The atmosphere is pretty cool. The food was not anything to brag about. It lacked spiciness. Maybe they tone it down for the Iowegians. My wife doesn't like things too spicy but she found the spiciest dishes they served rather bland. Service was good. I sure hope there is a better Chinese restaurant in the area or I will be pained.
I love going to the Mandarin, especially for lunch. Great servings and pretty inexpensive. I love the Mongolian Beef or the Garlic Chicken. They also have the best egg rolls & crab rangoon that I have ever had anywhere. If you're ever in the area I suggest going to the Mandarin for lunch or dinner.