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220 W Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-5926
414-744-3399
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Surprisingly good

Our son was craving Happy Wok and we could not find either that or Panda Express near our hotel. We stopped in San Dong Express and were pleasantly surprised with the quality and quantity of the food. The staff will explain the entrees to you, if you have questions. Definitely will recommend this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Karen C
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Our son was craving Happy Wok and we could not find either that or Panda Express near our hotel. We stopped in San Dong Express and were pleasantly surprised with the quality and quantity of the food. The staff will explain the entrees to you, if you have questions. Definitely will recommend this restaurant to others, don't be discouraged by... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
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150 reviews 150 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Well priced, owned by the same family for many years and each meal cooked after order is placed, San Dong is plain on the outside and fantastically fresh on the inside. Be adventurous and try a noodle dish on the back of the menu. The owners will help you select something delish and served in a beautiful bowl (big as... More 

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Bay View, WI
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133 reviews 133 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

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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Sydney
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164 reviews 164 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
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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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96 reviews 96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 220 W Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-5926
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 414-744-3399

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?