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Mandarin Restaurant

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18420 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708-6706
+1 714-962-5789
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11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Santa Ana, California, United States
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

If you are looking for great Chinese food this is the place. The food is great and, from my understanding, quite authentic. The service is great whit friendly staff who speak English and Chinese. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a great Chinese restaurant.

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Thank Glen953
Irvine, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Just an excellent dining place. The consistency of the quality of food is what attracts me to this place the most. In any Chinese restaurant, the chef makes the BIG difference and the staffs' long tenure makes up the rest. I have frequented this restaurant since its Irvine days in the 80s. Today, it is still the same chef, same... More 

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Thank chocobo128
Fountain Valley, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2016

i have lunch here 2-3 times a month. The food is outstanding, the service wonderful, personnel very attentive, portions very large (easy to share one entree) and the atmosphere great. My favorite lunch place.

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Beijing, China
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103 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

I'm married to a chinese woman, and for any family gathering, we always come here. It's our family favorite. The place is spacious and the food is delicious. Some of my favorites are salt-and-pepper pork, soup dumplings, mapo tofu, and crispy fried duck. The restaurant sits in strip mall so there's ample parking.

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Thank Paulo D
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

The quality of the food and quick and friendly service hasn't changed. The beef with pea pods was tastier than the beef with broccoli. The most notable change is that they no longer have tablecloths or sheers on the windows. It's lost it's elegant atmosphere and is now more casual. We missed the older ambiance and the inclusion of tea... More 

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Thank Art F
Riverside, California
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1,068 reviews
668 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

We stopped in for lunch on the way to the airport. This is a fairly large restaurant in a strip mall. The restaurant is simply decorated and is vary spacious. We were seated immediately. Soup was delivered even before our order. The food arrived quickly. I ordered a hot and garlic eggplant dish. It had great flavor and was very... More 

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Thank Chuck8700
Fountain Valley, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Not my favorite place for Chinese. Perhaps that is because I am not a fan of ala carte restaurants. Anytime you order a Chinese dinner you expect an egg roll and soup to be included.

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Thank mikevaughn757
1 review
Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

Had high hopes and was bitterly disappointed.food arrived two minutes after ordering,it should have been piping hot but was tepid.must have been yesterdays leftovers especially since we ordered their specialties.never again

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Thank swimmum50
Fountain Valley, California
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447 reviews
378 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

The crab roll appetizer ($5.95) was excellent but was more a wonton than a roll. The sweet & sour pork ($10.95) was ok and nothing to write home about. The kun pao chicken ($10.95) was good but not too spicy. Lots of peanuts and a very generous portion. The Mongolian beef ($10.95) wasn't bsd but wasn't excellent either ... Needed... More 

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Westminster, California
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2014

we ordered the honey walnut shrimp and fish filet with black pepper sauce. They were both delicious! The atmosphere is very nice also. Next time I will order the fish filet with hot garlic sauce and egg plant with soy bean sauce. I believe these are yummy also.

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Thank jika2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18420 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708-6706
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Fountain Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 714-962-5789

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