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Mandarin Roots

3345 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2804
+1 650-565-8868
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“soup” (6 reviews)
Closed today
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3345 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2804
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I work in Palo Alto and along El Camino Real there are not many good dining choices. Mandarin Roots is kind’a a go to place for me. The food is consistently good and portions are good sized. It’s Palo Alto so it’s not inexpensive and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 302tedk
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is in all aspects a good restaurant. The waiters are fast and helpful without being too present. And the food is special. The menu is unique and the taste is great. A place to put on your Palo Alto bucket list.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Elbert H
Reviewed 25 September 2018

I no longer recommend this restaurant. I have eaten lunch and dinner at this restaurant many times since it opened. With all the high-quality Asian restaurants in the area, I won’t bother going back. My companion and I ate dinner there on September 16, 2018....More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

We were travelling in CA for business and decided to stop for a quick mealiness Palo Alto. This restaurant was recommended by a colleague and we decided to try it. Right from entering the restaurant the experience was great. A small venue but lots of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank AndrewGraydon
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 993chucks
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

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: January 2018
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

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 949sharonl
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

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank VJ V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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