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Mandarin Restaurant - Hamilton

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Asian, Chinese, International, Canadian
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1508 Upper James Street, Hamilton, Ontario L9B 1K3, Canada
905-383-6000
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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 entrées, and desserts. Also offering a-la-carte, take-out and delivery.
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Buffet
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of my favourite restaurants

I have been eating at the Mandarin restaurants for many years. Always visit with friends and family and have never been disappointed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
QuestionQueen28
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Hamilton, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hamilton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I have been eating at the Mandarin restaurants for many years. Always visit with friends and family and have never been disappointed.

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Have been many times to the Mandarin and enjoyed the buffet every time. The service, considering its a buffet, is very good. I only rate this average as I find over the years that the food is not quite as good as it once was. There were a lot of specialty dishes and I find now it is much more... More 

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Hamilton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had Valentines dinner by reservation. Great service given how busy it was. Very attentive staff. Wide selection of buffet.

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Hamilton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We just enjoyed lunch at the Mandarin. We arrived shortly after 12 noon and were seated right away. There were a lot of small groups and the restaurant was busy. I noticed that the foods were refilled quickly and all appeared fresh and appetizing. I had the Wong Tong soup. It was delicious. Then to the salads, which again had... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Everyone knows what to expect, but the service was very attentive and friendly, and fulfilled all our wishes promptly. It was a birthday so the cupcake with handle and complimentary framed group photo was a nice surprise. Food was good and buffet was sparkling.

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Hamilton On.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I have been there many times for all kinds of celebrations ie birthdays , retirement parties just getting together with family and friends. I have never been disappointed on there menu and their service. There is plenty of parking you and your party It is located on one of the main streets on the center mountain , easy access for... More 

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Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We love The Mandarin and we were there on Christmas Day. We made a reservation two weeks before. When we got there, we found a huge crowd waiting to get in, some with reservations, some without. I would have thought people with reservations would be handled first. We waited for nearly half an hour. We finally got seated and drinks... More 

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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1508 Upper James Street, Hamilton, Ontario L9B 1K3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 905-383-6000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, International, 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 entrées, and desserts. Also offering a-la-carte, take-out and delivery.

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