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Szechuan Mandarin Restaurant

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5855 Mission Gorge Rd, San Diego, CA 92120-4003
+1 619-280-4600
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 21:30
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Santa Clarita, California
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110 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Was in town moving my student back onto campus. It was late on a Sat. Night we were hungry and agreed on Chinese. Found it easily. Plenty of parking, even if it was a busy time, which it wasnt. We were seated immediately. Drink orders taken, food ordered and poof! Food was ready! And very delicious. We has a mix... More 

Thank alisa j
London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Elderly folks place. Awful food. My spring roll was so greasy I had to ask for another napkin. Peking duck was greasy. My waiter disappeared for half an hour, definitely not going back.

Thank Roberta V
San Diego, California
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98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Our favorite Chinese restaurant has hit a slump so we gave this one a try. It's good, the servings were huge and the food was served piping hot. The service was excellent and the restaurant was very clean. The Mai Tais taste like they are made from a mix instead of fresh juice, so I wouldn't order one again. The... More 

Thank E F
Palm Springs, California
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190 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

We had a group of 6 and were seated right away. Christine was our waitress and she really does a great job. This place has a full bar with a healthy pour. We didn't have to wait long for our food and it was all very delicious. They even made us a dish which wasn't on the menu but one... More 

Thank Marcasso
San Diego, California
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

Visit during lunch hours for great prices and a LOT of food! We recommend the "platters" at lunch which include your main dish, salad and an egg roll or soup. We recommend: egg drop soup, kung pao sea bass and almond chicken. There is a full bar as well as an outside patio.

Thank clenor2013
Mesa, Arizona
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329 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2014

I was in town visiting and this place had a review in the newspaper so though I would give it a try. The food was good but not the best Chinese. The pot stickers were good, the crab rangoons were flat and a little bit awkward to eat. Szechuan Chicken was good but with a very thick and heavy sauce,... More 

Thank friendlyinsomniac
san diego, ca
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129 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

This restaurant has been in business for over 30 years and is just two minutes north of the 8 freeway. We have tried several chinese restaurants in San Diego, but keep returning here as do most of their customers...We find the food to be consistently good; The seafood lo mein is my favorite--I am not a sweet and sour fan,... More 

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San Diego, California
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99 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

This place once was the best chinese food to be found in San Diego. When the original owner sold the place it went down hill. Our favorite menu item is the Hong Kong Seafood Pan Fried Noodles and the spicy squid appetiser. There is a small bar available that serves house drinks or all of your favorites. Plenty of parking.... More 

Thank Bill S
Los Angeles
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2013

I don't know where the other reviewers went. But I had the Kung Pao Chicken and it was just OK. Not great not like any other Chinese restaurant I have eaten at. It wasn't bad just not what I was expecting. The fried rice was pretty much rice with some soy sauce fried in a wok. Again, pretty average. The... More 

Thank PuterC0nsultant
San Diego
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126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2012

We love this modest-appearing restaurant on Mission Gorge Road. Close to the freeway, easy parking, although the neighborhood businesses are kind of run down. Our party of four ordered the set price menu for four entrees - and brought lots of leftover delicious food home with us. The waitress was a bit brusk and almost impatient with us, even though... More 

Thank culdesacSanDiego

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5855 Mission Gorge Rd, San Diego, CA 92120-4003
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-280-4600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?