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Mandarin Kitchen

8766 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55420-2738
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Ranked #242 of 1,596 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $10 - $15
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
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Apple Valley
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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466 reviews 466 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 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
46 helpful votes 46 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Very unfriendly, grumpy hostess/waitress, didn't tell us there'll be extra charge of what we were ordering, we found out after we paid $13 for a bowl of soup!! Not worth it at all! You can get the exact soup, taste even better, at Peking Garden in St. Paul!! Never wanna come back to this place again!

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7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We've lived in the Twin Cities since 1995 and regularly check out all the dim sum places in town. In fact, we check the back pages of Asian newspapers to find the latest Asian restaurant openings. Mandarin Kitchen is, by far, the best dim sum house in the Twin Cities. The dishes are authentic and freshly made. Dim sum aficionados... More 

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Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Came here for dinner with family. We live in New York City and are therefore a bit more critical when it comes to Chinese food. Read all the great reviews and were disappointed. Over 90% of the patrons were Chinese so we expected better. Too much corn starch in the sauces and flavors were not diverse given the fact that... More 

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Additional Information about Mandarin Kitchen

Address: 8766 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55420-2738
Phone Number: 952-884-5356
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Chinese

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