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Mandarin Restaurant - St. Catharines

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Chinese, International, Asian, Canadian
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366 Bunting Road, St. Catharines, Ontario L2M 3Y6, Canada
+1 905-938-7000
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Staff are very pleasant and eager to please, food is usually good.

This Chinese buffet offers a little bit of everything. I had recently visited it twice within 2 weeks to celebrate my Birthday. The price is fairly high on weekends and Holidays, so we opted to do the Lunch time one on a Sunday. They gave us a tour before sitting us down. This place is always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Rayndroplet
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Toronto, Canada
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Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Food here is good and the staff are amazing. We arrived quite late for lunch after 2pm. Lunch only runs to 3pm but the staff and especially the manager made it very clear that if anything was running low that we would like and was not available or was not hot, just to let them know and they would make... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This Chinese buffet offers a little bit of everything. I had recently visited it twice within 2 weeks to celebrate my Birthday. The price is fairly high on weekends and Holidays, so we opted to do the Lunch time one on a Sunday. They gave us a tour before sitting us down. This place is always very clean and spacious.... More 

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Grimsby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We were to the Mandarin for lunch. We found the food excellent. There was a good selection of dishes for all ages. The service we had with Brian, Chantal & Ethel was excellent. Yes it was expensive, but it was worth the treat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Most of the food is fresh and delicious.. The grill tends to run out of food very fast you basically have to wait there to grab it when it's done.. If you're going solo or with another person you're looking at $60 bucks not too bad but if you're a family with kids you're looking at basically spending a weeks... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We were meeting relatives at the St. Catharines location after attending a play at nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake, but this location is really off the beaten path for out-of-towners. The Mandarin does follow a basic template no matter the location, with a huge selection of foods - a buffet that should satisfy everyone's taste - but at times you might have to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went to celebrate my mom's birthday the staff was pleasant but the food was horrible. The carving station had roast beef we asked for a piece well done, they told us they could grill it... OK that is fine until the carver dropped the knife on the floor picked it up wiped it on his apron and continued to use... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We went to the Mandarin for the first time in the last 2 years. The food still good but nothing really new. Tasty baked Salmon. Nice desserts but nothing else to impress. Sushi was not so great not even average. Hostess and servers very well trained.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

What can I say, take out is good and the buffet is also good. Staff is always super friendly and customer service is some of the best out there. The buffet seems only complete if they offer crab legs or lobster, when they don't have these items it seems a bit costly.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

There are definitely better places to go in St. Catharines for a much better price! If you are visiting, check out some of the other more authentic places before choosing this restaurant...

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We come here on average about once every couple of months for lunch. The service we've received has always been quick and curtious. We never make reservations and have never had to wait longer than 10 minutes, even when they are very busy. The food for the most part is very good, but there are times when it could be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 366 Bunting Road, St. Catharines, Ontario L2M 3Y6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines
  • Phone Number: +1 905-938-7000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 22
  • 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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