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Mr. Ning's Chinese Garden

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127 Sumner St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
(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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Los Angeles CA
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138 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 661 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Mr. Nings is so great because is about as good a Chinese food as you'll find anywhere, and it is at a great price. You have 3 price options in Avalon.. High priced awesome food(about $30/ plate), burger stand fast food($7/plate), and Mr. Nings(avg $8/plate for big portions). Very authentic with most of the servers / hostess working there for... More 

Thank John M
Whittier, California
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They are open for lunch and then again for dinner. The staff was very nice and we enjoyed the food. We were a family of 8 and they had plenty of seating for us to all eat at one table. Good for a group. Not as crowded as other places in Avalon

Thank janice385
San Diego, California
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106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Compared to all of the other places in town this place is a great bargain. The dinner combinations are huge and are available to go. I'm a big eater and I was able to make a few meals out of my food. Everything was tasty and decent quality. Of course it's probably not going to be as good as your... More 

Thank Carey G
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mr Nings offered very friendly service and reliable Chinese food. We went back a couple of times just because the were friendly, fast and reliable.

Thank andbrody
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When visiting a tourist location seldom do you find the combination of what most consider "standard" prices and the quality you've come to expect. Mr. Ning's is that place on Catalina Island. For the most part food is standard Chinese food. Very Good, but not reinventing the wheel here. Although the green beans are unbelievable. Yes, the green beans! I've... More 

Thank Andrew M
Los Angeles, California
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186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a cute little chinese restaurant and it seemed popular, so we decided to have lunch there. The service was good, but we were very disappointed with the quality of the food...we tried their lunch specials, and none of them were very tasty. Maybe it's just us, there seemed to be people dining there at all times.

Thank GermaicanSpiceGirl
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our favorites! The food is great, fresh and reasonably priced. Chill atmosphere a break from the bustle of the harbor boardwalk.

Thank Roxanne R
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

surprised at how average this place was; read reviews and others rated highly. service was very good; restaurant was average but food was on the low-average side.

Thank Ruth O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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
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?