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“It is what it is”
Review of The Mandarin

The Mandarin
Ranked #165 of 411 Restaurants in Oceanside
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Tons of Asian food for super cheap prices. Nothing special but if you love Asian food and are very hungry then this is the place. $12 for two dinners that we couldn’t even finish! We got two number 3 orders. Broccoli beef, orange chicken, mushroom chicken, chow mein and rice with egg rolls.

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

I've always enjoyed my experiences at The Mandarin. They are fat, the food is good and the service was friendly. The amount of food you get for the $$ spent is also outstanding. We have gone here many, many times.

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Thank missvic007
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Cheap prices. large portions. good food made to order. the inside is so so. the table are usually dirty and greasy but it would be the same without all of that. lol

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Thank desiree_sanders84
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

This place sells sloppy food, out of 3 entrees: chicken with fresh mushrooms $7.95, garlic shrimp $10.95, house egg foo young $7.95, they all look the same (photos included). This kitchen fills each dish with carrots and celery, and enough oil in each dish to fill a glass of junky oil. The pork BBQ a mess of oil, if only they cared enough not to serve big servings of slop. No creativity, no quality, just plenty of slop, and what gets me terribly upset is that they delivered this crappy food to Camp Pendleton, home of the toughest and proudest warriors known to mankind.
I know for a fact that they will not touch the food they dish out. They know better. The amounts are large, but their oily mess only proves they just love to put thinly sliced, whole garlic, and endless supply of celery. Do not matter what you get, it will be filled with the aforementioned ingredients. Their egg foo young black almost in color, burned and topped so poorly it went first into the trash, with most of the $50 plus a tip I sincerely regret giving after throwing most of the food away.
They don't eat the slop they sell, and I am surprised they are allowed to deliver inside Camp Pendleton. 1 Star.

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Thank Luke17
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

Just wow. Orange chicken seemed fresh from the mountains of the Hunan province.Enough spice coupled with the perfect amount of orange zest. You'll never be hungry after dining on what I can only assume is the best Chinese restaurant in America. Egg rolls were OK. They deliver but require minimum purchase amounts depending on your distance from the store. Excellent service with even more spectacular prices.

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Thank emmahoover4343
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