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Mr. Ning's Chinese Garden

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$$ - $$$
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127 Sumner St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-1161
Fri - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
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Santa Monica, California
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131 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Typical selections. It's a slice out of history & nothing has changed for years. You will find the service is excellent.

Thank SMOgal
Burbank, California
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is my favorite Chinese restaurant ever, the food is always fantastic as is the service, it's so good, its even on the Avalon food tour! Highly recommended, THE place to go in Avalon for great food for a reasonable price

Thank Rocky W
Redondo Beach, California
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We love Mr. Ning's! The food was fresh & the service was great! Our only regret was that we didn't give ourselves enough time to sit and enjoy our meals (as we quickly stopped in before catching a movie at the Casino). So make sure to give yourself enough time to eat there.

Thank SBayKat
Los Angeles CA
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149 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 724 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Got takeout from here one night. I wouldn't have minded eating on-site--the decor is a bit above the standard Chinese-American restaurant decor, what with the numerous whimsical upside-down parasols hanging from the ceiling. Staff was friendly and spoke Cantonese. I ordered the combination lo mein and turned it into a "Garden Dinner" so it included soup, fried shrimp and an... More 

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Slidell, Louisiana
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I love this restaurant and have for 20+ years. On a recent 3 day trip to the island I had to eat there twice to get in all the dishes I wanted. It really is the best deal in Avalon.

Thank lanuvie
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Mr. Nings is so great because is about as good a Chinese food as you'll find anywhere, and it is at a great price. You have 3 price options in Avalon.. High priced awesome food(about $30/ plate), burger stand fast food($7/plate), and Mr. Nings(avg $8/plate for big portions). Very authentic with most of the servers / hostess working there for... More 

Thank John M
Whittier, California
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

They are open for lunch and then again for dinner. The staff was very nice and we enjoyed the food. We were a family of 8 and they had plenty of seating for us to all eat at one table. Good for a group. Not as crowded as other places in Avalon

Thank janice385
San Diego, California
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107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Compared to all of the other places in town this place is a great bargain. The dinner combinations are huge and are available to go. I'm a big eater and I was able to make a few meals out of my food. Everything was tasty and decent quality. Of course it's probably not going to be as good as your... More 

Thank Carey G
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Mr Nings offered very friendly service and reliable Chinese food. We went back a couple of times just because the were friendly, fast and reliable.

Thank andbrody
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

When visiting a tourist location seldom do you find the combination of what most consider "standard" prices and the quality you've come to expect. Mr. Ning's is that place on Catalina Island. For the most part food is standard Chinese food. Very Good, but not reinventing the wheel here. Although the green beans are unbelievable. Yes, the green beans! I've... More 

Thank Andrew M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Sumner St, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-1161

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