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“Mandarin King - Local Favorite”
Review of Mandarin King

Mandarin King
Ranked #76 of 172 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

Dinner last night with my wife at Mandarin King. We were staying at the nearby Art Hotel and needed dinner before the Pageant of the Masters performance – most restaurants near the Pageant are crowed before the performance, so Mandarin King was a good option.

The food was quite good – started with a complementary Chinese salad – sans chicken. We order the lettuce wrapped chicken to share and my wife had a one person bowl of won ton soup. I opted for the fillet of fish with mixed vegetables. The fish was enjoyable and the vegetables were both fresh and cooked to perfection. The portion size for this dish was large and I opted not to touch the steamed rice – yet some of the dish was untouched at the end of the meal.

The service was prompt and quite friendly. This is obviously a locals favorite, as those picking up take away, and seated in the restaurant, all seemed to have a personal relation with the owners/staff.

A good recommendation for Chinese food in Laguna Beach.

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Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

We were on vacation and on east coast time and starving while driving into scenic Laguna Beach. It seemed to be hopping, so we figured 'it's California, they have great Asian food, how bad can it be?'. It was clean and the servers were friendly. They gave us cups of their house soup before we even ordered (?). The food was mediocre but they smiled a lot.

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Reviewed 18 June 2013

I keep coming back for take-out and dining in because the owners are such genuinely nice people! You are guaranteed great service every single time! They include a complimentary salad and a dessert with your meals. We were given delicious almond cookies but on Fridays, they serve you candied bananas which are amazing! Great little restaurant that is right on PCH. It is also reasonably priced which is rare to find in Laguna.

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Reviewed 26 November 2012

Upon walking into this small establishment one would not expect very much from this hidden away restaurant ... once seated our party of 8 were great by the friendly waiting staff and offered chopsticks upon request (great for those of us who don't use chopsticks and who donth want to waste resources). After we received our drinks a fresh complimentary salad was brought out for the table.. we ordered the sizzling rice soup followed by the awesome eggrolls and pot stickers, which were all phenomenal. The entrees that we ordered were nothing less than spectacular ... the Mongolian beef, honey walnut shrimp, seafood happy family, house special chicken, bbq pork fried rice, shrimp chow mein, spicy peppered fish, and lastly the kung pao chicken ... the only complaint that we had was that they were extremely nice and attentive

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Reviewed 11 October 2012

This is one of the best Chinese restaurants we have every eaten at. Prices are good. Wait staff friendly and very attentive. Fish and veggie dish, egg fried rice.and eggrolls delicious. Served hot. A "miss not" in Laguna beach (on north Blue Trail main highway)

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