Canton Restaurant
719 Main St, Martinez, CA 94553, United States

Review №1

I love the noodles! My family has been coming here for years. They have awesome BBQ pork buns and the food is absolutely delicious!

Review №2

My family and I love this place. The owners, Theresa and her chef husband, are awesome. Theresa hand rolls the won tons for their soup daily and everything is so fresh. If you have a favorite Asian dish and it's not on the menu, ask them! 99% of the time they will make it for you.I'm was very excited to see that they are still open, especially during these hard times. I'm happy to drive out of the way to support this local business. Great location, friendly owners that know your name and what you want to order as soon as they see you walk in, and of course delicious food.

Review №3

Great place to eat my family has been going for years great service Mr.Cook is what I call him on my way now for dinner can't wait.

Review №4

Centrally located in downtown Martinez, the Canton Restaurant is quiet, cozy and the food and service is spot on. Food portions were generous. We visited on 10/15/19 and had the lunchtime specials. I had the Cashew Chicken and my guest had the Sweet and Sour Pork. My guest and I both commented on how savory the soup was. I was expecting the traditional tofu hot/sour soup; however the soup we were served was a bit different. It had small chunks of tomatoes in a savory tomato based stock along with small chunks of tofu and bean sprouts. It was very delicious and took the chill off the cool autumn afternoon. We both chose the pork chow mein instead of the fried rice. The accompanying spring roll was perfectly crisp and fresh (but it would have been nice to have some sweet sour sauce to dip it in). There was an abundance of cashews in the Cashew Chicken and the zucchini and sugar snap peas were fresh and crisp, not at all overcooked. We also had a pot of hot tea.I recommend this restaurant for its food, service and ambience. My only regret is that we didn't sit in the window seat overlooking the street.

Review №5

Had a fantastic experience in this spot with my friend. The food comes out quickly and the customer service is just excellent. Prices are affordable.

Review №6

I rode my motorcycle to Martinez recently on a random to see where the front wheel took me.Finding myself starving and many businesses closed due to C19, I figured I would go back to Pleasant Hill where I started and go to Wendy's.Canton in downtown MZ was open and I walked in and ordered Mongolian chicken to go (obv). I got a small order of rice with it and walked out and ate the whole thing on the seat of my bike - using it as a makeshift table.It was delicious and I didn't ride off needing more food. $13 bucks very well spent. I walked back in to thank the owners for taking the chance of being open.Good ppl. Give them a try. BTW, piles of meat in my box. Not the usu move of a few pieces of meat mixed into a farm of onions and bell peppers and what not.I will be back! Next time I will take a pic of the food and post.

Review №7

Good Chinese food. Not the best. But definitely not the worst. Life is good.

Review №8

The food isn't good, it left an aftertaste in my stomach! I wouldn't suggest that this be your first choice to have a meal, please find another Chinese restaurant to enjoy... we took & gave our leftovers to a homeless man outside of the restaurant ! Please save your money and eat elsewhere...

Review №9

3 visits for lunch and each have been great.

Review №10

Wonderful food and very kind, friendly owners. my family and i have been ordering from here for years and their food has stayed amazing and authentic

Review №11

Good food and beautiful people

Review №12

It's our favourite family restaurant. We have 5 kids and they always love their food. Clean, fresh food to order. Their food is not greasy, we love to order the family meal. And we always go home with extra.

Review №13

Been enjoying this place for 20+years. They used to make food so spicy it'd make you sweat and bring tears to your eyes. Good stuff.

Review №14

Authentic, delicious food. Satiating servings; excellent specials. Named after the old City of Canton, which is now Guangzhou, China, but this restaurant serves the finest pre-Mao plates.廣州市Family-owned restaurant; they speak Cantonese, if you want to practice. Love them! And the tea here is excellent!

Review №15

As far as Chinese food goes, this was only ok. Service was great. Bathroom was clean. Food was tasteless. Not a place to repeat in my case.

Review №16

Great service, Food was out fast and it was Delicious. Love their soup of the day!

Review №17

We both ordered the one person special ($9.95 each) and it all tasted burnt as if they used the same pan to cook it in with something burnt on the bottom. She said we can pay for our tea and soda and our soup (one was not eaten) and we paid $10 for just soup and two drinks.

Review №18

I came here more than 3 times, during about one year period. Really not very happy but last time the ingredients tasted very old. 2 people eat with me and everybody had same problem, so it is not me. The place was empty and did not smell like a restaurant. Did not smell like food at all. Kind of weird. Well, form your own opinion, don't just judge based on this.I just arrived home and I threw away the food leftovers. It smelled weird and tasted funny. First time I give on star to a restaurant ever.

Review №19

The staff was friendly, the place was neat and clean, and the plates were extremely large portion.. I go back anytime. Excellent Chinese food

Review №20

The Chinese chicken salad is the best. And the lady that took our order was very friendly.

Review №21

Hole in the wall. Older restaurant so don't go expecting much in appearances. Food was only okay. Served lunch quick.

Review №22

Food is fresh, quick and delicious!

Review №23

Excellent!!Food is great. Authentic. Made right where you can see it. Good selection at a good price. Generous portions. Best soup. Great decor and comfortable seating. Outstanding service. Genuinely friendly. They thank you profusely for any tip. Can you tell I love this place?

Review №24

Good food and nice size portions

Review №25

A sleepy little town but, a very good Chinese restaurant. Was surprisingly good. The hot and sour was a bit different than ive had before. The meat dish was very tender. All the dishes had very good flavor. We took Amtrak and walked over. If your in town and need a quick, good, meal, then here you go.

Review №26

This Chinese food place is nothing to run home about.

Review №27

First, walked in at noon and the place was empty and no aroma of anything being cooked. I told my sister we should leave but she insisted. We ordered a dinner for two which had some options. The cook was pulling stuff from a fridge that looked suspect and a deli counter. The sweet and sour pork was awful, the sauce was burnt. I literally had to spit it out.?the beef was chewy, we ate the won-ton soup and left the rest. No we do not want to box this up! We still paid full price and didn't complain.This has to be the worse Chinese restaurant I've ever experienced before. I don't like to give businesses bad reviews but the food was terrible. The two people working there, they were nice but the food

Review №28

This place is great! I went there a few weeks ago with my bf and they have a nice little restaurant there. The taste of the food is phenomenal. Definitely going back sometime!

Review №29

Really fast, and not very many people know about this hidden gem

Review №30

Food is horrible, too bland and lacks flavor. Wouldn't come here again.

Review №31

No waiting for a table. Friendly service.

Review №32

The wor won ton soup is fantastic! You cab sit at the bar and watch the food being prepared our choose a more private booth. Service is efficient.

Review №33

The food is prepared differently from conventional Chinese restaurants. Only a wife and husband operate the establishment and prepare the food but the food is still worth the wait :)

Review №34

Budget ($7.50) lunch was pretty good but laying flavor. White rice and unhealthy fats

Review №35

Definitely the best Chinese in Martinez. They are welcoming and friendly, the food was delicious, and it was done in the time it took to walk around the block catching Pokémon. The small carrying handles on the takeout boxes were a huge plus too, don't see those too often.

Review №36

Great Buffet

Review №37

My lunch in the Canton restaurant - just between 2 and 3 stars. Mongolian beef was definitely not great... but average. Big tables require to join different people together.

Review №38

Super crappy food. Not good, very greasy, the orange chicken tasted like 2 day old fried chicken that had been microwaved and then they poured orange sauce over it. Nasty don't waste your time. there's a good panda express across town.

Review №39

Just got done eating there. My wife called dibs on the front bathroom. We're currently waiting on food poisoning to set in. My garlic chicken, and the wife's Mongolian beef, were both pre-cooked. Our meals came out within 7-8 minutes. Slow down, take a little time and cook fresh food please.

Review №40

The server was funny, the food is good, and the portions are huge. You feel like you really get value out of your dollar here

Review №41

Its chinese food. Real chinese food... so if you're a Panda Express type of person, stay away. Let us enjoy!

Review №42

This is as good a place for casual chinese food as you will find in the Diablo Valley. Family oriented and very friendly owners work hard to serve quality food at budget friendly prices. Next time you are in downtown Martinez stop in and find out for yourself.

Review №43

This place is great. Food is always good, always friendly. Consistant.

Review №44

I've been coming here for years! Owners have fed my son since he was a toddler,! Family favorite!

Review №45

Excellent restaurant. Staff is always friendly, orders always correct, very professional. So glad I live so close to them!!!!

Review №46

The decor is a little old and frayed, but the pork buns and the potstickers were homemade and delicious.

Review №47

The lady was very friendly. The sweet n sour pork is good. Amazing hot n sour soup!

Review №48

Inedible food and rude confrontational owner. Ordered lunch and left all but the one bite I ate on the table as it was simply inedible. They were nice enough to charge me full price anyway.

Review №49

Great Mongolian beef

Review №50

Delicious food for cheap. Fast and friendly service. Highly recommend it.

Review №51

First time there and hate it. First if all, they over charge my card. I didn't know until I return home and calculate it. Secondly, the cook was confrontational and didn't understand what an itemized receipt was. He said " I don't care about Obamacare, it's the law. The law is not made by YOU!" All I need was an itemized receipt to keep track of my spending. Ladtly, their fortune cookies was open and place on a dirty tray. If I get sick I will report them to the BBB. PLEASE DON'T EAT THERE. IF YOU DO MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ORDER. If I could give a rating under 1 star I would.

Review №52

The best. Chow Mein, egg drop, walnut prawns. . Duck. Decor. Lunch special.

Review №53

Big plates of food good service

Review №54

Great food, people and atmosphere!

Review №55

Best Chinese food in town. Friendly people too.

Review №56

Great food and large portion.

Review №57

Friendly cook and waiter. Tasty and generous dishes made to order.

Review №58

Good food

Review №59

Really good Chinese of my favorites.

Review №60

The standard American version of Chinese food ... done well

Review №61

Their Chinese chicken salad is the best.

Review №62

Mediocre at best, over done meat and greasy rice. Gross.

Review №63

Great place with good food. Will continue to come back!

Review №64

Large portions..could use some updating

Review №65

Great ribs

Review №66

Love it

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Review №69

Horrible food, prices were great. Now we know why

Review №70

I think its not a good idea to go eat in this place for me it was bad experience.

Review №71

Bad customer service.

Review №72

Came up on delivery restaurants google maps search, but they dont deliver.

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3.8 Rating
  • Address:719 Main St, Martinez, CA 94553, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 925-228-0100
  • Cantonese restaurant
  • Chinese restaurant
Working hours
  • Monday:11AM–9PM
  • Tuesday:11AM–9PM
  • Wednesday:11AM–9PM
  • Thursday:12–9PM
  • Friday:4–9PM
  • Saturday:11AM–9PM
  • Sunday:11AM–9PM
Service options
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Great tea selection:Yes
Popular for
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Vegetarian options:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
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