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Mr. Ning's Chinese Garden

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$$ - $$$
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127 Sumner St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
(310) 510-1161
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Fri - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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216 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mr. Ning's Chinese Garden is a great choice when you are on Catalina Island. It's off theh beaten path, a short walk, and well worth it! The lunch specials are incredible! Lunchh specials range $7.75 to $7.95 with plenty of choices. The Chicken and Vegetables was an excellent choice, and was enough for two children to share, one adult would... More 

Thank Phyliss B
Henderson, Nevada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Great food! I was not sure what to expect, as the restaurant is one of those "chabby" chic kinda joints. But the food was wonderful. Hot and tasty and really excellent! I can't wait to go back to Catalina to eat there again.

Thank MichelleRP2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

I like this restaurant and whenever I"m in Catalina will go there for lunch. Portions are big even if you are really hungry. Ambient of restaurant has not being changed for years, maybe it's time. Staff can sometime be blunt, especially lady that works on cash register,I think that maybe she is the owner.

Thank VelSim
Indio, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

When we have a house full of family we traditionally have one night of Mr. Nings. Last time, with toddlers in tow we decided to do take out. Eight entrees was enough food for 10 adults and 3 kids. Is was much easier to eat at the house. Some family favorites are crispy fish, the broccoli,chicken.

Thank Janet B
Laguna Niguel
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

This place reminded me of the more traditional Chinese restaurants not unlike you would find in San Francisco's China Town. In LA there are very few real Chinese sit down restaurants as most now have become Asian fusion or have evolved away from the comfortable tradition of Chinese fare. The prices were very fair and they had good selections. The... More 

Thank Richard B
Santa Monica, California
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113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Typical selections. It's a slice out of history & nothing has changed for years. You will find the service is excellent.

Thank SMOgal
Burbank, California
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

This is my favorite Chinese restaurant ever, the food is always fantastic as is the service, it's so good, its even on the Avalon food tour! Highly recommended, THE place to go in Avalon for great food for a reasonable price

Thank Rocky W
Redondo Beach, California
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

We love Mr. Ning's! The food was fresh & the service was great! Our only regret was that we didn't give ourselves enough time to sit and enjoy our meals (as we quickly stopped in before catching a movie at the Casino). So make sure to give yourself enough time to eat there.

Thank SBayKat
Los Angeles CA
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145 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 704 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Got takeout from here one night. I wouldn't have minded eating on-site--the decor is a bit above the standard Chinese-American restaurant decor, what with the numerous whimsical upside-down parasols hanging from the ceiling. Staff was friendly and spoke Cantonese. I ordered the combination lo mein and turned it into a "Garden Dinner" so it included soup, fried shrimp and an... More 

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Slidell, Louisiana
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

I love this restaurant and have for 20+ years. On a recent 3 day trip to the island I had to eat there twice to get in all the dishes I wanted. It really is the best deal in Avalon.

Thank lanuvie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Sumner St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: (310) 510-1161

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