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Mandarin Chinese Restaurant

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415 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010-3319
515-233-5300
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome American Chinese

Every time I go here I feel like I've stepped into the 1960s. You can drink Singapore Slings with your flaming Pu Pu Platter. This is nobody's authentic Chinese but it is delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Jana B
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Ames, Iowa
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17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ames, Iowa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Every time I go here I feel like I've stepped into the 1960s. You can drink Singapore Slings with your flaming Pu Pu Platter. This is nobody's authentic Chinese but it is delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Love going to eat here! The people are always nice and helpful! The food comes out quick and it's always hot! We always have a good time when we go in!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Mandarin always has great. The workers are very nice as well. Best Chinese restaurant in Ames by far!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I always enjoy Chinese meals at the Manderin! Atmosphere is great and food is delicious! We had the large room at the back for our group of 20 plus.

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The Mandarin has recently remodeled making it look really nice in the dining area and yet it still seems to have the same quality that I've been experiencing from this restaurant for several years now

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Earlington, Kentucky
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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I have stopped in a few times for lunch with colleagues. Typical dine in Chinese (no buffet). Food is good, but nothing extraordinary. The prices are reasonable, and the service is great. My suggestion: great for lunch if you are craving Chinese, but not worth a special trip just to eat here.

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Ames, Iowa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

They even catered to my father in law who is gluten free by subbing chicken with out breading for the breaded version in the sweet and sour chicken and added pineapple to his order to balance the order....He LOVED it. Liz is a terrific waitress!

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Ames, Iowa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Food not prepared as we'd hoped. Service not acceptable. A nice place but not worth trying again. There are other Asian Restaurants in town.

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

I have eaten at the mandarin nearly every weekend for 2 or 3 years now. I have never had a bad dining experience. the food is always great. neither over not under done served hot and fresh and the wait staff has been wonderful will is our favorite waiter at lunch on Saturdays. Joe was a great waiter to but... More 

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Boone, Iowa
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Loved the atmosphere, loved the pleasant waiters, food was great! We had the Crab Rangoon & Egg Rolls for starters. The Rangoons were full of sour cream and just melted in your mouth. The Egg rolls were also yummy, I think mine were a seafood, even though it didn't say. Had the Hot & Sour Soup, it was the best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 415 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010-3319
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: 515-233-5300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?