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Tonn's Restaurant

Chinese, Cambodian
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625 E. Madison Ave., Mankato, MN 56001-6111
507.388.7475
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Don't judge a restaurant by it's exterior

Tonn's Restaurant is hidden in downtown Mankato right next door to the antique store on S. Front St. and east from Walgreen's. The outside may be nondescript, but once into the building you're greeted by a wonderful,quirky and warm woman, whom the restaurant is named after. Meet Tonn. Even if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Barry T
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17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

After reading reviews i was excited to try Tonn's with my family. Very disappointed. The place was honestly filthy and cluttered. Not even quaintly understated or homey...filthy! Tonn was an interesting chatacter but she was honestly a little bossy. The food was mediocre. Egg rolls were good but certainly not worth the raves others have given. I am sorry to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Tonn's Restaurant is hidden in downtown Mankato right next door to the antique store on S. Front St. and east from Walgreen's. The outside may be nondescript, but once into the building you're greeted by a wonderful,quirky and warm woman, whom the restaurant is named after. Meet Tonn. Even if you have your "cranky pants" on, or are hung over,... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Let me start by saying Tonn's Restaurant is NOT Chinese food, but Cambodian. I've never had Cambodian food anywhere else besides Tonn's, but I'd best compare to a cross between Chinese and Vietnamese Food. I adore Tonn's restaurant. Like globetrotter_EM said, it truly is "A Hidden Gem". It looks extremely nondescript on the outside, and I've heard the inside of... More 

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Iowa City, IA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Tonn is such a sweet lady who goes above and beyond to provide great service and amazing food! She really does make the best egg rolls, not just in town but probably in the state. The food is incredible too--huge portions, and she will tailor the spiciness to suit your desire. The restaurant may not look like much on the... More 

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Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My husband and I decided to try Tonn's, as our local favorite, Pho Saigon, has gone down hill in the quality of their food. We were so smitten by Tonn herself. Such a kind lady. She over above and beyond for her customers and gives you three meals worth of food! Our food was extremely good, and you can taste... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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65 reviews 65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Not the most well kept or updated place, but the food was homecooked and amazing! Plus, at a completely reasonable price. I will definitely return.

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Saint Peter, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

My son had a craving for Asian food, so on a whim, I took him to Tonn's. I couldn't recall if I'd been there before and it looked a bit sketchy (when I noticed the front overhang with the restaurant name had actually been hand painted onto the canvas). But I learned a long time ago not to just restaurants... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The food was good...Don't get me wrong. I was a bit worried walking in and seeing tea and soy sauce for sale that looked like it had been there since the 80's with all of the dust on it and the ripped up couch that greets you as you walk in.Never the less I ordered under assurances from a local... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

On July 13, 2013 my friend and I dine at Tonn's Restaurant in Mankato. I had read the reviews and always wanted to go there, so this was a special birthday treat. I had the Spicy Chicken and my friend had the Mock Duck with Mushrooms. The spicy Chicken lived up to its raves but that Mock Duck was a... More 

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North Mankato, Minnesota
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

When you walk into Tonn's you're struck by two things immediately - the odor of sweet incense and a very comfortable living room style couch butted up against the wall. A television in the corner was turned on to a Cambodian variety show. Tables are lined up near open metal shelves loaded with supplies and boxes. And out from the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 625 E. Madison Ave., Mankato, MN 56001-6111
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mankato
  • Phone Number: 507.388.7475

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Cambodian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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