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3345 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 565-8868
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Ranked #5 of 318 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Chinese, Hunan
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

They changed the name to Mandarin Roots, be advised, and the food is less Hunan than Mandarin. Whatever it's called, the food is very good. Duck, pork, vegetarian and noodle dishes are all excellent.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Needed to be local for a few days and found this place had good food, excellent service and amiable staff and owner.

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San Francisco
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We have enjoyed this restaurant on many occasions. It is attractive and comfortable and the food is always good. The menu offers many standard Chinese dishes but you can also explore more exotic, authentic dishes. The owners are friendly and always seem to recognize us when we come which is a nice touch. We will keep coming back

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Palo Alto
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

THIS RESTAURANT HAS A NEW NAME----MANDARIN ROOTS! We loved the old Hunan Garden but I would argue that this new iteration is much better. We had Peruvian Shrimp MUSHU, soft shell crab spring roll, Teapot Soup, and some phenomenal noodles. All were superb. the service friendly and helpful, the prices very reasonable.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We had an excellent lunch here. All of the food was great and pretty. The duck was a bit tough, but the chow fun was great, the seafood soup excellent. There is no doubt that we will be back.

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Milan, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We have been there several times. The service is great, and the people are just nice. The food is also very good... very long menu as many Chinese restaurants! We were never disappointed. We'll be back!

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Clayton, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Had a business lunch here. Always a challenge to find a quality, reasonable place in Palo Alto that makes it under company expense limits. This place has excellent, well prepared food at a flat lunch price of $12.00 for all menu items. First you get a choice of soup or salad, then an eggroll as an appetizer followed by a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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140 reviews 140 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is a fun family run place with great food. Fresh vegetable dishes are really fresh. We had the spring rolls and 2 veggie dishes. The waitstaff is amazing and wants to make you visit great. There is inside and outside seating. Will go again soon.

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Pacific Grove, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This restaurant is a pure definition of service with pride ! There is no pretentious smiles or greeting ; they welcomed us as if we were friends or family and there for dinner. I was amazed. the price on items was good and the environment was exotic. Food tastes very good, with variety of vegetables. I am impressed and will... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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174 reviews 174 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Whether one orders take out or dines in, the food here is consistently good. The service is always friendly and pleasant, and welcoming. The inside ambience is quite nice, and one can even dine in the glittery garden for an outside feel. There is a lot to choose from o the menu, and I especially like that they can make... More 

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Additional Information about Hunan Garden

Address: 3345 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone Number: (650) 565-8868
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Chinese, Hunan

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