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Mandarin House

6765 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-6044
+1 858-454-2555
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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“fried rice” (5 reviews)
“walnut shrimp” (2 reviews)
Opens in 25 min
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
6765 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-6044
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I started going to this restaurant in 1990's. It was okay, not great. We stopped going and we decided to try again. What an improvement. The food was great. The waiters are wonderful and helpful. We had six for dinner we had 10 different dishes....More

Thank crownpacificgroup
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

we enjoyed the food at dinner this past week. cant decide whether the spotty service is a result of too few wait staff or over- seating of diners given kitchen / wait staff capabilities. regardless, this restaurant is best utilized as take- out . again,...More

Thank george c
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We were renting a house in LaJolla and wanted chinese take out to eat at home after a long day fighting summer traffic. Food was just ok. Portion sizes were good. When we went to pick up the order the place was packed so perhaps...More

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We always used to drive by and think the building looked a bit dumpy.... we finally stopped in a couple of years ago and found out we were missing some great food! In particular, we like the honey shrimp, Mongolian beef, popcorn shrimp, walnut shrimp,...More

Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We heard about this famous authentic Chinese restaurant it's called Mandarin House It was straight up from La Jolla famous wind and Sea Beach short five minute walk right when you walk in they actually have a small bar which is refreshing and while were...More

Thank 1captainlucky
Reviewed 3 August 2017

My family and friends have made Mandarin House a necessary stop when we visit the San Diego area. Every menu item has been satisfying. The staff is professional and always ready to recommend something we may not have tried. After experiencing dining of this sort...More

Thank DLMarlin
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

My family and I decided to get some Chinese cuisine and go eat it at La Jolla Cove. The restaurant was very clean and nicely decorated. The service was very quick, even though we did not stay to eat, the service was nice. The parking...More

Thank Mikaela O
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Our dinner was very good with the highlight being the ability of the chef to have all of the entrees done to perfection as far as tenderness. There was some differences in the recipes as to how I am use to having them prepared. For...More

Thank MsAudie
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Very good food, with improvement needed for wait service and décor. We ordered: • Hot & Sour soup • Shrimp w/lobster sauce - Mushrooms, bamboo shoots, & Water chestnuts in a rich and decadent lobster sauce. • Chinese vegetables with chicken - Sliced Chicken breast...More

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 27 December 2016

After 1 hour we had not even received the tea. Our waiter said he was doing his best and clearly he was, it was just a lack of staff. The food was generally good when it came unfortunately some of it was cold as it...More

Thank Jon P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6765 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-6044
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-2555
  • E-mail
We have been serving the same classic Chinese recipes since we opened in 1977. We are La Jolla's favorite Chinese restaurant going on 3 generations and have continuted to be family owned and operated. Our unique flavors and recipies have been derived from classic Peking and Sze Chuan techniques. We boast many signature dishes that are original Mandarin House recipies such as our Kung Pao and Cashew Chicken, as well as our Smoked Chicken with Mandarin Seaweed, Salt and Pepper Chicken and our handmade Egg Rolls and Dumplings. Additionally, we bring the best version of your old favorites including Orange Chicken, Sweet and Sour Pork, Beef and Broccoli and even Peking Duck which is still handcarved tableside. We make all our sauces and marinades from scratch as well as our chicken stock fresh daily. We roast all our own meats and believe that our key to success all these years has been controlling every ingredient and process into creating all of our dishes. We are open for Lunch daily (except sunday) and offer Monday-Friday, 11am-2:30pm lunch specials. We deliver nightly from 5pm-9pm in La Jolla and Pacific Beach. Call us for take out or reservations. We can accomodate large parties up to 40. So thank you for thinking about dining at the Mandarin House. Our family friendly atmosphere and delicious food and cocktails will be sure to fill your bellies and put a smile on your faces. Come see what all the fuss is about. See you at The Mandarin House!!
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