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“The BEST Chinese food around” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mandarin Gourmet-San Jose

Mandarin Gourmet-San Jose
Ranked #212 of 2,143 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
san jose ca
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“The BEST Chinese food around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

This restaurant has THE tastiest food ever. It's pricey so we don't go often, but special occasions, I'm there!! Honey walnut prawns are the BOMB!

Visited August 2011
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Needs a makeover”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

This restaurant used to be very good but they have been riding on their popularity for too long. The decor is dated and often the service is poor in that they are more concerned with pushing people through than allowing time to really enjoy a good meal. Another reason I stopped eating here was because they never got an order right, usually meeting levels of spiciness requested.

Visited May 2011
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Thank 1sue
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california
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“2 stars for the decor and ambiance”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

Will not return.

The dish is mediocre, too sweet, salty and saucy:
mu shu vegetable soaking wet
Mongolian beef and Hu Nan Lamb tasted the same
Fried Noodles is ok
Salt & Pepper pork too much breading and too greasy.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BabyBarley
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Los Osos, California
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Inconsistent quality, not bad but not always very good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2011

We have eaten at this restaurant more than once, and the food was different time. Once, it was great; the other times just okay.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Picky-daughter-n-law
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent and consistent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2011

My favorite Chinese restaurant. There are three locations that I know of. This one on Santa teresa, one in downtown Palo Alto, and one in Cupertino. Food is consistently Excellent!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cerrsc
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