"The Veggie Burger offers a quarter-pound seasoned Beyond Meat burger grilled with shredded lettuce, onion, tomato, and pickles on a pretzel bun (by request) that pairs perfectly with the $5 Jameson shots that are always on special."
"A beautiful lounge room that makes you feel like you’re in Saigon. Also up there, double-wow! An outdoor garden patio. People eating, chatting, smoking. “You can, up here,” says Bill. Also, expensively-mounted artwork. Pictures of forties stars such as Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall. You can see: The guy has really poured his heart and fortune into this project."
"Owner Bill Lutzius, who also runs the popular whiskey bar Aero Club near the airport, completely rehabilitated the aging building to construct the two-story watering hole that he describes as "a nice, friendly place that you can talk, the music won’t be too loud."
"Despite its name, this newly-opened neighborhood bar and grill isn’t in Chinatown and doesn’t serve Chinese food. From the owner of Aero Club, Chinatown specializes in gourmet ½-pound Angus beef and veggie burgers, buffalo chicken wings, brioche grilled cheese sandwiches, salads and sides. There’s a full bar with 16 beers on tap. The recently renovated building has a new rooftop patio dining deck."
"Large booths, ornate fixtures and noirish lighting give Chinatown a truly distinct yet classic atmosphere. The drinks are affordable, tasty and strong… Big ups to Chinatown for also having a rooftop patio, a full kitchen and rad bartenders."
"The Aero Club, one of San Diego’s most exemplary dive bars, will soon have a counterpart called Chinatown Bar and Grill in City Heights. A tipster first alerted Eater to the new building at 4727 University Avenue which led us to Bill Lutzius, who has owned the 70-year-old India Street watering hole since 2004."