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Mandarin Garden

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26868 State Hwy 189, Blue Jay, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92317
+1 909-337-4095
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Lake Arrowhead, California
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2016

It's the standard American Chinese fare, but done well and the atmosphere is great. The staff aren't all that personable, but served our food professionally and quickly.

Thank Colleen74_11
Lake Arrowhead, California
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2015

Wife had a hankering for so I called in an order to go and it was ready in ten minutes! Even after the drive home food was still hot and served both of us. The fortune cookies were a treat to finish the meal. Have always enjoyed the food here.

Thank 2inArrowhead
Lake Arrowhead, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2015

50's old style decor, bland taste. good service. needs some updating to the venue and dishes need to be updated as well. Friendly atmosphere, and very family oriented.

1 Thank reneele816
Florence, Italy
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2015

Charlie and staff are friendly and the food is decent to good. Very welcoming. Mandarin Garden has enjoyed a long standing relationship with locals and weekenders alike. Charlie helped my mom pick out the right dish for her special diet.

Thank PCtraveling
Manhattan Beach, CA
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a very good Chinese restaurant. The food is fresh and the people nice. Such an unexpected place in an otherwise predictable market--American/Mexican fare.

Thank KateS7
Lake Arrowhead, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2015

The food at Mandarin Gardens is always good. The atmosphere is so so. But you won't be disappointed by the food. No reservations, no view but a great place for Mandarin food

Thank sunshine4menow
Bakersfield, California, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2015

We are frequent visitors to the Blue Jay/Arrowhead area, and Mandarin Gardens is one of our favorite places to stop. It doesn't look like much from the street, and the interior is dated, but the warm, inviting atmosphere makes that disappear. The service is incredible, it's fast, and the food is authentic. Did I mention the cocktails? Well, they have... More 

Thank Missy B
Lake Arrowhead, California
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236 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2014

I was very excited seeing that Mandarin Garden had a 91% like rate and was excited to try it as there really are very limited options up here BUT the jury is still out as I believe that sometimes a take out order isn't always the best way to review a restaurant (although it really shouldn't matter) I thought the... More 

Thank CandPtravel
Lake Arrowhead, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you are a local Charlie treats you as a guest in his home. Service is fast and the food is great. The decor is tired but don't be fooled by it. You will get a first rate experience. Maggie and Michael also give top rate service. I love the war wonton soup

Thank andrea j
Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2014

Not the best, not the worst. But as it's the only option as far as Chinese food goes, it's doable. A throw-back kind of place, very Americanized.

1 Thank Kelly C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26868 State Hwy 189, Blue Jay, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92317
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Arrowhead  >  Blue Jay
  • Phone Number: +1 909-337-4095

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