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Chin's Szechwan Restaurant

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625 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024-3734
+1 760-753-3903
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Columbus, Ohio
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104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good chinese food. Loved the spice level. My kids eat only mild and food was so good. Friendly staff.

Thank palpande
San Diego, California
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108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A new restaurant opened up in Encinitas California this week. My son and I decided to give it a try but when we arrived we found a lot of other citizens had the same idea. The long line discouraged us from trying the restaurant at this time so we left and headed for parts unknown. Shortly up the street we... More 

Thank TravelinMan760
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Thought of having a large group eat here at Chin's and decided to try it first. Some things are really good and other things are just fair. I think they use the same sweet sort of sauce on a lot of their dishes. I ordered the pork ribs - they were stringy and not tender. I like more savory and... More 

Thank Pamela A
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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462 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Very cold, wet evening and we didn't venture too far to arrive for dinner at Chin's. Bit of a language barrier but we eventually made ourselves understood... All started with different warming soups. Then followed giant portions of all that we ordered on the largest plates in the world. Probably too much of each. We would have been better ordering... More 

Thank bryble
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I was hear 3 times over Sept. We had visitors from a car convention in town. So many guests over 30 total, said it was the best Chinese food they ever had. Chin's lunch specials are the best. A full platter of...appetizers,soup,salad,fruit,entree, rice,plus dessert at a great price. My favorite is Honey Walnut Shrimp, but lots of other yummy choices.... More 

Thank Carol N
Austin, Texas
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187 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Chin's wins on food, service, and atmosphere. The menu is extensive and varied, especially for fish and seafood.

Thank Susan M
Carlsbad, CA
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93 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We have been to Chin's many times and are always impressed with the high quality, taste and consistency of their food. We keep going back because we know that our meals will always be delicious and the taste is excellent. This time, we went for lunch and ordered some favorites of ours: Pan fried soft noodles (with chicken) for me... More 

Thank dml718
Tucson, Arizona
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127 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I love this place. The food is top notch, and the service can't be beat. We had cashew shrimp and hot Szechuan eggplant. In fact, I ALWAYS order the eggplant with ground pork. Delicious, healthy, well prepared, and they are FAST. Sometimes I stop there for a quick bite before going to the airport, which has terrible food choices. The... More 

Thank Ambul
Carlsbad, California, United States
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We always order House Egg Foo Yon. It's the best we've found in San Diego. They serve very nice food and have friendly staff. There's an abundance of Sushi In No. County, but a dearth of Chinese restaurants.

Thank Carol G
Encinitas, CA
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151 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Went here for Father's Day (because it was air conditioned and hot as heck outside) and as always, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. In the 10+ years we've been going here I have yet to have a bad meal. The service is excellent (if anything too quick - we hardly had time to talk before our food arrived) and the... More 

Thank SoCalEncinitas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
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: 625 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024-3734
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-753-3903

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?