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Chef Lee's Mandarin House II

€€ - €€€Chinese, Asian
1616 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906-5102
+1 831-442-3385
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good9%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
17 Oct 2017
“I'll try again in 12 months”
26 Mar 2017
“Surprisingly good Chinese food”
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30 Hours
Chinese, Asian
€€ - €€€
1616 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906-5102
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

We used to visit twice per month then the food quality went downhill along with the service. Our frequency then became once per 6 months to see if there was improvement. That led to once per year. We ventured back (now 13 months) and should...More

1  Thank JeffRobinson7
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Rainy night and wanted some warming soup. Found this place while on way to our hotel and stopped in. It's very popular with the locals, which is a good sign. The decor is somewhat over-the-top Chinese motifs, but that just adds to the fun of...More

Thank Ben D
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Our family loves this restaurant! The lunch specials are amazing and their servings are huge. My favorite is the Mongolian beef....check out my pic below!

Reviewed 15 September 2016

My Favorites here are the Honey Walnut Shrimp, Chicken & Broccoli, Chef Lee's Fried Rice, and the Wonton Soup! The service is always friendly and speedy.. and the atmosphere is very cozy.

Thank alyssaa_25
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Always delicious meals! Plus leftovers are great for snacking later. Enjoy your favorites, because they really do it right here. Very reasonable prices for large portions. Thank You!

1  Thank Kim H
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Four members of our family ate lunch at Chef Lee's today. We had four different things from the lunch menu and we all agreed that the food was just average. The wonton soup was very thick with wontons and veggies, no skimping. Curry chicken had...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 14 April 2016

This is about the best Chinese restaurant that I wouldn't mind driving quite a distance from home. For some reason, this restaurant serves the best combination chow mein. The noodles are soft and tender, topped with vegetables, shrimp and chicken. It's is absolutely delicious! My...More

1  Thank Hazel G
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

A decent place for good Chinese food. The service is usually good. The restaurant can get noisy but it's family friendly (bring the kids). The food is served promptly, warm and well-seasoned. The servers are friendly and welcoming. Decent parking and large, spacious waiting area/lobby....More

Thank Peanut4Life
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Our family gather at chef Lee's in Salinas,Ca. for dinner after the high school graduation of my grandson. We made reservations, knowing how crowded Chef Lee's gets this time of the year. We were quickly greeted and seated with a big smile. Our tables were...More

Thank AngelaMott
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Their food is typical Americanized Chinese food that is served Family style to allow sharing. We had the Pork Fried Rice, Broccoli Beef and Shrimp Chow Mein. The food was average, nothing to shout about. The Broccoli Beef had the most flavor, the pork fried...More

Thank RustyWater
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1616 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906-5102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +1 831-442-3385
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