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Yu's Chinese Cuisine

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1601 Monks Ave, Mankato, MN 56001-5103
+1 507-389-9886
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Mankato, Minnesota
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Their buffet may be OK, but don't go for a evening meal. Super slow and tasteless. "Spring Rolls" were right off the Sysco truck into a fryer. We didn't even eat them all and the waitress just came and picked up the plate, zero ask about why we didn't eat it. Food was an MSG grease bomb, see pic. Didn't... More 

Thank Somndude
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Does not use MSG in ingredients. After calling around town looking for a place that might cook something without certain ingredients Yu's did something I did not expect. Yu's employee took the time to listen to me as a customer and ask about what my needs where. When they questioned an ingredient to add, they called me back. That is... More 

Thank Christopher W
Saint Peter, Minnesota
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This buffet is not serve yourself, which is a good thing. They serve your choices behind glass. You have choices about how many entrees and sides you want. Great options. The green beans and chicken is way above what I expect from a Chinese restaurant. Everything looks delicious and when I asked about Gluten free, they said they use corn... More 

Thank dreamredwing
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Close to the college across the street from Americinn. Fresh food great service at a fair price. You won't be wowed but you will not be disappointed. This is a great place in Mankato MN

Thank tjungroth
Mankato, Minnesota
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

The thing I've noticed about Yu's on my several visits is that you kind of need to know the menu to not end up disappointed. The lo mein has super thin noodles, not what I'm used to and the beef portion in my order was ridiculously small. Pork fried rice was serviceable and close to what I consider traditional, but... More 

Thank Jimmy C
Mankato, Minnesota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2015

By far the best chinese food in the area. Fresh ingredients prepared to order. The restaurant is newly remodeled. The dining area lacks atmosphere, as a result we mainly go for the takeout. which is fast.

Thank timberwolf69110
Owatonna, Minnesota
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443 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Service was slow, food ok. Fried rice comes out of a crock pot. Really. Not fresh off grille as in Fried.

Thank Carl W
North Mankato, Minnesota
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Really kind of a middle of the road Chinese place. They use some kind of odd oil for cooking, otherwise I would have given them better.

Thank MSZ89
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

My son and I stopped in for lunch. They had did alot of remodeling. The food needs some work too. My egg roll was cold and not at all fresh. The beef and broccoli tasted burnt, chicken teriyaki was black. The only thing we got eat was the lomein.

Thank 2020clownaround
Moorhead, Minnesota
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Love this place. We usually stop here when in town. They have the best orange chicken I have ever had. The service is always quick and the prices are reasonable.

Thank Paul Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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: 1601 Monks Ave, Mankato, MN 56001-5103
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Mankato
  • Phone Number: +1 507-389-9886

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