Solvang >Food & Dining > Mandarin Touch
475 1st St Ste 9, Solvang, CA | Directions 9346334.595414 -120.139911
patio is fun on wed. good food – These guys definately cater to locals. The bill is usually in chinese but the food is fresh and hot. Soups aren't their thing, but the potstickers are great! The sizzling platters are fun to share and there is live music on Wed. during the warm season.
Worst Chinese restaurant in the country – Service is poor, food is mediocre. One menu given to us has a dead mosquito stuck on one of its pages. Shrimp in Sizzling Rice Soup is almost tasteless. Beef Chow Mien is passable. Waiter is impolite and melodramatic; argues when order is disagreeable, and does not return actual change on the check. We give $20.20 for a bill of $17.20, but the change never arrive until the head manager comes to us. We tell him we are waiting for receipt, waiter then comes back with empty receipt form to ask us what amount to write on it. (It's on the check. Why is he asking us?!!) Then he returns the change but refuses to give receipt for payment. Ive been to many Chinese restaurants, and this is not only the worst (service, food, etc.) but also the first restaurant ever that refuses to give receipt when asked.
No choice, but good choice! – Went to Solvang last year, arrived at around 8:00pm. Beautiful little town, but the sun was setting at a rapid rate and darkness falls quicker than expected, and above all, we were getting a bit hungry. By that time, everything was started to closed. Stumbled into this little place, it was a pretty good experience (you know, out of town kind and far from home). The food was cater to a specific type of restaurant eaters (certainly not my taste), kind of like a Panda Express with waiters serving you. But overall, it was a good memory. Maybe we'll stop by again when we return to Solvang soon.
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