On Jan. 25, families around the world take part in the celebrations for the Lunar New Year. To kick off the 15 days of celebration, Chinese families gather at home or at a favorite restaurant on New Year’s Eve for a reunion dinner, often featuring noodles for longevity, fish for prosperity and dumplings for wealth.
If you’re looking for a feast to celebrate the Year of the Rat with friends and family, Hoodline has crunched the numbers to find the top Chinese restaurants in San Diego, based on Yelp ratings and our own methodology. Happy Lunar New Year!
1. China Quikwok
Topping the list is China QuikWok. Located at 4310 Genesee Ave. (between Mount Etna and Derrick drives) in Clairemont Mesa West, it's the highest-rated Chinese restaurant in San Diego, boasting four stars out of 292 reviews on Yelp.
2. Golden House
Next up is Otay Mesa West's Golden House, at 4370 Palm Ave. (at Firethorn Street). With four stars out of 548 reviews on Yelp, the Chinese spot has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Yenchim Garden Restaurant
Rancho Penasquitos's Yenchim Garden Restaurant, at 13297 Black Mountain Road (at Twin Trails Drive), is another top choice. Yelpers give the Chinese spot four stars out of 333 reviews.
4. Chef Wong Chinese Cuisine
Chef Wong Chinese Cuisine, also in Rancho Penasquitos, is another go-to, with four stars out of 272 Yelp reviews. Head over to 9995 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite 6 (between Paseo Cardiel and Freeport Road), to see for yourself.
5. Chung Hing
Last but not least, check out Miramar's Chung Hing, which has earned four stars out of 234 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Chinese spot at 7160 Miramar Road, Suite 112 (at Carroll Road).