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Chef Lee's Mandarin House II

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1616 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906-5102
831-442-3385
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Chinese food in town!

Were regulars at chef Lee and highly recommend this place for a good lunch or dinner for the value. Staff is extremely helpful, the restaurant is clean and food awesome. Daisy and Gina are excellent attendants who get out of their way to make you feel at home. They receive you with a hot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Were regulars at chef Lee and highly recommend this place for a good lunch or dinner for the value. Staff is extremely helpful, the restaurant is clean and food awesome. Daisy and Gina are excellent attendants who get out of their way to make you feel at home. They receive you with a hot Jasmine tea and a courteous smile.... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

i had the Chicken with Crispy Rice entree. First things first; this was my initial taste of crispy rice and it was rockin good! The chicken was supported by mushrooms, snow peas, water chestnuts, and a sweet sauce that was mouth watering. The portion was big enough to fill up two hungry diners. Best of all was the price! This... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised at the yummy food and good service at Chef Lee's. Would definitely recommend it to our family and friends. The drunken noodle plate was scrumptious.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and son helped me celebrate my Valentine's Day birthday at Chef Lee's One ofi favorito places this past weekend. We shared a family dinner with Sizzling Rice Soup and ordered an extra dish of Hong Kong style Noodles with seafood. Food and service were excellent as usual. We were able to our leftovers home for another meal at... More 

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Monterey, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I always order food to go from this restaurant and the food is ok. My last two experiences weren't the best and the last one was terrible. We arrived and got in what we believed to be the line to pay and when my boyfriend told them we were picking up and order we got a hand gesture to see... More 

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Marina, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

ot really good food. The sweet and sour chicken didn't have chicken and was mostly breading. The red color of the chicken dyed my fingers after picking up 2 pieces. The beef was the only good thing. The rice was plain calrose rice instead of jasmine rice. The portions are big but you don't even want to eat the left... More 

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Salinas, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Never been disappointed in this restaurant! First found it back in 2007 and have become a regular. Portions are generous and the service prompt. Excellent take-out availability also. They have a bone-in special fried chicken with hot red peppers that delights any guests we take there. I avoid the peppers themselves but enjoy the piquancy they add to the dish.... More 

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Modesto, California, USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I found myself in Salinas and craving Chef Lee's tomato beef chow mein that I had sampled from my friend's plate over a year ago while visiting the area. I had never had it before, but wanted more the moment I had my first bite. This trip, I did not want to leave town without indulging. I dined alone and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Best Chinese food in Salinas by far. The other great thing is the amazing prices they have. I have had no complaints and everyone that I bring here, they end up loving the food also.

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Salinas, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

the food was good but the waiter keept bringing me dirty dishes

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1616 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906-5102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: 831-442-3385

Price and Cuisine

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

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