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Mandarin Chinese Restaurant

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415 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010-3319
+1 515-233-5300
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11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue 11:00 - 21:30
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Ames, Iowa
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Another lunch favorite. Mandarin chicken has to be one of my all time favorite Chinese meals. Always a quick in and out. Great crab rangoon.

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Thank grandski
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Ordered take out tonight. Wasn't impressed. Had sweet and sour chicken and it seemed like inexpensive chicken. Had to spit out several pieces. It was a take out order yet they didn't have paper plates to send with us. We were hoping for a better meal than the local grocery store take out. Cost was about $14 per person after... More 

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Thank Marsha O
Ames, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I've always liked the Mandarin. It has good food, a cute ambiance, and decent service. I don't frequent here as much as I should, given my favorable views on it. It seems to slip through the cracks of Ames dining, but I've always found it a pleasant place to eat.

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Thank Brooke K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Sunday dinner with my freshman daughter. Typical options for Chinese restaurant. Generous portions. Great service and great flavor.

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Thank Todd D
Piracicaba, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This was the first Chinese restaurant I visited with my friends when I move to Ames in August, 2012. Since then I have visited this place a lot of times. I really love their Kung pao Chicken. Service is OK and ambience is good. You will find a lot of Chinese restaurants in Ames with better food and price.

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Thank sehgal01
Jacksonville, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

This is locally owned and managed place close to downtown. The lunch menu is a great buy and a pleasant meal. The service is outstanding and the owners always treat you as friends. The dinner menu is with table cloth service and an expanded selection. The family style is a favorite. The lobby and dining room are always clean and... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service. Highly recommend it. I am only giving 4 stars because the crab Rangoon's seemed to be mostly if not all cream cheese and no crab.

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Thank Jean H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Locally owned, very nice staff. Love the food, the Hot and Sour soup is terrific as well as the Crab Rangoon and Eggrolls. If you are luck enough to have Liz serve you, she is very efficient and nice but often times works a lot of tables. She treats our grandkids like family -- has a little special treat for... More 

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Thank Denise W
Ames, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

We usually do take-out food from this place, which I personally think is the best Chinese food in Ames. Atmosphere of the restaurant, itself, is not stellar, but OK. Love the pot stickers.

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Longtime favorite for sit-down Chinese. The special for 2 is perfect with Mongolian Beef, Garlic Chicken, sizzling rice soup and egg roll or pot stickers. Mongolian Beef version is a favorite with no spicy heat, sweet sauce, and those rice noodles that seem like elongated plastic peanuts. Garlic Chicken very good also although I'm not a big fan of mushrooms.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010-3319
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-233-5300

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