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China Lake

#625 of 36,073 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Rua Marechal Deodoro 525 | Santo Amaro, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
(11) 5524-7921
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Sun - Thu 18:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 00:00
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Sao Paulo, SP
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Great place for Brazilian Chinese food. i have eaten there twice in the last month; once for lunch and once for dinner. Both visit were pleasant. For lunch they have a buffet bar plus main offering. You pick one of several mains and you also can the buffet bar as many times as you want. The buffet bar is a... More 

1 Thank 666Nomad_2012
Sao Paulo, SP
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

I visit Chine at least one a year and China Lake and Ton Hoi are the good ones we can have in Brazil .Good noodles , dumpling , shrimp and duck.

Thank MAGRibeiro
Sao Paulo, SP
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

For most restaurants we visit in Sao Paulo, it's the opposite. Brazilians usually offer great service. But for some reason, every time we've visited China Lake, the waiters completely ignore us. We are not Asian and think maybe they prioritize their best clients. Plus our order took about an hour to fill. But regardless, we enjoyed their food but could... More 

Thank Jose G
Miami, United States
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288 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Nice ambience, good variety of Chinese food, love the steamed dumplings, noodles, pork and duck dishes.

Thank Bonita B
Sao Paulo
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015

this is a restaurant we have been going to for a long time....but over the last few months the food and service has just become too terrible to handle...never again. The noodles served to us were raw...the rolls given were soggy with oil and tasted stale...but...that was not what convinced us never to visit this place again..get this...when we complained... More 

Thank Ruchie
Sao Paulo, SP
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

I've been there a couple of times and really enjoyed the food. Excellent variety and preparation, especially the sea food and duck (a must try). Service is quick and kind.

Thank M1870
Sao Paulo, SP
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

Very good restaurant to go with your family. Clean, cozy and they prepare the autentic Chinese meal. A good option is the bamboo and mustard pork meat. Very well prepared and delicious.

1 Thank ESD1981
Sao Paulo, SP
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

China Lake is one of my favorites restaurants in São Paulo. You can order any option´ from the menu and you won't be disappointed. This is what I like most in the restaurant. My favorite dish is the frango xadrez (kung pao chicken) but the meat with broccoli and the yakissoba are also delicious. The prices are reasonable and the... More 

Thank Simone J
Sao Paulo, SP
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

Last week, I took a chinese friend to this restaurant and his opinion was that the food there tastes the same as in China. Although the price is a little too steep, the overall service and food compensates.

1 Thank Roberto G
London, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

China Lake is THE Chinese restaurant in Sao Paulo. The food alone deserves the five-star rating! I cannot rave enough about their Peking duck - by far, the best item on their menu. Go for it, you will not regret it! Also worth mentioning is their selection of dumplings. The atmosphere is very nice - a two-story house, spacious and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Marechal Deodoro 525 | Santo Amaro, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo
  • Phone Number: (11) 5524-7921

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?