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Mandarin Restaurant

4220 King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2G5, Canada
519-653-5000
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Ranked #28 of 421 restaurants in Kitchener
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $12 - $24
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Buffet
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Buffet
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

The food was good and the selection was good but our over all impression wasn't the greatest. The staff was not very friendly they all walked around with somber expressions, my hubby almost got wacked in the head twice by staff reaching without saying excuse me to clear away dishes or refill water. The utensils were grimey, they looked like... More

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Ontario
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130 reviews 130 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Our family decided that this was the place we would choose as my daughter was going in for major surgery Monday and she wanted to come to Mandarin. We arrived promptly at the restaurant and were seated. Jerry, one of our servers immediately asked if he could bring us anything to drink. We ordered some drinks and headed to the... More

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Waterloo, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This place has a wide variety of great tasting food! I take my son there often and he definately gets his money worth!

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Kitchener, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The kids love this place. Lots of selection and always very fresh. Usually very busy for dinner. Wish they took reservations.

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Kitchener, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Went for lunch here yesterday been here more than 20 times It's such a great deal where else can you get soup choice of 4, salad choice of 30, appetizer choice of many, a entrée choice of lots and dessert, too many to count for a measly 20 bucks. The food is great and FRESH there is an endless stream... More

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Cambridge, Canada
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146 reviews 146 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

In reality, there should be no need to review a "chinese buffet" as you should already know what to expect before you get there... quantity vs quality. Skeptical as we were, it was recommended by co-workers, so we decided to try it. We were very disappointed in the freshness, temperature and appearance of most items. The sushi and "hot dishes"... More

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St. George, ON
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Went here just before Christmas with my wife's extended family, a group of over twenty. Generally speaking the place in pleasant enough, the service was good, with one important exception, and the food was quite nice, with one important exception. One poorly handled issue ruined my meal and the whole experience for me. Because it was Christmas I decided to... More

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guelph
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We went to the restaurant on Christmas Eve.$28.pp for the buffet.This is ok if you dont expect authentic chinese food and can eat till your gut will bust.!I viewed many people,gigantic plates of food ,leaving half of the plate...AND then going up for more.!!!I had gone there a few years back ,this will be our last visit.Most of the signature... More

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Guelph, Canada
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43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We are cautious about buffets, but we often visit the Mandarin as the serving tables are carefully watched-over by staff. There is a huge variety of Chinese and NA foods as well as sushi. The food is kept hot (or cold, as the case may be). The serving staff are friendly and attentive. They give a deep discount for seniors... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I go there every few weeks and eat crazy amount of sea food, pork, chicken wings, crab legs when offered and then end it with Ice cream. That is a great full meal for just 19 bucks. Can you find that anywhere else ?

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