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Mandarin Chef

Map & Directions 5022 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
  • Chinese
  • Mon-Sat 11am-10pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, cash
  • Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly, Family Style
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Street


Seattle Weekly's Description

The space is small, the tables are cramped and the decor is nothing to write home about. But all this lack will be forgotten the minute the huge plate of jiao-zi dumplings hits the table. Served by the platter, these Sichuan-style dumplings come straight from the hands of Sang Lam, chef and owner at Mandarin Chef, along with his wife Lang who runs the front. It is a friendly, odd, strange, welcoming and small place, but one of the best (and cheapest) places for mutt Chinese/American food in the University district

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Tips from foursquare

  • Seattle Met on 11/09/11

    Seattle turns out to be a particular bastion of the hand-shaved noodle. Our favorite is Mandarin Chef, an Ave storefront run by a Szechuan couple with just the skill sets to open a restaurant.

  • Seattle Weekly on 12/14/10

    Voted Best Dumplings in Best of Seattle 2010!

  • Daryn N. on 03/24/12

    Hand shaved noodles and homemade dumplings are delicious!

  • .Z. on 05/28/10

    Great, non-greasy Chinese food. Not sure what to get? Ask for a recommendation! They've never done me wrong.

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