Great China

2190 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
(510) 843-7996

Recent Reviews

A M.

Love love love!!! Best Chinese restaurant by far. They've converted their doorway to takeout and the process is so smooth and safe. And, PLEASE keep your hours as opening at 5PM. That way I don't have to delay going home at the end of my work day!

Machiruda Y.

One of the best Chinese restaurant in east bay! It's not Americanized Chinese. My Taiwanese friend says it's very authentic. And for me, Japanese, this restaurant reminds me of Chinese restaurant in Japan. All of my
Japanese friends living in east bay love this restaurant. The price is reasonable with a good portion.

Tae H.

The food itself it great here, the -2 stars isn't for the food but for the negative takeout experience.

Ordered the Peking duck and didn't realize until I got home (across the bridge to SF) that they didn't give me any pancakes. I'd say pancakes in the Peking duck dish is a HUGE part of of the dining experience so I was pretty disappointed.

I gave them a call and they asked me to come back for them. There was no way I was driving across the bridge again. They then offered a future credit. Again, I live in SF and didn't have any plans to be out there again so declined. They finally offered me a small refund for them so I said sure. And of course, it's been a month now and no credit was ever issued.

All in all, pretty negative service experience. Very disappointing.

Amy Z.

4/5 for food (the variety of dishes!) but minus a star for the restaurant never picking up my calls.

Came here a couple of times during COVID and recently just got takeout from caviar app for their Peking Duck!

It made me pretty frustrated that they never picked up my calls multiple times throughout some days. Also, using caviar was a pain too when I set the pickup time at 5:45 pm but it later sent a text saying the Peking Duck was finished at 5ish pm...I wanted to call the restaurant to confirm...but the restaurant never picked up.

The Peking Duck is pretty decent (cannot compare to the ones I get back in Shanghai obviously but it does satisfy the craving).

I would definitely get Great China again but would only be able to rely on Caviar for pickup.

Teddy C.

Food are delicious I had a big order today,everything is good but they don't give me any sauce for my sweet and sour beef .I had to eat with my ketchup

Taylor T.

Last night we drove a little ways because we wanted Chinese food and we can't find any worth eating in our town. My wife remembered loving Great China so we went for it. Too bad for us. I though about gGiving 2 stars because the spicy eggplant & chicken was tasty and the broccoli beef had a good flavor, though seemed like it was made the day before. But I'll stick with one star because of the frustration of constantly paying money for subpar food. So the hot n sour soup was completely tasteless, the sweet n sour pork was old & flavorless, the fried rice & chow neon were the worst. Chinese food is so expensive, this meal was $130, and it's all in the garbage now. Restaurants want support during the pandemic, we've tried to keep giving business and we keep receiving terrible food everywhere for our efforts. Sad

Liz C.

Ordered delivery from here for the first time
Very impressed with their packaging
Food came warm and was delicious!
I had their popular Peking duck, tang soo yook and jia jiang myun. Will definitely order from here again!

Yeonhwa S.

A little overpriced but they do have the best food.
Pecking duck and double skin are my absolute favorite.
Long lines and street parking are my only complaints.

Dianac Lopes

This is one the best Chinese restaurants I have ever been to. We were a party of four for dinner, everything we tried was excellent, in particular the tea-smoked duck and the ginger scallion prawns. Their wine list is impressive. Service was efficient and cordial, the decor is pleasant and sober.

Kelly L.

This place has very good food and I'm a little embarrassed to say that because it has quite a price tag and being Chinese myself, I know it doesn't take a lot of money to make good Chinese food. That's why I won't be giving the full 5 stars.

The double skin app is my favorite! It's got good flavor and great for the table to share. But again, $20 for a small is a little much.

Other items I've tried and would recommend are the peking duck, braised sea bass and seafood fried rice.

Definitely not your everyday Chinese food because of the hefty $$$, but would recommend to try at least once. Dining in, once it is safe to do so, would be a good celebratory dinner.

Alison C.

This review is for take out order on 2/13/21 when indoors dining is not allowed.  I ordered 3 days in advance for a Saturday pick up.  When customers arrive, you will check in and pay at the window. The restaurant will call your name when food is ready.  However, they don't prepare your food based on check in order.  I waited around 50 minutes after checked in.  Many people checked in after me got their orders.  I checked my order status with the restaurant and was told they were running behind.  If that's the case, why did people come after me get food before me?   If you don't mind long wait time, feel free to go.

Joel Victoria

The peking duck skin was cold and soggy, also the portion was small. The bag barely weighed anything. it tasted good but I expected more from a 51 dollars dish.

Marquardt Odis

Such a good taste of foo. Staffs were very friendly. Fast service!

Marcus Kimbrough

We arrived at this spot for dinner. we heard about this restaurant from a lot of people. Well, we were not disappointed. we were warmly welcomed by the crew and we had a fantastic feeling. The meal was fresh and delicious. We had a great time and we will visit this place again. Warmly recommended.

Ronin Fuller

We had a great experience in this place. We liked the excellent ambience and the meals. The waiters were very amiable. I’m happy we eventually decided to visit here.

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