurant on Genesee and Balboa. It is called Thai Time III. They are absolutely delicious. I would know; I am half Thai, and my dad had raised me on real Thai food. So, this restaurant satisfies the palate as well as fitting the bill. In other words, it is affordable, and the service is exceptional. Plus, they can make the food spicy or non-spicy. And when they make it non-spicy, it is just as savory" -- Issadora
Thai Buffet Thai buffet Clairemont Mesa Blvd(by Ross)        
Korea House Korea 4620 Convoy St. 92111, (858)560-0080        
Seoul Barbecue Restaurant Korea 4344 Convoy St. 92111, (858) 505-8700        
Convoy Tofu House
Korea 4229 Convoy St, 92111, 858-573-2511        
BUGA Korean Barbecue Restaurant
Korea BBQ 5580 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, 92117, 858-560-1010       11am-11pm
Friend's House
Korea 4647 Convoy St #101-A, 92111, 858-292-0499       not open on Tuesday. lunch 11am-3pm, dinner 4:30-10pm
Shozen & Manpo Korea 9906 Mira Mesa Blvd #8, 92131        
Noodle Town
Korea 4649 Convoy St 105, 92111, 858-565-0403       10am-10pm everyday
Todai Japanese seafood buffet 2828 Camino Del Rio South, 92108, (619) 299-8996 $13/lunch
$25/dinner,weekend(drink for extra)
    "It's really worth it. Especially on your birthday, you can get a free coupon for next time. Todai in Phoenix location, however was much less quality than this Mission Valley location." -- Julia
Onami Japanese seafood buffet Site 1: 1640 Camino Del Rio N # 341, 92108, (619) 295-9774
Site 2: 2525 El Camino Real # 200, 92008, (760) 730-1955
Site 3: 240 E Via Rancho Pkwy, 92025, (760) 738-7522
Lunch: Mon-Fri $13, Sat/Sun/Hol $15, Dinner: Mon-Thu $22, Other $24 (drink for extra)     Free on Birthday with three other guests.
(Comments by Dennis: Best known for sushi. Price 9.0, service 9.0 (self serve). Very good selection of sushi with quality about 9.0-9.5. Modest Chinese/Asian buffet with quality about 9.0.)
Chopstix Japanese Noodle 4633 Convoy St, 92111, 858-569-9171       11am-10pm Mon-Sat, 11am-9pm Sun
Kai Sushi Japanese Sushi 13425 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064, (858) 668-1745   9.5 9 The Chirazushi is fantastic. This is now my favorite place for sushi in Poway. I recommend Tue or Fri because those are delivery days! Lunch specials are generous (the Sesame Chicken is quite good) and reasonably priced. Quality 9.5, price 9.0, service 9.0 (by Dennis)
Poway Sushi Lounge Japanese Suchi 13132 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064, (858) 748-0070 A little pricy but the sushi quality is fantastic. Quality 9.5, price 9.0, service 9.5. (by Dennis)
P & V Thai Cafe Thai 13538 Poway Rd, Poway, CA 92064, (858) 668-0888 Southern Thai dishes and great coffee and tea drinks and fruit frappes. Quality is very good. Servings are a bit on the small size. Quality 9.5, price 9.5, service 9.5.(by Dennis)

Restaurants in San Diego::American

Name Style Addr Expense($) Taste(/10) Service(/10) Remark
Hometown Buffet   Mira Mesa        
Boathouse Restaurant Seafood 2040 Harbor Island Dr, 92101, 619-291-8011 $20+/dish     Homepage Here

Restaurants in San Diego::Mexican

Name Style Addr Expense($) Taste(/10) Service(/10) Remark

Restaurants in San Diego::Other Flavors

Name Style Addr Expense($) Taste(/10) Service(/10) Remark
Vincenzo Ristorante Italian 1702 India St, 92101 ~$15/entry      

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