Tony Chan's Water Club

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Tony Chan is an upscale downtown restaurant that serves contemporary Asian cuisine in spacious surroundings, complemented by a lovely view of the Biscayne Bay. Helmed by Chef Wai K. Li, the restaurant’s menu features classic Japanese and Cantonese fare, including sushi, dumplings, rice and noodle dishes, lamb and seafood. Tony Chan’s most popular menu item is the Peking duck, which comes deboned and stir-fried with fresh vegetables. Diners also rave about the dim sum menu, the Chilean sea bass and the General Tso chicken. Happy hour specials run Mondays to Fridays at the bar.

Tucked within the Doubletree Grand Hotel lobby, Tony Chan is a popular pick for many of the visitors to the bay. Its spacious dining area combined with an extensive menu and an award-winning wine list, makes it an ideal pick for group dining or a romantic date.

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j
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Very seedy decor in a seedy location. Food quite average and prices high for what's nothing more than your basic neighborhood Chinese dining room. Water club? Where's the water? And the pictures are nothing less than deceiving advertising.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience2

One of the worst Chinese dinners we’ve had ever. This place has really gone downhill. Surprise it has lasted. It was amazing back in its early days.

v
Orlando
61 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The dynamite roll was dynamite! Dinner entrees we’re pretty good. the service although adequate lacked effort and elegance befitting the grand hotel.

r
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Good was mediocre. Server forgot a major dish. When brought to her attention, no apology, offered to put it in, but too late.
Will not return!

G
Baltimore
152 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always patronize Tony Chan's. We always stay with JW Marriott Biscayne bay. Since we are right here we make a point to visit. The food is always fresh as we watch the food being prepared. Our server was great she made sure all our needs were taken care of. The owner she always comes by to say hello and make us feel welcome. We have been to a lot of Chinese restaurants in our culinary lives, and Tony Chan's Water Club ranks among the very best. We will always patronize this location.

S
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place is horrible. I showed up at the right time of reservation. There were hardly any customers at the place. They sat me down at a table and completely ignored me for 15 minutes. The staff were standing and chatting away to but didn’t even bother to offer me a glass of water.
I called one of the servers and asked for a glass of water. He hesitatingly poured one. From his look itself I realized that this restaurant has the poorest and most unprofessional staff I have ever met.
I stood up and left the place but not without telling them that they don’t deserve to be on OpenTable at all. It is one of my most painful dining experiences ever and the owners of this place should feel ashamed of their staff, nothing less. This place doesn’t even deserve one star.

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Walked away from dinner disappointed. Could have been much better for the price. Also, once again, food did not settle well with our stomachs. Ambiance was nice. Will not return moving forward.

l
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had been to this establishment once before about 3 years ago and the food and service were spectacular. Unfortunately, neither was at the same level this time. They need to up their game.

b
Miami
83 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The restaurant has an excellent selection of dishes. The dished are brought family style, with the rice on the side, so you can share or sample from the different entrees between people sitting on your table. The dishes that we had were very good. We had sweet and sour pork, and a shrimp in curry sauce (both with vegetables). The kitchen is bordered by glass panes, so you can see the dishes being prepared. The service was very good. The only thing that made me nervous was that on a Sunday afternoon, only 2 tables were full (including mine). The restaurant has probably about 50 tables overall.

LS
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Glass kitchen, experienced chefs, great menu, full bar, what more needs to be said

OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

We have been going to Tony Chan's Water Club for many years. This time it was a bit of a disappointment. The vegetable spring rolls were tasteless and the vegetables were watery. The flavor of the birds nest had an “old oil” flavor. My sizzling seafood dish also lacked in flavor and the seafood was DEFINITLY frozen. The service was good and very friendly. The ambience could use a facelift. I doubt we will go back again. I will miss it as it was one of our stops on the way to the Arsht to see a play.

b
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant was pretty empty when we got there Saturday night. But the staff was very attentive and the place was clean. The dinner menu had a great variety, but the dim sum menu was limited. The beef flank dim sum was good but the pork buns were okay. Young chow fried rice was excellent and the General Tsoa chicken was great. It's too bad there are no water views in this restaurant.

L
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great. Prompt service and nice wine selection. The duck with pineapples was delicious. Our server “May” was great, very efficient.

A
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and delighted to come here. Food was fantastic! Unicorn duck was to die for. Not expensive and family friendly. Love this place.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

There is no real view of the bay. The Peking Duck is actually very complicated to order because of the very odd way they describe it in the menu. No one at the restaurant could tell us either because if language barriers. The other items are pretty basic. There are other, better options in the immediate vicinity.

JN
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Valentine Dinner. The food was excellent and the service was great. I would recommend Tony Chan to my friends.

TC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Wouldn't eat there again on a bet. My cat wouldn't even eat it...

H
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Excellent Peking duck as it is made in China. Food was fresh and authentic.

MB
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We went early (5:30) so didn’t expect a crowd but no one else was there when we left at 6:30.
Service was good, food bland

I
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Nasty place

I
Tampa
33 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Underwhelming. Not at all as pictured. Food was not good. Sushi selection was very small (not even a regular tuna roll on the menu) and some of it was fishy. Server did not speak up so hard to hear her. Main course sushi didn’t all come at same time. Restaurant needs to be updated. No view of water as name implies and no windows to outside.

k
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony Chang staff is professionally friendly while serving succulent food

MB
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent as always except service wasn’t up to the norm.

OT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their gourmet spin on all the Chinese comfort classics. My General Tso chicken had the right balance of sweet and heat, and my date really enjoyed her broccoli beef. Great taste on the pork gyoza appetizer, and I appreciate how they sang Happy Birthday to my date.

D
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food is decent but the place looks quite tired. Service was rushed and borderline rude. The food was ok nothing special. I cannot say I will go back.

A
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food is great! Not the place to go for the scene.. just great Chinese food and pekin duck!

U
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Gracious service and delightfully prepared food. Friendly with a broad selection.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was horrible. Some of our order never arrived. Don’t go

RI
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Not what we expected

MP
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, service was wonderful. Great way to remember Miami.

PB
Miami
80 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good for pre-theatre (Arsht) dinner. Excellent Peking Duck.

OT
1 review
Reviewed on March 16, 2018
Overall1foodserviceambience

A shadow of it's former self - Me and my family have been coming to TC's for the better part of 10 years. Used to be some of the best Chinese food in Miami - over the course of the last 4 years the food has consistently gotten worse. Heavily starched, gooey, thick grease laden sauces abound & drown out most of the wok seared preparations - Peking Duck we order this last Sunday was a significant SHAM, where after the initial crispy skin course, the whole meat & carcass, where taken back to the kitchen for preparation of the second and third (soup) course, and to our shock, the whole Duck had been BOILED to make a very poor rendition of the broth, and the boiled meat (BOILED !!!) meat of the Duck was served with TOFU (TOFU !!) as a main course. SHAME ON YOU TONY CHAN !!!!!!!!!!! WE ARE NEVER GOING BACK AGAIN IN OUR LIVES !!!

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I went because this was rated one of the top places for Dim Sum in Miami. WHen we got there at 1:40 on a Sunday afternoon there were only 2 tables of people in the whole restaurant.
We were seated right away, then waited forever and no one even came to our table to give us water. So since we didn't see any Dim Sum on the menu or and Dim Sum carts, and we didn't get any service, and the prices for the food were very high for a lunch, we left.

WT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had dinner with the family of six on a Friday night. The restaurant is located in a condo/ hotel building located on Biscayne Bay just north of downtown Miami. At 8:00pm the restaurant was only half full. Drinks were serviced and we ordered: Peking Duck, Shrimp, Steamed Fish, Chicken, and fried rice. The duck was prepared perfectly and the presentation was outstanding. All of the dishes were delicious. We had a little fried rice and duck to take home. If you are looking for a nice place to enjoy Chinese/ Asian food you will not be disappointed. Will definitely come again.

I
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The hot & sour soup and appetizers were 5 star! The restaurant has a patina - and could use a bit of updating given its pricing and downtown location. The General Tso's Chicken and the Black Bean Shrimp were both listed on the menu as spicy items, but were extremely bland. The prices here for Chinese are over the top. The manager says they have a dim sum menu that is available for dinner any time. Based on this visit, I think we'll try that the next time.

OT
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Chinese in Miami.

F
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2015
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great meal on a very very busy night. We were seated right away, only complaint, our spring rolls & one entree were cold.

OT
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2015
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Typical Cantonese. Food was mostly tasty but not great. Service was rushed with a feeling that the servers were slave labor locked in dungeons between shifts. Plates and silverware seemed 85% clean - probably rinsed and not watched. Expensive for what it is. That written, salty and tasty.

d
Miami
123 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2015
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Tony Chan's has been around a long time. Their chefs know how to prepare their menu in a very solid fashion.

Three items that we find always excellent are the hot and sour soup, peking duck and the dynasty fish.

GS
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience4

And great location - especially pre-theater! Get in and out quick; good food; friendly service; never crowded!