Austin >Food & Dining > China Sea
3742 Far West Blvd, Austin, TX | Directions 7873130.355945 -97.758224
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Northwest Hills
Beware – Long term customer (10yrs) finally disenchanted. Standard use of language barrier to not resolve mistakes. This restaurant has choosen to short TO GO customers of food items on hopes they will not return to correct or complain.
Great Food Good Price Nice Staff – I am very pleased with China Sea everything my husband and I have ordered has been great. I love that they offer brown rice, it's not that common. We have eaten here several times and it's always consistent. They also offer a great lunch special seven days a week. We have become regulars and I would recomend trying them out.
Okay Service, Okay Food – China Sea is right around the corner from my house so it's a go-to on nights when my fiance and I are just too tired or too busy to cook dinner. The food is okay, but definitely not great and the service varies - great on one visit, nonexistent on the next.
If you are ordering takeout I highly recommend actually going in to order it. Out of the last 5 times we've ordered over the phone and gotten takeout my order has been wrong 3 times. It's not great but it's convenient so we will probably continue to get our takeout from here. The prices are very fair for what you get.
Low Key, B food – This place is okay and the food is not bad. It is nothing to write home about but the prices are fair and the service is good. I like it that the owner works there too and takes the time to make sure your meal is right or address any potential issues. I think some people here have overrated it, but again, it is worth the money if you just want some run of the mill, very eatable, pleasent food. Dont make a special trip.
Good Food – I live down the street from this restaurant and really like their food. I've actually only ever ordered take out, but everything I've ordered has been pretty good.
Functional, strip-mall Chinese cuisine to satisfy your cravings. – In Short
Chinese tchotchke and Muzak lend cultural flair, as do the deep reds, greens and gold-tone accents of its pagoda-like arch in the dining room. Never mind the close-captioned televisions. This quiet spot serves as a functional lunch stop for employees of area business parks. A Mandarin combination plate features beef, chicken, shrimp and vegetables in the chef's special sauce. The moo goo gai pan is packed with crispy vegetables.
Where's the beef? – I'm tired of going to Chinese restaurants and getting bad cuts of meat. This place is the final straw for me. I ordered the sesame beef - which is breaded beef in a sauce - and there was hardly any beef in the dish. It was mainly fried breading - occasionally with a string of grissle in the middle- swimming in a too-sweet sauce. Like a chinese version of a funnel cake. We were not impressed - though sadly we've had this problem at other Chinese restaurants. I'm done - I'm going out for Thai or Vietnamese from now on.
Great place for lunch – Love this place! I work in the area and vist this place at least once a week. The staff is great and very friendly. The food is hot very fast and delicious. The have pretty good lettuce wraps and great lunch specials. I have NEVER recieved "bad" food from this place. They give generous protions of food on the lunch specials (always a plus)
use to have good service – I use to love to eat at China Sea when no one knew about it and the service was great. But now everyone goes there and it takes forever to get your food. I usually get my order to go because it was a fast alternative to fast food. Well they always tell you it will be ready in 10 min no matter what you order or how many orders they have. For the last couple of months I have to wait 30 min. Also with more people eatting at China Sea the quality of the food has gone down. You could get good quality food one day and get horrible food the next. It also seems like there are always new employees that don't know anything. One good things is that there is a very nice young man that works in the front who is always very helpful.
Wonderful Asian Food – This is without a doubt the best overall bargain in town. Great service and consistently fine food. If you are like me, can't (shouldn't) eat all of your meal and take home is gladly packaged for you - but if you don't like left overs, you can get half orders at reduced cost which fill me up just fine.
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