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China Harbor is located on the vibrant Lake Union. The restaurant portion is huge with average food. Great views of the marina. Good service, reasonably priced. The lounge attached to the restaurant is a fantastic dance place on Sunday nights with dance lessons and great DJ music dancing with all the preferred ballroom dances. Great place for couples and singles to to mix. Bear, wine, and liquor is reasonably priced. Parking is readily available. Good place to have dinner and then go dancing on Sunday evening.
This restaurant (some may recall it many years earlier up on NW 85th) is a local institution. The Cantonese dishes, such as Almond-Fried Chicken or Shrimp in Lobster Sauce, are all excellent. My only regret is the lack of any Hunan or Fujien...so it seems a little bland by comparison. The Happy Hour in the lounge (M-F from 3 till 6) is good as well, with several excellent appetizers at half price. My favorite is the seafood potstickers, although the Sui Gow is also good.
I guess first off maybe I just had a bad experience because everyone else here seemed to love the place. I took my girlfriend here for her birthday, neither of us had been before and it looked interesting. Our waitress was super nice and on top of things so for service I give it an A+. As far as food goes both of us were disappointed... it all seemed a bit premade, the fries (while promised to be amazing) fell short of our expectations. Can't say I would go back again.