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Mandarin Garden Restaurant

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107 4th St E, Northfield, MN 55057-2003
+1 507-645-7101
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2016

It must be nearly 30 years since the Mandarin Garden opened its doors in Northfield - they are well known for outstanding ethnic Chinese foods. As testimony I cite the large number of ethnic Chinese and SE Asian folks (college students mostly) who are regular customers! Even if you arrive on a quiet midweek evening, there will almost always be... More 

Thank PitchMinnesota
Northfield, Minnesota
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2016

Wonderful atmosphere. Impeccable and friendly service. Pot stickers are the best ever. Kung Pao chicken -- delicious -- same with diced chicken. Very reasonable prices

1 Thank GordonM52
Iowa City, Iowa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

The great food and service will keep me coming back for many years. A Northfield classic, it also comes at a good price. I've had no issues with the food, and have friends who have been on the preparation side of the restaurant as well.

1 Thank M D
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food and service! I definitely recommend to anyone looking for authentic Chinese food in Northfield. I have a friend who works in the kitchen and says they only use fresh meat, the food tastes that way. A wide variety of meat and vegetarian dishes on the menu.

1 Thank Adrian C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 25, 2015

The food is great and of quality as well. HappyTrvlrMn, in another review, accused the restaurant of using expired products, but my brother worked there for multiple years and has always said that everything is top notch quality. Just because you don't like the food doesn't mean that it was made with expired meat. Don't let HappyTrvlrMns review scare you... More 

1 Thank Max H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2015

Tried several times but food is just not good. Was told by previous employee that they regularly used expired meat/seafood. Explained why our shimp was terrible and we got sick from a chicken dish. Haven't returned.

Thank HappyTrvlrMn
Burlington, Vermont
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

This locally owned restaurant has a pleasant small town feel to it. The owners are friendly and helpful, and the service is usually quite good. The food is tasty--their cheese wontons and sesame chicken is some of the best I've had. They also provide a more authentic option with their Chinese menu. The menu is written in traditional Chinese characters,... More 

1 Thank fwfrank802
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2015

Food was good, service was good, but slow. Nice atmosphere, and quiet. We went on a date. Prices are reasonable and portions were good sized. Everything we ordered was excellent.

1 Thank aschurch
Chappaqua, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2014

Mandarin Garden is a Northfield institution. Tucked away in a quaint building on 4th Street just off Division, the Garden is not only an excellent place to go for authentic Chinese cuisine in Northfield, but it's also worth a trip from anywhere in the South Metro, or even the Twin Cities. That's right, authentic Chinese in Northfield! Not only does... More 

2 Thank charlie12893
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2014

lovely evening with wine and Asian food. Good portions, and cooked while you wait, price is affordable. Love the crispy vegetables.

Thank Sally S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 4th St E, Northfield, MN 55057-2003
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Northfield
  • Phone Number: +1 507-645-7101

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