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Golden City Chinese Restaurant

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5375 Kearny Villa Rd, Ste 107, San Diego, CA 92123-1425
+1 858-565-6682
11:00 - 00:00
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Loma Linda, California
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Looks ok from the outside, nice layout inside, but the service and food were way below average. The customer service was average, the aroma inside the establishment was not pleasant and the food - sub-par. Not a pleasant dining experience.

Thank DCDrieberg
San Diego, CA
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208 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I ordered the chicken chow fun. I kept adding salt and soy sauce to give it more flavor. I was with a large group of people and everyone else seemed to love their choices so maybe I just had bad luck. I thought the prices were quite high but when I saw the huge portion of food, I realized I... More 

Thank maringfro
San Diego, California
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181 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

I visited with my friend whose origin is Malaysia - how pleasant when she and the waitress communicate in Mandarin! We start with chrysanthemum tea, then have fried spicy chicken wings, roast duck with wonton soup, and then General Tao's chicken - we ate and enjoyed and ate and enjoyed - ! This is definitely a place to return for... More 

Thank SoCalMare
Troy, Michigan
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227 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

No tablecloth and unpretentious, it is simply a great restaurant. Serving fresh seafood and other specialties. If you are into homemade Chinese dishes, ask for the daily specials, usually an old traditional recipe.

Thank tlc248
San Diego, California
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2014

Place is clean (but could be better) Food is AWESOME. Love the rice sizzling soup. Their clams with black bean sauce is to die for along with honey walnut shrimp....everything ordered is tasty. They give you house dessert at end of your meal.

Thank penavic
San Diego, California, United States
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61 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Golden City. A Chinese restaurant that came highly recommended over and over again. I've never actually had the chance to go down and check it out for myself. Until today. I like going in a little bit before any meal rush to be able to find parking. But because Golden City shares a private lot with a brewery, jiu jitsu... More 

Thank ahtravelsandeats
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

Steer clear! Customer service is terrible. We had a hair in our food and told the waitress, she didn't even apologize for it. She even had the nerves to say "What do you want me to do about it?" We aske

1 Thank Richard H
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Food was very good with good selection and reasonable price. There was 4 adults and 5 children. Would go there again.

Thank Patricia M
California, USA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

You are familiar with ordering Cantonese food. If not, ask your server to recommend the dishes they enjoy. Scout out what looks good that other patrons have ordered and ask what they are. This place is located on the outskirts of the "Asian hub" but 90% of the patrons are Chinese or have been initially introduced to it by a... More 

1 Thank sadauphin
San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 May 2013

Hubby and I visited Golden City yesterday for lunch. We were disappointed in service and food. We ordered crab rangoon which was cooked too long, stale and shy on crab. The shrimp with lobster sauce was just ok ~ with corn in it that tasted bad. We also had the egg foo young with shrimp (shrimp was very small and... More 

1 Thank Deb G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5375 Kearny Villa Rd, Ste 107, San Diego, CA 92123-1425
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-565-6682
Chinese restaurant in Kearny Mesa neighborhood. Phone number: (858) 565-6682http://www.goldencitysandiego.com

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