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“Well-Deserved Reputation”

Great China Restaurant
Ranked #38 of 748 Restaurants in Berkeley
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our son had lived in the area for the last year and had never gone due to the constant line up to get in, but had heard great things. We finally waited through to give it a try and we're happy to say it deserves the praise. A almost a nightclub-type atmosphere, but food quality and authenticity were high (we are Chinese-Canadian and my parents ran a Chinese restaurant). Fish and soup dishes were particularly well made - hope to try their Peking duck next time

Thank A Y M
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Near the campus. Our food was served piping hot and family style. Very, very tasty. Try the walnut prawns and Mongolian beef. Each plate fed four plus left overs.

Thank packyourbags2009
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Our party of 8 had a very good meal last night at Great China. We had pre ordered a banquet meal that included Peking duck and 8 other excellent chinese mainstay dishes including 3 of my favorites: the seafood chow mein, ginger scallion prawns and chinese string beans with beef. We were seated promptly at a table in the back of the large dining room and our meals started appearing almost instantly. A very efficient serving staff helped kept us happily supplied with our delicious courses. The restaurant was packed by 630 and remained so until we left. This is a very popular place so reservations are strongly suggested.

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Thank Dave B
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Our first time with family of 8 (2 little kids). A queue was formed before their opening hours at 5pm on Saturday. We did not make reservation but was seated promptly in 8mins time. Very minimalistic decor with modern Chinese touch, good layout with bar at the front, and family seatings at the back. Would recommend to make reservation for party of 10 or more. We ordered 8 dishes: highly recommend “MuShu”, “Eight Delicacies”, and all dishes are delicious too. Many tables order “Peking Roadted Duck” which is quite on the upscale pricing of $45. Would try it next time. Overall a great experience.

Thank Barbara L V
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Waiting to be seated 25 minutes, but it was worth it. We noticed a lot of Asian people, so we knew if this many people are waiting to have Asian food, it must be good. We thought it was beautiful inside. The food was very good, we were not disappointed. The service however was a little cold, however this may be because of cultural differences. Working in hospitality and the food industry I felt their customer service could have a little more work and effort. Definitely this experience was made completely up by the food and building. We will definitely come back and will recommend to friends and family.

Thank 1990aztraveler
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