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Mr. Ning's Chinese Garden

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127 Sumner St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-1161
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
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Traverse City, Michigan
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427 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told this was a good spot to eat. NOT. Worst Chinese we have ever ate. Both of us left 1/2 our food. The hot and sour soup was bland. The almond chicken was as flavorful as KFC's mashed potatoes and gravy. Szechuan dish was also poor. The egg roll was just OK but a mini size. Best part... More 

Thank Bill H
West Hills
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150 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ning's has always been a go to when we get tired of seafood. Consistent service and comfort food have made this place a favorite of locals and in the know visitors for years. The Catalina Island Company owns this property and will absorb it for the the renovation of the Atwater hotel . Sad , but they will hopefully open... More 

Thank james p
Ventura County Coast, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In all the years we've been coming to Avalon, we'd never got to this little place until this last trip. We were looking for a light lunch, and this was fabulous. I especially liked the fried rice. The tea was loose leaf tea in the teapot, so we had to be a bit careful pouring it but it tasted good.... More 

Thank uselessinca
Naperville, Illinois
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Off the main street, we chanced upon Mr Ning's Garden and were pleased with our lunch. We were seated at the counter as it was very busy, mostly Chinese folk which to me is a good judge of a restaurant, if the locals eat there. Very simple atmosphere but the servers were so friendly and efficient, they made you feel... More 

Thank lurban2015
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just arrived on the island and wanted a quick dinner. Had beef and broccoli and the kungpo chicken. Both were very good. Sweet and sour soup was as well. Prices were very fair.

Thank Tom S
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217 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Mr. Ning's Chinese Garden is a great choice when you are on Catalina Island. It's off theh beaten path, a short walk, and well worth it! The lunch specials are incredible! Lunchh specials range $7.75 to $7.95 with plenty of choices. The Chicken and Vegetables was an excellent choice, and was enough for two children to share, one adult would... More 

Thank Phyliss B
Henderson, Nevada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great food! I was not sure what to expect, as the restaurant is one of those "chabby" chic kinda joints. But the food was wonderful. Hot and tasty and really excellent! I can't wait to go back to Catalina to eat there again.

Thank MichelleRP2016
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I like this restaurant and whenever I"m in Catalina will go there for lunch. Portions are big even if you are really hungry. Ambient of restaurant has not being changed for years, maybe it's time. Staff can sometime be blunt, especially lady that works on cash register,I think that maybe she is the owner.

Thank VelSim
Indio, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

When we have a house full of family we traditionally have one night of Mr. Nings. Last time, with toddlers in tow we decided to do take out. Eight entrees was enough food for 10 adults and 3 kids. Is was much easier to eat at the house. Some family favorites are crispy fish, the broccoli,chicken.

Thank Janet B
Laguna Niguel
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This place reminded me of the more traditional Chinese restaurants not unlike you would find in San Francisco's China Town. In LA there are very few real Chinese sit down restaurants as most now have become Asian fusion or have evolved away from the comfortable tradition of Chinese fare. The prices were very fair and they had good selections. The... More 

Thank Richard B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Sumner St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-1161

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