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Mandarin Kitchen

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8766 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55420-2738
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
good food, traditional

Very good traditional Chinese food. Good service, waiting time is only couple of minutes! Dumplin, sticky rice, baby pork ribs is delicious!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 8, 2015
Yun Z
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English first
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extensive menu. Went in thinking they had Dim Sum. The kind where they go around with dishes on a cart. It wasn't like that but it turned out ok. Great Hot and Sour soup. Chicken Curry was good, not as spicy as the 6-7 we were told though. Beef chop suey was especially good. We loved the tea too. Plan... More 

Thank HappyTrvlrMn
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32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I've eaten at many dim sum places and I loved loved loved this place!!!! U must be there when they open because if u don't, u won't get a table. Luckily for my first time there, I knew how popular this place was, I came when they opened and though I got there when they opened, there was already tons... More 

Thank Divilat
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Very good traditional Chinese food. Good service, waiting time is only couple of minutes! Dumplin, sticky rice, baby pork ribs is delicious!

Thank Yun Z
Blue Earth
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124 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We must have experienced one of those bad dim sum days described in some of the reviews. We had 4 different items, 2 of which were cold. But, as promised, the restaurant was busy and noisey. We arrived at 10:30 on a Saturday morning and the wait was only 15 minutes. There is not enough parking to accomodate the restaurant... More 

Thank konstanzj
Level Contributor
16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Dim Sum is a delicious Hong Kong-like experience on Saturday and Sunday, with a variety of dishes, probably exceeding 50. All are excellent. Dinner is always well prepared with prompt service. Some of my favorites are steamed black bean ribs, salt and pepper squid, pea tips, chive flower, fresh fish, shrimp, and lobster. All excellent. My favorite USA restaurant.

1 Thank BillVann
Thunder Bay, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The meals we had at this restaurant were exceptionally good. They were very authentic with good flavour. There were so many things to choose from it was hard to decide! I would recommend this restaurant if you're looking for oriental food that isn't common in other places. The price was right too.

Thank Poppy19491954
Level Contributor
38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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 

2 Thank JohnRAtlanta
Mankato, Minnesota, United States
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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 

Thank Bear5000
Marco Island, Florida, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

1 Thank LiuFei
Apple Valley
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79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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.

1 Thank mah7925

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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, Asian


Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am

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