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“Rarely Reviewed but Good for Lunch and Near the South Bridge”
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Mak's Chinese Restaurant
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Can't speak to dinner but at lunch, very VERY reasonablypriced ($6.25 on 2/27/2013) one gets soup (our choices were yum tom -- very good and hot and sour-- should have been hotter, was a little sweet, but had excellent flavor; very good and freshly fried egg rolls (spring rolls are also a choice), fried rice (not overly soy-saucy), and main course (one of 43 choices), ours were Thai style chicken in green curry (slightly above average) and ma po tofu with chicken (a nice choice -- no pork) with an alternative choice of beef. While not the greatest, is an excellent choice for lunch. Came at ordered degrees of hotness. Were a little overcooked. There's a Thai dimension that's also worth noting. The portions are large, so we have fried rice with vegetables to complement a lunch at home or (for me) a late night snack. The waitress has been there 30 plus years, the cook (owner) for close to 40. rating --- 3.5 stars.

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Thank GoingtoSiestaKey
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

This is one of the few good Chinese restaurants in Sarasota, and with the closing last year of another in the area, the only good one in the Gulf Gate area, in my opinion. Great soup, large portions and always friendly service. Last night our party had orange chicken, shrimp with cashews and shrimp egg foo yung, and all were delicious! Give it a try.

1  Thank jeanninelehman
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

Both food and service mediocre. Was warned by friends but tried it anyway.

Thank Karen S
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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.

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1  Thank Ed T
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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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