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Mandarin Express

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5015 Kanan Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301-2515
818-991-9831
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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los angeles
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

The food in this place is consistently spectacular and the delightful owners, Kim and Dan, are people whose business you will want to support. Our vegetarian daughter absolutely loves the mock dishes. We love everything else. We are happy to pay a little more for food of such freshness and high quality.

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los angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

As often as we eat here, we are impressed by the freshness, creativity and great taste of the food. Dan and Kim run a fine restaurant in a simple setting. Don't be put off by the strip mall. This is great Chinese-fusion cuisine.

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Agoura Hills, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We were looking for a place in our neighborhood where we've never eaten and saw the other positive reviews. I've parked in this lot a hundred times and never once considered eating at Mandarin Express. Unique menu offerings and nothing like a typical strip mall Chinese take-out. Outstanding food and service. Looking forward to going back and trying other dishes!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

An absolute must if you are a vegan or vegetarian. This place has an amazing menu full of mock meat dishes and tofu. Every dish I have had has been excellent, and it all comes spiced to your liking (spicy for me!).

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Thank huginmunintravel
Kennebunk, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Don't let the modest strip mall exterior fool you. The owners are amazing. The menu is vast. The food is outstanding. No generic over-salted grease here. Everything is fresh and packed with flavor. Eat in or take out - it's a hidden gem.

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Thank Jon E
los angeles
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

This is delicious Chinese food. If you want run-of-the-mill selections, go somewhere else but if you want something truly interesting, this is the place. The food is consistently delicious and the service is wonderful. These are lovely people. It's the best Chinese/Asian food in the area by a longshot!

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Hamilton, Bermuda
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

It was our first time to the Agoura Hills area and we were looking for a restaurant where could enjoy vegetarian and non vegetarian cuisine. We searched online and found the Mandarin Express (Lotus) restaurant. Once we arrived, we were greeted by the husband and wife owners. They were very friendly and welcoming. We looked at the menu options and... More 

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Agoura, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The food was quite good. We ordered the OMG shrimp, and some dumpling appetizers. The OMG was a large serving, and we shared it. It was quite flavorful and fresh. The dumplings were just dumplings. The menu has many healthy choices, like tofu, and gluten free. There were lots of people picking up food to take home. We will be... More 

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Thank Stephen O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

Chinese food fused with French, Vietnamese, Thai and other Incredible combinations like, Lavender honey blackberry shrimp, or Saffron Omega orange tofu, Vodka Mango Cumin, plus the deserts , we had the Lavender Mango Creme Brûlée. wow Wow Wow. And they have Alkaline water really good for your health. enjoy

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I thought the food was just ok and very over priced. If you ask for anything different in a dish, watch out. Your price will be much higher than expected.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5015 Kanan Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301-2515
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Agoura Hills
  • Phone Number: 818-991-9831

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?