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Mandarin Garden

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26868 State Hwy 189, Blue Jay, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92317
+1 909-337-4095
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eating at Mandrin Gardens is something we always look forward to! They greet you like family and, they food and prices are always reasonable. They have wonderful lunch specials and you can order your food to go. Charlie and his family have run this place for years and, we always enjoy our lunch and dinners there. They are closed on... More 

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Thank Lisa92352
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Takes you back to your childhood in decor. Fresh, good food. Our go to place for fresh, value and quick hot food.

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Thank Richard S
Chino Hills, CA
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

A group of us (five) had lunch here on a Sunday afternoon. Most other people were ordering the lunch specials but we opted to order and share several ala carte items including the wonton soup, the walnut shrimp, and the chow mein. The service was prompt and friendly enough, and the prices were reasonable, but the food (IMHO) was mediocre... More 

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Thank CheapThrills
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food is excellent, there is a full bar, the service is great in this rare find. Family owned tucked away in the small town of Aqua Fria (one block long town). You won't be disappointed.

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Thank Carole E
Lake Arrowhead, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Food was greasy (even the soup), pretty flavorless -- didn't recognize some of even!. I really didn't find anything any good. I don't know how it stays open. Very dirty too!!!. I definitely won't go back.

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Thank Marilyn E
Coarsegold, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

WE were very surprised to find a authentic chinese restaurant in this area. It is owned and operated by an asian family and offered some dishes I haven't seen on a menu in years. We had the combo for 2 with the usual tasty appetizers and shrimp with lobster sauce and sushi pork and fried rice. Th e total bill... More 

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Thank tarzansmate
Rancho Cordova, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We had traveled all day and were exhausted, needed something to eat. Didn't expect much from a Chinese restaurant up in the mountains, but we needed something. It was amazing, wonderful food was served in traditional Chinese style. Talked with others who live in that area and they too love it.

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Thank derrillsr
Lake Arrowhead, California
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Have been going here almost 30 years! Good food, great value and we love the Wang family. You won't be disappointed, consistently good

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Thank Caryn2013
Redlands
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Charley and his crew always provide us with a great experience and great food. There is limited dining on the mountain

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Thank Jerry B
Lake Arrowhead, California
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

It's the standard American Chinese fare, but done well and the atmosphere is great. The staff aren't all that personable, but served our food professionally and quickly.

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Thank Colleen74_11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26868 State Hwy 189, Blue Jay, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92317
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Arrowhead  >  Blue Jay
  • Phone Number: +1 909-337-4095

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?