We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

China Harbor

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2040 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
+1 206-286-1688
16:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 16:30 - 00:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 01:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 48: English reviews
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

China Harbor Restaurant Seattle, Washington Order: Mongolian Beef - Individual Dinner General Tso Chicken - Individual Dinner Both served with chicken fried rice, an egg roll and a cup of egg flower soup I've been to China Harbor Restaurant a total of three times for both lunch and dinner. It was never crowded and offered immediate seating, on each visit,... More 

Thank JoJo M
Shoreline, Washington
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We went as banquet guests and were pleasantly surprised at the food after reading some of the reviews here. My main comment is on wheelchair accessibility. It is not ADA compliant, although there is a steep ramp on the north side of the building that will get you in and then you have to navigate your way through the kitchen... More 

Thank RUTraveling
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I go to this restaurant not for the food, but for the amazing view of the Lake union and the marina. Can't say this place makes the best Chinese food.

Thank subh27
Level Contributor
70 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

It is right by the west shore of Lake Union with nearby lights from houseboats and the highway and bridges across the other side of the lake. The food is average but it is roomy with ample parking. Best to go just before sunset so that you get both lake views before and after, though it is facing east, not... More 

Thank yyzvoyageur
East Hampton, Connecticut
Level Contributor
82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Dinner was lovely, they say us next to the window which was overlooking the marina where we are renting a houseboat. Food was delish and plentiful. Try the Honey Walnut Prawns

Thank Claudia D
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

My husband and I just enjoyed a great meal, with tremendous views of West Lake, at China Harbor Restaurant in Seattle. We loved the delicious seafood wonton soup in a large bowl, enough for two. The broth, which had a generous number of shrimp and scallops with freshly made pork wontons, was fresh, clear and not overly salty. Our two... More 

Thank Peggy L
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
1,238 reviews
885 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

I grew up in Boston and my family would often go out for Chinese food for a special occasion. China Harbor reminds me of those restaurants from the 1980's. American Chinese food has evolved quite a bit so the food at China Harbor suffers by comparison versus some other Chinese restaurants (especially in Seattle because there is a lot of... More 

Thank misopiso88
Spokane Valley, WA
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

What is with the diamond-plate front steps? That seems like a safety hazard to me, they are surprisingly slick in the rain. Surprised health department allows that! If you live through the steps getting in and out, you will have wasted your money unless you like typical over-cooked, over-sauced, American Chinese food with bad meat. Some people do. I don't... More 

Thank _J_D_509
Bellingham, Washington
Level Contributor
28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

I guess we really should have read the other reviews before trying this one out. But armed with a very generous Entertainment Coupon and having just moved to the neighborhood, we had high hopes. The restaurant has been here forever.... we took this as a good sign. Upon arrival, we noticed several large Asian families present. This has always (at... More 

Thank dimibirdy
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
248 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

We had convention dinners at China Harbor held in Seattle, Washington early August 2015. The restaurant entrance and steps need a little upkeep. But once one steps up to the huge 2nd floor dining areas, there's a view to kill! Its a huge across the whole floor with glass doors and panels where the customers can glaze out at the... More 

Thank Quasarsoujourner01

Been to China Harbor? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$12
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2040 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-286-1688
A culinary jewel in the Pacific Northwest, China Harbor Restaurant marries authentic Chinese cuisine with breathtaking views of Lake Union, delivering guests the tastiest view of Seattle. Since 1994, we've prided ourselves on using the highest quality ingredients in our dishes, originating from the Hunan, Szechuan, and Mandarin provinces of China. Whether you're joining us for lunch or dinner or participating in a private event, we look forward to turning your special moments into memories during your next visit.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from China Harbor staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?