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Mandarin Karma

Queens Quay, Derry BT487AW, Northern Ireland
02871373656
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Ranked #49 of 134 restaurants in Derry
Price range: $5 - $31
Cuisines: Chinese, Steakhouse, Tapas, Asian fusion
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Mandarin Karma Complex is located on the waterfront with panoramic views over the River Foyle.Incorporating a fine dine family owned chinese restaurant,which offers a buffet at lunch times & has been established for over 25 years.In March 2010 Karma Tapas Lounge was newly opened specialising in cocktails & fusion tapas dishes.
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English first
Derry, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Called in yesterday for the lunchtime buffet, although no problems with the staff, the food was bland, little taste, very salty.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Bar staff lovely, food lovely. However the waitresses on the night of tue 1st july were awful. Unwelcoming, had big sour faces on them. So unpleasent. Will not be back because of them.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We always have lunch here every time we are in Derry. The buffet at lunch is normally very good and it caters for the wide range of tastes in our family

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Have been here both for evening meals and a lunch buffet. Excellent value for money, great service and a comfortable dining environment.

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Donegal, Ireland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Staff were very welcoming & friendly. Menu was quite extensive & was explained well. Unfortunately the dishes seemed to all taste similar & were quite greasy. The cocktails are very good, shame about the food

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Londonderry, Northern Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Went to Karma on a wednesday night. Place wasn't busy but it took ages for staff to take our order. Not once did they ask during the meal if it was Ok and at end if meal when clearing plates they never asked if we enjoyed our food. The food was tasty but I'd advise they use something at table... More

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donegal
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I haven't been here in quite a while so it was a long awaited return! I visited on a Friday evening, really friendly waiter met me when I came in & seated me at the bar while I waited for a friend. Upon her arrival we were shown to our table promptly & orders taken quickly too. I chose the... More

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Derry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Was here last weekend for a girls night out. Always have lovely food in Karma, the tapas are perfect size and are a great price, Cocktails are great as always, It has recently become one of the perferred locations for the perfect night out. No need to go anywhere else, this place has it all. Food, Drink, Entertainment! :D

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Strabane, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Was in karma last year at city of derry jazz festival, really enjoyed the ambiance etc However, when back again last night I was appalled that the musicians were placed in a small stage above the main restaurant and were completely lost , we may as well have been listening to piped music. The musicians themselves were excellent but a... More

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Neuchâtel
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We went there with friends and the restaurant was full. We were 6 without a reservation, so they told us we could seat in the lounge area and have something from the restaurant. They were very kind and service was fast. The music was a bit too loud to eat, but we chose it, since we accepted to eat in... More

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