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Mandarin Karma

Queens Quay, Derry BT487AW, Northern Ireland
02871373656
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Ranked #52 of 137 Restaurants in Derry
Price range: $5 - $29
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
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Very good food, excellent service, what more could you want? SILENCE, that's what! Loud blaring music completely ruins what could be one of the best Chinese restaurants I have visited. Do they have some objection to guests enjoying themselves talking to each other? If you want a quiet dinner, or a dinner where you talk to each other, or you're... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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194 reviews 194 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visited this restaurant for the first time on our last night in Derry recently. Have been to Derry before and never heard of it - yet one of the waitresses told us it had been open for 25 years! We came upon it quite by accident, and what a find. It's alongside the Rive Foyle, just beside Tescos. It's a... More

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Derry, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Used to be quite a regular at the mandarin especially the buffet however have gone twice recently and was disappointed. Baby boils, salad, vegetable soup? Not my idea of a chinese buffet. Overall poor selection and dishes unappetising both visually and to taste. The layout causes people to feel they have to form a queue even when there is clearly... More

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donegal
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Came here for a quiet nights dining. Karmas great dishes were small affordable and great tasting. With a beautiful view of the peace bridge and the river foyle it's a great setting. Food there to suit everyone.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A group of us had tapas and cocktails and it was so yummy, was very well priced and got so much food for your money, the cocktails were also cheap and taste great, service was great and also quick, would definitely go again!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went here during a trip around Ireland. Went for the Chinese set menu for four of us and everything was lovely. Bottle of house rosé was pleasant and great value for £7.95. If I'm back in the area I will go again.

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Wrexham
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A busy restaurant near the river offering a bar area , snacking (tapas) area and a proper restaurant , the atmosphere was lively with a mixed group of people .our food was excellent , except the prawn crackers which were soaking in oil .

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uk
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190 reviews 190 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Popped in for lunch - wish we'd kept on going down the road! Stafff were pleasant but the food was rats. I don't mind paying more for better food, however, the coke was flat and the buffet choice poor. Don't mention the music!! Change out of a £10 for a drink and buffet, but won't be back.

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Londonderry
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I don't eat chinese food but I was able to get a cheeseburger made for me and the cheesecake desert I got was very nice tasting. The staff were great and my trip here was great too but I'm not sure when I will go back to the place, maybe in the future.

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ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Shocked with takeaway tonight, in line with others recently, as chips were totally raw. Bit of colour on outside but major raw on inside, Not just being a crank but completely raw and hard. For 20 years i have been an advocate of the Mandarin Palace, both eating in twice a week and twice a week deliveries. Shocking drop in... More

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