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“Friendly host, tasty food”
Review of Mandarin House

Mandarin House
Ranked #123 of 1,239 Restaurants in La Jolla
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Chinese
Description: 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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Description: 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!!
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We were visiting local friends and they suggested this restaurant as one of their favorites. Our take out dinner was delicious and we had a pleasant exchange with the owner while seated at the small bar area while waiting for the food. The Peking duck was a hit with some; although I was not enamored with the flavor it was worth trying.

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Reviewed 27 August 2016

Everything is great here! I order their fabulous drinks. And they make everything how you like it. The service is very friendly, and kids are always there too!

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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Very excellent, high quality food. Flavors aren't mundane. Been simulates where everything tastes the same.
A little pricy. Spent $100 for 6 people.
Best dish was a scallop dish my son got.
Service was great. Waitress was great with my kids. She was able to keep them entertained with cookies etc.
Trust me my kids are a handful.

Thank Jacob M
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I have been coming to this restaurant many years. The decoration has been the same for more than 30 years. The food is really good and the pekin duck is always delish

Thank VeronicaV2013
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

Relaxed atmosphere but excellent food.

Very good range of dishes.

Excellent service, including a visit to the table by the owner to check all was well.

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Thank Brian R
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