As the newest member to the local Chinese restaurant community, the Mandarin Restaurant is a…More family-friendly eatery serving up authentic cuisine. Formerly called Garden Court, the Mandarin is located inside the Days Inn about two miles north of the Old Town area.</p>
<p>The menu includes dishes from Szechuan, Shanghai, Hunan, Canton, Taiwan and other regions. Original dishes are created by blending a variety of recipes with local farm-fresh poultry and meat. The chefs use local produce and only cook with vegetable oil. Most dishes can be modified for a low-fat meal and sauces can be served on the side.</p>
Ming Yen Mandarin & Szechuan Cuisine 1628 Grant Ave, Novato, CA94945 One of Novato's many Asian cuisine houses, Ming Yen is one of the longest-established places in Marin County. With an…More affordable menu of favorites including beef chow fun, lemon chicken and eggplant pork, it is a popular place to visit more than once in a week. It also offers varying degrees of spice, from mild (lemon chicken) to extreme (Szechuan chicken). Conveniently located on busy Grant Avenue, it provides excellent bang for the diner's buck.
Jennie Low's Chinese Cuisine 120 Vintage Way, Novato, CA94945 Former teacher Jennie Low first opened the doors of her restaurant in 1992 in Mill Valley and business has been booming…More ever since, leading her to open this Vintage Oaks shopping center location in Novato. The popularity of Low's culinary skills encouraged the publication of her cookbook, <em>Chopsticks, Cleaver and Wok</em>. Low strikes an eclectic balance by mixing fresh produce with Cantonese, Mandarin, Szechuan and Hunan-influenced meal creations. For the calorie-conscious, the menu now includes lower-fat and lower-calorie options. The restaurant also recently started offering party platters for catering needs.
Dragon Cafe 528 Alameda Del Prado, Novato, CA94949 In a town with as many Asian-styled dining places as Novato, it can be difficult to find one that stands out. But Dragon…More Cafe, a Mandarin-style eating establishment with Cantonese flavor, manages to do just that. Unlike other Asian-themed eateries in town, it serves up super-fresh food, with many of the vegetables coming straight from the on-site garden. Due to the limited seating availability inside, many customers opt for take-out. Popular dishes include chow-fun, kung pao chicken and sweet and sour chicken.