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Mandarin Restaurant - Barrie

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Chinese, International, Asian, Canadian
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28 Fairview Road, Barrie, Ontario L4N 4P3, Canada
+1 705-727-1000
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Today
3:45 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 4:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 3:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night
Description: Award-winning buffet featuring delicious Chinese, Canadian, and...
Award-winning buffet featuring delicious Chinese, Canadian, and International dishes - all prepared fresh daily. Serving over 150 all-you-can-eat items including soups, salads, sushi, grilled items, hot entrees, and desserts. Also offering a-la-carte, take-out and delivery.
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  • 154
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dependable Quality Food With Excellent Service for Family Meals

We go to the Barrie Mandarin restaurant for the majority of our family events because it offers dependable quality food with excellent service. Food and service has been equally good for Dinner and Lunch, and addresses the range of appetites and dietary constraints of our family (20 years of age... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Mike M
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Barrie, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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353 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Barrie, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We go to the Barrie Mandarin restaurant for the majority of our family events because it offers dependable quality food with excellent service. Food and service has been equally good for Dinner and Lunch, and addresses the range of appetites and dietary constraints of our family (20 years of age young adults to 79 year-old Mother).

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I have been once to the Mandarin and will not be going back. The buffet did offer a lot of selection but the food was terrible. I would definitely not recommend it.

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Toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Like any other Mandarin, make sure you wear your elastic waisted pants! Service is good, maybe even over the top, LOL. Will definitely come back again.

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Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Lovely evening out, something for everyone fresh, hot food, took cchildren aged 7 they enjoyed the novelty of getting their own dinner! !

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Barrie
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Mandarin has the best salad bar I have ever seen in my life. Everything is delicious and the variety is unbelievable. Almost everything I have tried on both the cold and hot tables has been really really tasty. The salmon and the cold shrimp are excellent, as is the curry, the pepper steak and countless other dishes. I am there... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and myself have visited Canada many times and always visit the Mandarin.I think the choice of food has increased since our last visit whilst the high quality has been maintained. Once again we were well pleased with our visit.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A great price for a huge selection of foods on all you can eat. I have been here several times of the last 10 years and have had the same great experience, not the usual all you can eat standard but much better. I go here every time I visit from the UK.

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Muskoka
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The Mandarin chain has always been known for its high quality, variety of food on its hot & cold buffet and unique décor & atmosphere. This is not your ordinary Chinese restaurant with the usual menu. The Mandarin is special and each item is well presented and prepared. There is a huge variety to choose from. The staff are extraordinarily... More 

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Bancroft, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Made reservation for a hockey group. Lots of food of all variety. Appetizer, salad bar, Sushi, Grill, soup and bread, Crab legs( on weekends). Shrimp, Tons of dessert. Cotton candy, ice cream bar.. Great service.

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London, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Was told we had to wait hour for a table for 2 Was seated in 45 min Arrived at dinner rush and still plenty of hot restocked food and great service from Tom our server Great dinner out

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28 Fairview Road, Barrie, Ontario L4N 4P3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
  • Phone Number: +1 705-727-1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
  • Cuisine: Chinese, International, Asian, Canadian

Description

Award-winning buffet featuring delicious Chinese, Canadian, and International dishes - all prepared fresh daily. Serving over 150 all-you-can-eat items including soups, salads, sushi, grilled items, hot entrees, and desserts. Also offering a-la-carte, take-out and delivery.
Open Hours
Sunday
3:45 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
3:45 pm - 10:30 pm

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