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9329 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55420
(952) 888-9294
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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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
One of the Classics

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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122 reviews 122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 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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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 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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Nashville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This restaurant is great! It has been a Minneapolis staple for several years!!! It is always perfect!!! The subgum chow mein is amazing!!! They have lots of lunch specials/combos and same with dinner. It is a great place the owners are usually there and very friendly and the wait staff is always wonderful. The fried won ton is the best... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We met some friends for dinner. There were ten of us, service was great food was good and process not bad. It's an old bloomington restaurant and the decor shows it but I will for sure go back. Egg rolls are best I have had in Minnesota

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Today my family tried David Fongs for lunch since we were in the area. The three of us were seated rapidly and waited 10 mins for menus and water. This was preceded by a 40 min wait for our meal. We should have walked out because the food was horrific. The egg rolls were reheated, stale and cold. The two... More 

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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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