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Spicy King Chinese Restaurant

€€ - €€€Chinese, Asian
1233 E Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084-4039
+1 760-639-1888
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average0%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“fried rice” (2 reviews)
“spicy dishes” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
€€ - €€€
1233 E Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084-4039
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Spicy King is the best Chinese food I ever have. Keep looking for a good Chines food around but haven't find one yet, but this is one place to go if you want Chines food.

Thank YoderDo
Reviewed 28 April 2018

I have been in Vista for several decades and eaten here under the prior owners but David made this night out an experience, not only did he recommend specific dishes which we would have never ordered but were delicious but he gave us background and...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Spicy King has changed hands again and the food has changed as well. We were sorry to find the new management has changed the menu and the type of food we were so fond of. The food is good, but different. More of a fusion...More

Thank Jan T
Reviewed 6 March 2018

I ate lunch at Spicy King late last year at the invitation of a former student who is Chinese. He knew I’d been to Hunan last year and wanted to introduce me to his favorite Chinese restaurant. My experience was OK, the food not that...More

Thank GeoLorenzo
Reviewed 22 February 2018

From the moment we entered the front door and were welcomed by one of the new owners, David, we were treated to a remarkable and wonderful dining experience that lasted through the entire meal. We were greeted with a warm friendly welcome, and given some...More

Thank zeytinlari
Reviewed 2 October 2017

A friend, who happens to be a physician from China, insisted to treat me at this wonderful restaurant. To be honest, I was not impressed by the interior of the location, but one should never be fooled by appearance of things/people. The food was just...More

Thank Badi B
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is a fairly new place in Vista so we stopped in to give it a try. Food and service was terrible. We won't be returning.

Thank sdblue48
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Huge selection, from mild to too spicy (for my Chinese wife). I really like this place for the friendly service, laid-back atmosphere and the spicy dishes. When it's not very busy, and the chef has finished the orders, he will often come out to engage...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Excellent excellent food, also give you large amount of food. people are very friendly& try to help you what you want to eat. give you the satisfaction after eat not like again I was ripped off.

Thank norikosan
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This visit was with ethnic Chinese family members who are well-traveled. We all agreed that this food was cooked correctly as you might find in Chongqing.

Thank LarryErickson
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1233 E Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084-4039
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 760-639-1888
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Spicy King Chinese Restaurant is an Authentic Chinese Sichuan Cusine located in Vista, CA. The head chef is Qi. Chef Qi is a well known chef from Northern California, Albany. During the last president campaign, he cooked for the presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Chef Qi specializes in Sichuan, Hunan and Northern style Dim Sum.
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