For over 30 years, Chef Lee’s Mandarin House has been a family tradition serving our guests the finest Chinese cuisine in the Monterey Bay area. Specializing in Northern Chinese fare, sizzling hot creations are served family style (large platters passed between guests at the table), in an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere. Located off Hwy 1, Chef Lee’s has consistently been awarded “Best Chinese Restaurant” in Monterey County.

Established in 1981, Chef Lee’s has since become a well known landmark recognized by locals and visitors for it’s architecture and history throughout the decades. The beautiful exterior surrounded by manicured gardens, housed between fountains, flowers, and koi ponds, resembles an imperial palace, while the delightful interior displays colorful works of glass art between each booth and on the ceiling. Chef Lee’s has also become a destination restaurant for those visiting the Monterey area, winning international acclaim for decor and design by media outside the U.S.

Chef Lee’s Mandarin House only uses the finest quality ingredients which are delivered to the restaurant daily, and every dish is prepared fresh and cooked to order. With an extensive selection of traditional family favorites, a variety of vegetarian dishes are offered on the menu, as well as the option to eat in or take out. Guests can also request no MSG per order.

Open 364 days a year 7 days a week 11am – 10pm for dine in or takeout, Chef Lee’s offers an elegant and spacious dining area seating up to 300 guests and a full service bar which includes specialty cocktails and guest creations. For those dining in on weekdays from 11am – 2pm, a lunch menu is available. Banquet rooms accommodating both private and large parties are available upon request. Please call in advance to make a reservation.

Upon arrival to the establishment, one will experience the elegant decor, sizzling hot food, and friendly staff. An award winning restaurant annually voted “Best Chinese Restaurant” in Monterey County, Chef Lee’s is honored to be the recipient of numerous awards year after year.

Chef Lee’s Mandarin House welcomes you and your family to join us for an unforgettable dining experience!