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Leongs Asian Diner

1540 W Republic Rd, Springfield, MO 65807-5707
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Ranked #156 of 540 restaurants in Springfield
Cuisines: Asian
Description: http://www.yelp.com/biz/leongs-asian-diner-springfield
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Description: http://www.yelp.com/biz/leongs-asian-diner-springfield
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78% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Whenever I get a chance to travel to this part of Missouri I eat here! It is such a treat to get Cashew Chicken prepared this way and this is the best place. If you've never had it, you can order half sweet and sour and half cashew, to give it a try.

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Dallas, Texas
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113 reviews 113 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I heard that this is where they came up with "Cashew Chicken", and I just had to go try it out. Let me just that I was not disappointed not one bit.... The place is really nice, very clean and staff are very polite and friendly to boot. My waitress, Ms. Tammy had a really nice personality and smile and... More

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Clever Mo
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Me and the wife just had lunch at Leong's here in springfield mo (home of the cashew chicken). He had closed his business for some time ( i thought they said he retired) and boy i.m glad he is back. I had the cashew and sweet, sour chicken 1/2 and 1/2 with sauce on the side. It was like going... More

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Ozark, Missouri
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85 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

Did the drive thru tonight. Took about 30 minutes after our order was taken. The food was hot and fresh tasting. Paid extra to have all white chicken. Disappointed in how small the wontons were. Otherwise a good portion of good for the price.

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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We were online looking for Chinese restaurants open after 9pm, and found Leong's (open until 10pm). We heard they had "the best cashew chicken in Springfield", so we thought, "Hell, let's try it". We arrived there about 9:25pm, and were concerned because there were no cars in the front of the parking lot on a Saturday night, but walked in... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The old stand-by Sweet and Sour Chicken or Cashew Chicken can't be beat. And the egg rolls are the best! Am headed there now!

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Nixa, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I have been a customer for a little over two years, we have ate in and used the drive through. While the food is normally not bad at all I the portion size varies so much you are never sure what you are getting or if you are getting your money's worth. Tonight I has to be one of the... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We went into this establishment expecting something greatly similar to the original Leong's Tea House or Gee's East Wind (the father and uncle of the Asian diner owner) but were quite disappointed. The food was overcooked, did not taste like the original despite the widely touted claims of using the same original recipes from the family. The service was terrible... More

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