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"Mandarin Gourmet ... or not so gourmet?" Top 5 Page for this destination Pacific Grove Restaurant Tip by Ewingjr98

Pacific Grove Restaurants: 30 reviews and 83 photos

Honestly one of the worst Chinese meals I've had in a while or maybe ever. Maybe I should have known better than to try Szechuan at a Mandarin place... the Szechuan beef was so overcooked it tasted like beef jerky with hot sauce on top. At least the rice was good. We also had the big house special wonton soup with pork, shrimp, and chicken which was excellent and really made the meal enjoyable for us.

The restaurant is clean but kind of a dump... it reminds me of someone's garage that was fixed up and converted into a restaurant. Exposed beams, threadbare gray carpet, painted over brick walls. The paint is fresh, but the restaurant could really use an overhaul.

Mandarin Gourmet also delivers, and during our meal several calls for delivery were made, so many people obviously enjoy this restaurant and have a higher opinion of the place than I do.

Open 11:00am to 9:30pm. Closed Tuesdays.

Address: 1184-G Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Behind the Safeway in the small plaza with Dos Amigos, Thaiwaiian, Fifi's French Bistro, and other much better restaurants.
Phone: 831.373-7427
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 2
Theme: Chinese/Dim Sum

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 8, 2008
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