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“Friendly Atmosphere, Good Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Full Moon

Full Moon
429 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940
831 333-1288
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Ranked #86 of 261 Restaurants in Monterey
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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“Friendly Atmosphere, Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

The Full Moon was very helpful with my gluten intolerance. The have a bottle of gluten free soy sauce they use in preparing dishes for folks who identify as having a gluten intolerance. Most of the dishes were able to be adjusted for gluten intolerance.

I went with eight other family members for dinner. They were able to seat us immediately without a reservation. Everyone reported the food was hot, tasty and the portions were more than adequate.

Service was attentive without being disruptive.

The atmosphere is typical of Chinese restaurants, the beautiful orchids in the dinning room did make it stand out from many others.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Pacific Grove, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“we've become adicted”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Welcoming, friendly staff. Consistently good food at unpretentious family restaurant.
Don't miss the mongolian beef.
As befits the area, the seafood is lovely.
Lunch specials are especially good value.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carmel, CA
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141 reviews 141 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 81 cities Reviews in 81 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Terrible Meal!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Full Moon has been one of our favorites for serval years. Tonight, the meal was simple terrible! Chicken salad was all iceberg lettuce with a very few pieces of chicken membrane. No flavor whatsoever. BBQ spareribs were very old, very tough and again no flavor. We stopped at that point, rather than spend any more money on junk food.

We complained to the waitress, who said "Oh, that' too bad". No offer of a replacement, no nothing.

With so many Chinese restaurants around, consider trying some other place. Full Moon has lost it!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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sj
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“good food, good prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

Good serving sizes and reasonable prices. Service is good and prompt.

Visited December 2011
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Chicago suburbs
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Good, reasonably priced food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

Our hotel recommended Full Moon and we were not disappointed. The food was good and reasonably priced. Abalone and mushrooms were delicious. Other dishes satisfied as well. Would return there.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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