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China Lake

#496 of 36,489 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Rua Marechal Deodoro 525 | Santo Amaro, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04738-000, Brazil
(11) 5524-7921
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Sun - Thu 18:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 00:00
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are some Chinese reataurants that I have been in SP and while all are good, China Lake is by far the best I have eaten so far. Food is great and the restaurant itself is quite Chic, considering the level of Chinese restuarants in the city of SP. Food is very good and quantity is plenty so be careful... More 

Thank Francisco P
Sao Paulo, SP
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Go for the Chinese Banquet ! The best in São Paulo ! The Chef Paulo does the best Pequim Duck outside China !

Thank Familia_Pires
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This place is really very good. With a lot of dishes with pork, beef and seafood, they offer a traditional food from Guangzhou. The service is very good with fair price. If you are a couple will be expensive. Best for large families and business, consideing the variety and large portions. It's very weel decorated with porcelains and fine chinese... More 

Thank michaelarsenian
Sao Paulo, SP
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Great place for Brazilian Chinese food. i have eaten there twice in the last month; once for lunch and once for dinner. Both visit were pleasant. For lunch they have a buffet bar plus main offering. You pick one of several mains and you also can the buffet bar as many times as you want. The buffet bar is a... More 

1 Thank 666Nomad_2012
Sao Paulo, SP
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54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

I visit Chine at least one a year and China Lake and Ton Hoi are the good ones we can have in Brazil .Good noodles , dumpling , shrimp and duck.

Thank MAGRibeiro
Plano, Texas
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85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

For most restaurants we visit in Sao Paulo, it's the opposite. Brazilians usually offer great service. But for some reason, every time we've visited China Lake, the waiters completely ignore us. We are not Asian and think maybe they prioritize their best clients. Plus our order took about an hour to fill. But regardless, we enjoyed their food but could... More 

Thank Jose G
Miami, United States
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292 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Nice ambience, good variety of Chinese food, love the steamed dumplings, noodles, pork and duck dishes.

Thank Bonita B
Sao Paulo
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2015

this is a restaurant we have been going to for a long time....but over the last few months the food and service has just become too terrible to handle...never again. The noodles served to us were raw...the rolls given were soggy with oil and tasted stale...but...that was not what convinced us never to visit this place again..get this...when we complained... More 

Thank Ruchie
Sao Paulo, SP
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2015

I've been there a couple of times and really enjoyed the food. Excellent variety and preparation, especially the sea food and duck (a must try). Service is quick and kind.

Thank M1870
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Very good restaurant to go with your family. Clean, cozy and they prepare the autentic Chinese meal. A good option is the bamboo and mustard pork meat. Very well prepared and delicious.

1 Thank ESD1981

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Marechal Deodoro 525 | Santo Amaro, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04738-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo
  • Phone Number: (11) 5524-7921

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?