I've been a resident of Irvine for many years, and China Palace Restaurant has always been my favorite Chinese Restaurant. The classical music, the beautiful Chinese decor, and the added banquet room creates the perfect atmosphere for any type of party (Graduation, Wedding, etc.). When I first moved to the area, I was reluctant at entering the restaurant because of the beautiful Chinese architecture. I thought ""that place must be expensive"", but after ""taking a chance"", I was surprised at how reasonable the prices were. I have never seen a Chinese restaurant so well mantained. Make sure you order their Kung Pao Chicken. Once you've tasted their version, you will never enjoy this dish at any other restaurant. This place is Highly Recommended. This is family run, so its a pleasant change from those corporate PF Chang types. Highly Recommended!
Pros: Food, ambience, service