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Mandarin Chinese Restaurant

415 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010-3319
515-233-5300
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Ranked #38 of 161 Restaurants in Ames
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
Cuisines: Chinese
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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178 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Ames, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

I go for lunch on almost a weekly basis. There's a reason I frequent this establishment. The staff is great, best egg drop soup I've ever had. It's not the greatest environment, it's in need of some fixing. I enjoy their mandarin chicken (basically a spicy sesame chicken); I ordered it to go one night for dinner, and it wasn't... More

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Ames, Iowa
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34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

Again another classic Ames restaurants that has slowly gone down hill. Went for a nice dinner with hubby. Ordered the orange beef and the Generals Tao's chicken. They came and we could not tell the difference between the beef and chicken. Service was lackluster and we will not be back. I have been here over 10 times in 15 years... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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46 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

There's a reason they've been around a long time. Everything we've ever tried has been great! Produce and meats are always fresh and the best quality. Always get the sizzling rice soup whenever we go.

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