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Mandarin Restaurant - Hamilton

1508 Upper James Street, Hamilton, Ontario L9B 1K3, Canada
905-383-6000
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Ranked #39 of 947 Restaurants in Hamilton
Price range: $6 - $23
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, International, Canadian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night
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 entrées, and desserts. Also offering a-la-carte, take-out and delivery.
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English first
Hamilton
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our family gets together every New Years to eat and visit at a restaurant to bring in the new year. We would try a different one every year for variety sake but, apart from going 3x to the Ancaster Old Mill, The Mandarin is the only one worth a repeat. It is now our ONLY choice, as it can satisfy... More 

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Ancaster
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20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A group of 8 of us, two vegans and one with allergies, chose this Mandarin during the holiday season. Lots of food choice meant we could all eat together and choose what we wished. The only downside was that we felt rushed and staff were not attentive to our table as they have been in past .... Asked several times... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Variety of food, very good service, they have different fruit and cake, very tasty meet and seafood, nice place to visit.

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Hamilton, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

With my parents visiting again from Portugal, one of my sisters and her husband and myself returned anew to the Mandarin and wow, yummy and delicious. The service was top notch and the food was excellent as always. This time on top of the usual alaskan king crab legs,shrimp and mussels, they also had half lobsters done with a cream... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I have to admit, that the staff are much friendlier on our last visit but the food itself is just bland. Admittedly, there is a wide selection but the flavor is somewhat lacking.

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Port Dover, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were happy to be able to make a reservation for Mandarin Restaurant in Hamilton recently, so we could make it to a concert on time. The staff member on the phone informed us we had 1 hour and 45 minutes of "feeding time". The meal was a buffet, with great selection: seafood, Asian hot dishes, soups, salads, seasonal dishes... More 

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Port Dover, Ontario, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went to the Mandarin Restaurant with my grandchildren and family over the Christmas season. As usual, the food was good, as they had crab legs on for the festive season. I always find the staff very friendly. I would defiantly recommend this restaurant to others.

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Hamilton
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We made a reservation 2 weeks prior and was seated by the kitchen along a busy aisle. The three of us enjoyed the good variety of food but after an hour, our waiter gruffly asked "are you going to eat any more?" We were told repeatedly that we had an hour and a half time limit, twice even before we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The food is absolutely terrible. Frozen dinners taste better than here. The food is comparable to my brother's wife's cooking..

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San Jose
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100 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The kids were well entertained by being able to pick their own food and make as many trips as they liked to the buffet. The adults enjoyed that the kids were active so the adults could enjoy a meal and conversation! Surprisingly, all the kids we saw were very well behaved. Excellent for big groups (we were 30 people ranging... More 

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Additional Information about Mandarin Restaurant - Hamilton

Address: 1508 Upper James Street, Hamilton, Ontario L9B 1K3, Canada
Phone Number: 905-383-6000
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, International, Canadian

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