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Full Moon Mandarin Cuisine

429 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
+1 831-333-1288
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pot stickers” (5 reviews)
“chow mein” (3 reviews)
Open Now
16:30 - 21:30All hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
429 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
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1 - 10 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Driving back to the hotel from Big Sur we were afraid everything would be closed, as Monterrey seems to act like a small town in the 60's. We were lucky it was only 930pm, and most places or grills had closed. We were hungry from...More

Thank 1alwaystraveling
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Dined at Full Moon two nights in a row. Great food, service and hospitality. Found the moo shu pork, walnut shrimp, orange beef and pot stickers especially good. Jack really made us feel welcome, can wait to return.

Thank RandyChamberlain
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We went there last night even though the bad reviews were quite specific. Big mistake! The 'tea' was just brown water with no tea in it. We ordered the veggie mu-shu which was that brown indistinguishable mush overcooked that I know all of us have...More

Thank Rcarlkahn
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Full Moon used to be a respectable but unremarkable American-style Chinese restaurant, and had rather left my radar as a result. But on a recent visit, what a change! Apparently in response to the recent influx of Chinese tourists into the area, they've added a...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you want a great coffee or tea, this is the place to be! They are near the Golden State Theatre. I brought my Service Dog in & had no problems. There were people just outside with dogs as well. Great service & very friendly...More

Thank TravlinWoman
Reviewed 5 October 2016

First walk in had a couple of customers. As time passed and it got later in the the evening more people arrived. We arrived around 5:30 pm on a sunday. We were seated immediately and given ample time to go over the menu. We were...More

Thank Luclu23
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Was looking for a Chinese place to eat and we found the best. Sometimes reviews are a hit or miss but the ones for Full Moon were spot on. Great service, big selection, great tasting food and large portions.

Thank BoboBob13
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Recommended by the concierge in our hotel as the best within walking distance. Ordered the family meal, stating that two of our party had a mushroom allergy. Appetisers were greasy and average, the potstickers were cheap sausages within pastry and the ribs were more gristle...More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I was surprised to see that there were so many bad reviews here! We were looking for a Chinese restaurant and found this one and decided to try it. It doesn't look the most promising, but the food is excellent and it's very inexpensive. We'll...More

Thank RiaAdams
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Having been to Monterey numerous times and dined in almost all other Chinese restaurants but this one in this area, we wanted to give it a try even we know it’s not popular among my friends. Honestly, the restaurant was clean and quiet, and our...More

Thank Will Z
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 429 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-333-1288
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