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“Really authentic”

Michael Wan's Mandarin Cantonese Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 713 Restaurants in Blackpool
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$39
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Lancashire-based Michael Wan's Mandarin was established in 1961. The purveyor of Cantonese cuisine is lauded as "superb," "fantastic," "delicious and consistent," with "fabulous food," by the critics on TripAdvisor, landing it a spot as one of the top 10 Chinese restaurants in the UK based on customer reviews. Signature dishes include Twice Cooked Pork, Gon Siu Crispy Beef and Huan San Fish and Tofu Stew.
Northallerton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Really authentic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

The food and service was exceptional. I think this is one of the best meals I've had outside China! The dish I had was really spicy and unusual. Unlike many UK Chinese restaurants this did not have such a predictable menu. At the time of our visit there was a refurbishment taking place. Definitely going back!

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Fabulous dining in Blackpool town centre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

Great service and excellent food. Shared a banquet with friends. Service was first-class.

Visited June 2011
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Out Rawcliffe, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“good tasty food and friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

We visited after being to the Grand Theatre, went straight to our table, staff great, friendly and welcoming. Food was tasty and plentiful. Good quality chinese food.

  • Visited April 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Good food but slow service and very cold seat”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

This has always been known to locals as a great Chinese restaurant so I was keen to visit again after a very long time. It was a very busy Saturday night and we handnt booked but there were tables free and we were seated by the time we had a drink and looked at the menu. There were two large parties upstairs and from what we could see only 3 staff to deal with everyone, so they did extremely well to manage everyone as well as they did, but unfortunately our two courses took almost 3 hours and therefore we would probably not go back again on a weekend night. We were told they were two of their regular staff down (apparently having got caught up in a fracas in Walkabout bar the night before!) so maybe our experience would have been different if they had been there - but think it was more the kitchen couldnt keep up either with so many people.
To make the waiting worse we were sitting at a table at the front of the restaurant, and as part of the (currently ongoing) refurbishments the wall that used to provide a bit of shelter for the tables is no longer there. In summer this wouldnt be a problem but on a cold April night with the door constantly being opened it was quite unplesant. So despite the food being good the evening was not enjoyable and we left without having coffees which we desperately wanted to warm up, but knew this would probably take another half an hour to arrive - so left feeling we handnt quite finished our evening. I feel sorry for the manager as she worked extremely hard, and is very personable, and we will probably return purely because of her - but will leave it for a warmer week-day night when hopefully our experience will be a better one.

  • Visited April 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Work in Progress”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

Bit of work going on downstairs but the food and service was excellent. It wasnt perfect but was more than made for it with a smile, a laugh and making you feel welcomed.

  • Visited April 2012
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