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“Not bad and for Sarasota that's saying a lot”
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Mak's Chinese Restaurant
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery
Sarasota, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Not bad and for Sarasota that's saying a lot”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

After living in NYC for 25 years, I have developed an affection for good Chinese food. Sadly, Sarasota doesn't have much but Mak's is definitely decent. The staff is always friendly and the food freshly prepared and flavorful. I prefer to go after the the snowbirds fly north as everything seems to be a little bit better. The portions are large and the prices reasonable. If you're someone who takes leftovers home with you, you'll have plenty.

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank Ed T
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19 reviews from our community

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English first
sarasota
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Used to be better”
Reviewed November 21, 2010

I've been going to Mak's for years, but my last few visits have been increasingly disappointing. Soups are not as flavorful; it's as if they're being diluted to go further, I have to wonder if they're using frozen battered chicken and then throwing together a lemon sauce or honey garlic sauce or sesame seeds to make the different dishes, and there are very vegetables to speak of. Brown sauce and lemon sauce seems to be their only sauces and they're pretty thick and heavy handed... almost gloppy.

I can't recommend this restaurant any more.

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1 Thank JoanieSarasota
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Sarasota
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A twice a month stop”
Reviewed August 20, 2010

We enjoy Maks and typically get the same things each time. Service is good, food is good, front end is clean, and prices are good. I really like the pepper steak with black bean garlic sauce and no onions, but you have to ask for it that way. When it's busy the service is slow, but we do not mind because we know the food is consistent and worth the additional wait.

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Thank LS1HAWK
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Lake George, NY
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Freshly prepared food, great for take out”
Reviewed February 13, 2010

Located in a outdoor shopping area on Gulf Gate, which is a foody area off the Tamiami Trail. We ordered takeout, butterfly shrimp with bacon and and a bean sprout dish. The food was very good and fresh. Nicely prepared. Would recommend the restaurant for takeout. Prices are reasonable. If deciding to eat in, do not expect a glamorous setting, very ordinary non descript ambiance but if lookng for a nice Chinese food meal at a reasonable price I would recommend highly.

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Thank delmans
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