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Mandarin Touch

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1635 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463-3649
805-686-0222
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Classic chinese, good!

Let's ignore the bad stuff here. Service was excellent, food was very good, not the end of the world, but decently good. Locals seem to love it as many guests knew each other.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Le_Bon_Voyage
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Los Angeles
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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157 reviews 157 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Perhaps the reviews saying Mandarin Touch is the "best in town" are because it's the only Chinese restaurant in town? It had been a long day, and I was too tired to walk down to the Italian restaurant my hotel had recommended. Wait staff were attentive, seating indoor and outside was comfortable. I had originally wanted tofu with black mushrooms,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I love that this is probably 1 of 2 restaurants that stay open after 9pm on weekends. We arrived at around 11pm and were treated like we were there for dinner at 5pm. We were with a group of friends and ordered a lot of food and everything came out very quickly. Phil, the owner was so charming and friendly!... More 

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Pasadena, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Good Food and Great service, in the middle of Solvang Ca. After a hard day traveling you might want to stop in.

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Solvang, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We have had Chinese food at many different restaurants in many different cities,but none compare to the Mandarin Touch. Right in the middle of Solvang, the restaurant is always busy. How do I know? Because we have lived here in Solvang for 25 years. Make no mistake about it. You will not get better Chinese food anywhere else.

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Los Angeles
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Let's ignore the bad stuff here. Service was excellent, food was very good, not the end of the world, but decently good. Locals seem to love it as many guests knew each other.

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Santa Ynez, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I swear I only go here because my son loves Chinese food. If it were me... I'd wait till I was in Santa Barbara to get good Chinese. The service, not matter how empty it is, is terrible. There's area always a lot of staff around. The food does come pretty quick, but if you're waiting to order, missing something... More 

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Lancaster, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We went here on a Thursday evening. Not wanting to drive to Buellton, we walked to this restaurant. There were several customers waiting for a table, but the owner did an excellent job of finding us all tables in a reasonable period of time. When he seated us he made sure a waiter was right there to take our order.... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Atmosphere and food was excellent. We had so much food left over that we ate it for lunch the next day. Would definitely go back.

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Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Looked nice but was empty on a Tuesday night...we were seated in a basically empty restaurant and no one came to greet us, take and order....nothing....after 15 min. I went to find someone and the wait person could have cared less....needless to say we left and found a restaurant with service. Mandarin "Out of Touch".

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Vallejo, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We came in the town of Solvang late before 9pm so I asked the person at the of where were staying for any restaurant that serve food late at night and she recommended Mandarin Touch..we were hungry party of six and proceeded to the establishment...the place is nice and seated right away...so we ordered six entrees stating with soup, When... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1635 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463-3649
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: 805-686-0222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese

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