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Sun Ming Chinese Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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7509 Saint Andrews Rd, Irmo, SC 29063-2806
+1 803-732-4488
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The service was very prompt and fast. Nice and professional people. We were served high quality food: our favored dishes prepared to the specifications of my wife. who is knowledgable in these matters The dishes are on the menu both in English and in Chinese characters. They are the authentic Sichuan (I like spicy food) and Hunan dishes, the same... More 

Thank 49traveler2017
Black Mountain, North Carolina
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

No reservation on a Friday at 6:30, we were seated within 5 minutes. Server spoke adequate English and was super friendly. She missed one item of our order and brought it right away once we informed her. She also made menu recommendations to help us in ordering. My sister got an appetizer for $6.95 that had lots of food. I... More 

Thank CindyRH
Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've been here numerous times and have always been pleased with it all. Service is great and the food is even better!

Thank Wardog158
Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat here often and it's one of the few restaurants that started out good but just keeps getting better and better. All sorts of authentic chinese food, great lunch specials and the food is super yummy!

Thank Lori C
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This is a sit down type of restaurant and not a buffet. The food is great. But, what I like the most is that their menu offers not only our traditionally favorite Chinese-American adaptations of Szechuan, Cantonese, and Mandarin dishes; their is also an authentic Chinese menu (not sure what region of China), but I've witnessed entire Chinese families eating... More 

Thank Caroline H
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I rarely write anything negative on Trip Advisor because I feel empathy for small business owners. However, in this case, I feel more empathy for the unfortunate consumer who lands here. Our food was greasy, tepid, and the flavors were not appealing. It was not freshly made but rather rewarmed. I should add here that Chinese food is among my... More 

Thank Lori K
Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I went to the restaurant with my friend for the first time. We enjoyed the food and the beer and had a good time until when we were leaving. One of the waitresses burst out in Chinese: "they are finally gone." At that moment, it just ruined every good impression we had it there. While we were there, it was... More 

1 Thank jenny01142016
Irmo, South Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great select for both americanized and authentic dishes. So a first timer can come in and still get less intimidating dishes.

1 Thank Nat P
Charlotte, North Carolina
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472 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Sun Ming is a great Chinese restaurant in Irmo located just off the main road. They have a great menu with plenty of options, and the portion size at lunchtime was excellent. I got the General Tso chicken, which I would definitely order again. The chicken is good quality, and better than your typical Chinese takeout place.

Thank Bowmanator22
Columbia, South Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Anything I have selected from Sun Ming over the years has been consistently good. Very good atmosphere catering to the diverse clientele. Nothing is overly breaded, creamed, or mushy unless it ought to be. When have eaten in, the servers were always pleasant and helpful. The only negative I might have is sometimes the noodles, to be put on the... More 

Thank jody d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7509 Saint Andrews Rd, Irmo, SC 29063-2806
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Irmo
  • Phone Number: +1 803-732-4488

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