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8766 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55420-2738
952-884-5356
Today
11:00 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/Brunch

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    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
Most recent review
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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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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66 reviews 66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 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
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5 helpful votes 5 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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418 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

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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Driggs
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8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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