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Full Moon Mandarin Cuisine

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429 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
+1 831-333-1288
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
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Richmond, Virginia
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203 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Driving back to the hotel from Big Sur we were afraid everything would be closed, as Monterrey seems to act like a small town in the 60's. We were lucky it was only 930pm, and most places or grills had closed. We were hungry from driving all Big Sur all day and we had several items. I was never a... More 

Thank 1alwaystraveling
Glen Arbor, Mi
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Dined at Full Moon two nights in a row. Great food, service and hospitality. Found the moo shu pork, walnut shrimp, orange beef and pot stickers especially good. Jack really made us feel welcome, can wait to return.

Thank RandyChamberlain
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We went there last night even though the bad reviews were quite specific. Big mistake! The 'tea' was just brown water with no tea in it. We ordered the veggie mu-shu which was that brown indistinguishable mush overcooked that I know all of us have seen with what seemed to be flour tortillas rather than mu-shu pancakes. Best to skip... More 

Thank Rcarlkahn
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Full Moon used to be a respectable but unremarkable American-style Chinese restaurant, and had rather left my radar as a result. But on a recent visit, what a change! Apparently in response to the recent influx of Chinese tourists into the area, they've added a whole range of intriguing new Sichuan specialties alongside the old standbys. We had the cumin... More 

Thank Joe M
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you want a great coffee or tea, this is the place to be! They are near the Golden State Theatre. I brought my Service Dog in & had no problems. There were people just outside with dogs as well. Great service & very friendly staff! I have been back! Will definitely frequent this establishment!

Thank TravlinWoman
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2016

First walk in had a couple of customers. As time passed and it got later in the the evening more people arrived. We arrived around 5:30 pm on a sunday. We were seated immediately and given ample time to go over the menu. We were able to ask as many questions as we wanted without feeling awkward and servers tried... More 

Thank Luclu23
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Was looking for a Chinese place to eat and we found the best. Sometimes reviews are a hit or miss but the ones for Full Moon were spot on. Great service, big selection, great tasting food and large portions.

Thank BoboBob13
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Recommended by the concierge in our hotel as the best within walking distance. Ordered the family meal, stating that two of our party had a mushroom allergy. Appetisers were greasy and average, the potstickers were cheap sausages within pastry and the ribs were more gristle than meat. Soup came with mushrooms and was duly sent back. When it resurfaced, it... More 

Thank Kate M
Erlensee, Germany
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45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I was surprised to see that there were so many bad reviews here! We were looking for a Chinese restaurant and found this one and decided to try it. It doesn't look the most promising, but the food is excellent and it's very inexpensive. We'll definitely be going there more often!

Thank RiaAdams
Ankeny, Iowa
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199 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Having been to Monterey numerous times and dined in almost all other Chinese restaurants but this one in this area, we wanted to give it a try even we know it’s not popular among my friends. Honestly, the restaurant was clean and quiet, and our waiter was attentive and responsive yet a bit nervous. But I was talking about the... More 

Thank Will Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 18
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 429 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-333-1288

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