Welcome to the China Café Restaurant.
With traditional styles and exquisite authentic cooking, we proudly bring you a most unique gourmet experience, specializing in Hunan and Szechuan cuisine.

China Café was voted the best Chinese food from 1995-1997 and San Diego’s Best Taste by Price Costco in 1995.

We offer a selection of dishes representing all 4 regional Chinese cooking styles.

Hunan and Szechuan style
Central and Western regions, where hot peppers and peppercorns are used as seasonings to make dishes more spicy and savory, e.g. Szechuan beef (chicken and pork) and Hunan pork chops.

Peking (Mandarin) style
Northern capital region, where the finest chefs throughout China were recruited to cook dishes for imperial banquets. Mandarin dishes are known for their especially delicate flavor, e.g. kung pao chicken, chicken with cashew nuts, kung pao beef.

Canton (Cantonese) style
Southern regional style noted for its cooking over a light fire, making the food both tender and tasty. This was the style first introduced to America by early Chinese immigrants, e.g. chicken chop suey, chow mein, Moo Goo Gain Pan.

Shanghai style
Eastern coastal city Chinese, featuring dishes of exquisite delicacy. The Shanghai style is characterized by its slightly sweet flavor and attractive coloring, e.g. sweet and sour pork, shrimp, chicken or beef.

One of the obvious reasons a restaurant is successful is the quality of its food. 
Del Mar Times, February, 2003
-Jim Kerr

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San Diego Reader's Poll Best Chinese 2005, 2006, 2007

Del Mar * City’s Best
Top Ten Award Chinese Food
City’s Best 2008

Best Food
People’s Choice Awards
Del Mar Times

Join us at China Café, where you will find delicious healthy food at affordable prices, and a fine selection of beer and wine.

China Café restaurant has a heated patio where you can view the Del Mar lagoon. Its convenient location is within walking distance of the beach.

Call us to do your next catering party.
(858) 793-8478
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