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“Fried Rice different”
Review of China Chef

China Chef
Ranked #335 of 1,242 Restaurants in La Jolla
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

We ordered a Family A dinner and a Family B dinner on May 6, 2013 and since we live two blocks away just walked there to pick it up, to feed us and another couple we had been spending some time with that day. The food was good and we will go back. The fried rice does not have all the stuff I usually see in fried rice but it was OK.

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Thank PeterCacioppo
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

ahh.. not so good. If you like greasy food you might like this place. I can't really say much good about this place. Well, its cheap but you get what you pay for.

Thank tubetop
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Reviewed 17 November 2012

On a recent stay in La Jolla we were hungering for good chinese food. So we tried the China Chef. We were very pleasantly surprised. The food was probably the best Chinese food we have eaten in years. We live in Vancouver, which has a large Chinese population, but frankly, we have a hard time there finding somewhere that is not throwing liberal amounts of msg in the food. The China Chef uses no msg and also offers gluten free.

We had Kung-Po chicken and Moo-Shue shrimp, plus Chow Mein. Excellent flavours and spicing. And the pricing is excellent.

We will be back there the next time we visit La Jolla.

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Thank Northern Poet
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Reviewed 24 July 2012 via mobile

I adore Chinese Food and I can appreciate anything from hard core HOT and Spicy no English Menu authentic to silly Americanized standards. China Chef is a throw back to the Brooklyn neighborhood style Chinese place right down to the decor. Go back in time!
It's very small, quiet and good. Lunch specials start at an astonishing $5.00 and come with choice of very decent Hot & Sour or bright and shiny Egg-drop soup (simple thick and eggy), fried noodles (hilarious old style) and a basic Eggroll that borders the too floury zone (for me) plus choice of rice (steamed or fried plus small supplement if you want excellent brown). There's Teriyaki on the Menu which always makes me want to run but they seem to sell a ton of that delicious Japanese item :-). My favorites are the Shrimp Lobster Sauce-very nice clean properly cooked shrimp with tons of crispy water chestnuts, sizzling rice Soup, KP Chicken or Beef, Mongolian Beef. All the dishes are good or excellent. Mustard, Soy and Siracha at the ready on all the tables in case you want to customize... Vegies are fresh and cooked perfectly. Gluten Free or Vegetarians respected here too! Props!! I'm always impressed by the quality and simplicity of their food-not some master vat of gloppy brown sauce thrown on every dish like "PF so and so" style. '
Not yet taken the dare on Sweet and Sour but clearly they have a fan club on that dish alone. Take out business is brisk, they deliver, and of course Dine in is the best. Lots of Customer/Owner Canto chatter for a truly authentic dining experience.

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Reviewed 12 October 2016
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