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“Great quality Chinese” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Margaret Kuo's Mandarin Restaurant

Margaret Kuo's Mandarin Restaurant
190 Lancaster Ave, Frazer, PA 19355-2123
(610) 647-5488
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Ranked #2 of 15 Restaurants in Frazer
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Philadelphia, PA
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“Great quality Chinese”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2009

My husband and I went for the first time and were impressed. We started with their dim sum sampler, which was fantastic. There were 7 different items on the sampler and each one was fantastic. Next time we go we plan on ordering a couple of regular sized appetizers to enjoy them more!

We then ordered two main dishes to share. We ordered the spicy beef and shrimp as well as the twice cooked pork. The pork was fantastic. You could tell that they used fresh high quality vegetables in the pork dish. The cabbage was still crisp; it hadn't been over cooked. And the pork was tender and flavorful. The sauce, though described as spicy, was a great mix of savory and sweet flavors. The beef and shrimp dish was listed as one of Margaret's favorites, though we thought the pork was better. The sauce was slightly too salty. However, both dishes were great and we'd definitely go back again.

Two other comments to make: First, to enjoy a Chinese restaurant like Margaret Kuo's, I'd recommend ordering several dishes for the entire table to share. That way you can try new things each time you go and still keep old favorites too! Secondly; others commented about the price. The entrees ran mostly between $13-20. There were a couple (like the Peking Duck) that were higher, but the food portions were plenty and for a restaurant on the Main Line, the prices were very appropriate to other places in the area. Our total bill was $43 before tip for an $8 appetizer and two entrees plus tea. Yes, it's more than the average take out Chinese Restaurant, but very well priced for the area and quality of food.

We'll definitely be back!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2008

They have a small buffet on Wednesday that is really good. But their best is their General Tsao Chicken and fried rice. I have not able to find any other Chinese restaurant with such a good General Tsao Chicken.

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“Food is generally good, no liquor license. Ambience, food not as nice as Margaret Kuo's other restaurant in Wayne.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2008

Food is generally good, no liquor license. Ambience, food not as nice as Margaret Kuo's other restaurant in Wayne.

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“chinese is good, have not tried the sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2007

chinese is good, have not tried the sushi

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“Went there for lunch buffet and was not that impressed. Primarily American-Chinese food in a fancy setting.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2007

Went there for lunch buffet and was not that impressed. Primarily American-Chinese food in a fancy setting.

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