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Mandarin Kitchen

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8766 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55420-2738
952-884-5356
Today
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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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
Dining options: Breakfast

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    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
Authentic Meals

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Poppy19491954
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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3 reviews 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.

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Minnesota
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23 helpful votes 23 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 

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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

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
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53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
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16 helpful votes 16 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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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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27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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8 helpful votes 8 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
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237 helpful votes 237 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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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?