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1073 Mono Way, Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 536-9887
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • 4
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  • 2
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Family gathering

Several family members (8) dined here last weekend. Those who chose the seafood buffet were pleased, in fact, the teenage boys went back for seconds. Ordering off the menu was another story. It took forever for the food to arrive. No one enjoyed their soup, and the others items were so-so. My... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
El P
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San Jose, California
Good for:
  • Buffet
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San Jose, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Several family members (8) dined here last weekend. Those who chose the seafood buffet were pleased, in fact, the teenage boys went back for seconds. Ordering off the menu was another story. It took forever for the food to arrive. No one enjoyed their soup, and the others items were so-so. My husband has eaten here before with friends, but... More 

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Ukiah, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Very good buffet and service. Ice tea was free, and there was a good variety of choices. Desserts were a little lacking and were empty and not replaced as soon as they should have been, but other then that, this place was awesome!

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Sonora, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This restaurant has good Chinese food. Parking can be difficult but there is a parking lot in the rear and another not far from the restaurant. Prices are reasonable.

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San Jose, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We recently stopped at Mandarin House Restaurant for lunch. This was our second visit to this restaurant and we found the food to be very good and reasonably priced. Although this restaurant is know for its all-you-can-eat buffet, we opted for the lower calorie entrees. We had sweet and sour chicken and vegetables with tofu. Both were very good. Along... More 

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california
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

As my title says, I'm here for the pot stickers. They are good. They are super friendly and offer free iced tea which is always a nice perk. Most people come here for the buffet so they can try a little bit of everything but ordering off the menu is absolutley okay. They have a small little desert bar and... More 

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Pueblo West, Colorado
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124 reviews 124 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

I really like the food at this restaurant. The sauces are the way they should be, not overpowering, very flavorful. The pot stickers are as good as I have ever eaten. I have not tried the buffet here, I just order off of the menu to go. Excellent wait staff too.

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Sonora
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

From time to time I think of returning here for a meal, and then while I'm going through the buffet line I remember why I don't frequent this restaurant. The food seems to all taste alike, it doesn't appear fresh and usually several item trays are empty. I now vow to not return ever again!

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Los
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Coming from the San Jose, Los Angeles, and San Diego areas, our group is accustomed to good Asian food including the buffet-style restaurants. We stumbled across this restaurant while driving by to our hotel in Sonora. I was a bit wary to try it, but it turned out to be a nice experience. The restaurant was clean. The decor was... More 

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Sonora, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Have a nice spread, it is getting better and fresher than it used to be. Tons of selections, I must say. I like almost all of them. They have fresh shrimp, lots of salads and veggies as well. Cute desserts.

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Coulterville, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

The buffet is over priced, the quality of food is poor. and the last time i ate there i had rotton food that had spoiled or sat out to long on the buffet.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1073 Mono Way, Sonora, CA 95370
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonora
  • Phone Number: (209) 536-9887

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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