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Mandarin Chinese Restaurant

415 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010-3319
515-233-5300
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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
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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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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64 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Additional Information about Mandarin Chinese Restaurant

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

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