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“Emerald for Dim Sum”

Emerald Chinese Cuisine
Ranked #2,268 of 4,716 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Diego, California, USA
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Emerald for Dim Sum”
Reviewed 17 December 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Always good and fresh. Great place to get a quick lunch or enjoy a long visit. Restaurant is quiet and service is great.

Visited December 2013
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
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English first
Roseville, California
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99 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Really Disappointing Dim Sum at Emerald”
Reviewed 15 December 2013

This was once a pretty good dim sum place. Not any more. While it has been slowly declining over the years, a recent visit made us determined never to return.
The dim sum experience here includes ladies bringing around carts with dim sum that you select. Unfortunately, the dim sum we ordered was tasteless. The service was neither helpful nor unhelpful. Food is prepared well in advance; by the time you get to eat it, it is often cold. It's not particularly expensive, but then it's not very good either.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank DAVID F
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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“My favorite chinese restaurant”
Reviewed 13 December 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

The brunch is the best in san diego, and I always went there with my family. It is not easy to occupy a table in holiday

Visited November 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Large but nothing special”
Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

Did not go for Dim Sum and Dim Sum ends at 3. Menu is more traditional then a american chinese restaurant. They seat 200 in one big room. Lo Mein ginger very oily. Cod filet ok. Roast duck again nothing special. Corn soup not up to standard. Not worth another trip. Staff was attentive

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank John K
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Greenville, South Carolina
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1,167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
“Had a good dinner”
Reviewed 2 November 2013

My wife and I were staying at a hotel close by and decided to try Emerald Chinese. We were glad we did. It's a very large restaurant with white table clothes and friendly people. We both had soup Won Ton and Hot and Sour that were excellent. We then had the Sizzling Seafood plate and the Five Spice Soft Shell Crab, again both we very good. I thought the Sizzing Seafood could have been a larger portion for what they charged, but it was good.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Richard F
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