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Mandarin Kitchen

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8766 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55420-2738
952-884-5356
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
China in Bloomington, MN

We went for the dim sum on a Sunday around 11 am. Very busy, but staff was efficient and we didn't have to wait for anything. The food brought me back to my time in China. Very authentic favors. I would go back to try other menu items too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
LiuFei
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Marco Island, Florida, United States
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

If there is a better, more authentic Cantonese restaurant in Minnesota than the Mandarin Kitchen, we have yet to find it. Its location is ordinary, its atmosphere well-lit and busy, but the food is outstanding in its variety, quality and genuineness of preparation and presentation. Service is businesslike rather than gracious, which adds to the authenticity. A little touch of... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I visited this restaurant while exploring the cities with my fiancee, and we were both very disappointed. Looking over the menu, we could not get a very clear picture of exactly what we were ordering. Most of the descriptions were vague at best, and only a small portion of the menu had pictures to make up for that. We ordered... More 

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Marco Island, Florida, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We went for the dim sum on a Sunday around 11 am. Very busy, but staff was efficient and we didn't have to wait for anything. The food brought me back to my time in China. Very authentic favors. I would go back to try other menu items too.

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Apple Valley
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

They opened at 10 AM and the line was half way down the strip mall. The selection was well varied and everything I tried was excellent. Even the chicken feet, which was my first time with that delicacy. Tried the squid as well, first time, and it was vary tasty. Can't wait for the next time.

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Had my doubts about heading to any South East Asian restaurant in the mid-west! but found this place to be really good. The menu is a little too extensive though, but glad I chose the noodle soup as this was tasty and full of flavour.

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NW PA
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117 reviews 117 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

They have a la cart and off the menu or combined, every thing we tried was good, I'll go back if the opportunity presents itself!

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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

One of the best Chinese restaurants in the US for AUTHENTIC Chinese, not the slop served in most Chinese restaurants. It is not always perfect, but almost always close. I have tried at least 2/3 of the items on the extensive menu and have only had a few that I would not reorder. Most seafood items are worth getting, Hong... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

When in town, we dine at the Mandarin Kitchen at least once a week and are always very happy with the experience. Favorites are: black bean ribs, salt and pepper squid, duck, all seafood, pea tips and chive flower. Their house soups and deserts are always outstanding. Dim Sum is like in Hong Kong. I wish they would open a... More 

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Moorhead, Minnesota
Top Contributor
514 reviews 514 reviews
427 restaurant reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is where the Chinese community gets it weekend dim sum, a series of food offered from carts full of small plates. The quality rivals Chinatowns of big cities in the U.S. The seafood is excellent for dinner. The food is authentic Chinese. If you don't like what they so here, then you don't like authentic southern Chinese food. What... More 

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Cologne, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We have gone to the Mandarin Kitchen for dinner several times over the years. This time we decided to try out the Dim Sum. The Dim Sum was excellent, and we found it to be very reasonably priced. They do draw a crowd, and nobody tells you what to do to get seated. After asking around in the waiting crowd... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8766 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55420-2738
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 952-884-5356

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?