New China Gate

★★★☆☆

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We loved the old China Gate. The new management has run the place down in no time. There were only 2 carts going around for dim sum with only steamed choices and pastry items. We had to order chicken wings off the menu. We did get some kind of meatballs from the steam cart that didn't taste like any kind of meat I know. The shrimp shu mi had a funny flavor too. A manager came around and checked on us. They were good about removing dishes of the table and replenising the water. We are going to start looking for a new dim sum location.

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★☆☆☆☆

We loved the old China Gate. The new management has run the place down in no time. There were only 2 carts going around for dim sum with only steamed choices and pastry items. We had to order chicken wings off the menu. We did get some kind of meatballs from the steam cart that didn't taste like any kind of meat I know. The shrimp shu mi had a funny flavor too. A manager came around and checked on us. They were good about removing dishes of the table and replenising the water. We are going to start looking for a new dim sum location.

Cons: poor quality, unpleasant flavors, limited choice

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I've tried many restaurants in the International District and this was by far the worst. The food is overpriced and is terrible. The fried rice very bland, the won ton soup was watery, the egg rolls extremely disappointing, and deep fried items were very greasy. The service was horrible. We had to wait at great length between each dish. The waiter didn't seem too interested in being of service. The linens were not clean and not too sure about the dishes. Drinking glasses were not clean. Would not recommend this establishment to anyone.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've tried many restaurants in the International District and this was by far the worst. The food is overpriced and is terrible. The fried rice very bland, the won ton soup was watery, the egg rolls extremely disappointing, and deep fried items were very greasy. The service was horrible. We had to wait at great length between each dish. The waiter didn't seem too interested in being of service. The linens were not clean and not too sure about the dishes. Drinking glasses were not clean. Would not recommend this establishment to anyone.

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This is the worst chinese food I've ever had. Actually, this is the worst FOOD I've every had. Our first clue should've been there was no wait while other restaurants we passed by had lines and were full. The seafood was not fresh and had a very prominent "fishy" smell. One seafood dish was served in a PIE PLATE! The almond chicken was greasy and the cashews in the cashew prawns were old and musty tasting. The white tablecloths were dirty and my napkin was used. In closing, one star for this restaurant is over-stated.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is the worst chinese food I've ever had. Actually, this is the worst FOOD I've every had. Our first clue should've been there was no wait while other restaurants we passed by had lines and were full. The seafood was not fresh and had a very prominent "fishy" smell. One seafood dish was served in a PIE PLATE! The almond chicken was greasy and the cashews in the cashew prawns were old and musty tasting. The white tablecloths were dirty and my napkin was used. In closing, one star for this restaurant is over-stated.

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We went there yesterday and it was closed to their closing hour. So we ordered a few dim sum and they were all cold and disgusting. One item never came. As we were eating, there was a c_ _kroach just hanging out on the wall. That did it.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went there yesterday and it was closed to their closing hour. So we ordered a few dim sum and they were all cold and disgusting. One item never came. As we were eating, there was a c_ _kroach just hanging out on the wall. That did it.

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When I started going to China Gate for dim sum 5 years ago, it was great: yummy food, friendly service, good prices. The last two times I went, I was grossly overcharged, one time had to wait at my table more than an hour to get the basic dim sum items (ha gow, cha shu bow) - while they were being served in the other aisle! - while repeatedly being offered chicken feet and steamed broccoli, and was treated rudely by most of the staff. It seemed there was a middle-aged woman running the operation, whom I hadn't seen before. I imagine she has taken over management of the place and doesn't like white folks, or something, but I will not go there any more for dim sum. There are lots of places in the ID to get it, and I don't need to pay way too much money to be mistreated and not get to eat.

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★★☆☆☆

When I started going to China Gate for dim sum 5 years ago, it was great: yummy food, friendly service, good prices. The last two times I went, I was grossly overcharged, one time had to wait at my table more than an hour to get the basic dim sum items (ha gow, cha shu bow) - while they were being served in the other aisle! - while repeatedly being offered chicken feet and steamed broccoli, and was treated rudely by most of the staff. It seemed there was a middle-aged woman running the operation, whom I hadn't seen before. I imagine she has taken over management of the place and doesn't like white folks, or something, but I will not go there any more for dim sum. There are lots of places in the ID to get it, and I don't need to pay way too much money to be mistreated and not get to eat.

Pros: the dim sum is good, if you can get them to serve it to you

Cons: seems to recently be anti-non-chinese: poor service, overcharged

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First of all, the place is a bit dirty for me. I do not like the atmosphere at all! The dimsum selection is limited, not much to choose from. I have been to several yumcha or dimsum places in hongkong. So far this is the worst dimsum place that I ever been to. Me and my husband are still on the hunt for the best dimsum place in seattle. So far, Top Gun is BEST! :)
Genie of Seattle

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★★☆☆☆

First of all, the place is a bit dirty for me. I do not like the atmosphere at all! The dimsum selection is limited, not much to choose from. I have been to several yumcha or dimsum places in hongkong. So far this is the worst dimsum place that I ever been to. Me and my husband are still on the hunt for the best dimsum place in seattle. So far, Top Gun is BEST! :)
Genie of Seattle

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Please ignore the comment given by gdmk on March 11, 2008. This person does not know what he is talking about - he calls the dim sum served in carts "appetizers"! Dim sum is why folks go to China Gate for lunch!

China Gate serves the best dimsum in Seattle and the waiters give very fast and friendly service.

I have eaten dimsum in the Chinatown restaurants of San Francisco, Vancouver and New York and even grew up eating authentic Cantonese dimsum in HongKong, so I know what I am talking about.

Know the restaurant's specialty before you go there to eat, and of course, know what you are talking about when you write a review!

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★★★★☆

Please ignore the comment given by gdmk on March 11, 2008. This person does not know what he is talking about - he calls the dim sum served in carts "appetizers"! Dim sum is why folks go to China Gate for lunch!

China Gate serves the best dimsum in Seattle and the waiters give very fast and friendly service.

I have eaten dimsum in the Chinatown restaurants of San Francisco, Vancouver and New York and even grew up eating authentic Cantonese dimsum in HongKong, so I know what I am talking about.

Know the restaurant's specialty before you go there to eat, and of course, know what you are talking about when you write a review!

Pros: fantastic dimsum and service - they even have a parking lot a few blocks away

Cons: the other food on the menu are average - depends on the cook for that day

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The idea we had to go there for lunch was not a good one. We sat, after 10 min, had to ask 3 different waiters in order to get the menus while other waiters were trying to make us pick appetizers -that they weren't able to explain in english what they were- from a cart. No meaning in trying to remember what we had, because it was just horrendus. We told the waitress to change our glasses because they were filthy and received an equally filthy look. This thing does cannot even be classified as a restaurant ...

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★☆☆☆☆

The idea we had to go there for lunch was not a good one. We sat, after 10 min, had to ask 3 different waiters in order to get the menus while other waiters were trying to make us pick appetizers -that they weren't able to explain in english what they were- from a cart. No meaning in trying to remember what we had, because it was just horrendus. We told the waitress to change our glasses because they were filthy and received an equally filthy look. This thing does cannot even be classified as a restaurant ...

Cons: rude and slow service, terrible food, dirty

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My husband and I love the dim sum at China Gate and go there a couple of times per week for lunch. It's always hot and fresh, and very reasonably priced. We've also had numerous dinners there also, and have enjoyed our many selections. The duck and lettuce wraps are especially yummy.The owner who is named Sonny is very personable and is always very happy to see everyone, he makes us feel very welcome every time we go there. I highly reccomend this restaurant. Ask for Sonny when you go.

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★★★★★

My husband and I love the dim sum at China Gate and go there a couple of times per week for lunch. It's always hot and fresh, and very reasonably priced. We've also had numerous dinners there also, and have enjoyed our many selections. The duck and lettuce wraps are especially yummy.The owner who is named Sonny is very personable and is always very happy to see everyone, he makes us feel very welcome every time we go there. I highly reccomend this restaurant. Ask for Sonny when you go.

Pros: Dim Sum...fresh and served warm. The owner Sonny...very friendly.

Cons: bathroom floors are sticky

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We went there one evening when they weren't serving Dim Sum to our displeasure, as we had made the drive specifically for the Dim Sum. They had the dining area seperated and were obviously seating only white people in the front where we were seated. This wouldn't have been so bad, but we had to wait for 20 minutes to get our orders taken and it was another 30 before our soup came out. They got the orders wrong and brought us the wrong food. They were unapologetic and pretty rude. It was a very disappointing experience and we will never go back.

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★★☆☆☆

We went there one evening when they weren't serving Dim Sum to our displeasure, as we had made the drive specifically for the Dim Sum. They had the dining area seperated and were obviously seating only white people in the front where we were seated. This wouldn't have been so bad, but we had to wait for 20 minutes to get our orders taken and it was another 30 before our soup came out. They got the orders wrong and brought us the wrong food. They were unapologetic and pretty rude. It was a very disappointing experience and we will never go back.

Pros: Free parking

Cons: Bad Service, Mediocre food

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So glad we decided to check this place out after all. It appears to be the only place in Seattle offering dim sum in the evening and that's exactly when we were craving it! The service and food were great. The dim sum menu is slightly limited but they were willing to bring us a few yummy things not on the menu. From the fried bean curd to the bbq pork bun to the spare ribs, everything we ordered was tasty. The decor might disappoint some people but it's pretty similar to what I've seeb in average restaurants across Asia. We were stuffed with good food and the check was under $30 for two people; we'll def be back!

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★★★★★

So glad we decided to check this place out after all. It appears to be the only place in Seattle offering dim sum in the evening and that's exactly when we were craving it! The service and food were great. The dim sum menu is slightly limited but they were willing to bring us a few yummy things not on the menu. From the fried bean curd to the bbq pork bun to the spare ribs, everything we ordered was tasty. The decor might disappoint some people but it's pretty similar to what I've seeb in average restaurants across Asia. We were stuffed with good food and the check was under $30 for two people; we'll def be back!

Pros: evening/late night dim sum, affordable, picture menu

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China Gate is a really good place to eat, especially in the morning. Food is made freshly, unlike other Chinese restaurants that might save up food from the day before and reheat. The fried shrimp balls, beef rice noodles, and BBQ pork humbows are among my favorite. Plus, if you finish by noon, the dishes are the cheapest in Chinatown. Maybe this is why this is my Grandparents' favorite place to eat.

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★★★★★

China Gate is a really good place to eat, especially in the morning. Food is made freshly, unlike other Chinese restaurants that might save up food from the day before and reheat. The fried shrimp balls, beef rice noodles, and BBQ pork humbows are among my favorite. Plus, if you finish by noon, the dishes are the cheapest in Chinatown. Maybe this is why this is my Grandparents' favorite place to eat.

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I agree with some of the earlier comments about this restaurant. Poor quality in the food, dim sum. Seafood just not fresh. Dim Sum needs to be more modern with Hong Kong style. Wouldn't go back again.

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★★☆☆☆

I agree with some of the earlier comments about this restaurant. Poor quality in the food, dim sum. Seafood just not fresh. Dim Sum needs to be more modern with Hong Kong style. Wouldn't go back again.

Pros: nothing

Cons: food, service, not authenic

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My father and I eat at "China Gate Chinese Restaurant" almost every weekend, and its delicious!! Its the best place to go for tasty Chinese dim sum. The service is great although sometimes its hard to understand the servers since their English isnt too good. Other then that its just a wonderful place to go eat in the morning. (Serving Dim Sum from 10am-3pm)

PROS: Great food, always fresh!
CONS: Most of the servers dont speak English well

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★★★★☆

My father and I eat at "China Gate Chinese Restaurant" almost every weekend, and its delicious!! Its the best place to go for tasty Chinese dim sum. The service is great although sometimes its hard to understand the servers since their English isnt too good. Other then that its just a wonderful place to go eat in the morning. (Serving Dim Sum from 10am-3pm)

PROS: Great food, always fresh!
CONS: Most of the servers dont speak English well

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The dim sum and is delicious. The restaurant id full of color. Good and affortable prices.The best restaurant i ever been to.

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★★★★★

The dim sum and is delicious. The restaurant id full of color. Good and affortable prices.The best restaurant i ever been to.

Pros: Inexpensive,, Good parking, Good food

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the food was delicious if you know what you are eating. If you go there you would kno how good it is do not judge what is on this web you just have to visit for yourself i would strongly recemend the bbq pork bun and the other marvulious food there is . China gate is a good place to hang out with friends or having a party

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★★★★★

the food was delicious if you know what you are eating. If you go there you would kno how good it is do not judge what is on this web you just have to visit for yourself i would strongly recemend the bbq pork bun and the other marvulious food there is . China gate is a good place to hang out with friends or having a party

Pros: Good parking, Inexpensive, good food

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After seeing China Gate rated an 8.7, I want to warn others... the food is WAY below average- non-spicy kung pao chicken with only tiny slivers of chicken and tons of celery (to save $$ no doubt) and my girlfriend's disgusting mushy tofu dish (what, no fried tofu???) along with WAY overpriced drinks ($8 mai tai anyone???) which the wait staff pushed on us a little too aggressively... Stay away.

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★☆☆☆☆

After seeing China Gate rated an 8.7, I want to warn others... the food is WAY below average- non-spicy kung pao chicken with only tiny slivers of chicken and tons of celery (to save $$ no doubt) and my girlfriend's disgusting mushy tofu dish (what, no fried tofu???) along with WAY overpriced drinks ($8 mai tai anyone???) which the wait staff pushed on us a little too aggressively... Stay away.

Pros: OK atmosphere

Cons: , poor food, annoying staff

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China Gate is one of the more authentic restaurants in Seattle--the food and service are great, if you know your Chinese food, are respectful towards the personnel there, and aren't obnoxious. And that is fair.

I am disappointed with the low ratings offered by others as they do extreme disservice to China Gate's reputation. I wouldn't be surprised if those who gave China Gate low ratings are ignorant of Chinese food and culture. You can't go into a restaurant and expect people to do things the white American way; if you want a pleasant dining experience, PLEASE choose to enter into the other party's world, rather than expect them to enter into yours.

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★★★★☆

China Gate is one of the more authentic restaurants in Seattle--the food and service are great, if you know your Chinese food, are respectful towards the personnel there, and aren't obnoxious. And that is fair.

I am disappointed with the low ratings offered by others as they do extreme disservice to China Gate's reputation. I wouldn't be surprised if those who gave China Gate low ratings are ignorant of Chinese food and culture. You can't go into a restaurant and expect people to do things the white American way; if you want a pleasant dining experience, PLEASE choose to enter into the other party's world, rather than expect them to enter into yours.

Pros: Food! (authenticity), Value

Cons: Ambience a bit tacky,, but hey.

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This place is everything one would expect from a classic Chinese-American karaoke experience. It's loud, there are older chinese business men living their own private Frank Sinatra-esque fantasies, asian twenty-somethings and various outsiders on any given night. I once attended the funnest, weirdest and wildest (over 21) bithday party there. Re: service, what can you expect from a place this busy and this crazy? They've seen it all. Be nice, they'll be nice back.

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★★★★★

This place is everything one would expect from a classic Chinese-American karaoke experience. It's loud, there are older chinese business men living their own private Frank Sinatra-esque fantasies, asian twenty-somethings and various outsiders on any given night. I once attended the funnest, weirdest and wildest (over 21) bithday party there. Re: service, what can you expect from a place this busy and this crazy? They've seen it all. Be nice, they'll be nice back.

Pros: Karaoke, Crowd, Karaoke!

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China Gate in the International District serves acceptable dim sum as well as traditional Chinese dishes. At 9 p.m., the restaurant turns into a lively karaoke spot. Dim sum items include shrimp balls, turnip cakes, short ribs and chicken…

 

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