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Mandarin Roots

3345 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2804
+1 650-565-8868
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“peking duck” (6 reviews)
“pot stickers” (3 reviews)
“soup” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 2:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
3345 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2804
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1 - 10 of 51 reviews

Reviewed 4 June 2018

We both ordered an appetizer and we both ordered a main dish and then shared all four. All dishes were great! The server was very friendly and helpful and the food arrived in a good amount of time. We sat outside on the patio which...More

Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Dan Dan noodles were nice, but nothing special. Decent Manhattan. Three stars is just fine, but don’t expect anything special here. Restful atmosphere, fine service. Just not food that is special.

Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Having been to Hunan Garden some 5 years ago and remebering a bright well lit resturant with a great patio. We were disappointed to walk into a very dimly lit dark grey quite frankly depressing dining room. We should have turned and run when we...More

Thank kratour
Reviewed 4 March 2018

In brief, overall, the best Chinese food I've had locally. The four of us were unanimous in that opinion. We had no qualms in agreeing that every menu item we ordered was very good to excellant as was the service. We have eaten here numerous...More

Thank thegoldduke
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

I went there for lunch and was pleased to see that they offer various street food offerings from different Asian countries. I tried the Taiwanese beef noodle soup. Although not as spicy as I am used to, it was good and the bowl was large...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I work few block away from here and I do stop by very often. I like to start off with hot-n-sour soup. Past that, fried rice (chicken or Shrimp etc) is really good. It is always a bit less on salt but that is a...More

Thank VJ V
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

OVERALL: Nicely appointed restaurant with indoor/outdoor seating. Good for business and casual dining. FOOD: Enjoyed the pomegranate roast duck salad in leafy greens. Solid chicken and asparagus; and chicken lettuce cups. SERVICE: Very attentive with water fills. One caveat, we were having a late Sat...More

1  Thank nc3042017
Reviewed 29 July 2017

This type of chinese food is traditionally spicy and hot, but their twist is to usedifferent ingredients to get different flavors. It works.

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Excellent Chinese food. They are able to accommodate gluten sensitivity. Best to enjoy family style.

Thank 41terrencec
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I eat at Mandarin Roots approximately twice a month, and I always have a good meal. The menu has a mix of traditional Chinese restaurant dishes updated and done with high quality ingredients, as well as some more modern "fusion" dishes. The hot and sour...More

Thank Scott F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3345 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2804
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-565-8868
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