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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed December 13, 2019 via mobile

This small & intimate chinese fusion restaurant will surprise you with its extensive menu, flavors that make crave more, and the food presentation. Szechuan shrimp and Argentinian chicken included beets infused hummus, green beans, onions and peppers. Flavors popped & the shrimp were cooked perfectly....Unassuming locale in a small strip mall, not seen from the road, behind IHOP & next to a jeweler. Treat yourself. If you like the Moody Rooster in Westlake, you'll enjoy this place.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed August 23, 2019 via mobile

Amazing tastes and fusion food - best Chinese ever because dan is so knowledgeable about international cuisine and creates wonderful and exotic combinations. Do not pass this by!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

I don't ever write reviews but had to set up an account to rate this restaurant Me and bf found this restaurant while road tripping and staying the night in Malibu. What a find! One of the nicest meals we have both ever Had! Everything...was 5 star, presentation, quality and service. it was out of this world! Experience was made even better by the lovely charming owners Kim and Dan. What lovely people, they chatted away to us made us feel special and looked after, can tell they take great pride in their restaurant and give the best customer service. The food menu was so extensive and usually that is a bad sign but not in this case, absolutely delicious! It's a shame we were only here for one night would be nice to experience other dishes! Deffo recommend!More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I really liked my stop here at Mandarin express, I like to eat at locally owned restaurants like this. It makes me ask why anyone would go to a PF Chang’s when this is so close by. Ok a little tucked away in the strip...mall by an IHOP but worth the trip, this has some great Chinese & Asian dishes and lots of Veggie options for those inclined. Always busy( a good sign), this reminds me that it’s good to take chances and not go to the same old places for lunch or dinner. So do yourself a favor and get over here already.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed January 14, 2018

Don't get me wrong, when I usually see a restaurant with over 300 items on their menu, I become incredibly hesitant; however, when almost every one of those 300 items is delicious, a big exception can be made. First of all, the service is always...superb. The owners Kim and Dan are some of the most hospitable people you will ever meet. From the moment you walk in, you feel like a welcomed guest in someone's home. On top of the amazing hospitality, the food is outstanding. The ingredients are always fresh and are somehow put together in the most imaginative ways. For example, during my last visit I ordered the Argentine Tofu (as Kim recommended it), and I can surely say it was the best tofu dish I've ever had. Also, if you are vegetarian/ vegan, the restaurant has plenty of options for you as they have homemade meat substitutes for almost every dish. Another bonus is that they deliver!More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2016

The title of this review says it all! Really, the best Chinese food I have ever had! Do I know the price...no because I was lucky enough for my boss to take me, & my co-workers for lunch! I did take home a menu. It...is the same as most Chinese restaurants with $11.95- $18.95 being most of the range on the menu. The place is clean, plenty of parking in the center, & family owned! Great service..seriously, you will not be disappointed! Try the pot stickers, & veggie rolls. Then, if you were are in a group of 4, as we were. I recommend getting the group share platters. You will love everything you try! The rice is cooked to perfection, the shrimp fresh, the vegetables just right, etc.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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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.More

Date of visit: January 2016
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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.

Date of visit: October 2015
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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!More

Date of visit: June 2015
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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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