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Royal Mandarin

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1132 E Plaza Blvd Ste 205, National City, CA 91950-3556
(619) 477-4151
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Manchester, Connecticut
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A few years back, I went to Michelle Lundeen's birthday party. Michelle is San Diego's "Queen of Steam," blues diva, the real thang. Two hours into the party, amidst loads of the best potluck food, in walks Michelle's horn player, carrying high above his head, a catering-size aluminum pan. A half dozen of us scurry to clear a space on... More 

Thank Harriet W
National City, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

It's a simple neighborhood Chinese restaurant. Not much on ambience. To go orders are well prepared and packaged. The price is right, and the food is fresh with NO MSG! This is our favorite "go to" restaurant in our neighborhood. Always good.

Thank rozavala
National City, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Since the remodel, I feel like they don't put there 100% into the food anymore. We ordered the noodles that tasted like it was just sitting there for awhile. But the salt pepper was delicious! Can't complain about that!😊

Thank Z517VWmaryf
Manila, Philippines
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

Consistently long lines, especially during weekends. Their Salt and pepper chicken is the all time favorite .

Thank Charinavargas
Lima, Peru
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Really the whole menu is good and it's cheap as hell! The salt and pepper wings are probably the best wings I have ever had in my life!

Thank 7uck_7uck
San Diego, California
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573 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016

The Royal Mandarin Chinese restaurant has excellent food! I was surprised that the Quality of the food for the affordable price.

Thank Jiro_Kaneshiro
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016

They have the best chicken wings ever!!! We planned our vacation in San diego setting aside an afternoon just to eat here. The service is so-so. We also had cashew chicken which was awesome. Wish we had this place in Louisiana.

Thank lucyupmeyer
Wichita Falls, Texas
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2015

Just got and order to go, ready in about 15 minutes.In a strip mall with every sort of store, restaurant you can imagine.I love pork fried rice like I use to eat in Brooklyn.This was not quite there, but it was good.Egg roll nothing special.

Thank Aaron G
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015

The staff was very solicitous (maybe TOO much, since I got there early and was waiting for someone and was hovered over.) It was worth it, the food was wonderful. I'm not too adventuresome, so I got sweet and sour pork, and it was great. There was plenty of food and I took the rest home and it made two... More 

Thank Susie900
Atsugi, Japan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2015

Great food, always very busy. Wish they closed long enough to the shampoo carpet. Sometimes aesthetics are important.

Thank InternationalBukas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1132 E Plaza Blvd Ste 205, National City, CA 91950-3556
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  National City
  • Phone Number: (619) 477-4151

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