This place is hard to see and find, but once you see it and try it, you will be a regular customer like I am.
I work in this general area and myself and co-workers are always looking for good food. My ever expanding waist is proof of that statement.
Deciding to give Mandarin Bistro a try for a late dinner with a co-worker, we were more than pleasantly surprised. First of all, the workers (owners it would seem) who greet you and wait on tables are the nicest, most customer friendly restaurant staff ever! Warmly greeted and very friendly.
Also, the menu is HUGE. Many selections. They even brought out a picture menu like Denny's (they probably thought we were beginner Chinese cuisine eaters!).
We each ordered an entree, which is served with soup. My buddy ordered Hot and Sour soup, I ordered the Egg Drop soup. The waitress came back and appolgized and said they were out of Hot and Sour soup. No problem. Egg Drop for both of us. But, she actually scraped up a 1/2 cup of Hot and Sour soup and brought that in addition to a full cup of the Egg Drop soup. Very nice gesture indeed!
Calling the Egg Drop soup "Egg Drop" is a misnomer. This was a full flavored, chicken broth based soup, with egg, chicken, corn and other goodies. It is delicious and like no other Egg Drop soup I have ever had.
Then the entrees came. I had the Sizzling Beef and Onion plate (I think that's what it's called) and it was fabulous! The other entree was another beef dish of some kind (with vegetables) and my friend said it was great too!
And, even though we were there late and stayed until 20 minutes after the restaurant closed, they never rushed us and we never felt hurried to leave.
The pricing was fair considering the quality of the food and the portions served. The restaurant was super clean and had a very nice atmosphere. Not your typical strip mall Chinese restaurant.
So, if you are looking for fantastic Chinese food at a fair price, with awesome service, visit Mandarin Bistro. You won't be disappointed!!!!