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Leongs Asian Diner

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1540 W Republic Rd, Springfield, MO 65807
+1 417-887-7500
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: http://www.yelp.com/biz/leongs-asian-diner-springfield

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  • 26
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    Very good
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great stuff.

We've been here several times & are never disappointed. Portions are good, prices are reasonable, food always tastes fresh and the service is excellent. Big fan of the cashew chicken and the kung pao chicken.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
heywood417
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Nixa, Missouri
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I had read that this was the restaurant that started the cashew chicken trend in Springfield, so we decided to try it. I had the Dave's special and the choices I made were the hot & sour soup - wonderful flavor with nice crispy wontons on top; the egg roll - really good - I had heard they were made... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

My husband and I ordered the Springfield -style- Cashew Chicken because we heard it was a popular dish from the area. It did taste like southern fried chicken with cashews ( and i knew it would - it's purposefully made to taste that way) and the sauce has a slight gravy flavor and texture. It was good quality and tasted... More 

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Avon, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had a great time here. Vegetarian meal was also great in addition to what my friends ate. Alcohol was very fairy priced! Mango dessert was my favorite, but my friends loved the creme brûlée.

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Nixa, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We've been here several times & are never disappointed. Portions are good, prices are reasonable, food always tastes fresh and the service is excellent. Big fan of the cashew chicken and the kung pao chicken.

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Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I like everything here. The creme brulees are to die for. Happy hour is really nice! Best rice, rangoons and cashew. Good specials that offer variety.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I didn't realize how much I would miss this Springfield creation known as Cashew Chicken. When I left Springfield 30 years ago I thought you could get cashew chicken everywhere, of course I was wrong. There are many places to go here but I prefer the original. You pay a couple dollars more but the setting is nicer than most... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

David Leong is commonly recognized as the "inventor" of Springfield style cashew chicken at the former Leong's Tea House and this resteraunt is operated by a later generation of the family. They still have arguably the best cashew chicken in town. I usually order the David's Special with the excellent Crab Rangoons and hot and sour soup. I have also... More 

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Rogersville, MO, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Love their beef fried rice. Nice large portions. Hubby always gets cashew chicken. Great sauce. Wish chicken was cut in smaller pieces so there will before of that nice crunchy coating. I also love their Fried Wontons.

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Durango
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Leongs' is the original home of cashew chicken famous in Springfield and over the world. 'Springfield Chicken' is known even in Bejing. We ate lunch here Saturday. It was hard not to load up your fork with the next bite before finishing the current one. Battered and fried chicken (all white meat if you wish for 50 cents extra), cashews,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The cashew chicken is the best I've ever had. You can't go wrong. Crab Rangoon is sweet but delicious.

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Additional Information about Leongs Asian Diner

Address: 1540 W Republic Rd, Springfield, MO 65807
Phone Number: +1 417-887-7500
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Springfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
Cuisine: Asian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1540 W Republic Rd, Springfield, MO 65807
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 417-887-7500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
  • Cuisine: Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene

Description

http://www.yelp.com/biz/leongs-asian-diner-springfield
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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