The food is great and not to mention the workers here are fantastic. They are super friendly and once you become a regular they remember you and they start calling you "amiga" or "amigo" which in english means friend. Everyone needs to go here at least once and trust me this isn't your regular chinese that only a few people go here. They get tons of business and they were awarded top chinese restaurant. You won't regret it.
The lunch specials are way over priced. The quantities are big, because most portions are rice. The rice do not taste like rice, I don't truse the rice from this restaurant. I WON'T BUY ANY RICE FRON HERE, JUST IN CASE IT IS FAKE RICE.. It is one of better restaurant in the salinas. It is a better deal to get dinner entrees instead of lunch specials.
I highly recommend Chef Lee's Manderine House. The service was friendly and prompt. The food was fresh and flavorful. The manderine chicken was really good and the snow peas were crispy and the shrimp was cooked just right - not overcooked.
I have both dined at this restaurant and ordered take out on several occations. I've always had very good service and a satisfied tummy. It's something my whole family can enjoy and that's not always an easy thing for me to find.
The food Is great and this place is always crowded!! People are friendly too.
Best Chinese food in town not to mention good friendly staff !!