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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Fountain Valley, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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622 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Fountain Valley, California
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221 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

There is something on the menu that can appeal to everyone. Food is consistenly good. Service is usually efficient.

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Thank Sheri V
Costa Mesa, California
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

This has become one of our favorite restaurants in Orange County. Food is always wonderful, and the service is outstanding. We always start with the crab and asparagus soup - try it for something different! We have tried many items on the menu, never disappointed.

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Thank Brian B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
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Groups
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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