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Mandarin Karma

Queens Quay, Derry BT487AW, Northern Ireland
02871373656
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Ranked #51 of 136 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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uk
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Derry, United Kingdom
1 review
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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
26 helpful votes 26 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
82 helpful votes 82 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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