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Chef Lee's Mandarin House

2031 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5212
+1 831-375-9551
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good32%
  • Average22%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
2031 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5212
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I don't have much to say in terms of things that set Chef Lee's apart from other good Chinese places. The spring rolls, garlic shrimp, sweet and sour pork and rice were solid choices. Good value for the price. The wontons were actually oversized and...More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I read bad reviews of this place on another website, but I gave the place a chance because we're staying nearby and I wanted a place in walking distance. Wow, am I glad I ignored the bad reviews! I found the food to be very...More

Thank NorCal_Prof
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Great food! the Mongolian Beef is the best I have EVER had. Egg drop soup is great, note a small bowl is for 3-4 people, the price threw us for a bit. My husband loved the Chow Mein.

Thank Tazcatlover
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We were in town for the AT&T Golf Tournament and stayed about a block from this restaurant. All 4 of us were impressed with the service and the food. My husband had chow mein, I had Mongolian beef, extra spicy. Our friends had the egg...More

Thank melbobtux
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Very good "American" Chinese food. Good size portions for the price, tons of offerings. Their chow mein and their fried rice are so much better than another Chinese place further up Fremont! There are plenty of pieces of meat and vegies in both. I get...More

1  Thank lizclark100
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Lunch plates here are large!!! It's about $10, and still served with a cup of soup and rice. It easily serves two. Chinese menu you grew up with, sweet and sour, beef and broccoli, and such. My lunch buddy and I shared a small sizzling...More

Thank Justine_CMT
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Best soup and the Chicken Salad is out of this world. I also had the Mongolin Beef YUM. We found this place and went back twice in our weekend.

Thank Lovetohittheroad2
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

When I'm craving Chinese this place always saves the day. King Pao Chicken is a favorite of mine. Egg flower is tasty. Always seem to have a good meal here!

Thank Jennadah
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Ate a very nice dinner here last night. Portions are large, food is fresh. Prices are reasonable. Servers are attentive.

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is my go to Chinese Place. Large portions for take out or eat in. Tons of variety of dishes, good service.

Thank Liz C
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I have been eating at this restaurant for 30 years and noticed the quality and taste has gone way down hill. Is there a new owner or new chefs? What happened?
19 June 2017|
Response from lizclark100 | Reviewed this property |
i have been eating there that long too, but havent noticed a huge change. or maybe my taste buds arent as young and discerning as they once were...LOL . just be sure not to try the Chiese place where Del Monte Express on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2031 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5212
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-375-9551
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