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Sun Ming Chinese Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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7509 Saint Andrews Rd, Irmo, SC 29063-2806
+1 803-732-4488
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a sit down type of restaurant and not a buffet. The food is great. But, what I like the most is that their menu offers not only our traditionally favorite Chinese-American adaptations of Szechuan, Cantonese, and Mandarin dishes; their is also an authentic Chinese menu (not sure what region of China), but I've witnessed entire Chinese families eating... More 

Thank Caroline H
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I rarely write anything negative on Trip Advisor because I feel empathy for small business owners. However, in this case, I feel more empathy for the unfortunate consumer who lands here. Our food was greasy, tepid, and the flavors were not appealing. It was not freshly made but rather rewarmed. I should add here that Chinese food is among my... More 

Thank Lori K
Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I went to the restaurant with my friend for the first time. We enjoyed the food and the beer and had a good time until when we were leaving. One of the waitresses burst out in Chinese: "they are finally gone." At that moment, it just ruined every good impression we had it there. While we were there, it was... More 

1 Thank jenny01142016
Irmo, South Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great select for both americanized and authentic dishes. So a first timer can come in and still get less intimidating dishes.

1 Thank Nat P
Charlotte, North Carolina
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462 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Sun Ming is a great Chinese restaurant in Irmo located just off the main road. They have a great menu with plenty of options, and the portion size at lunchtime was excellent. I got the General Tso chicken, which I would definitely order again. The chicken is good quality, and better than your typical Chinese takeout place.

Thank Bowmanator22
Columbia, South Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Anything I have selected from Sun Ming over the years has been consistently good. Very good atmosphere catering to the diverse clientele. Nothing is overly breaded, creamed, or mushy unless it ought to be. When have eaten in, the servers were always pleasant and helpful. The only negative I might have is sometimes the noodles, to be put on the... More 

Thank jody d
Columbia, South Carolina
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162 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Been here numerous times but at the last minute decided to dine here on a Friday evening with my wife. Arrived about 6:00 pm and was seated immediately. Ordered appetizer of bang-bang shrimp which is a breaded, sweet sauce shrimp. The shrimp were huge and seemed there were 8 or 10 of them, worth the money easily! My wife ordered... More 

Thank Alan H
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food was excellent and the service was very good. It's a great atmosphere to relax and talk. It's some of the best Chinese food in the area. It was very clean and the server was very attentive.

Thank debijeann
Irmo, South Carolina
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I'll admit, in the past 13 years I've lived here, I've probably only been here four times. It's very clean, a lot of things on the menu i don't know what they are. Last time there was a bit of a language barrier between us and our server. But the food was very good. Need to go here more often... More 

Thank Jeremy P
Columbia, SC
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Good food, good service. Not the best but in attractive surroundings. Some sauces are too sweet, other dishes too bland, but ingredients are fresh and tasty.

Thank tripmick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7509 Saint Andrews Rd, Irmo, SC 29063-2806
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Irmo
  • Phone Number: +1 803-732-4488

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