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Mandarin Restaurant - St. Catharines

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Asian, Chinese, International, Canadian
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366 Bunting Road, St. Catharines, Ontario L2M 3Y6, Canada
905-938-7000
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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 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: 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
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Nothing special

I have been to Mandarin several times, and at this point I feel no reason to return, having given it a fair shake. Quite a few of their dishes are fried, or battered and fried, I don't find the prices competitive, and the vegetarian options are limited. There are much better buffets.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
zapatista234
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I have been to Mandarin several times, and at this point I feel no reason to return, having given it a fair shake. Quite a few of their dishes are fried, or battered and fried, I don't find the prices competitive, and the vegetarian options are limited. There are much better buffets.

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Jordan Station, Canada
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We enjoyed lots of protein : prime rib, grilled chicken, shrimp, and steak. Dessert involved lemon meringue pie and cheesecake topped off with chocolate chip cookies & ice cream. Servers are extremely attentive. If you arrive early it's not as busy. We left feeling very full.

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Jordan Station, Canada
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We enjoyed lots of protein:prime rib, grilled chicken,shrimp,salmon & steak. Dessert involved lemon meringue pie, cheesecake & chocolate chip cookies. Servers are extremely attentive & we left feeling very full. If you arrive early, it's not as busy.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The high-turnover of guests ensure the food is always fresh and hot. Good selection of dishes. Servers are very friendly and attentive. Great place for a large group and they are always accommodating.

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Welland, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Mandarin restaurants are usually good. Every experience I have had has been excellent. And as far as the all you can eat rule ... I always abide by it! It is one of those places where if you take advantage of the all you can eat thing, you will practically need a wheelchair to roll you out the door. The... More 

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Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We thoroughly enjoy our meals at Mandarin! The food is plentiful, hot and delicious. I especially like the cold seafood and salad section - all very fresh, while my husband goes more for the hot entrees. There is wonderful variety to suit any taste, including great soup, sushi, traditional Chinese foods, and roast beef, etc. The service is excellent. We... More 

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LOMBARDY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I own a tour company and three days had 56 people in this Mandarin Restaurant for dinner. We were one of several groups there that evening. I have been in several of the Mandarin Restaurants and I have say this is the nicest in décor. We were taken directly to our seats on arrival and once seated hot towel service... More 

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St. Catharines
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have always enjoyed The Mandarin in Niagara Falls for its consistency and quality control. The menu is maintained with integrity, the food is hot and the service A1. I wish I could say the same for the St. Catharines restaurant. The last time I was there the grill section offered no steak or chicken, just sausage. I asked the... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of the best places to eat in St. Catharines, it is very clean, friendly and great value for money. The food is replenished constantly and is always very fresh. Staff are very friendly and constantly replenish your drinks.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

There was little taste to the food at this restaurant the day we went. Lots to choose from and there were some good items which in the end filled us up. Maybe it was a bad day for us.

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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: 905-938-7000

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.
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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