Mandarin Garden Restaurant

(858) 566-4720 | View Website

8242 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA | Directions   92126

32.912752 -117.145509

Open Hours

Monday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Tuesday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Wednesday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Thursday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Friday 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM

Saturday 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM

Sunday 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Restaurants, Carry Out, Chinese  more

Neighborhoods: Mira Mesa, Northeastern, Northeastern San Diego

Side Dish, Vegetable Egg Roll, Jasmine Tea, Tofu W/Eggplant W/Brown Sauce, Vegetable Chow Mein, Tofu W/Bok Choy W/White Sauce, Vegetable Fried Rice, Mixed Vegetables W/White Sauce, Kung Pao Tofu, Chinese Broccoli W/Oyster Sauce... more

Reviews for Mandarin Garden Restaurant

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Big portions, poorly prepared – Everything was too salty.

The Mu Shu chicken was passable.

My wife's mixed vegetables had a terrible brown sauce that tasted like extra salty soy sauce thickened with corn starch. The veggies were limp and overcooked.

My son's almond chick tasted like it had the same sauce. The rice was dry.

My Wor WonTon soup was too salty. The few veggies were limp and overcooked. The wontons were passable. The pork pieces were almost flavor free, and a few were gristly to the point where they were unchewable.

As a serious amateur cook and lover of Asian food, I can't believe that professional cooks would prepare food like that for the public, with such obvious lack of care.

The tea was good, as was the service. The atmosphere was nice, quiet and not overly ornamented. It seemed like a nice family was running this place so it pains me to have to write a review this negative.

over a year ago

Noodle, spicy chicken, egg foo young and some quiet ambiance tucked inside the Mira Mesa Mall. – In Short
Behind the large red doors that separate the business from mall shops is a tranquil, traditional Chinese eatery. A relaxing atmosphere is created with Jade-colored décor and the gentle strains of classical Chinese music that drift through the dining area. Couples and families select from the menu of sweet, savory and spicy specialties. Popular entrees include the almond chicken, sautéed shrimp with chili sauce and sliced chicken with black mushrooms.

over a year ago

Friendly & Cheap – I began to frequent this restaurant when some friends turned me on to the "Tan Tan" noodle soup. It's a spicy peanut & noodle soup. It's the only thing I've tried on the menu, but it's great. It goes well with some of the fruity drinks and desserts on the menu. The people who work there are really nice too. It's one of a group of Asian restaurants in the Mira Mesa and Convoy areas that I began preferring to go to on Saturday nights. They aren't as packed as the chains and places in hipper parts of town, and you usually get much better service. The only places I know of where you can get service that good on a Saturday night cost more than twice as much.


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