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Mandarin House

6765 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-6044
+1 858-454-2555
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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“fried rice” (5 reviews)
“walnut shrimp” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
6765 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-6044
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Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are Chinese food snobs, as we have had the best living on the Pacific Rim. Not sure what's going on in the SD area but few if any highly rated Chinese to be found. This was recommended by an art gallery...More

Thank Franklin518
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We rented a house within walking distance of this restaurant and noticed that it was always busy at night and the fact we were wanting Chinese food we had to try it. We walked in and seated right away. No wait at 6PM. Great...we were...More

Thank Kwan G
Reviewed 7 February 2016

We (a party of 4 adults and 1 kid) went to this restaurant based on the good reviews on tripadvisor. We were very disappointed. Two of my friends just came from Beijing. They saw the sign outside saying that this was an authentic Beijing restaurant....More

4  Thank Kai L
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Loved it. Outside is a bit dicey. Inside hasn't changed since the opening. Food is phemon Staff is great. If your in the mood for old school Chinese food this is the place.

Thank sallysM2895MB
Reviewed 16 October 2015

I'm fond of Chinese food, good Chinese food. Despite its large size, Mandarin House just doesn't deliver. The food was not bad but rather uninspiring, almost bland to the taste. Our meals were a disappointment, and this is not a restaurant to which I would...More

1  Thank ReachOutoftheDark
Reviewed 13 August 2015

While visiting a friend we ordered take-out. The menu was very extensive and reasonably priced. The food came promptly and was very delicious.

Thank danagolf
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

This place has been here for quite some tike and we always wanted to try it. We finally did and were not dissapointed. The food was excellent! We got the appetizer for two (po po flaming platter was the name I believe) and the Kung...More

Thank Nessy18
Reviewed 29 July 2015

I have been here 40 years and I can't remember a time whey the Mandarin House was not here! It has very good food but parking can sometimes be a problem

Thank Papafish92037
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

Food was good, but pick up was like that Seinfeld episode at the Chinese restaurant - uncomfortable while waiting. The host was not friendly. I Got there a little early so there was a little wait which I expected. Saw two empty bottles of beer...More

Thank HollywMarine
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Service, atmosphere, food - everything delicious. Large portions - everything so fresh. We had something called Birds Nest - it had shrimp, scallops, chicken and LOTS of fresh veggies. Loved it!

Thank pegleg1
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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