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Tony Chan's Water Club

81 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Chinese, Sushi, Contemporary Asian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(305) 374-8888
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Wai k Li
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Private party facilities
we could screen off part of the dinning room for private party of 20 people and up, but need to be arranged at least 3 days in advance. To use the entire restaurant for private party, we need at least one month to notify our regulars.
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Private party contact
Jenny Zhang: (305) 374-8888
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Smaller catering order can be arranged at the same day. For the larger catering order, please arrange prior to the event date.
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Parking details
We use Valet service in the DoubleTree Grand Hotel, we are able to validate parking for up to 3 hours, it will cost our guest $3.75. There are also self-parking on the street, and self-parking across the street in Omni Garage.
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Public transit
Take Metro Mover, and get off Omni station, we are on 1717 N. Bayshore Drive, in the Double Tree Grand hotel.
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Special events & promotions
For special events, please contact our banquet/catering specialist Jenny Zhang.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
3.6  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on January 17, 2016

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.

World4Traveller (Miami)
4.0  Dined on January 15, 2016

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.

Iheartmiamibeach (Miami)
3.0  Dined on January 11, 2016

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2016

Best Chinese in Miami.

vipFoodie62 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2015

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2015

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.

vipdonaldelisburg (Miami)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2015

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.

vipGS71 (Miami)
4.0  Dined on November 22, 2015

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
1.0  Dined on November 6, 2015

The server didn't care if we stayed and ate. Very unhelpful and had a poor attitude.

vipParkCityLocal (Miami)
4.0  Dined on October 17, 2015

The best Chinese cuisine in Miami! The Peking duck is excellent as are all the dishes!

vipGourman (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on April 19, 2015

We have been coming to this restaurant for a while. We always receive excellent service. The food is prepared as you request. If there is any problem it is fixed immediately. We will be back the food is just good.

vipOliver (Miami)
1.0  Dined on April 4, 2015

First of all the waiter had no idea what Open Table was. Did not bring us the menu for Dim Sum and the quality and taste of the food was awful. Waiter was rude and arrogant. The combination of bad food and bad service says " Do not ever Return".

vipnonoka91 (Miami)
4.0  Dined on April 1, 2015

Dishes were delicious, the place was quiet, the servers did their job. Not in a memorable way, but overall everything was fine

vipElizabethB (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on March 27, 2015

We had a very early dinner here at 4:30 upon arriving from Jacksonville prior to our evening session at the Miami Tennis Open. The garlic eggplant and mixed vegetable selections really hit the spot as did the shrimp hot and sour soup. Very attentive service.

vipBarbi (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on March 21, 2015

We were very disappointed with the food. Every thing was bland and tasteless. No ginger, garlic or other flavors. All of us said that we would not return. Also, right next to the restaurant is a large room in which there was a wedding taking place. Because of the very loud music and the flashing strobe lights, we could hardly have a conversation. I have never, ever, had such bland Chinese food.

vipVancityFoodie (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on March 13, 2015

We decided to dine here as it was very difficult to find a recommended Chinese restaurant in Miami. The concierge at the Marriott and the taxi drivers could not recommend anything. So we searched online and Google and Opentable showed Tony Chan's Water Club as a recommended restaurant for Chinese food. Since it was located in the same building as the Doubletree Hilton, I figured how could we go wrong.

However, I was very wrong. I was not impressed by food, price, nor service. I'm not saying that the food was bad. It was average. The price was exceptionally high for the ambiance. The service was average, very courteous and helpful, but not at the level of 5 stars.

I find it very difficult to believe the reviews - or maybe my standards are too high for Chinese Cuisine.

vipMicE (Miami)
3.0  Dined on December 5, 2014

There is no water view, and the waitstaff was inattentive, but the food was very good and the convenience to the Arsht Center was great.

vipAndrew (Miami)
3.0  Dined on November 28, 2014

Despite all the hype it was very average and uninspiring. The good news is that it is not horribly overpriced and the service was respectable. The special thick soup was good as were the dumplings but it was downhill from there with the main entrees. Probably the screaming child near us did not help my responses here. Management just ignored the situation (like what baby are you talking about?). Definitely convenient to the Marriott just not that terrific and not worth going back to.

vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2014

In their nearly 20 years of operation, Tony Chan's remains the vanguard of exquisite Chinese cuisine. It may cost slightly more than run-of-the-mill Chinese, but is well worth paying more. I still delight in the "windowed" kitchen, where diners can watch Tony Chan's chefs in action. In addition to the entertainment value, it is reassuring to observe the immaculately kept kitchen.

Veena (Miami)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2014

The food is, as always, excellent. Authentic Chinese cuisine. The service is very good. Good ambience. Definitely recommend. It is one of our regular restaurants.