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“Best chinese and only chinese on the mountain.”
Review of Mandarin Garden

Mandarin Garden
Ranked #5 of 12 Restaurants in Blue Jay
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Lake Arrowhead, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best chinese and only chinese on the mountain.”
Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

17 year resident and have been going here ever since. Sure the atnospherenis retro but it makes it for a hole in the wall with great food. Have never been disappointed with the food or service. The lunch specials are the best bargain on the mountain and fill you up. And it the owner Charlie is there he is a great guy and also gives you a laugh when you are ordering. Great place good service retro styling. Love it.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Lake Arrowhead, Ca
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Food is average and the only game in town!”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

I believe they are the only Chinese restaurant in the LAH area! It reminds me of Chinese restaurants from the 80's, dingy, basic, but charming in its retro way! Dont expect a fancy meal, food quality is like your neighborhood Chinese restaurant in LA.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank rchu
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Cali
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Everything but Atmosphere”
Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Yum. Yum. Yum. The food is absolutely delicious and all servers show equal experience which makes it pleasurable knowing that they know what they are doing. They certainly are always in check with their customers and the fact that they are concerned with their customers displays a true business running for all the right reasons. However they are a bit dated inside, and it tends to be a little dark at night. Not to mention parking can be a little troublesome and the cobblestone leading to the entrance is not exactly smooth. Other than cosmetics , the restaraunt truely deserves a mostly 5-star rating. If you want chinese on the mountain, this is the place to be.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank allofourtravels
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Culver City, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“great customer service”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

also good food. very customer oriented and nice. food also quality. benn there many times and always happy !!!!!!

Visited August 2013
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Thank larry h
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Big Bear Region, California
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102 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Good food, bad service”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Don't expect first class service...or even standard service because you won't find it here. The head server spent most of her time yelling at our server. It made for a really uncomfortable meal. We wanted to run out...she was scary.

The food is good, so I suggest take out. The place is not exactly clean, either, so take out is probably best. You avoid the scary female server and their dirty dining room.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Aristacah
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