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Emerald Chinese Cuisine

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3709 Convoy Street, #101, San Diego, CA 92111
+1 858-565-6888
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Okay, so I am not Chinese and didn't grow up eating Chinese food. Maybe someone else can speak to the authenticity of the cuisine here. But for me, it doesn't get any better! Order the green been plate and a plate of the beef rice noodles! So good and with an appetizer (we had spring rolls), there is enough to... More 

Thank WhatCaliGirlSays
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

My family went to Emerald for our dinner in Christmas. We had a reservation and everything. As soon as we sat down we asked if they were out of anything. We ordered the Peking Duck, the reason we went there, before anything else knowing it often takes longer and wanting to be reasonable and accommodating. Well we got the rest... More 

Thank Munish A
San Diego, California
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I have found that I love being able to order dim sum from a menu, instead of waiting for the right cart to roll bye. Although it is a different experience, it is much more efficient, and allows for a wider variety of choices in a short amount of time. The food here is fresh and delicious, and the service... More 

Thank Syounghatfield
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Went there at lunch time I ordered beef balls, fried rice and shrimp balls. Everything was served hot and fresh and shrimp balls I had never had before Redecorated a year ago it is nice atmosphere and wonderful food Don't hold back because it occupies the bottom floor of an office building Convienently located off Aero and highway 805 I... More 

Thank Thomas W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

A must try if you love Chinese food, its pictures in the menu appear smaller than the actual size. 👌

Thank Robin W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Nice recent remodel, great selection off menu makes this a place to enjoy. Not cheap to eat here. Located on the edge of China Town's places to eat.

Thank djlightning93
Chula Vista, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

My girl friend and I went to the remodeled Emerald. According to AAA, it was the first Hong Kong Chinese restaurant in San Diego when it first opened. My friend was born in Hon Kong. We had a delightful time and for a modest price. We were pleased with the quality of the food and came away quite happy. The... More 

Thank NJ-Cali-Girl
San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

The best and most consistent dim sum in San Diego, they have great seafood options. The earlier the better here and at the sister restaurant Pearl. Try the soy sauce noodle, it seems to be a favorite!

Thank jtonies
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

My family has been going here for tears. With the renovation and the change in the way of ordering( no more pushcarts), it us much better. You order the food you want by marking the paper and they serve it to you. No more waiting for the carts to come around. This place is a must go for me, you'll... More 

Thank Louielyn
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

These is the best chinese restarurant I have try in San Diego. Although I stay in down gaslamp hotel, is worth it to take a taxi to go there. Dim sum, fired noodles, empress chicken are delicous. Staffs are very polite and efficient. I will come back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3709 Convoy Street, #101, San Diego, CA 92111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-565-6888

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