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Mandarin Garden House Chinese

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106 Mall Dr, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-2140
+1 309-454-1118
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun 14:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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Normal, Illinois
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84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant for lunch, arriving later to avoid the crowds around one in the afternoon. There were quite a few people in the restaurant but we were seated quickly. Our waiter came almost immediately and brought us tea and water, before taking our order. The food came very hot and fresh within ten minutes of our ordering. After finishing... More 

Thank ishootpar
Bundaberg, Australia
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner with my husband. We had special chef's soup for two and it was the best I ever had! Highly recommended. My husband had chicken chop suey for main and I had fried wontons. We also had a complimentary oolong tea and it was nice too. The service was outstanding and waiter was very nice and cute.

Thank Ohauiti
Normal, Illinois
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Mandarin is overpriced. I asked for steamed broccoli chicken. Was charged extra 1.50 for steaming. The owner kept asking me if I had a question I said no that my Chicken was grisly. She said next time I need to order white meat. Was very rude. I didn't eat it. She never took it off and was rude when she... More 

Thank cbond2015
Harlingen, Texas
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We wanted a place that had great food and wasn't so loud you couldn't hear each other talk. The MC fit that bill perfectly.

Thank RGValleygirl1501
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Delicious dinner starting out with egg drop soup & egg rolls. My first taste of Moo Goo Gai Pan. Very good, a few more pea pods would have been better. My husband had the Emperor's Beef which was very good. Our server kept us well-supplied with hot tea. The wait between our egg rolls and the main course was long... More 

Thank CatM50
Normal, Illinois
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

This is still a great place to meet friends and have a good meal. Food has stayed consistently good throughout the years. Best part is you can actually carry on a conversation without shouting over the din. Thanks MG for many years of good food.

Thank Bobsadt
Normal, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

I always enjoy eating here. Food and atmosphere is nice. Love the Mongolian Beef and Sizzling Rice Soup. Egg rolls very good also.

Thank Happy C
Bloomington, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Today we visited Mandarin Garden restaurant for lunch. I ordered vegetarian fried rice. The rice was too salty and there was no egg in the rice. I could not even eat half of the rice quantity as it was too salty. When I shared my concern to server, he did not even bother to change the rice. Also the cashier... More 

Thank Revan2802
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232 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

My family enjoys the Sunday buffet at Mandarin Garden. The buffet consists of eggrolls, egg drop soup, fried won tons, and 6 or so entrees. There's usually a pork, chicken, and beef option along with sweet and sour chicken I believe. There are orange and apple slices for dessert. Hot tea is served at the tables. I appreciate the atmosphere... More 

Thank LissaJ41
Bloomington, Illinois
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

I've enjoyed going here for well over 20 years. The food and service is always wonderful, the tea hot, and the price reasonable. Good location just off Veterans Parkway. Enjoy!

Thank Joe M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
14:00 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Mall Dr, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-2140
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Normal
  • Phone Number: +1 309-454-1118

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