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.

           We use only chicken breast meat in our chicken dishes.
Brown Rice available.
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.

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


Hours of Operation
Monday through Thursday
11:00 am to 9:00 p.m.
Friday 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sunday 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


China Cafe
2236 Carmel Valley Road
Del Mar, CA 92014
Tel: (858) 793-8478


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