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Tonn's Restaurant

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

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great food, fun and friendly people, need to just get past the looks of the place.

Great food, fun and friendly people, need to just get past the looks of the place. It's a little run down but the food was wonderful and the owner a lot of fun. felt right at home

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Judy B
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best HOMEMADE Cambodian food on deck. This place is lit. I love the food. One of my favorite is the hot and sour soup. Tonn is such a very nice lady and does the best she can do to run the entire place by herself. I love hearing stories from Tonn about her life in Cambodia.

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Thank Salika P
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Great food, fun and friendly people, need to just get past the looks of the place. It's a little run down but the food was wonderful and the owner a lot of fun. felt right at home

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Thank Judy B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We loved Tonn's. They used to have two locations. Their current location and they were also in that dive on Madison Ave. The egg rolls are great! (you can also buy them to go frozen) My wife loved their sweet and sour chicken - but every time we got it - it was WAY over fried - to the point... More 

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Thank Webb S
Mankato, Minnesota
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Try the generous portion of fried dumplings. Consistency of quality here can be iffy and Tonn has enough to keep her hands full without providing what Americans expect in a restaurant. I swear she repurposes the cleaner napkins! Pretend you're in Cambodia. But do stop in if for nothing other than an up-close history lesson in what some of our... More 

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Thank Gardinera
Minnesota
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank 626KD
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3 reviews
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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Thank Barry T
Mankato, Minnesota
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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Thank Murveman
Iowa City, IA
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6 reviews
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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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Thank JB4JC
Minnesota
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Thank Katie G
Mankato, Minnesota
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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, 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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