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Mandarin Restaurant - Kitchener

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Chinese, International, Asian, Canadian
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4220 King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2G5, Canada
+1 519-653-5000
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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 entrees, and desserts. Also offering a-la-carte, take-out and delivery.
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Clean up the Bamboo

The food at the Mandarin is always fresh, good and plentiful but the table location was horrible. The six person party they put us in a corner beside some dirty fake bamboo plants. Someone needs to clean the area of the display as it's not all that nice. Getting out of the corner where I was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Brantford, Canada
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Kitchener, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Average Chinese buffet. Upside is has crab legs on the weekend. But still a little overpriced for what's offered. $30pp. I can understand $21.-25 but that's it for Chinese. I can go fine dining in a much quieter and intimate setting for $35-50. As all other buffets; be expected for the tummy ache about 1 hour later from the MSG.... More 

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Bright
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Always take the family here New Year's Eve just an excellent time forest selection of food every one loves it

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Waterloo, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We really enjoyed the atmosphere. Nice background music with low volume to allow a quit conversation. The personal was very polite and attentive. The food was very good and fresh. I can recommend this restaurant.

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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is an okay budget restaurant but has gone downhill over the years. They need to shake up the variety a bit sometimes and the ice cream and frozen yogurt station is always messy. It's an okay value but not my favourite place to go

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Brantford, Canada
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The food at the Mandarin is always fresh, good and plentiful but the table location was horrible. The six person party they put us in a corner beside some dirty fake bamboo plants. Someone needs to clean the area of the display as it's not all that nice. Getting out of the corner where I was sitting wasn't all that... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Service was fantastic. We wished there would've been more seafood. My kids loved it so that's all that matters!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Good selection of food, but I dislike seafood so I do not feel i get my money' worth. My daughter has a stomach condition and cannot eat a lot of food at one time, but they will not giver her the kids rate. $100.00 + , just to fee 4 people at a buffet, is way too much money. I... More 

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Wingham
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My husband and I went there for my birthday and for Father's Day. It was quite busy and I doubt I would go on another holiday like Father's Day, because there were too many people in line for food and too many bumping into you and it made it dangerous to carry hot stuff with people not watching where they... More 

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The prices are near the top level for this kind of place. The selection was ok, but nothing new. The seafood was disappointing in terms of selection and quality. I found a lot of cold selections that were supposed to be warm if not hot. The staff is great. Attentive without being overbearing, and certainly concerned about service. I love... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

They just keep increasing the prices and dont add anything new! In fact they are cutting alot of there promotions too like Canada day you could eat free gone now! I will take my business elsewhere!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4220 King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2G5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: +1 519-653-5000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 to 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 entrees, and desserts. Also offering a-la-carte, take-out and delivery.

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