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“Tasty and Consistent”

The Mandarin Gourmet Cupertino
Ranked #8 of 229 Restaurants in Cupertino
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Los Altos Hills, California
1 review
“Tasty and Consistent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

I have business in Cupertino quite often, so I have occasion to dine at The Mandarin Gourmet regularly. I love the Chinese Chicken Salad - they use such fresh, clean lettuce and delicious strips of chicken! And the Tangerine beef is always smoky and delicious. They are always efficient, friendly and the quality of the food is consistently excellent. Always a happy stop for lunch.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Pandit M
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“very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

I am staying at the aLoft Cupertino and this restaurant is right in front of the instance. The food was good and fast. The interior was very nice.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Lee C
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Sunnyvale, CA
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“Great honey walnut prawns, phoenix seafood delight, OK 3 kung pao delicacies, pricey, avg portions, outstanding service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

We ate at the Mandarin Gourmet Saturday evening, arriving at 630pm. The parking lot was half empty, probably because everyone was staying home, saving money to go out the next day, Father's day.

The restaurant itself was half empty, and we were seated immediately in a prime location right next to the window, overlooking the 8 lane De Anza blvd in the heart of Silicon Valley. .

Great ambiance with ivory looking Chinese horse sculptures, tables with white cloth napkins, silverware, tea cups and water glasses with sliced lemons

We ordered the $18 Phoenix seafood delight, the $15 sizzling three Kung Pao Delicacies , along with 2 servings of brown rice $3. We had ordered the Honey Walnut Prawns in the past, and wanted to try something new.

Service was excellent, with the dishes arriving about 7 minutes after we ordered, and waiters hovering nearby for our every need.

The Phoenix seafood delight is the Chinese bird nest dish, full of broccoli, snow peas, mini corn, with shrimp, lobster, and scallops. Great dish, although the lobster was a bit overcooked, and not at all firm, but mushy. I love the crunchy vegetables contrasting with the seafood.

The sizzling 3 Kung Pao Delicacies was chunks of beef, with scallops and prawns in a sweet spicy sauce. It was flavorful, and the beef tender, but in too large segments, requiring me to cut the meat with a spoon into bite size quarters. There were about 7 large pieces of beef, 3 prawns and 2 scallops, a bit disproportional. The beef and sauce overwhelmed the taste of the seafood.

The food tasted good, but the serving size was average, and the bowls of rice on the small size. Pricey for the portion size. Even with the $13 Entertainment book coupon, the 2 course meal cost $30 to get out the door, after tip and tax.

We would not come here without the coupon, as there are less expensive places to eat, with larger portions, such as King Wah and Ginger Cafe much closer to where we live 4 miles up the road in Sunnyvale.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank robert c
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Solid. Piping hot and flavourful.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Linen on the table. Nice place for a change from the ever present fast food places. I had the spicy chicken dish and it was very good.

Visited April 2014
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Flagler Beach, Florida
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“Tasty Chinese Food @ Cupertino, California”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

The Mandarin Gourmet is located on De Anza Boulevard - not far from the Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, California. We were a group of eleven - friends and family and had gone for dinner on a Saturday. Parking was available adjacent to the restaurant. When we entered the restaurant, we found the place was crowded - an indication of popularity. However, we were seated in a 'jiffy' as we had made table reservations. Having been here on earlier occasions, we ordered for our favorite starters: Teriyaki Beef Strips, Pot Stickers, Fried Wantons and Spring Rolls. This was followed by entrees such as: Honey Glazed Walnut Prawns, a Pork dish, a Chicken dish, Sauteed Green String Beans and Fried Rice & Stir Fried Noodles. The service was friendly and swift. The food was very good and tasty. We had an enjoyable evening and a very satisfying meal in a comfortable ambiance. The Mandarin Gourmet is the place to go for tasty Chinese food in Cupertino, California and is recommended for solo, couples, family, friends and business meals.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Traveler-O-World
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