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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Outstanding Chinese Cuisine

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
BillVann
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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.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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
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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.

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Apple Valley
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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