Bountiful’s venerable Mandarin restaurant celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, complete with a remodel and a Readers’ Choice win for “Best Chinese” in Salt Lake City Weekly’s Best of Utah. Four decades of longevity is quite an accomplishment for any business, but seems especially remarkable for a Chinese restaurant owned and operated by a Greek family. The eatery was founded by Gregory Skedros and his wife, Jeni, and while Greg is still involved, Mandarin is mostly run these days by his daughter Angel and her husband.
Along with classics like Peking duck, chow fun and mu shu pork, the Mandarin menu also offers contemporary Asian fusion dishes like Mediterranean lamb. Thin-sliced pieces of tender lamb are stir-fried with green beans, onion, carrots, water chestnuts and fresh tomatoes in a mushroom-soy flavored sauce, all topped with crumbled feta cheese. China and Greece make for a delicious international partnership!
348 E. 900 North, Bountiful