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Yu's Chinese Cuisine

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1601 Monks Ave, Mankato, MN 56001-5103
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Saint Peter, Minnesota
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This buffet is not serve yourself, which is a good thing. They serve your choices behind glass. You have choices about how many entrees and sides you want. Great options. The green beans and chicken is way above what I expect from a Chinese restaurant. Everything looks delicious and when I asked about Gluten free, they said they use corn... More 

Thank dreamredwing
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Close to the college across the street from Americinn. Fresh food great service at a fair price. You won't be wowed but you will not be disappointed. This is a great place in Mankato MN

Thank tjungroth
Mankato, Minnesota
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

The thing I've noticed about Yu's on my several visits is that you kind of need to know the menu to not end up disappointed. The lo mein has super thin noodles, not what I'm used to and the beef portion in my order was ridiculously small. Pork fried rice was serviceable and close to what I consider traditional, but... More 

Thank Jimmy C
Mankato, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

By far the best chinese food in the area. Fresh ingredients prepared to order. The restaurant is newly remodeled. The dining area lacks atmosphere, as a result we mainly go for the takeout. which is fast.

Thank timberwolf69110
Owatonna, Minnesota
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400 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

Service was slow, food ok. Fried rice comes out of a crock pot. Really. Not fresh off grille as in Fried.

Thank Carl W
North Mankato, Minnesota
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2014

Really kind of a middle of the road Chinese place. They use some kind of odd oil for cooking, otherwise I would have given them better.

Thank MSZ89
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

My son and I stopped in for lunch. They had did alot of remodeling. The food needs some work too. My egg roll was cold and not at all fresh. The beef and broccoli tasted burnt, chicken teriyaki was black. The only thing we got eat was the lomein.

Thank 2020clownaround
Moorhead, Minnesota
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

Love this place. We usually stop here when in town. They have the best orange chicken I have ever had. The service is always quick and the prices are reasonable.

Thank Paul Y
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Everything that I've had here is great!! I have to get the cream cheese wontons when ever I go. Almost everyone in my family orders the orange chicken and its pretty amazing my favorite is beef with broccoli. The portions are easily big enough to share and the prices are fair. It's a must stop place if your in Mankato... More 

Thank bacha2004
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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109 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

The best part was the food tasted fresh and did not make us feel ill. No sign out front, so it was a bit difficult to locate but we found it! Very nice service, relaxing atmosphere where we were able to chat and carry on a conversation easily. Nice variety on the menu. Added bonus - the prices were very... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 Monks Ave, Mankato, MN 56001-5103
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mankato
  • Phone Number: 507-389-9886

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