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Mei's Chinese Restaurant

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1759 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1958
+1 805-773-2908
11:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 21:00
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Pismo Beach, California
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91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have had Mei's food several times now, both eat-in and take out. And we really like it.The last time we got Mongolian beef, Plum tree chicken, and twice cooked pork. We loved all three dishes. Flavors were good. It was to go and they had everything ready, nicely packed. Staff was super friendly, too! We will return!

Thank Knabebug
Walnut Creek, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is good, we avoid the deep fried options and get items like the cashew chicken and spicy tofu and vegetables, which are both very tasty. Service is good also. But everything looks very tired, from the the faded awning outside to the peeling pink wallpaper inside. We sat by the window and I could see piles of dust... More 

Thank domsimonian
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Where are all these great restaurants by home? This restaurant is a typical Chinese restaurant but the food is delicious! We had BBQ pork for appetizer and sesame three flavors. It had chicken pork and shrimp in a spicy honey sauce. Fantastic. Service was great. Only reason I didn't give it a five is the condition of the restaurant. Needs... More 

Thank Timothy Richard G
Alexandria, Virginia
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Was staying at an AIRBNB near this place and was in the mood for some Chinese. Rated highly on TA so I gave it a try. I only ordered Chicken & Broccoli since I was traveling and alone. The place looked clean and the service was quick. The taste of my dish was delicate but very good. But now my... More 

Thank HMS59
City of Angels
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213 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Every time I visit Pismo Beach I stop in to eat. We ate here Friday December 16th and always the food was fresh & good. We had Chicken Egg Foo Young (which I didn't eat) Pan Fried Dumplings Vegetable Egg Roll Combination Chow Fun (rice noodle) Char Su & Snow Pea Normally I order Roast Duck, but they were out... More 

Thank Auntie-Nanuuq
Carmel Valley, California
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This tiny little place is probably not the best eat in spot due to extremely bright lighting but for take out was very good. The chef's seafood choice in a garlic spicy sauce was excellent and loaded with seafood.

Thank Brandon W
Santa Rosa, California
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161 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We visit this Chinese restaurant every year and it fails to disappoint us. The shrimp (soft noodle) Lo Mein is filled with plump shrimp. The soup of cabbage and egg is delicious. The pork rice is also great.

Thank R J
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Just happened to stay at a local Inn off the main highway but found a great place for quality Chinese food. staff were friendly and efficient. Food was fresh and delicious. I would recommend this as a must stop if you love Chinese food

Thank Renaldo F
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Very yummy lunch. We had kung pao chicken and sesame chicken lunch specials. Both had extremely good flavor. Small dining area was better for us than take out back to hotel so we stayed and had good service.

Thank Jodean J
Pismo Beach, California
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Was told by several friends and family that it was the best Chinese around. But I felt my lunch special was a lot of thick sugary sauce on what was supposed to be a spicy dish. The shrimp was relatively fresh, but could have had more vegetable and less sauce or at least a sauce that didn't taste like it... More 

Thank Joseph P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1759 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-1958
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-773-2908

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