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Gary Chu's

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611 5th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4410
+1 707-526-5840
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Santa Rosa, California
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282 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It;s become a holiday tradition to have one family meal here. The food and service are always wonderful. It's definitely best with a large group so everyone can sample several dishes. We had the sizzling rice soup with prawns, pork chow mein, Korean spare ribs, sweet and sour pork, General Tsos chicken, and honey walnut prawns. Everything was delicious. The... More 

Thank Scott95401
Huntington, New York
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We went here for my mother-in-law's birthday - she picked. The food was good, though I thought that the menu was a bit small. The service was attentive, the waiter pleasant, all dishes were saved to share and the price was OK. The atmosphere in the restaurant was a bit cold. The place was fairly empty and yet we were... More 

Thank Ellie K
Santa Rosa, California
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This restaurant is a long time Chinese restaurant in the heart of downtown Santa Rosa. Walking through the front door you are attracted to a long salt water fish tank and in this dimly lit entry foyer you are led to a large dining room that has another smaller room off of it that can be used for private parties.... More 

Thank HealthyEating29
Santa Rosa, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Upscale, delicious food choices. The corn and crab soup is mild and tasty, as with the mini crab taco's.

1 Thank Wendy C
Eureka, CA
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We ordered only appetizers to share as our meal and, although there were a couple of misses in our opinion (the crab tacos and the crab corn chowder), most of them were fantastic. We really enjoyed the lettuce cups, martini prawns and seared ahi. Would definitely come back!

Thank Pamelagio
Austin, Texas
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Excellent selection of dishes and wines. Leave room to share the banana tempura dessert drizzled with caramel sauce, sprinkled with peanut bits, and served with ice cream. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Gordon D
Cotati, California
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Excellent Chinese restaurant that serves dishes with presentation in mind. The flavors are excellent and 'fine' as each dish has subtle yet distinct flavor rather than all the sauces and ingredients the same. They recommend Reisling as a good paring with their dishes. Plenty of other good wines, sake and beer to choose from too. Our favorites include the shrimp... More 

Thank Dee S
Santa Rosa, California
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65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Martini prawns - mmmmm! General tsoa's chicken - unbelievable! This isn't your typical gloppy sauced Chinese food. Great executive lunch too! Wine list could use some help.

Thank rachaele30
Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Sitting quietly along a furniture store on a side road, this resteraunt serves a varied, fresh, well presented and yummy menu. Decorated nicely, the service is good. We travel an hour to eat here as often as we can. Never never disappointed. Make a reservation and make your day, simply better!

Thank Joyce K
Peoria, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

This restaurant is my granddaughters favorite place to eat so on her birthday my sister and I took her and my grandson there for lunch. The service was very good. The place is clean and very pretty with beautiful fish tanks when you enter. We had a delicious meal. No special dessert offered for her birthday but we all enjoyed... More 

Thank KatK719

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 5th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4410
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-526-5840
Gary Chu’s Chinese Seafood Restaurant is owned by award-winning chef Gary Chu. Chef Chu aims for gourmet quality while staying within the bounds of traditional cooking. The enticing menu, which boasts occasional seasonal additions like crab and corn soup, regularly features delicate steamed sea bass, lightly crisped lemon sauce chicken, tender and rich Szechuan lamb, an array of seafood (heavy on shrimp), and distinctively flavored vegetarian selections. Gary Chu’s family dinners make an economical option and enable sampling of a variety of tastes and textures. Nestled into the handsome and peaceful jade and black dining room and you’ll be taken care of by the efficient staff.

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