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9329 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55420
(952) 888-9294
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 11
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Service was good, Choices and taste disappointing

This restaurant has been going for some thirty or forty years, the setting was like stepping back into time--it was fun. The service was very good, but the food portions were small and the prices were high. The sauces and food itself including appearance (under cooked and not very appealing won... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Bradenton, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

They still have the best Chinese food around. Great service and friendly. Wait staff . We eat there every time we are kin MN.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This restaurant has been going for some thirty or forty years, the setting was like stepping back into time--it was fun. The service was very good, but the food portions were small and the prices were high. The sauces and food itself including appearance (under cooked and not very appealing won tons, no vegetable, beef or chicken available in Spring/Egg... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Yes, this is one of the oldest Chinese restaurants in the twin cities but it has not changed with the times. I recently visited after a super long absense. The decor hasn't been updated in ages, very red and on the tacky side. I was there on a Friday night and the average guest was white and 60 plus, very... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This might be the oldest Chinese Restaurant in the Twin Cities. It had been close to 20 years since the last time I ate here. The food was decent, the menu is small and simple. The prices are fair, and staff was friendly. I don't think anything has changed since my previous visit other than the prices, but they were... More 

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Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My husband and I, as well as our parents, have gone to David Fong's for decades. We've never had a problem with takeout orders or food quality until recently. On 09-22-14, I went to DF's and had the Chicken Almond Ding from the lunch menu ($9.25). It was great. I also ordered takeout of 2 orders of Subgum Chow Mein... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place will take you back. The food is pretty Americanized, but very tasty. The drinks are good and the service is also great. It is a wee bit pricey, but in general worth it.

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is not the place for good Chinese food. Food was bland and limp. In fact, we got two different dishes that were essentially exactly the same, except for the names. Tea was served in individual coffee cups instead of a pot with Chinese tea cups! Three televisions - something I did not appreciate.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I haven't eaten here in many years as I moved and it is no longer close by my home. It was reviewed on TV the other night as the "best in the twin cities" and thus this restaurant was brought back to my mind. We had been complaining that there was no place by my house with good Chinese food.... More 

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Anoka, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

David Fong's is a well-established Bloomington landmark. This venerable icon has served the area for generations. Go while you can as its existence is threatened. The food is wonderful. The decor is everything one would expect in an old Chinese restaurant. The portions are very generous, and there are so many options! Be careful of the Mai Tai. It's very... More 

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Blaine, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The last two times we have eaten here, the food has been just ok.. One time I order the General's Chicken. When it was served, it looked like it sat under a warmer for hours. Just didn't look good nor did it taste good.... I refused to eat it. Then the last two times that I ordered Sweet & Sour... More 

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Additional Information about David Fong's Restaurant

Address: 9329 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55420
Phone Number: (952) 888-9294
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Chinese, Steakhouse, Asian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9329 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55420
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: (952) 888-9294

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Steakhouse, Asian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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