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Mandarin Karma

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Chinese, Steakhouse, Spanish, Fusion, Tapas
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Queens Quay, Derry BT487AW, Northern Ireland
02871373656
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12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The Mandarin Karma Complex is located on the waterfront with panoramic...
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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  • 47
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 26
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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely spot!

I was here on Saturday night and the place was very busy, which I usually take as a good sign. After a little wait at the bar for a table we got seated upstairs which has some nice views looking over at the peace bridge and river. Me and my girlfriend ordered a variety of things which were all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Deank06
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Derry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Waitress was very unprofessional, when asked for our order we were asked, "right gone on then". When asked for a drinks order, she simply replied "right", rolled her eyes and walked off. She was hard to understand as she was also chewing gum when taking the order. From that moment we felt like a burden on the waitress, and she... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Fella booked here for Valentine's. We asked to book karma and he had to pay a £20 deposit - never heard of this before. But anyway, we were looking forward to the food in karma. We were advised it was a set menu but not that it was all chinese apart from steak or gammon. When we arrived we were... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lovely food and a great atmosphere. Staff are very friendly and efficient. Food is great value for money with special offers available.

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Derry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We booked a table in "Karma" for Valentines night. when we arrived we were ushered into the Mandarin part of the restaurant, we didnt book the Mandarin ! Then the "menu" came down which was a set menu. Not once did anyone say to us on the phone or when paying the deposit it was a set menu or you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Out for a meal with 2 colleagues and decided to try the Mandarin Palace as one of them recommended it as she had heard positive comments and we fancied a Chinese meal and was very close to the hotel. The decor is odd shall we say as the walls are painted more like a Greek theme than Chinese or Asian... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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117 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

food was excellent, very well prepared, very tasty and full of flavour. staff were excellent attentive but not annoying. Price really good. Coffee not the best though, would advise investing in better quality beans. Overall top notch

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Derry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Every thing was good , the place was full service friendly and the owner did a few songs of Elvis . Excellent, will be back

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I was here on Saturday night and the place was very busy, which I usually take as a good sign. After a little wait at the bar for a table we got seated upstairs which has some nice views looking over at the peace bridge and river. Me and my girlfriend ordered a variety of things which were all reasonably... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Brilliant Chinese. Been a fan of this place since they were on down the strand road in their old building. I don't know what they put in their fried rice but it has a unique taste that I've never had any where else ever. Class place. Great staff.

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Hong Kong, China
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

After a couple of visits, still confused about the name - Palace, Karma whole thing......but doesn't matter. The decor is excellent, having lived many years in Asia myself, it's lively, fun, authentic in many ways, of course the food is aimed for this part of the world. Very good, a treat. Good fun.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Queens Quay, Derry BT487AW, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Derry
  • Phone Number: 02871373656

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 28
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Steakhouse, Spanish, Fusion, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Dining on a budget

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?