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San Dong Express

220 W Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-5926
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Ranked #382 of 1,393 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Cuisines: Asian
Most recent review
- Sep 17, 2013
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Bay View, WI
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125 reviews 125 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Have eaten at San Dong Express numerous times. We love pretty much anything they make. Love the hot & sour soup!!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Family owned, friendly staff, mama is often at the register and papa is often your chef. Cooked up right in front of you, with the freshest ingredients! The sauces are different, probably from the owner's Korean background, and it makes a difference. I have been all over the US...east coast, the south, west coast and Canada. This is The Best... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We had a hankering for some Chinese food while staying in Milwaukee and decided on San Dong. I ordered the San Dong Rice and the sweet and sour chicken, while my wife ordered the hot braised chicken and an order of rice as well. We also ordered two orders of Crab Meat Rangoon. Let me just say that the fried... More

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Twin Falls, Idaho
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile

The place sure doesn't look appealing but the food is awesome. If you are staying at a hotel make sure to ask for a plate and plastic ware . If what you love is not on the menu- ask and you shall receive. I did.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

You come here for food that you need to be made quickly. The owner is half Chinese and half Korean that always looks for the best ingredients to make the food prepared the best he can. It's a family business so they hire a few Mexican cooks to help with the cooking and cleaning as old as the owner is... More

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Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Ordered San Dong chow mein on the phone. Got there and my order hadn't even been given to the cooks. The food was terrible, there was no noodles and most of the it was just cabbage with very little amount of meat. A complete waste of $8.45! The place also looks like a dump. I don't even think the owner... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Quality food - great service. Everything i have tried on their menu (which is a lot) has been amazing! Never disappointed.

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Maple Grove, MN
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Plenty of good options in the most laid back atmosphere (ok, so maybe a little grubby). I had the Mongolian beef and the flavors were excellent. the meat, onions et al were served over crisp rice noodles that added a nice crunch. If the sight of grease at the bottom of your meal upsets you, maybe this isn't for you.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012 via mobile

My husband loves their twice cooked pork and that's why we always go to there. I ordered myself some food and it was ok but today I got absolutely disappointed with food I had. I almost cried how bad it was. we were super hungry and very excited for the food on or way home when the car was so... More

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Galway, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

Reasonable prices with an abundance of food. The pot stickers were the biggest I've ever seen! Great taste for an express type restaurant.

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