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Mandarin Restaurant - Kitchener

Certificate of Excellence
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Asian, Chinese, International, Canadian
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4220 King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2G5, Canada
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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Buffet
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Something for everyone

This restaurant truly has something everyone can eat. Great variety of fresh food. Service is very good and friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
jdrKitchener
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Kitchener
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kitchener
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This restaurant truly has something everyone can eat. Great variety of fresh food. Service is very good and friendly.

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Kitchener, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our go to place when we don't feel like dining in. Can depend on food that we like, friendly service reasonable cost.

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Kitchener, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Mandarin in Kitchener is like all of them ... lots of food, clean, well presented, flavours sometimes a bit ordinary. I like my "ethnic" foods to taste like the real thing. Mandarin is a little to "north americanized" for me.

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ONTARIO, CANADA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have only been there 3 times and 2 times I got food poisoning. Once was New year's eve, which 2 of us were sick within 2 hours after eating there and once a lunch time. A group of us went out for lunch and 3 of us was sick later that day. I will not go back. Getting sick... More 

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Just the regular Mandarin thing ok but not outstanding. Actually rather disappointing the flavours could be so much better. and the amount of people you have to sork around is getting rather tiresome!!

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I used to love this place. Now the food isn't the same it's over priced for the place. Service though was nice.overall they do need to change the quality of food. There are many other better chinese buffets now

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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I hadn't visited the Mandarin Restaurant in Kitchener in a couple years but heard recently that they served crab legs on the weekend over the dinner hour. ( whatever times those are ) My most fond memories of crab feasts in years gone by were at the Red Lobster Restaurant where they used to serve all you can eat crab... More 

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Kitchener
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The Kitchener Mandarin is just okay, nothing remarkable. The service is all over the map. Some times I feel rushed through my meal if I am dining solo. Other times I am warmly welcomed. Depends on the server. For the price which is not cheap, I expect consistent service on every visit. This Mandarin is very busy, so the food... More 

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Heidelberg, Ontario
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I love this place! Huge variety of food that is kept replenished all the time. The lunch buffet is an excellent deal, the dinner sitting gets a little pricey. Terrific service, excellent HOT food, decent atmosphere, and not too hard on the pocketbook....how can you go wrong?

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Cambridge, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The food was average, and the price is super expensive. I went with some friends to had some holiday dinner. The food was average. Note: at holiday time, it's better to make a reservation, unless you don't mind to wait for more than 10 min, tho they said it's only 10 mins. With the holiday price, they supposed to have... 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: 519-653-5000

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

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