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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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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Description: http://www.yelp.com/biz/leongs-asian-diner-springfield
Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 5
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The original Springfield style cashew chicken

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Phantom0316
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Springfield, Missouri
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

I hadn't had this type of chicken in a while. It was fried a bit harder than I remember. It was good though. I would have it again. It is a dish almost traditionally associated with Springfield. I might try this restaurant again.

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Springfield, Missouri
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11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The egg drop soup was delicious! As was the pot stickers, crab Rangoon, and egg rolls. The cashew chicken was as good as it ever was. We have eaten here before and always been pleased with our meals. This night, we had three "newbies" with us, and they were very happy with their meals also. One of our group had... More 

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Nixa, Missouri
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Grew up dining here with mom and grandma, every month...back when every thing was served under a silver lid....thought it was the best thing on earth. So disappointed that the food I loved as a kid, does not taste the same, look same, or have the feel of the original, but the biggest issue is the price!!!! Lunch special cashew... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Cashew chicken didn't taste anything like the chicken from the original restraunt. Also, it was too expensive for what you got.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We went at around 5:30 & were done eating by 6. The food was good. My husband had a level 5 spice & it was too hot even for him so make sure you like extremely spicy if you order that level. My mom & I shared the cashew chicken because they give you a lot of food.

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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: Bar scene, Local cuisine

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?