You can easily miss this great Chinese restaurant that lives on the bottom level of a blue bungalow on the main drag in Larkspur. DJ Chinese Cuisine is a long-time local favorite and is usually packed at dinnertime throughout the week and weekend. If you don’t have reservations, plan on a wait on Friday and Saturday. They also offer take-out, and plan about 30 minutes food prep time for pick-up.
Our family’s favorite dishes are the dry sauteed green beans, orange chicken (which I don’t see on the menu, but they always make it up for us), and manchurian beef. The broccoli with oyster sauce is also great. And, you can always get steamed brown or white rice.
The food is always really fresh, steaming hot, and the staff is always very friendly. It’s a casual atmosphere, but nice and with an outdoor patio for warm weather dining.
Note: if you’re in Larkspur at lunchtime, they serve a really inexpensive lunch special – just $7.25 for a choice of 14 main dishes, plus rice, soup, salad, fruit & fried won tons.
Where: 435 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur, CA 94939 (map)
- Lunch: Tue – Fri: 11:30 – 2:30
- Dinner: Tue – Sun: 4:30 – 9:30
- Closed Mondays