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Chef Lee's Mandarin House

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2031 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5212
+1 831-375-9551
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I read bad reviews of this place on another website, but I gave the place a chance because we're staying nearby and I wanted a place in walking distance. Wow, am I glad I ignored the bad reviews! I found the food to be very authentically Chinese; it was much more like what I ate when I lived in China... More 

Thank NorCal_Prof
Arvada, Colorado
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food! the Mongolian Beef is the best I have EVER had. Egg drop soup is great, note a small bowl is for 3-4 people, the price threw us for a bit. My husband loved the Chow Mein.

Thank Tazcatlover
Arvada, Colorado
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We were in town for the AT&T Golf Tournament and stayed about a block from this restaurant. All 4 of us were impressed with the service and the food. My husband had chow mein, I had Mongolian beef, extra spicy. Our friends had the egg fu yung and General tsao's chicken. We really liked it all. Also had the 'small'... More 

Thank melbobtux
Monterey, California
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Very good "American" Chinese food. Good size portions for the price, tons of offerings. Their chow mein and their fried rice are so much better than another Chinese place further up Fremont! There are plenty of pieces of meat and vegies in both. I get take out here within 15 min of calling it in...I live just a few blocks... More 

Thank lizclark100
Monterey, CA
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Lunch plates here are large!!! It's about $10, and still served with a cup of soup and rice. It easily serves two. Chinese menu you grew up with, sweet and sour, beef and broccoli, and such. My lunch buddy and I shared a small sizzling rice soup. The "small" would serve four people as a starter. Or full meal for... More 

Thank Justine_CMT
San Jose, California
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Best soup and the Chicken Salad is out of this world. I also had the Mongolin Beef YUM. We found this place and went back twice in our weekend.

Thank Lovetohittheroad2
Monterey, California
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

When I'm craving Chinese this place always saves the day. King Pao Chicken is a favorite of mine. Egg flower is tasty. Always seem to have a good meal here!

Thank Jennadah
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Ate a very nice dinner here last night. Portions are large, food is fresh. Prices are reasonable. Servers are attentive.

Thank Nicole H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is my go to Chinese Place. Large portions for take out or eat in. Tons of variety of dishes, good service.

Thank Liz C
Salinas, California
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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I recently stopped at Chef Lee for carry out and was appalled at how bad the food was. My favorite egg foo yong had no vegetables in it, and the beef had gone bad. The egg rolls were greasy and flavorless. The chicken curry had very little curry. I've never had a meal this flavorless and bad. Next time I... More 

Thank Joan_Crenshaw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2031 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5212
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-375-9551

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