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1316 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6503
805-541-4590
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12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 8
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food,fast service

Ate here two out of three nights. I liked the friendly welcome and on our second visit we were greeted by "Welcome back". The restaurant offered simple surroundings but excellent cuisine and was busy on both our visits so that speaks volume. Price was very fair, and servings were huge. I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2013
isobelm113
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Luis Obispo County, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

First of all, finding them. I'm new to SLO and if their website stated they are located in a PLAZA, would have helped alot! Went for the luncheon special, as I do everywhere I live. Service was terrible--hardly anyone there and I sat and waited, and waited to order. Had to go get someone. Very nice people, but.... Food was... More 

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Calico Rock, Arkansas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Average prices, average size portions, nothing to rave about. was thankful to have Chinese in California but was not my ultimate expectation.

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Pismo Beach, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We liked this place. The sauces were very tasty and the staff pleasant. The reason for the 3-star review was the fattiness of the beef. My wife had a beef dish and I had a mix of beef, chicken and seafood. In both of our meals, the beef was so chewy we didn't want to finish it or even bring... More 

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Yuba City, California USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Ordered Orange beef and the beef tasted old, like it had been frozen and then fried. Do not order this!

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California Central Coast
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had been looking for a good Chinese restaurant for years and tried many, only to find them "OK". That changed when a friend suggested Mandarin Gourmet, which must be terrific because it has been around a long time and is located in a corner of a shopping center (corner Los Osos Valley Road and Madonna Road). The WonTon soup... More 

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US Navy Afloat
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96 reviews 96 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Very (very) expensive for Chinese takeout. Was hoping that for the price it would be the best Generals chicken I have ever had - but, unfortunately it wasn't. Save your money and visit another local take-out venue.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Ate here two out of three nights. I liked the friendly welcome and on our second visit we were greeted by "Welcome back". The restaurant offered simple surroundings but excellent cuisine and was busy on both our visits so that speaks volume. Price was very fair, and servings were huge. I would recommend the chicken curry- yummy. The restaurant has... More 

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San Luis Obispo County, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I phoned in my order and the hostess sadi 45mins to 1hr so I said ok. Hour later my order hasn't arrived so I called and was put on hold for another 10mins so finally I hang up the phone and 5mins later food arrived. Driver did not apologize for being late.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I've been going to Mandarin Gourmet for some time now. It has delicious dishes with reasonable prices! When I first visited Mandarin Gourmet, I had their Pho. It is SO delicious! My favorite place that serves Pho in all of SLO County. Their other dishes are quite tastey as well! Recommend to all! I've probably gone out to eat here... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews 113 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

If there's a better Chinese restaurant in SLO or the 5 Cities area, I've yet to find it. I've tried several of their menu items and all have been delicious. I especially enjoy the Shrimp Szechuan Style. They are tucked into the corner of the strip mall at the corner of Madonna Road and Los Oso Valley Rd, but don't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1316 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6503
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: 805-541-4590

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 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 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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