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Mandarin Restaurant - Hamilton

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Chinese, International, Asian, Canadian
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1508 Upper James Street, Hamilton, Ontario L9B 1K3, Canada
+1 905-383-6000
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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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  • 77
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Variety is the order of the day.

Our family was on a road trip and stopped here for lunch. As usual the variety is abundant. My daughter tried the sushi for the first time. I'm sure is was good. I'm personably not a fan. Her favourite was the torpedo shrimp. My wife loved the grilled steak. My son the pepperoni pizza. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Ivon L
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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Our family was on a road trip and stopped here for lunch. As usual the variety is abundant. My daughter tried the sushi for the first time. I'm sure is was good. I'm personably not a fan. Her favourite was the torpedo shrimp. My wife loved the grilled steak. My son the pepperoni pizza. I enjoyed the peppered steak. The... More 

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Ridgetown, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Although we were at Mandarin on a Saturday evening, it was a very pleasant experience. We had to wait for about 30 minutes, but we enjoyed "people watching" (especially the children watching the fish) while we waited. Because we have mobility issues, the receptionist made sure to seat us at a spot closer to the servings tables. We really appreciated... More 

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70 reviews 70 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Not a bad place has lots of food to choose from we love going on the weekend for the steamed crab legs but let me ask you this why are there no Caucasians working there all oriental

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Hamilton, Canada
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26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very good restaurant. Descent selection, could be bigger. Clean environment. Prices are on the higher side. Service is a bit slow, especially when it comes to refreshments. Atmosphere is pleasant and experience is enjoyable. Would strongly recommend to anyone who enjoys far east cuisine.

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

if you like to taste variety of seafood,meat and vegetables in unlimited amount this is a place to do it and the price wont brake your bank account

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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 24
  • 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 entrées, and desserts. Also offering a-la-carte, take-out and delivery.

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