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Royal Mandarin

Chinese Restaurant$$$$
National City
  • Ranked #2 for Chinese restaurants in National City
  • Jomer M.
    "Get the salted pepper chicken wings!!! Its the best in the world!"(7 Tips)
    Rembert M.
    "Salt and pepper shrimp no shell the best 5 stars"(3 Tips)
    Liz A.
    "Chicken wings and egg drop soup are delicious!"(4 Tips)
    Hanna C.
    "Try the Upside Down Crispy Noodles w/ Salted Peper Squid."(2 Tips)
65 Tips and reviews
  • chicken wings
  • egg drop soup
  • Chinese food
  • calamari
  • good for groups
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  • Chris C.
    Portion sizes are generous and the price is right. Plenty of options to choose from.
  • Cathy S.
    Cathy S.October 1
    Salt & Pepper Wings, their top seller!
  • Colleen A.
    Salt and pepper chicken wings are so delicious!
  • Conrad & Jenn R.
    Conrad & Jenn R.July 31, 2016
    Chicken wings are nice.
  • John E.
    John EFebruary 12, 2016
    Chicken wings are amazing, but the calamari was amazing-er!
  • Liz A.
    Liz AvilaFebruary 3, 2016
    Chicken wings and egg drop soup are delicious!
  • Paul C.
    Paul Cordova IIIDecember 7, 2015
    Absolutely cannot go wrong with the wings. The best. My son loves them!
  • Jen C.
    Jen CJuly 26, 2015
    Chicken wings!!
  • Rembert M.
    Rembert McRaeMay 24, 2015
    Salt and pepper shrimp no shell the best 5 stars
  • Shy
    ShyDecember 1, 2014
    The tofu here is actually pretty good. You can get it with or without peanuts, I'm not a huge fan of peanuts but the Kung PO tofu is good.
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NewellOctober 4, 2014
    The peppered chicken wings are great if you like a kick.
  • Sergio V.
    Sergio VelazquezAugust 22, 2014
    Salted Pepper Chicken Wings
  • Sergio V.
    Sergio VelazquezAugust 22, 2014
    Salted Pepper Chicken Wings, Fish Fillets or Calamari
  • Regina B.
    It's all about the wings!
  • Maribel G.
    Maribel GavinJune 14, 2014
    Best salt and pepper wings!
  • Nick R.
    Nick ReadJune 3, 2014
    The salt and pepper wings are amazing!!!!!!
  • Laura E.
    Laura Estrella CarrilloFebruary 7, 2014
    Its delicious!
  • Theresa P.
    Theresa PerryNovember 26, 2013
    Mandarin special. Pretty good! Good service.
  • Bryce L.
    Bryce LimNovember 7, 2013
    Outstanding salt-and-pepper chicken!
  • Betty
    BettyOctober 18, 2013
    SaltNPepper French fries are overrated
  • Betty
    BettyJune 21, 2013
    Yummmmmy food..can't get enough!
  • Dean S.
    Dean SternJune 3, 2013
    I have to agree that the salt and pepper wings wit the fries are the best! There are imitators but no one can come close to the Royal Mandarin. You will not be disappointed even after the long wait.
  • Em E.
    Em EricaMay 16, 2013
    Best Damn Wings - MUST order the salt & pepper wings!
  • Theresa S.
    Theresa StevensApril 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is delicious
  • crystal h.
    crystal harrisApril 24, 2013
    The Salted Pepper Shrimp is amazing!
  • Theresa B.
    Theresa B.April 19, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Salt & pepper chicken nuggets, to die for.
  • Bill B.
    Bill BoardmanApril 4, 2013
    The egg drop soup is great!
  • Sugar B.
    Sugar BunnyFebruary 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Salted Pepper Chicken Wings are the business!!!!
  • Sarah Mae R.
    Sarah Mae RoqueDecember 9, 2012
    That place is always packed!
  • Bobby B.
    Bobby BirminghamJuly 25, 2012
    salt and pepper chicken wings are godlike.
  • Edelweiss
    EdelweissJune 27, 2012
    What's good here?!?!?! Of course, the ever popular SALT & PEPPER CHICKEN!!! The BEST in town!!! ;-)
  • Chris A.
    Chris AndersonJune 14, 2012
    Salted pepper chicken wings are the best!
  • Carl G.
    Carl GapusanMay 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Hello... Who knew the workers can speak spanish
  • Starscream
    StarscreamMay 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Food...good...but Hulk get tainted. Hulk angry...HULK SMASH!!!
  • Mark A.
    Mark ArthurApril 8, 2012
    4 Words: Salted. Pepper. Chicken. Wings.
  • Naima F.
    Naima FinnieMarch 19, 2012
    Try the Salted Pepper Chicken Wings - Yes please!
  • Jerome M.
    Jerome MartinezJanuary 25, 2012
    One thing they need inside this place is some background music!!
  • Jerome M.
    Jerome MartinezJanuary 25, 2012
    Salted pepper chicken n shrimp is delicious! Gotta have egg drop soup also!
  • Tom B.
    Tom BaconJanuary 20, 2012
    Salt and pepper anything its a good bet. Just get ready for the MSG coronary afterwards.
  • Oscar B.
    Oscar BaterinaDecember 26, 2011
    If you are going to buy a party tray at a certain time, you will still have to wait. Very inefficient here!
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle Snyder MooreDecember 4, 2011
    This place sucks now!
  • Danny S.
    Danny SilvaNovember 15, 2011
    Anything other than the salt and pepoer wings isn't worth getting!
  • Jen🌸✨💗
    Jen🌸✨💗November 6, 2011
    Try the pepper salted wings!
  • Rick P.
    Rick PaguiriganOctober 3, 2011
    This place uses lots of MSG TO ENHANCE THE TASTE OF THEIR FOOD or get PEOPLE ADDICTED. Many restaurants stopped using msg due to health issues related to its consumption. Why do you continue its use?!
  • Morena_jojo
    Morena_jojoOctober 2, 2011
    Good for extra catered food..
  • Emelia D.
    Emelia DCSeptember 25, 2011
    Chicken wings are good but before the place burned down.. it was better... if you don't want to wait for your food when you order... Call in first .. then come 15 minutes after you call enjoy!
  • Bianca T.
    Bianca TowneAugust 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Salted pepper everything is the biz! Even tho it was better before it burnt down. Still on point. <3
  • Kim D.
    Kim DulanoJuly 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ahhh egg drop soup :)
  • Hanna C.
    Hanna CastuliMay 18, 2011
    Try the Upside Down Crispy Noodles w/ Salted Peper Squid. Its really good! :) both for 19 dollars, feeds up to 4 people! Depending how hungry you guys are. (:
  • James E.
    James EdmistonApril 25, 2011
    Not going to mention SPCW. Not going to say how good they are! But you should also try the salt and pepper shrimp. OMG!
  • Cassandra E.
    Cassandra EdilloranApril 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the salted pepper chicken wings and the calamari... They're the best in San Diego.
  • JavHmmm...
    JavHmmm...February 22, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Luv it here !!!
  • Mark S.
    Mark SherwinFebruary 15, 2011
    Hot tea, house noodles, and the salt & pepper chicken wings.
  • Julian S.
    Julian Saint IIIFebruary 4, 2011
    The Mongolian Beef is unmatched compared to any other Chinese food place, Period.
  • Manilyn S.
    Manilyn SFebruary 2, 2011
    I'm going to have to agree with everyone else... CHICKEN WINGS FTW! :] or the shrimp.
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa MarieJanuary 1, 2011
    Curry Chicken is the best
  • Rick C.
    Rick CamposDecember 12, 2010
    Just get the salt and pepper chicken wings...that's all you need to get!
  • Alexis R.
    Alexis ReyesOctober 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Upside Down Crispy Noodle and of course the wings! Also, don't forget to ask for crispy wonton when getting soup (if they don't already give it to you)
  • Jolynn B.
    Jolynn BucsitSeptember 22, 2010
    Call in your order if you're taking it to go. They're very fast.
  • Yuki K.
    Yuki KusuharaAugust 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get chili pepper oil!!!! And mix the crispy winton in the soup. Order SPCW... Or course.
  • Wendy A.
    Wendy AguilarJuly 29, 2010
  • Carlos Y.
    Carlos YnaresJuly 25, 2010
    Must have Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings
  • Troy J.
    Troy JohnsonJuly 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    GREAT Chinese food. Customer service is A+!! You will not be disappointed with the food quality and price.
  • Jomer M.
    Jomer MagtotoJune 20, 2010
    Get the salted pepper chicken wings!!! Its the best in the world!
  • Juanka M.
    Juanka MejiaApril 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    El mejor salt and pepper chicken que probaras. Y además a un excelente precio
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