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Mandarin Gourmet

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1316 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6503
+1 805-541-4590
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11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 23:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Beverly Hills, California
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218 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

3.5 stars. So I am rounding up. Don't expect Gourmet. The service is top notch: friendly, upbeat, and welcoming. This is the typical Chinese restaurant you'd imagine, nothing more or less. The ambiance is nicer than many dumpy Chinese restaurants though and our table was squeaky clean - thank you. Lunch specials served until 3! Very affordable place. The food... More 

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Central coast CA
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful service and the food is consistently good each time we go. Took my picky mother and children there and they all love it so that's saying something

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Thank 458debbia
La Habra, California
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131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Spring Rolls - average at best; Szechuan style beef - good, but they forgot to add any spiciness...bland; Lemon Chicken - Moo Goo Gai Pan - chicken was rubbery; Happy Family - OK Doesn't look like a return trip is in our future.

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Thank Russ R
Sewall s Point, Florida
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

San Luis Obispo is not heavy on Chinese restaurants so there is little choice. The good news for us is that we chose the best one. We had the Lover's Delight, followed by Crispy Duck with Scallions & Pancakes and the Walnut Shrimp. Just two things for me that were minor negatives, the Walnut Shrimp was much too sweet and... More 

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Los Osos, California
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219 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

This is the best of the Chinese places in this area. It is acceptable and some dishes are quite good and others just OK. However the quantity of food in the lunch specials is fine since you get soup, rice, and a couple of appetizer tastes with the dish of your choice along with tea. Unless we are very hungry... More 

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Thank Gene H
Baywood Park, California
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Really wanted to like this place - hungry for some good Chinese, but left disappointed. Went for Lunch - Ordered BBQ Pork as an appetizer - tired like last nite's dinner (my wife rarely sends anything back, but was compelled to do so - deducted from bill) - Chow Mien was boring, Mongolian Beef just passable. Don't know if we'll... More 

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Thank gary k
Santa Rosa, California
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

I made a reservation for 16 members of my family for dinner and was extremely pleased with the quality of the food, the freshness of the ingredients and the warmth of the welcome. I tasted all of the 12 different dishes we ordered and found them all as good if not better than Chinatown in San Francisco. The food came... More 

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Thank MeritAnn
San Luis Obispo, CA
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Several years ago, my husband and I tried this restaurant. It wasn't good. Today, a friend and I decided to try it for lunch, because we were hungry and in a hurry. It's gone downhill. The soup was luke warm and tasteless. I ordered cashew chicken - lots of cashews, not much chicken. The won-ton that came with it was... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

My wife and I have been eating here, occasionally over the past five years ... probably a total of 30 times in all that time. Mandarin Gourmet has never been especially good, certainly not up to anyone's gourmet standards, but it has been adequate for those times when we were too lazy to cook. Both lunch and dinner portions are... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

We had dinner on the evening of Mother's Day. The restaurant was somewhat crowded, but not extraordinarily so. We were seated after a short wait. No food service person appeared after a reasonable wait, so we contacted the person who had seated us. From this point forward, service was good. We each ordered a combination dinner which was quickly served.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
23:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1316 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6503
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-541-4590

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?