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“The best Chinese in the Bay Area”
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Mandarin Gourmet
Cuisines: Chinese
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Description: This is the best Chinese food in the Bay Area,
Alameda, California
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The best Chinese in the Bay Area”
Reviewed 10 September 2011

This is where we go to celebrate! My husband takes his clients here, and they all come back and bring their families to celebrate. When visitors come to town, we take them here. The food is exquisite (try their Honey Walnut Prawns, and the gingery chicken - a surprise in each bite). The atmosphere is calm. There is no "concept" other than a deeply satisfying eating experience, except for the classical music played low in the background. It may be a good thing that we live 45 minutes away, or this would be our dining room. We have never had a bad experience here. Thank you, Mandarin Gourmet.

  • Visited September 2011
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1 Thank GodMat
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English first
San Francisco
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Very ordinary.....quite bland”
Reviewed 15 August 2011

The chicken salad had no coriander and was drowned in vinegar, no crispiness at all, very disappointing.
We had the kung pao noodles they were overcooked and bland.
The mushu vegetable crepes were very thick but otherwise ok. We won't be going back.

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank sherlock1954
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