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Mandarin Garden

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24046 Lake Dr, Crestline, CA 92325
+1 909-338-6482
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Blue Jay
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Crestline Mandarin Garden is "okay." We've been quite a few times over the years when we wanted Chinese food and were in the area. The OTHER Mandarin Garden in Agua Fria (owned by relatives) is MUCH better. The one good thing I can say about this one is that there is never a wait. It only seats maybe 8... More 

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Thank Alisa G
Altadena, CA
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Don't be dissuaded by the shabby looks of the storefront and eating area of this restaurant. Every dish is full of flavor an each is distinct from the next. Great for take-out.

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Thank zscore
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

I went there yesterday, a Saturday. It was my second time going to this restaurant. The food is pretty good, not great, but pretty good. However, yesterday I arrived at about 3:15PM. The restaurant was closed and the sign on the window said it would open for dinner at 3:30PM. I decided to wait and went back to my truck... More 

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Thank LOUIS S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

By far the worst Chinese food I've ever had. Like how do you mess up fried rice? Absolutely no flavor what so ever. I say skip this place, it's not worth your time or money.

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Thank Chrissy M
Crestline, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

Not friendly, I wasn't one of their regulars. Saw them doing things with their hands that wasn't clean, didn't wash hands. Food ok.

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Thank Cindy G
Crestline
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194 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

This is a nice small restaurant but I've had better and more authentic food elsewhere. The hot and sour soup isn't as hot and sour as it is traditionally but it's ok. I've been here many times hoping it will get better but it's just ok.

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Thank mrsnutpop
Crestline, California
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

We went here a half hour before they close for mid day till dinner. The waitress seemed a bit annoyed that we had come, she was not at all talkative and not very friendly. The food was alright, nothing great. The place was a bit cramped. I did not feel comfortable or particularly welcome.

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Thank Amanda S
Manhattan Beach, CA
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

The food at Mandarin Garden was fresh and good. A real surprise in the little town of Lake Gregory. We will return.

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Thank KateS7
Tehachapi, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

we had two different entrees and both were equally delicious. The restaurant is small and homely in decor but the food is excellent.

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Thank Lennie D
Los Angeles, California
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382 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015

It took us over a year of living here to give them a try, the other reviews scared us off so it was when we were really craving some noodles that we decided it was time. It really wasn't bad, pretty good actually. Nothing like the restaurants in Chinatown or San Gabriel, but surprisingly good. The chow mein was my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24046 Lake Dr, Crestline, CA 92325
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Crestline
  • Phone Number: +1 909-338-6482

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