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Mr. Ning's Chinese Garden

127 Sumner St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
(310) 510-1161
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Ranked #14 of 46 restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Chinese
Most recent review
- Jul 2, 2014
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Bakersfield, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We sampled their sauteed green beans on our food tour. I as well as several others in our group thought they were very salty. The restaurant could use some cleaning as well.

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San Diego, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

They really make an effort! The food is okay and it is in the center of town. They have late hours and you will find them open for a late meal.

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Los Angeles, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We tried this restaurant for the first time in 20+ years of coming to Catalina Island. I was impressed by the fact that it's run by people who know chinese food, and the food was excellent. We will definitely make this another one of our dining spots in Avalon.

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Cahersiveen, Ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Always a pleasant spot to go to with very friendly staff. However today had an upset stomach and was recommended by Eric to pop in. The chicken with noodles and extra ginger soup was brought home and devoured!!! Very generous helping and feeling much better!! Really good.

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Mission Viejo, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Fast service good food for the price and very friendly. The staff seemed to know almost everyone coming in to eat or picking up takeout. Getting to the restroom was a bit of a maze but not really a deal killer.

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San Francisco, California
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64 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Living in San Franciso one gets spoiled with good authentic Chinese food. For Catalina this is the only place to get Asian cusine. The quality is just so so. For one who loves good Chinese food, you might what to stick to the mainland.

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Avalon, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I love Mr. Ning's. I love coming to eat here with the warm friendly staff. Jan is Awesome. I love the orange chicken, the fried fish and shrimp, and their soups are good too. They can modify almost anything for you. Lunch menu is the best value but a nice dinner spot with a few to the busy street outside.

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Las Vegas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Our meal was only average and one dish did not meet our expectations. I don't mind unseasoned food, I almost never use salt, and maybe a little pepper but otherwise I drive my wife crazy when I don't add seasoning when cooking. But our meal went beyond that, the chicken chow fun was completely flavorless and the orange chicken was... More

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Burbank, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My new husband and I were seated right when we walked in the door for dinner. The staff was very nice and served us in a timely manner. We order the egg flower soup, chicken lo mein, sweet and sour chicken and orange shrimp. The food was delicious! We were checked up on throughout our meal and they were really... More

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Santee, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

It was right next to our hotel. Greeted with a smile and served by 3 or 4 different people there. Highly recommended there for a delicious lunch at a reasonable price!

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