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“Hard to find a place to park”

Seafood Village Restaurant
Ranked #37 of 179 Restaurants in Monterey Park
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Chinese
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Irvine, California
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152 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Hard to find a place to park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

This is a great Chinese, Vietnamese restaurant but the parking is near impossible on the weekends. Tried to eat there twice and could not park in the lot and there was over a 40 minute wait even in the afternoon. Went again on a weekday (Tuesday) and the food is good. Very fresh and well prepared. Have been there a few times and have never been dissapointed with the food or service.

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“"Amazing, Authentic, Inexpensive, Chinese Seafood"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2013

If you like seafood, this is the place for you. Inexpensive and great authentic Chinese food awaits you here. Parking can be difficult, because of the limited space. We arrived at 11:30 on Sat. for lunch, and there was no problem. But when we left, it was packed.

Of course we had to have the signature house special crab. We paid $30.00 for a 3 lb. crab. They charged us $9.99/lb.(market price). It was excellent! Was very sweet, and easy to eat. Just a little messy. I liked the way that it was prepared with lots of garlic bits.

We also ordered the squid with black bean sauce ($5.95), and the Seafood hot pot with to-fu($7.95) from their great lunch menu. Lots to choose from, and the portions are very generous. All includes soup(light beef& veg. soup), and a huge pot of rice, and tea. Everything was so delicious, and well prepared. I've dined in Hong Kong, and this is just as good.

Excellent service! The servers and managers are constantly checking on you, by replacing dirty plates, or refilling the water glasses. Very clean and cozy place. This is truly my favorite new Chinese restaurant. Can't wait to go back!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank judy k
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Purmerend
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139 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“An authentic Chinese seafood restaurant in Monterey Park CA”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012

This very affordable Chinese seafood restaurant serving geat seafood Chinese style is very popular with the Chinese clientele, which is always a good sign, always look out for such places.
During the weekend better come early, or make a reservation, since it fills up very fast.
The menu is bilingual English-Chinese with a lot of pictures, pictures of a lot of dishes are displayed on the walls.
They have live lobsters, crabs, shrimps, fish etc. available, these are priced per lbs., you can have them prepaired any way you like, when in doubt the waiter can recommend a style for you. The service is fast, even when busy.
As usual in Chinese restaurants, you come here for the food, not for the atmosphere or the trappings, and the food is fantastic!
Highly recommended!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Haje1946_11
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woodbridge nj
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“great inexpensive seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

The crab also comes as ginger and scallion. $7/lb. 21 for the crab can't be beat. All the seafood is fresh. Pictures and prices on the walls so don't be afraid if you do not speak the language. been here last year and twice in the past week.

  • Visited January 2012
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Gilbert, Arizona
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Very Impressive Cantonese Style Cooking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2011

This is the first time in here, 'cause it was hard to find parking before, thanks for the bad economy, I parked right in front. I ordered steamed fresh fish,clam and mixed mushroom soup, and stir fried vegie, they are all impressive, not salty or oily. Service was good and the price was very reasonable too. They close late, can easily satisfy your mid-nite craving,

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank ken240
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