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Mandarin Garden Chinese Restaurant

2502 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150
(530) 544-8885
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I have to say that I love "Salt & Pepper". It's the whole shrimp, with (head, tail) all of it prepared in a fabulous fashion. I move 4 hours away three years ago and whenever I had a chance I would stop by my old place (4 hours away). Well ... I asked if they would have that dish in... More 

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Foster City, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The is a small place but the food is really good. We had the Special Family Dinner for two. There was so much food, we brought the rest home and had it for dinner the next night. It was $15.50per person. That is a real bargain especially if you get 2meals out of it. I would highly recommend this place... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We have been going to Tahoe for decades and we liked to eat here. Accent on the past tense. When we went recently for lunch it was dirty and the food had deteriorated significantly. They diluted the soup to the point where it was really just water. You did get a large portion but that doesn't do you any good... More 

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Sacramento, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

There were eight of us on a Friday night with 2 small children. The staff was accommodating and the food delicious and fresh. They do not use MSG (which is an important factor to me). It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience at a reasonable price.

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Los Angeles, CA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We always look forward to returning to the Mandarin Garden, and we're never disappointed. The food is fresh, the service is friendly, and the price is reasonable. This family-run place is not fancy, but the atmosphere is pleasant and the food is consistently excellent. We especially like the shrimp with crispy walnuts, the dry sauteed string beans, and the hot... More 

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Los Banos
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We agree with farino. The locals recommend this restaurant and we certainly know why. Although this may not be the most new and updated restaurant appearance wise, after enjoying a great dinner for a reasonable price WITH NO MSG it really hit the mark for us. The restaurant is CLEAN, the server was very pleasant and proficient, and the food... More 

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Bangor, Wales
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2010

Although I agree with previous reviews about the interior being stale and outdated i COMPLETELY disagree about the food. I really enjoyed the meal i purchased. The sweet & sour chicken was one of the best I've had, the BBQ ribs were tasty and had plenty of meat on them. This restaurant has won awards for a number of years.... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2010

I have no idea what the other reviewers are talking about but I have eaten here on my ski trips both last year and this year and have had very good dinners. Yes, the atmosphere is nothing to write home about, but the food is very good. The family dinner "B" is a great value at $15.50 per person. It... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2010

We are Asian. We enjoy Asian cuisine from all over the world. This resturant 'adaptation' of various Chinese dishes is laughable. I could not believe they used long spaghetti noodle for my wonton noodle soup! The Orange Beef lacks any type of kick from a dish that was suppose to be spicy. The fried rice was mediocre at best. The... More 

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Vernon, Connecticut
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2010

We chose to do take out one night after a long day of skiing. The sauces for the dishes were mediocre, however the chicken tasted fake, had a funky texture and just did not taste right. The mystery meat inside of the pot stickers was very greasy and tasted old. However, the fried rice was very good and the egg... More 

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Additional Information about Mandarin Garden Chinese Restaurant

Address: 2502 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150
Phone Number: (530) 544-8885
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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