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Mandarin Kitchen

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$$ - $$$
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8766 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55420-2738
+1 952-884-5356
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Duluth, Minnesota
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167 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided I really wanted Dim Sum while we were in the Twin Cities area so I did a little research and found the Mandarin Kitchen. There was a group of 5 of us and the place was PACKED when we got there. That's usually a good sign so we encouraged, and also glad we got there early. I put... More 

Thank GitchSup
Prior Lake, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To avoid the wait for Dim Sum on the weekend, get there when the doors open, or plan to have 5+ people in your party. Coming from the West Coast, I was pleasantly surprised by the flavors and freshness. The Hagaow and Siewmai were good, along with the head-on fried shrimp. It's easy to get carried away in trying different... More 

Thank LingLingMN
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the roast duck for lunch. Worst lunch ever. All bones and fat. Hardly any meat. At least the bathrooms smelled lemony.

Thank Paul V
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

I was told by a Chinese co-worker of mine that this restaurant prepared foods that were very authentic and traditional. My kids were adventurous enough to try it out (three teenagers who are a bit picky). We arrived about 12:30 on a Saturday and it was in the midst of the lunch rush. We were seated right away but were... More 

Thank FredFlintstones
Lakeville, Minnesota
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

They have tanks filled live fresh seafood. They also have Peking ducks hanging in front. Share a duck and seafood meal with friend. This place is awesome.

Thank Richard L
Moorhead, Minnesota
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730 reviews
604 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Great real Chinese food in the most traditional way. They have Saturday and Sunday dim sum. Authentic to the core. Not your General Tso chicken sort of a place. Try it. You will like it.

Thank kawidd
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

My third experience with them was horrible. We checked in and was told there would be a 20 min wait for the 4 of us. 20 mins goes by and we are still waiting but guests with party of 5 or more are being seated. We finally had enough and asked them how much longer. We were told they had... More 

Thank mar1436
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The best place for dim sum in the twin cities. We have been to most if not all of the places that have served dim sum in town, and I have to say that this is the most satisfying one of the bunch by far. We have had dim sum on the east and west coast, and this ranks right... More 

Thank langer51
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This was my first time trying dim sum served in the traditional fashion (in metal carts). I've had dim sum with the paper method and to be honest, for first timers, the paper method is wayyyyy more efficient. What made it hard was how fast the servers were speaking and they have zero tolerance or time to explain to you... More 

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Central Wisconsin
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I've eaten dim sum at numerous places in Chinatown in NYC, and find that the Mandarin Kitchen offers better food, and wonderful experience. We tend to avoid the fried foods, and stick with things like steamed dumplings, shrimp, ribs, and veggies. All of that is really quite good at that place. Do be warned that the dishes and price can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Chinese, Asian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8766 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55420-2738
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 952-884-5356

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?