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400 S 3rd St, San Jose, CA 95112-5713
+1 408-294-2525
09:00 - 20:00
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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I've been coming to China Chen more than ten years. We, in the Vietnamese immigrant community, at one time or another, have been to it. Their amazing egg noodles are cooked perfectly - al dente style - and the broth is quite flavorful. My favorite is Pork Kidney with Egg Noodles Soup. Yes -sounds questionable. But if you've ever been... More 

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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014

Noodles are ok,a little salty. It was not a clean restaurant, but crowded.The waitors can speak English,Vietnamese and Chinese. Wonton soup with shrimp is ok. BBQ pork is ok but those slices are too thin. Fried rice cake (banh bot chien) is not as good as expectation despite many customers ordered it.

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San Jose, California
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

You get 2 things here. Shrimp Wonton noodle soup which has the options of thick or thin noodles, dry or wet (which means soup in with the noodles or soup on the side, better when it's hot days). And the Bo Chien, which is a rice flour cake that has been fried with scrambled eggs. If you ignore the charm... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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212 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2012

One block away from San Jose State, this could be a typical diner with a twist. There are half a dozen hard plastic tables. Patrons sit in front of large glass panes and order their choices from a server in a stained t-shirt. It is a bare bone restaurant but has good foot traffic. Despite its name, the fare is... More 

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Reviewed 20 December 2007

Must try the roasted chicken and they have the best chinese chilli oil in town

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 S 3rd St, San Jose, CA 95112-5713
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-294-2525

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