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Great Mandarin Restaurant

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8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344-5350
(952) 941-9828
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Harrison, Michigan
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322 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Thought it was pricey. Waiter wasn't too friendly. Crab cheese were overdone. Could not order fried rice. No extras with meal. Lots of choices, but just average.

Thank loonqueen
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Great food and fast service. My son picks this restaurant out of all others every time we're at the mall. Yum!

1 Thank Janet O
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Tony and Ha the owners of this restaurant have been the owners and operators for 26 years. The best Mandarin Chinese food bar non. Best in my opinion in the Twin Cities. Try the Walnut shrimp or Tiger pork. Off the charts incredible. I usually get the pork egg fu Yong but I get stuck in a rut with what... More 

2 Thank Tayadog1
Denton, Texas
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238 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016

We went here for a lunch buffet recently and the variety of dishes was quite large with lots to choose from. Most of the typical selections are available you might expect. Since it's a buffet, you can get in and out for a good lunch in a short period. We've been here for dinner and eat off the menu and... More 

1 Thank Paul K
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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221 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2015

We had been eating here nearly weekly some years ago. We finally got to eat here again recently after many years and I am thrilled to say that the food is as delicious as ever. We've had many of the dishes and they are all excellent. The service is very quick and the restaurant has a decent bar selection as... More 

Thank bt_mpls_traveler
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2015

While they have a noon buffet which is very good for the money and those who want to eat and run, I love ordering off the menu.The food is fresher and you can "tweak" the selection if you can't ate one ingredient because it is cooked to your order. If you look behind where they are cooking you will find... More 

1 Thank edmn911
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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145 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2015

Everyone loves the Great Mandarin for the local Asian food choice. Their food is nicely presented, tastes good, great dips and sauces, generous portions, and friendly, fast service. It is simply over and above most other Asian-style restaurants in town.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you are looking for authentic Chinese food, this is not the place. THEY DON'T WANT TO BE SO DON'T COMPLAIN! They have a really kind and great service crew. The food WAS AMAZING!! I personally recommend the sesame chicken (my favorite). This is a classic Chinese American restaurant that I will visit for many more times.

1 Thank CTeien
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2015

They have a noon buffet that is outstanding. The food is fresh, hot and tasty. The service is very good. This is our favorite place to eat at the Eden Prairie Shopping Center.

Thank JoAnn D
Twin Cities, MN
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2015

It's a nice place inside the local mall with a very decent buffet. Items off the menu are very good. The owner, Tony, is a really nice guy and always recognizes us but that's easy to do because I'm married to a large, kinda scary looking Hispanic guy.

Thank twinswin1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344-5350
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Eden Prairie
  • Phone Number: (952) 941-9828

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