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Mandarin House

) #101 of 1,050 Restaurants in La Jolla $$ - $$$ Chinese, Asian
6765 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-6044
+1 858-454-2555
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
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“fried rice” (5 reviews)
“kung pao” (4 reviews)
“chicken” (7 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
6765 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-6044
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We heard about this famous authentic Chinese restaurant it's called Mandarin House It was straight up from La Jolla famous wind and Sea Beach short five minute walk right when you walk in they actually have a small bar which is refreshing and while were...More

Thank 1captainlucky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and friends have made Mandarin House a necessary stop when we visit the San Diego area. Every menu item has been satisfying. The staff is professional and always ready to recommend something we may not have tried. After experiencing dining of this sort...More

Thank DLMarlin
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

My family and I decided to get some Chinese cuisine and go eat it at La Jolla Cove. The restaurant was very clean and nicely decorated. The service was very quick, even though we did not stay to eat, the service was nice. The parking...More

Thank Mikaela O
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Our dinner was very good with the highlight being the ability of the chef to have all of the entrees done to perfection as far as tenderness. There was some differences in the recipes as to how I am use to having them prepared. For...More

Thank MsAudie
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Very good food, with improvement needed for wait service and décor. We ordered: • Hot & Sour soup • Shrimp w/lobster sauce - Mushrooms, bamboo shoots, & Water chestnuts in a rich and decadent lobster sauce. • Chinese vegetables with chicken - Sliced Chicken breast...More

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 28 December 2016

After 1 hour we had not even received the tea. Our waiter said he was doing his best and clearly he was, it was just a lack of staff. The food was generally good when it came unfortunately some of it was cold as it...More

Thank Jon P
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The lunch special was a good deal and it was delicious. The wait staff did a good job of explaining the menu and selection.

Thank Jhonesnaps60
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The service was remarkable. Very polite. The food was good, but alittle on the pricey side. I probably wouldn't go here again because of that.

Thank travelnmom31
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We were visiting local friends and they suggested this restaurant as one of their favorites. Our take out dinner was delicious and we had a pleasant exchange with the owner while seated at the small bar area while waiting for the food. The Peking duck...More

Thank terere2
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Everything is great here! I order their fabulous drinks. And they make everything how you like it. The service is very friendly, and kids are always there too!

Thank ImLucky222
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
14:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6765 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-6044
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-2555
We have been serving the same classic Chinese recipes since we opened in 1977. We are La Jolla's favorite Chinese restaurant going on 3 generations and have continuted to be family owned and operated. Our unique flavors and recipies have been derived from classic Peking and Sze Chuan techniques. We boast many signature dishes that are original Mandarin House recipies such as our Kung Pao and Cashew Chicken, as well as our Smoked Chicken with Mandarin Seaweed, Salt and Pepper Chicken and our handmade Egg Rolls and Dumplings. Additionally, we bring the best version of your old favorites including Orange Chicken, Sweet and Sour Pork, Beef and Broccoli and even Peking Duck which is still handcarved tableside. We make all our sauces and marinades from scratch as well as our chicken stock fresh daily. We roast all our own meats and believe that our key to success all these years has been controlling every ingredient and process into creating all of our dishes. We are open for Lunch daily (except sunday) and offer Monday-Friday, 11am-2:30pm lunch specials. We deliver nightly from 5pm-9pm in La Jolla and Pacific Beach. Call us for take out or reservations. We can accomodate large parties up to 40. So thank you for thinking about dining at the Mandarin House. Our family friendly atmosphere and delicious food and cocktails will be sure to fill your bellies and put a smile on your faces. Come see what all the fuss is about. See you at The Mandarin House!!
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