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Mandarin Kitchen

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8766 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55420-2738
+1 952-884-5356
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mandarin Kitchen is the real deal. If your want American Chinese food you will be far better served to go elsewhere. If you want Salt and Pepper Squid, Beef Chow Fun, or Roast Pork and Oyster Hot Pot, this is your place. And, if you want Dim Sum on the weekend, they have exceptional choices here. A couple things to... More 

Thank Mary P
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very very nice Chinese food. All the way from American friendly dishes to very uniquely Chinese - from beef, chicken and pork to tofu! Loved it and we will return. Their specialties are NOT spicy Chinese dishes.

Thank eespeck
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Went with another couple much more well versed in true Chinese cooking than we were. I like spicy and my wife much more middle of the road. My hot and spicy shrimp was very tasty and prepared very well but definitely not over hot or spicy. Wife's sweet and sour chicken was just what she loved and just what you... More 

Thank eespeck
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2017

If you are into Chinese cuisine then Mandarin Kitchen should Definitely be on your list. Serving variobokchoy in garus Chinese dishes, I prefer their dumplings. Fresh/hot and very soft. Right off the oven as the saying goes. Tried the steamed dumplings and loved their shrimp and pork steamed dumplings. Also worth a mention their fried dumplings filled with juicy pork.... More 

Thank nandita1422
Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

I decided I really wanted Dim Sum while we were in the Twin Cities area so I did a little research and found the Mandarin Kitchen. There was a group of 5 of us and the place was PACKED when we got there. That's usually a good sign so we encouraged, and also glad we got there early. I put... More 

Thank GitchSup
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 6, 2017

To avoid the wait for Dim Sum on the weekend, get there when the doors open, or plan to have 5+ people in your party. Coming from the West Coast, I was pleasantly surprised by the flavors and freshness. The Hagaow and Siewmai were good, along with the head-on fried shrimp. It's easy to get carried away in trying different... More 

Thank LingLingMN
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Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

Had the roast duck for lunch. Worst lunch ever. All bones and fat. Hardly any meat. At least the bathrooms smelled lemony.

Thank Paul V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2017

I was told by a Chinese co-worker of mine that this restaurant prepared foods that were very authentic and traditional. My kids were adventurous enough to try it out (three teenagers who are a bit picky). We arrived about 12:30 on a Saturday and it was in the midst of the lunch rush. We were seated right away but were... More 

Thank FredFlintstones
Lakeville, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

They have tanks filled live fresh seafood. They also have Peking ducks hanging in front. Share a duck and seafood meal with friend. This place is awesome.

Thank Richard L
Moorhead, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Great real Chinese food in the most traditional way. They have Saturday and Sunday dim sum. Authentic to the core. Not your General Tso chicken sort of a place. Try it. You will like it.

Thank kawidd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Chinese, Asian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8766 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55420-2738
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 952-884-5356

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