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Mandarin Kitchen

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8766 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55420-2738
+1 952-884-5356
11:00 - 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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Moorhead, Minnesota
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724 reviews
598 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 

1 Thank Gao Y
Central Wisconsin
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

Thank RobInWisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Minneapolis St Paul doesn't have good Chinese cuisine. Man. Kitchen is the best of a weak lot. The food is decent for a Midwest area. But can't compare to New York or Toronto or West Coast (not sure about Chicago). The dim sum is very ordinary. MSP does have quality Vietnamese and Korean food.The Chinese scene is run of the... More 

2 Thank Mark G
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Food was hot and very tasty. Rice was perfect. Gen Tso chicken very nicely done. I will be back and you should come here too.

Thank Paul W
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were glad that we had our family dinner at this place on a weekday. It's slow, so we didn't have to wait for a table or food. We had the Family Dinner for 6 and that was plenty for 7 people. The dinner came with a whole fish, lobster, beef chow fun, squid stir fried with preserved veggies... And... More 

Thank NVP04
Mount Shasta, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

First time here, so two of us ordered 4 dishes to share and test. Best duck we have had in MN! Dumplings are an appetizer but very filling! Beef hotpot with Daikon would be a great Fall dish - hearty and fall off the bone. Buddhas Delight veggies were cooked perfect, the sauce was not as interesting as we would... More 

Thank Taigahcat
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Always great fresh variety, even the lunch combos are great! The menu is one of the most extensive in the twin cities.

Thank Ed N

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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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, 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?