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“Good quality beef”

Mandarin Garden House Chinese
Ranked #23 of 110 Restaurants in Normal
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Normal, Illinois
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522 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“Good quality beef”
Reviewed 14 March 2012

This is very popular with thei "Mongolian Beef" and their different Moo Shu dishes. Try the special house soup - delicious. Also good Imperial beef and Scallop; and three happiness.

  • Visited March 2012
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English first
Normal, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Good Chinese food....that's not a buffet or take out!”
Reviewed 25 September 2011

We had been looking for a good chinese restaurant that wasn't a buffet (ick) or take out (Grand Cafe is NOT good!). We ordered an order of eggrolls...delicious...as were the sauces that came with it. Our entrees were cashew chicken and happy family. Nice portions, and served hot. The service was VERY attentive.

Total for eggrolls, 2 entrees and a pot of tea was $30, excluding tip. AND, AND, if you can believe it, the leftovers were put in a paper container, no styrofoam, just like in the old days!!!

We'll be back!

Visited September 2011
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2 Thank Normal Guy
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“THE BEST!!!”
Reviewed 6 September 2011

Mongolian Beef. Enough said. Ok, well, the egg rolls are wonderful, too. And the tea...it's Oolong tea...yummy!!! If we didn't have small kids, we'd be here every week, no doubt. :) A little pricey, and decor is ok.

  • Visited August 2011
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Palatine
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“Mandarin Garden House..Very Disappointed ! Expensive! Extremely Small Portions!”
Reviewed 10 May 2009

I'd like to start off by saying I never write reviews,however, this one is necessary! My family and I placed an order for carry out, we ordered 2 large chicken fried rice, 2 orders of Crab Rangoon and 2 orders of egg rolls.Total approx.$40.00. The chicken fried rice was pale in color,no flavor and very few pieces of chicken,mostly peas and carrots.The Crab Rangoon,Filled with air!!! virtually no cream cheese & crab meat, the egg rolls were a joke!!! They looked as though the cook had cut them in half !! Don't bother asking for extra soy sauce, if you ask,you're lucky if they give you 2.

Shame on you Mandarin Garden House Restaurant, you ought to take lessons from a real Chinese Restaurant such as Wing Wa located in Palatine Illinois. Most families are on a tight budget, when they dine out,their looking for good food at a reasonable price.Not cheaply made food, and reduced portion sizes. We definitely won't be back again, and certainly would never recommend Mandarin Garden House Chinese Restaurant located in Normal Illinois.

Before I wrote this review, I did contact this Restaurant to give my feedback,I wanted to speak to a manager, good luck, it's family owned, so what do you think, my complaint fell on deaf ears.

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