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1316 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6503
805-541-4590
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11:30 am - 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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 5
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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
Pleasant Chinese

We had dinner on the evening of Mother's Day. The restaurant was somewhat crowded, but not extraordinarily so. We were seated after a short wait. No food service person appeared after a reasonable wait, so we contacted the person who had seated us. From this point forward, service was good. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had dinner on the evening of Mother's Day. The restaurant was somewhat crowded, but not extraordinarily so. We were seated after a short wait. No food service person appeared after a reasonable wait, so we contacted the person who had seated us. From this point forward, service was good. We each ordered a combination dinner which was quickly served.... More 

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San Luis Obispo County, California
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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
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Mandarin Gourmet

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

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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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