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Hunan Garden

1120 7th St NW, Northgate Shopping Center, Rochester, MN 55901-1732
507-285-1438
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Ranked #38 of 246 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese
Description: Has won best Chinese resturant in Rochester for many years, small and family run. Phone number 507-285-1438
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Description: Has won best Chinese resturant in Rochester for many years, small and family run. Phone number 507-285-1438
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Dodge Center
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I ordered a lamb dish, the lamb was so tough, and chewy, I could not eat it. Told the waitress and she didn't do anything. Also told the cashier about the food, and only thing she would offer is a discount on a future purchase. My wife didn't like her food either it was mostly water chestnuts. Terrible food, poor... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My bride and I have been enjoying the Hunan Garden since before we got married 20 years ago. We usually dine at least once on each trip to Rochester. The food is authentic and amazing. Try the Crab Rangoon...its the best anywhere. I love the duck dishes and the 'fragrant' items as well. The prices are low and the portions... More

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Dodge center
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

You can't go wrong with hunan's, we always have a great meal each time we go. The egg rolls are the best I've ever had. When I'm craving Chinese food, this is the place for me!

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Rochester, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Hunan Garden food is good for Rochester Chinese food. The problem is that they don't pay attention to food allergies. The person next to us had the paramedic's come take her away. She was passed out at the table. Our server said it was probably a food allergy. Our food came with corn in it. Our server told them I... More

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Oronoco, Minnesota
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153 reviews 153 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Had our food to go. The order only took 10 minutes. We ordered hot & sour soup (tasty but not the best ever), egg rolls (o.k.), fragrant shrimp with extra vegetables (really yummy with lots of pea pods, mushrooms, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots and plenty of shrimp) and almond chicken (which I did not try).

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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122 reviews 122 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We went at lunch, and had way more food than we could eat, even though 3 of us split two dishes. The soups were as expected: the hot and sour and egg drop did not disappoint, nor did they wow. The pork fried rice was tasty and the Chicken dish we had was nicely done, and did have some spiciness.... More

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

As several reviewers have noted, if you are looking for what you ate in China or Singapore, then don't come to Rochester :). The complaints pointing out a lack of authenticity are valid, but for midwest style Chinese food this place is really really good. The service was great, portions were big. Cost was reasonable (around $8 on average for... More

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Hong Kong, China
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Well, the dishes are by far to big. It doesn't taste like Hunanese food…not authentic… The shrimp soup tastes like a tomatosyrup. The tables are by far too small for 4 people to eat comfortably. If this is the best in town, possibly, but it must be the only one in town then. The menu card is full of nice... More

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La Crosse, WI
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52 reviews 52 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

My absolutely favorite dish is the Sesame Chicken, where the chicken is lightly bread but yet crispy. The main dish is served on a bed of always fresh lettuce. If I'm in the mood for something else, I highly recommend the Mushu Pork, which has never disappointed me. I love the crab rangoons and the pot stickers. The restaurant is... More

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Dodgeville
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107 reviews 107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Hunan Garden has an extensive menu with a few surprises. The chef is Cambodian. Try the "Lort Cha", an excellently prepared Cambodian dish. There is also Pad Thai, and of course, plenty of Chinese food. There are several Hunan dishes as well as the usual variety of Chinese-American cooking. Our waitress was from Cambodia and she provided superior service. Prices... More

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