Celebrate the Lunar New Year at a top Chinese restaurant in Chula Vista

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at a top Chinese restaurant in Chula Vista
Panda Imperial Restaurant | Photo: Theresa B./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on January 17, 2020.

On Jan. 25, families around the world take part in the celebrations for Lunar New Year. To kick off the 15 days of celebration, Chinese families gather at home or at a favorite restaurant on New Year’s Eve for a reunion dinner, often featuring noodles for longevity, fish for prosperity and dumplings for wealth.

If you’re looking for a feast to celebrate the Year of the Rat with friends and family, Hoodline has crunched the numbers to find the top Chinese restaurants in Chula Vista, based on Yelp ratings and our own methodology. Happy Lunar New Year!

1. Panda Imperial Restaurant

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Topping the list is Panda Imperial Restaurant. Located at 1208 Third Ave. (between Oxford and Kennedy streets) in Southwest, it's the highest-rated Chinese restaurant in Chula Vista, boasting four stars out of 146 reviews on Yelp.

2. Golden Mandarin Chinese Cuisine

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Next up is Northwest's Golden Mandarin Chinese Cuisine, at 45 N. Broadway, Suite E (between Sea Vale and McIntosh streets). With 4.5 stars out of 208 reviews on Yelp, the Chinese spot has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Otay Mandarin Chinese Restaurant

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Otay Mandarin Chinese Restaurant, at 945 Otay Lakes Road, Suite A (between Gotham Street and Villas Drive), is another top choice. Yelpers give the Chinese eatery four stars out of 465 reviews.

4. iWok Chinese Restaurant

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iWok Chinese Restaurant, in Rancho Del Rey I, is another go-to, with four stars out of 233 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1459 E. H St. (at Otay Lakes Road) to see for yourself.

5. Panda Chef

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Last but not least, in Eastlake Greens, check out Panda Chef, which has earned four stars out of 161 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Chinese spot at 2260 Otay Lakes Road, Suite 104 (at Eastlake Parkway).

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