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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
+1 310-510-1161
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Fri - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Playa del Rey
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we first ate here 20 or so years ago, the first impression was, "damned good Chinese for being on the Island". As it quickly became a regular stop, (we come to Avalon 3 or 4 times a year) we changed our opinion to, "damned good food, even compared to our favorites in Los Angeles. We especially like the garlic... More 

Thank trojanjack
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good but not best Chinese. The friend rice was very good. Lunch choices are limited. No sweet and sour chicken on lunch menu. I had beef and broccoli which was overall good just a little greasy.

Thank 865Lynn3612
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Atwater hotel and it was just next door, loved the ambience and service. The food is great and you can get some Chinese beer too. Not much seafood choices except shrimp, but they do it well. The egg flower soup & chicken corn soup are so refreshing. Must visit place if you like Chinese.

Thank SreeKaimal
Cairo, Egypt
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

It's the only Chinese restaurant on Catalina, but it's all you need. Nothing fancy or fusion. Good old-fashioned Chinese food and atmosphere. A favorite of the locals. Reasonable lunch specials. (I will upload a photo of the lunch menu.)

Thank avalon2020
Traverse City, Michigan
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479 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

We were told this was a good spot to eat. NOT. Worst Chinese we have ever ate. Both of us left 1/2 our food. The hot and sour soup was bland. The almond chicken was as flavorful as KFC's mashed potatoes and gravy. Szechuan dish was also poor. The egg roll was just OK but a mini size. Best part... More 

Thank Bill H
West Hills
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Ning's has always been a go to when we get tired of seafood. Consistent service and comfort food have made this place a favorite of locals and in the know visitors for years. The Catalina Island Company owns this property and will absorb it for the the renovation of the Atwater hotel . Sad , but they will hopefully open... More 

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Ventura County Coast, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

In all the years we've been coming to Avalon, we'd never got to this little place until this last trip. We were looking for a light lunch, and this was fabulous. I especially liked the fried rice. The tea was loose leaf tea in the teapot, so we had to be a bit careful pouring it but it tasted good.... More 

Thank uselessinca
Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Off the main street, we chanced upon Mr Ning's Garden and were pleased with our lunch. We were seated at the counter as it was very busy, mostly Chinese folk which to me is a good judge of a restaurant, if the locals eat there. Very simple atmosphere but the servers were so friendly and efficient, they made you feel... More 

Thank lurban2015
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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Just arrived on the island and wanted a quick dinner. Had beef and broccoli and the kungpo chicken. Both were very good. Sweet and sour soup was as well. Prices were very fair.

Thank Tom S
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148 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

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 

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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
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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: +1 310-510-1161

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