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Mandarin House - CLOSED

2604 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-6602
+1 619-232-1101
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible17%
21 Feb 2017
“Favorite Chinese Place”
29 Jun 2016
“No longer there!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
€€ - €€€
2604 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-6602
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is my favorite Chinese place in San Diego. Portions are large so get a couple of things to split. If you want to get a drink try the Volcano.

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Mandarin House has been demolished. A High Rise Condo (expensive) building is going up in it's place.

Thank BubblesinFrance
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Sadly, this restaurant is no longer here - building was leveled to develop a new condo project. I don't think they are expected to re-open, but if it does, it's worth checking.

Thank italygoodness
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Mandarin House has been in La Jolla for years. Located on La Jolla Blvd it is not very fancy looking outside. There is small parking lot, but you can also find street parking on side streets. Menu is large and they have also have complete...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 30 April 2014

We decided to have lunch at this casual American restaurant in Hillcrest yesterday. The weather was steamy, and the restaurant only had ceiling fans circulating hot air even though air conditioners were evident and not turned on. Only a few patrons were drinking at the...More

Thank pensando42
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Many nice selections that you will not find in most other Chinese restaurants. They do seafood very well and they are pretty consistent. Favorites for my family include Salt & Pepper Chicken, Chicken rolled over asparagus, scallops several ways, Moo Shu pork or Veg. Crab...More

1  Thank Barry L
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Went to meet a friend at Mandarin House today for lunch and found that it was out of business! Originally met Martin in 1983 at their Pacific Beach location. For many years, he was the manager (owner?) of the Hillcrest location. Always warm, smiling, generous...More

3  Thank SDBeachbum
Reviewed 29 October 2013

So sad to have this landmark in Hillcrest/Midtown being lost to more condos. Martin and the staff at MH have been so gracious to us over the 2 decades we have been going there, we will truly be at a loss. Mandarin House had the...More

Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed 8 February 2013

Have eaten at this restaurant for many years, food and service is always great, call ahead for take-out which only takes about 15 minutes. Cashew Chicken is the best!

Thank psmconnor
Reviewed 13 November 2012

In San Diego for a conference and decided to order in. Called Mandarin House and placed an order. Delivery time was great! Super fast. The food however was the worst oriental food I have ever had. The fired rice was like mush. The Mongolian beef...More

Thank HoonahAK
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Restaurant Details

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US$12 - US$20
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  • Address: 2604 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-6602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-232-1101
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