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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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Bloomington, Illinois
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100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've lived in Bloomington for many years and had never eaten at the Mandarin Garden so we thought we would try it for lunch. Although everyone was very nice, the portion sizes were tiny. The crab rangoon was ok, but the egg rolls were not good at all. I even paid extra to have the egg drop soup (even though... More 

Thank Mo C
Gainesville, Florida
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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a really decent restaurant and I expect our experience may have been unique because we were there on New Year's Eve. First the food which is superb! The most recommended dish by locals we asked was the Mongolian Beef and their recommendation was not wrong!! My wife had Sweet & Sour Shrimp and thought it excellent. This is... More 

Thank Dale S
Bloomington, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

My family has been going to Mandarin Garden for years. Their food is consistently delicious. We love their Sunday brunch, and also enjoy lunch and dinner during the week. It is quiet, clean and very prompt service. They have the best egg rolls in Bl/Nl and my favorite entrees are the Mongolian Beef and Mongolian Combo (beef and shrimp). Other... More 

Thank otdred1
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful, calm restaurant with the friendliest of staffs and the most delicious food. We have been coming here since the 1990s and it's unbeatable--haven't found crab Rangoon or Mongolian beef I like nearly as well anywhere in the country (I live in California now).

Thank Katherine B
Normal, Illinois
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95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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88 reviews
33 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

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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, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
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?