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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/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 entrees, and desserts. Also offering a-la-carte, take-out and delivery.
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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great location, really good selection, drink lots of water after

I really like this restaurant, we don't go too often as it's pricey and a family of four can really rack up a bill, let alone bringing extended family for special occasions. Still, besides being expensive you get what you pay for. Selection! We always go when they are having a celebration of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Thayana
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Ontario
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

April 17 greeted with big smile and suggestions of what is good to enjoy. Attentive staff. Delic food. Our bill was reasonable and also enjoyed wine. We were there for lunch menu. Was our third visit.Will def return...

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Brantford, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We went to the mandarin...2 adults and 1 coke = $80.00...Sheesh!...The Food was good but the cost?...3 stars

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Kitchener, ON
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

February 21 I ordered from Mardarin Kitchener. I specifically stated the entire order was to be mushroom free because I can't eat them. Everything came with mushrooms. I'm also 20 mins away from Mardarin, so I just didn't eat and my guests ate the food. The manager told me he would give me a credit for $30, half of the... More 

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Ontario
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I really like this restaurant, we don't go too often as it's pricey and a family of four can really rack up a bill, let alone bringing extended family for special occasions. Still, besides being expensive you get what you pay for. Selection! We always go when they are having a celebration of some kind because they offer more expensive... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The food quality is decent and I think we all know what to expect when going to an AYCE restaurant. The servers are a bit too 'in your face'. How many times do I need my water refilled. I think they must build the cost of water into their prices.

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St. Catharines, ON, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

What an amazing assortment of food! Most of it was great; the prime rib and Yorkshire pudding being two notable examples. You'll want to have a big appetite stored up to get your money's worth here. (Always tough for ME, cause I'm such a skinny bugger.) The staff were VERY friendly and very helpful. Our hostess had her arm on... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I've heard amazing things about the Burlington location...this one was just ok. I tried most entree's and they were just that, ok.

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Cambridge
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Wouldn't expect any better from a buffet. Food was mediocre at best. For the price tag I could have driven to the nearest casino buffet for better quality and more fun. Asian atmosphere as expected. Wait bar is a good touch but barely approachable from the waiting lobby.

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food is always good the staff are very friendly, and helpful. Usually eat here a couple of times a month for many years.

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Cambridge, Ontario
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We had been a few years ago, but decided to take our grandsons after a movie one night. They had crab legs on at the time and they were fantastic. They manage to have a huge buffet and still have the dishes we tried be very tasty. It is not a cheap place to go for dinner, but it is... More 

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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 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 entrees, and desserts. Also offering a-la-carte, take-out and delivery.

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