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Jim's Chinese Restaurant

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1584 Del Monte Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955-4238
+1 831-394-5117
11:00 - 21:00
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Boerne, Texas
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106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was so good that we went there two times during our trip! Only a few tables (takeout is available). Service is excellent and staff is very friendly. Food quality and quantity exceptional at a reasonable price. My friends raved about the chow fun, which they had at both visits. I had the spicy chicken and spicy pork lunch... More 

Thank Richard H
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This place is great! Food is excellent and the proprietors are hard working friendly people. The staff is good too! I highly recommend Jim's for lunch, dinner, or take out anytime.

Thank John A
Granite Bay, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This place is old, small, and cramped. The place was packed for dinner when we arrived, but we were able to be seated in less than 30 minutes. LOTS of locals come here for take out. We tried two other times to eat here, but they would close at odd times on days when they are supposed to be open,... More 

Thank reunionapr
Pacific Grove, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

The food and staff are great ! Best Chinese food you can find any where can be found at Jim's . If you become a regular in Jim's you will fill. Like you have become part of the family . Your favorite dishes will be made just as you like them in a flash . Just like a home a... More 

Thank Ray G
New York City, New York
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594 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
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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125 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?