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“Tasty food, quick delivery”
Review of Mandarin House

Mandarin House
Ranked #144 of 1,237 Restaurants in La Jolla
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese
Description: We have been serving the same classic Chinese recipes since we opened in 1977. We are La Jolla's favorite Chinese restaurant going on 3 generations and have continuted to be family owned and operated. Our unique flavors and recipies have been derived from classic Peking and Sze Chuan techniques. We boast many signature dishes that are original Mandarin House recipies such as our Kung Pao and Cashew Chicken, as well as our Smoked Chicken with Mandarin Seaweed, Salt and Pepper Chicken and our handmade Egg Rolls and Dumplings. Additionally, we bring the best version of your old favorites including Orange Chicken, Sweet and Sour Pork, Beef and Broccoli and even Peking Duck which is still handcarved tableside. We make all our sauces and marinades from scratch as well as our chicken stock fresh daily. We roast all our own meats and believe that our key to success all these years has been controlling every ingredient and process into creating all of our dishes. We are open for Lunch daily (except sunday) and offer Monday-Friday, 11am-2:30pm lunch specials. We deliver nightly from 5pm-9pm in La Jolla and Pacific Beach. Call us for take out or reservations. We can accomodate large parties up to 40. So thank you for thinking about dining at the Mandarin House. Our family friendly atmosphere and delicious food and cocktails will be sure to fill your bellies and put a smile on your faces. Come see what all the fuss is about. See you at The Mandarin House!!
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Description: We have been serving the same classic Chinese recipes since we opened in 1977. We are La Jolla's favorite Chinese restaurant going on 3 generations and have continuted to be family owned and operated. Our unique flavors and recipies have been derived from classic Peking and Sze Chuan techniques. We boast many signature dishes that are original Mandarin House recipies such as our Kung Pao and Cashew Chicken, as well as our Smoked Chicken with Mandarin Seaweed, Salt and Pepper Chicken and our handmade Egg Rolls and Dumplings. Additionally, we bring the best version of your old favorites including Orange Chicken, Sweet and Sour Pork, Beef and Broccoli and even Peking Duck which is still handcarved tableside. We make all our sauces and marinades from scratch as well as our chicken stock fresh daily. We roast all our own meats and believe that our key to success all these years has been controlling every ingredient and process into creating all of our dishes. We are open for Lunch daily (except sunday) and offer Monday-Friday, 11am-2:30pm lunch specials. We deliver nightly from 5pm-9pm in La Jolla and Pacific Beach. Call us for take out or reservations. We can accomodate large parties up to 40. So thank you for thinking about dining at the Mandarin House. Our family friendly atmosphere and delicious food and cocktails will be sure to fill your bellies and put a smile on your faces. Come see what all the fuss is about. See you at The Mandarin House!!
Mission Viejo, California
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Tasty food, quick delivery”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Had the Mandarin Fried Rice ( basically fried rice with beef, chicken and pork) and Curry Chicken (tasty but very mild). Came to a little over 23.00. A little pricey for what I expected although my companion thought is was fair. Very quick delivery and food still tasted fresh.

Visited August 2013
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Malmo, Sweden
Level 6 Contributor
166 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Very good chinese food”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

We had Beijing duck. Although it was no really the true beijing duck (which is very seldom is), it was very tasty. Huge servings. They specialize in seafood, I can recommend their dishes with prawns. For those who are sensitive to MSG, their food contains MSG, but if you ask them they'll cook without MSG.

Visited June 2013
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san diego
Level 6 Contributor
247 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“super fast delivery!”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

if you just want to stay in, give them a call, they will be there in minutes! I love the shrimp and walnuts.

Visited May 2013
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Thank airbrush
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Escondido, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Chinese food in San Diego!”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Love love the Mandarin House. The food here is excellent and the owner is amazing and so friendly and kind. The Hillcrest location is even better. Try the Salt and Pepper Chicken, my favorite. Great for both big and small parties, highly recommended.

Visited December 2012
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Seattle, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Looks a bit questionable on the outside, is totally lovely on the inside”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Delicious, authentic Chinese, including vegetarian items. DELICIOUS egg rolls. Don't be fooled by the look of the place on the outside...it's re-done, clean and very comfy on the inside. They even have a lovely little bar. GO! YUM!

Visited March 2013
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