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Mandarin Gourmet

) #180 of 228 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Chinese, Asian
1316 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6503
+1 805-541-4590
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good26%
  • Average23%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
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“pho” (4 reviews)
“spring rolls” (3 reviews)
“soup” (4 reviews)
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1316 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6503
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Reviews (34)
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1 - 10 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

I have tried a few Chinese restaurants in San Luis Obispo, and this has been the best. Is it great? No. Is it worth going? Yes. It is flavorful, the Hot & Sour Soup was actually quite good, and everything else was fine. It's just...More

Thank Glen B
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This place offers great Chinese dishes. The service is wonderful, very attentive servers. Their lunch special is what I usually order, around 11 bucks, comes with soup and tea. The ingredients used seem fresher than most the places that are available locally. Highly recommend for...More

Thank dolphindude77
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Do not be misled by the restaurant name. This place is definitely not gourmet. The service however is very nice. The staff is very friendly and they are always all smiles. Unlike many other places, the hostess waitress and waiters all speak English very well...More

Thank Niamvamtsheej
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

3.5 stars. So I am rounding up. Don't expect Gourmet. The service is top notch: friendly, upbeat, and welcoming. This is the typical Chinese restaurant you'd imagine, nothing more or less. The ambiance is nicer than many dumpy Chinese restaurants though and our table was...More

Thank MitsoukoRussie
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful service and the food is consistently good each time we go. Took my picky mother and children there and they all love it so that's saying something

Thank 458debbia
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Spring Rolls - average at best; Szechuan style beef - good, but they forgot to add any spiciness...bland; Lemon Chicken - Moo Goo Gai Pan - chicken was rubbery; Happy Family - OK Doesn't look like a return trip is in our future.

Thank Russ R
Reviewed 28 May 2016

San Luis Obispo is not heavy on Chinese restaurants so there is little choice. The good news for us is that we chose the best one. We had the Lover's Delight, followed by Crispy Duck with Scallions & Pancakes and the Walnut Shrimp. Just two...More

Thank nickrobson
Reviewed 24 April 2016

This is the best of the Chinese places in this area. It is acceptable and some dishes are quite good and others just OK. However the quantity of food in the lunch specials is fine since you get soup, rice, and a couple of appetizer...More

Thank Gene H
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Really wanted to like this place - hungry for some good Chinese, but left disappointed. Went for Lunch - Ordered BBQ Pork as an appetizer - tired like last nite's dinner (my wife rarely sends anything back, but was compelled to do so - deducted...More

Thank gary k
Reviewed 19 January 2016

I made a reservation for 16 members of my family for dinner and was extremely pleased with the quality of the food, the freshness of the ingredients and the warmth of the welcome. I tasted all of the 12 different dishes we ordered and found...More

Thank MeritAnn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
23:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1316 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6503
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-541-4590
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