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San Dong Express

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220 W Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-5926
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had to try this place since I heard such reviews that it was the worst place to try! This being said by homegrown americans, so I stopped in to try their food! I was blown away by the portions and flavor! I had not had great food like this since leaving Hong Kong some years back! The rice had... More 

Thank ALnG_Photo
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Love the San Dong fried rice and all of the soups and noodle dishes. Dinning in is ok but we mostly do take out.

2 Thank Kari G
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Ordered the Broccoli with Chicken dinner to share with my wife. Asked for it to be made with mild spice because even though I enjoy some spice, my wife doesn't. When delivered, it was so spicy that neither my wife nor I were able to eat it. When I brought this to the attention of the counter person, I was... More 

Thank thel8ons
Bay View, WI
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167 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is my husbands favorite place to order take out. Huge menue and everything we have tried is good. Absolutley love the Hot and Sour Soup!!

Thank MurWI
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Our son was craving Happy Wok and we could not find either that or Panda Express near our hotel. We stopped in San Dong Express and were pleasantly surprised with the quality and quantity of the food. The staff will explain the entrees to you, if you have questions. Definitely will recommend this restaurant to others, don't be discouraged by... More 

1 Thank Karen C
Longboat Key, Florida
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413 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Well priced, owned by the same family for many years and each meal cooked after order is placed, San Dong is plain on the outside and fantastically fresh on the inside. Be adventurous and try a noodle dish on the back of the menu. The owners will help you select something delish and served in a beautiful bowl (big as... More 

1 Thank DrMike60
Bay View, WI
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167 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Have eaten at San Dong Express numerous times. We love pretty much anything they make. Love the hot & sour soup!!

Thank MurWI
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Family owned, friendly staff, mama is often at the register and papa is often your chef. Cooked up right in front of you, with the freshest ingredients! The sauces are different, probably from the owner's Korean background, and it makes a difference. I have been all over the US...east coast, the south, west coast and Canada. This is The Best... More 

1 Thank Dale R
Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We had a hankering for some Chinese food while staying in Milwaukee and decided on San Dong. I ordered the San Dong Rice and the sweet and sour chicken, while my wife ordered the hot braised chicken and an order of rice as well. We also ordered two orders of Crab Meat Rangoon. Let me just say that the fried... More 

2 Thank davidjbright
Twin Falls, Idaho
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

The place sure doesn't look appealing but the food is awesome. If you are staying at a hotel make sure to ask for a plate and plastic ware . If what you love is not on the menu- ask and you shall receive. I did.

1 Thank Lillian C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 W Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-5926
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 414-744-3399

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