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Mandarin Gourmet

1316 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6503
+1 805-541-4590
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good25%
  • Average25%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
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“pho” (5 reviews)
“spring rolls” (3 reviews)
“soup” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
1316 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6503
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Mandarin Gourmet has long been our favorite, and they had several dishes made without flour. Now they also have gluten-free options for several signature dishes. Nothing is lacking in great flavors for the gluten-free.

Thank SKSA
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

When we entered I liked the feel of this place. It seemed nicer than I expected. The menu offers a full array of options, essentially anything you're likely to want at a Chinese restaurant. Our server was prompt and friendly. The food was a mixed...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

I have tried a few Chinese restaurants in San Luis Obispo, and this has been the best. Is it great? No. Is it worth going? Yes. It is flavorful, the Hot & Sour Soup was actually quite good, and everything else was fine. It's just...More

Thank Glen B
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This place offers great Chinese dishes. The service is wonderful, very attentive servers. Their lunch special is what I usually order, around 11 bucks, comes with soup and tea. The ingredients used seem fresher than most the places that are available locally. Highly recommend for...More

Thank dolphindude77
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Do not be misled by the restaurant name. This place is definitely not gourmet. The service however is very nice. The staff is very friendly and they are always all smiles. Unlike many other places, the hostess waitress and waiters all speak English very well...More

Thank Niamvamtsheej
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

3.5 stars. So I am rounding up. Don't expect Gourmet. The service is top notch: friendly, upbeat, and welcoming. This is the typical Chinese restaurant you'd imagine, nothing more or less. The ambiance is nicer than many dumpy Chinese restaurants though and our table was...More

Thank MitsoukoRussie
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful service and the food is consistently good each time we go. Took my picky mother and children there and they all love it so that's saying something

Thank 458debbia
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Spring Rolls - average at best; Szechuan style beef - good, but they forgot to add any spiciness...bland; Lemon Chicken - Moo Goo Gai Pan - chicken was rubbery; Happy Family - OK Doesn't look like a return trip is in our future.

Thank Russ R
Reviewed 28 May 2016

San Luis Obispo is not heavy on Chinese restaurants so there is little choice. The good news for us is that we chose the best one. We had the Lover's Delight, followed by Crispy Duck with Scallions & Pancakes and the Walnut Shrimp. Just two...More

Thank nickrobson
Reviewed 24 April 2016

This is the best of the Chinese places in this area. It is acceptable and some dishes are quite good and others just OK. However the quantity of food in the lunch specials is fine since you get soup, rice, and a couple of appetizer...More

Thank Gene H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
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Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1316 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6503
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-541-4590
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