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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Late Night, 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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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    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
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Ontario
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kitchener, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Whenever we are in the Kitchener and fancy Oriental food the Mandarin is always high on our list. We have never been disappointed in the selection of dishes, which is extensive, or the quality of the food. Whether you are looking for Sushi, Chinese Food or just good old roast beef, they have it all. The hot buffets are well... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is the best buffet you can eat here in Kitchener. The food is always tasty and the service top notch. We come very often to this Restaurant, and the staff is always courteous and friendly. I'd recommend this place to family and friends.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

two of my students had food poisonning after eating at the Mandarin ( we where a group of 5). One spend the night vomiting and the other had diarrhea about 1 hour after eating at this restaurant. DO NOT EAT AT THIS PLACE...

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Kitchener, Canada
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

New staff greeters slow off the mark but fine all people got to learn. Sushi, I had to spit it out I made the mistake of not sniffing before eating : you could get better sashimi from a construction site food truck that this stuff - I do not think I got rid of it all and let's just say... More 

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London, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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
18 helpful votes 18 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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