Old Mandarin Islamic Restaurant in Sunset District continues the fine tradition of Asian restaurants of the area. This restaurant serves no pork and ... More
Old Mandarin Islamic
Old Mandarin Islamic Restaurant in Sunset District continues the fine tradition of Asian restaurants of the area. This restaurant serves no pork and alcohol and only halal meat in keeping with Islamic tradition. Try their Hot Pot, in which you can cook your own meat. Some of the other dishes on the menu are Peking Beef Pancake, West Lake Lamb Dumplings, Mongolian Lamb and Mongolian Tofu. This is unique place where you could sample Islamic Chinese cuisine and culture. Run by a family, it doesn't get any more authentic.
This restaurant has gone down the hill. When we used to go there a year or so back, the service was much friendlier and the food was excellent (with fresh vegetables and meats).
Having gone there many times and noticed a small decline, we went there last week to give them another chance and i guess success has really gone to their heads (ranked one of best CHinese restaurants in SF). The quality of food has gone downhill, my brother in law got sick from the food and the service (from lady boss and her son) was just incredibly rude (not just to us but others around us).
Very sad and disappointing experience and my family would not go back there again.
This is a restaurant I would take my out-of-town guests.
The unlike the Cantonese, Hunan, or Mandarin cuisine found everywhere is the Bay Area. It has the Islamic influence with the many lamb dishes. Try the short rib stew in a hot pot. It very tasty. Include an order of onion pan cake.
It's a hole-in-the-wall restaurant, but that is easily forgotten once you taste those usually delicious dishes. I have yet to order a entree that was not good.
This place's been open for over 10 years and somehow managed to stay under the radar. Probably for the best since it's really tiny and they don't take reservations. Check out the lamb hotpot for sure. The meat they use is of such high quality that the owner even encouraged us to eat it raw! Don't miss out on the other dishes on the menu though. The braised beef tendon was great. So was the pancake (with or without beef). I went with friends who once lived in Beijing and they can attest to the authenticity of the dishes.
We tried the steam boat and love it. All the dishes they recommended was perfect. The fried mongolian lamb is so good that I could just eat it with rice alone and love the fish. We had a fried pancake with meat and that was tasty. We can't wait to go back again with some other friends. Price is reasonable and service is good considering only the owner take order and serve the dishes personally. The place is small so if you have a big group, please call for reservation. Enough parking space and they have plenty of high chair for kids. It is in the Sunset area finding the place is easy.
All the lamb dishes here are famous. They really know how to make a perfect lamb dish. Juicy, tender... Yum! But still have to say their dumpling wraps are a little bit too thick. And don't expect to get a good service there because they only have one waiter.
Opps! Forgot the delicious Chinese style hot pot.
If you are a lamb lover, this is definitely a place for you. Gotta try their Lamb hotpot, multi-layer beef pan cake and end with Crispy Cake with Cream. I've also tried Hot Braised Lamb-Rib. The waiter has a special personality. He's quite honest of what's good and not good on the menu.
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