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Jim's Chinese Restaurant

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1584 Del Monte Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955-4238
+1 831-394-5117
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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New York City, New York
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551 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Run by a family, they offer some good Chinese-American food. Very fresh and cooked to order. The restaurant would benefit from some sprucing up - old pictures of the entrees line the wall.

1 Thank cararro
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Don't be put off by the miniscule size or unpretentiousness of Jim's. There are 6 or 8 tables. There's a large pictorial menu on the wall as well as a conventional printed menu. The food is fantastic and economical. The dishes are varied with at least 150 selections. The servings are humungous and delicious. Every Chinese dish imaginable is there... More 

1 Thank SensibleDon
Seaside, California
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

This hole in the wall is a hidden gem. Very good food and the prices are great. The place is small so make sure you plan ahead

2 Thank OmarJ76
Hanford, California
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

When we saw this tiny restaurant (There's not much room inside) filled with Asian Americans, photos of every dish on the wall, a large photo of the owner and her children posted, and advertised as one of "100 Best Chinese Restaurants in America", we were optimistic. Unfortunately, even though my vegetarian adult son enjoyed his black mushroom and tofu, my... More 

Thank Robert U
Seaside, California
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Each dish was made fresh when ordered. Only a dozen seats, so the takeout trade s brisk. For authentic congee [jook], try the duck jook with freshly grated & sliced ginger. Ample portions, so bring your appetite and friends.

Thank John W
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100 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

We discovered Jim's quite by accident and were pleased with the food and service both. It's a small restaurant with seating for maybe 20 people, but the food was excellent and came quickly after ordering. Looks like they do a pretty good take-out business as well. The place was full the entire time we were there and seems to be... More 

Thank BigKahuna111
Singapore, Singapore
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114 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

For a quick Chinese fix the fried rice and orange chicken is the way to go!! For a good kick add the chilli sauce.

Thank Dustbusters
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Lots of Food, no ambiernce, asst flavors, no reservations, family run restasurant, Parking limied, , few tables

Thank petey11monterey
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148 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

The food, service and prices here are all very average. All American Chinese style dishes; deep fried and tossed in a sweet sauce. Won Ton soup is fine. Nothing extraordinary, nor is anything horrible. Great for the basic American family tastebuds!

Thank Kim H
Monterey, California
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113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

Don't let the name fool you...this is the place for your salt and pepper fish or salty fish congee. While I am sure you can find beef and broccoli on the menu, why would you when you can get shitake mushroom and chinese broccoli in Jim's special broth? This is a SMALL place in a junky little strip mall; don't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1584 Del Monte Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955-4238
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Seaside
  • Phone Number: +1 831-394-5117

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?