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Sep 8, 2011 12:51 PM

What are the best Chinese restaurants in Marin?

I dined at my favorite Chinese restaurant in SF recently with two friends from San Rafael, one of them Chinese-American. They were so delighted with the quality of the food, I was curious and asked them about comparable restaurants in Marin County. It seems they've given up on finding Chinese restaurants and usually go Thai. Hounds, what are your favorite Chinese restaurants in Marin?
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  1. From what I know, here are directions to the best Chinese restaurants if you are in Marin. Get on 101S, bear right after the GGBridge, at the first exit from 19th Ave turn right, then left, at the next block turn left again and head up Clement St. ;-)

      1. re: wolfe

        I don't think Anna has ever met a restaurant she didn't like.

      2. I avoid Chinese restaurants in Marin. I made a few attempts but everything I found is Americanized fare.

        1. Which Chinese resto did they like in SF?

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          1. re: Civil Bear

            We took them to David Deng's Crazy Pepper (San Jose @ Geneva). They were particularly happy with the Meatless Chicken with String Beans; in fact, they insisted I bring it to a party at their house this weekend.

            1. re: plainfood

              Ah, I'm not familiar with that one. The vast majority of Chinese restaurants in Marin are Americanized type places. My two favorites in this genre are Ping's in San Rafael (a bit more old scholl) and China Village in Novato. Nothing spectacular, just good standard fair.

              Ping's Mandarin
              817 Francisco Blvd W, San Rafael, CA 94901

              China Village
              107 San Marin Dr, Novato, CA 94945

          2. Have you been to Harmony?