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47a Gouger St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
8231 3833
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
It's not just about the food ...

We called in for dinner without a reservation and it was a little easier (ie there were more empty tables) than we expected. I know that several reviewers have noted that they experienced poor service - even rudeness - but we were welcomed and treated well on our visit. The waitress was young, very... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2013
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English first
Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We called in for dinner without a reservation and it was a little easier (ie there were more empty tables) than we expected. I know that several reviewers have noted that they experienced poor service - even rudeness - but we were welcomed and treated well on our visit. The waitress was young, very courteous but not highly knowledgeable; she... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

When you go out on Friday night you expect things to be busy. So our visit to Mandarin House on a Friday night came with that expectation. However we didn't bargain on a nearly half hour wait for our orders to be taken. We were about to walk out when the waitress arrived and she did apologise for the delay,... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

Went here with a large group of people before going to a show. Menu extensive and plenty to choose from. The 5 kids with us had no problems finding food the liked. Service was fine, not overly attentive but came to our table when requested. Portions are big -we could have ordered one less meal for the kids. We had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

I enjoyed a meal at the Mandarin House three days ago and am still thinking about it. Located on Gouger Streets restaurant row and directly opposite the markets it is well placed for a great lunch or dinner option. A locally based collegue took me here as he had heard wonderfull things about a signature dish of whole rabbit done... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

I have lunch here regularly and thoroughly enjoy it. The menu is extensive, way beyond "ordinary" Chinese restaurants, with choices for both the adventurous and not so much. The dining area is fine although, nothing special. A friend convinced me to try the cabbage with chilli and vinegar, and I was surprised to discover it is superb, I now have... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

Walked in and no greeting by one waitress was first customer. We were ignored found own seating and menus were put on the table, she did not say anything at all. We left immediatley.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2009

When I went there the first time, I was put off by this funny smell. Actually it was disgusting. The second time it was much better, smell was not noticeable (probably because we sat on the table close to the entrance), and the food was wonderful

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2008

What happened to this place?! Used to be awesome 5 years ago - used to crave anything with dumplings on their menu on a regular basis, and also cos it used to be so affordable ( $11-$12 for dumpling soup). Now it has grown too big for its boots - the owner upped the prices to a ridiculous level ($24... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2008

smells funny so me and my friend had to walk out (lol so rude i know, but we couldnt stand the smell!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2008

Amazing Dumplings

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Additional Information about Mandarin House

Address: 47a Gouger St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Phone Number: 8231 3833
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 12:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $13 to $18
Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47a Gouger St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
  • Phone Number: 8231 3833

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $13 to $18
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?