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Gary Chu's

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611 5th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4410
+1 707-526-5840
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Santa Rosa, California
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This restaurant is located just off of the main downtown street and is known for some of the best Chinese food in Sonoma County. It is an upscale destination offering gourmet traditional Chinese cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. We often get food to go and have never once had a bad experience. The food is consistently very good and carefully... More 

Thank Eric G
snta rosa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

most of the time I phone order and pick it up, by far best in this area,i have never been disappointed .food is always fresh and hot when I get home

Thank caskirb
Santa Rosa, California
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355 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

It;s become a holiday tradition to have one family meal here. The food and service are always wonderful. It's definitely best with a large group so everyone can sample several dishes. We had the sizzling rice soup with prawns, pork chow mein, Korean spare ribs, sweet and sour pork, General Tsos chicken, and honey walnut prawns. Everything was delicious. The... More 

Thank Scott95401
Huntington, New York
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We went here for my mother-in-law's birthday - she picked. The food was good, though I thought that the menu was a bit small. The service was attentive, the waiter pleasant, all dishes were saved to share and the price was OK. The atmosphere in the restaurant was a bit cold. The place was fairly empty and yet we were... More 

Thank Ellie K
Santa Rosa, California
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This restaurant is a long time Chinese restaurant in the heart of downtown Santa Rosa. Walking through the front door you are attracted to a long salt water fish tank and in this dimly lit entry foyer you are led to a large dining room that has another smaller room off of it that can be used for private parties.... More 

Thank HealthyEating29
Santa Rosa, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Upscale, delicious food choices. The corn and crab soup is mild and tasty, as with the mini crab taco's.

1 Thank Wendy C
Eureka, CA
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We ordered only appetizers to share as our meal and, although there were a couple of misses in our opinion (the crab tacos and the crab corn chowder), most of them were fantastic. We really enjoyed the lettuce cups, martini prawns and seared ahi. Would definitely come back!

Thank Pamelagio
Austin, Texas
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Excellent selection of dishes and wines. Leave room to share the banana tempura dessert drizzled with caramel sauce, sprinkled with peanut bits, and served with ice cream. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Gordon D
Cotati, California
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Excellent Chinese restaurant that serves dishes with presentation in mind. The flavors are excellent and 'fine' as each dish has subtle yet distinct flavor rather than all the sauces and ingredients the same. They recommend Reisling as a good paring with their dishes. Plenty of other good wines, sake and beer to choose from too. Our favorites include the shrimp... More 

Thank Dee S
Santa Rosa, California
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99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Martini prawns - mmmmm! General tsoa's chicken - unbelievable! This isn't your typical gloppy sauced Chinese food. Great executive lunch too! Wine list could use some help.

Thank rachaele30

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 5th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4410
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-526-5840
Gary Chu’s Chinese Seafood Restaurant is owned by award-winning chef Gary Chu. Chef Chu aims for gourmet quality while staying within the bounds of traditional cooking. The enticing menu, which boasts occasional seasonal additions like crab and corn soup, regularly features delicate steamed sea bass, lightly crisped lemon sauce chicken, tender and rich Szechuan lamb, an array of seafood (heavy on shrimp), and distinctively flavored vegetarian selections. Gary Chu’s family dinners make an economical option and enable sampling of a variety of tastes and textures. Nestled into the handsome and peaceful jade and black dining room and you’ll be taken care of by the efficient staff.

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