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Emerald Chinese Cuisine

#1,397 of 3,887 Restaurants in San Diego}
₹₹ - ₹₹₹Chinese, Asian, Seafood
3709 Convoy Street, #101, San Diego, CA 92111
+1 858-565-6888
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good21%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“sticky rice” (3 reviews)
“pot stickers” (2 reviews)
“great dim sum” (3 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
3709 Convoy Street, #101, San Diego, CA 92111
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The food is not bad, but not too great as well. But if you are craving for a good dim sum, this place is not bad at all.

Thank rhernjr
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This restaurant is very traditional to Hong Kong style of meals. There are many choices on the large menu and every dish is fresh and very flavorful. I have been dinning here for many years and watched the staff service many dinners with amazing efficiency.

Thank Raz E
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Emerald is one of the oldest Chinese (Hong Kong) style restaurant in San Diego. Actually it helped to make Convoy Street the Asian street as it is now. It's also one of the best Chinese restaurants in town, together with its sister restaurant Pearl in...More

Thank Alex L
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Glad we went with a larger group of people who had been here before. Our friends made reservations in one of the back rooms. We had 15 people. My mistake was in the ordering. I wanted to try lots of different things. I'm not afraid...More

Thank Denise C
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Chinese cooking is all about 'Wok Hei'. The essence of this technique of cooking has never been perfected by any other nation; that is the use of very high temperature with little oil to break down the tissues of the ingredients and release the molecules...More

Thank 165Doc
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

New remodel!! Very pricey for Chinese food. Below average service. 95% of my reviews are great, menu hard to follow. I had lunch for $28. Not sure I will go back. Of course the Dim Sum was great!!

Thank djlightning93
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I've traveled the US quite a bit and take pride in being positive 95% of the time but this place may not get my best review. I've enjoyed Dim Sum for 30 years, but the service & high price takes alot of the enjoyment out...More

Thank djlightning93
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We just have to go to Emeralds to get our Dim Sum fix!! We are never disappointed and always leave fully satisfied and Happy!!! And Julie our favorite Server is a delight!!! We always have to have her, she takes great care of our family...More

Thank JEFF H
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Nothing too fancy but very good authentic Chinese food with plenty of choice of traditional Dim Sum. Including a great selection of Premium tea with my favorite Chrysanthemum. The service is fast and attentive which is always a plus for your average Chinese place. You...More

Thank Patrick D
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...More

Thank WhatCaliGirlSays
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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