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“A nice Chinese Restaurant in Agra, close to Sadar Bazaar, inside Hotel Yamuna View” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Mandarin

The Mandarin
6B, The Mall Road | Hotel Yamuna View, Agra 282001 , India
+91-562-2462990
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Ranked #30 of 167 restaurants in Agra
Cuisines: Chinese
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“A nice Chinese Restaurant in Agra, close to Sadar Bazaar, inside Hotel Yamuna View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Mandarin Restaurant is located inside the complex of Hotel Yamuna View, Agra. This is in Mall Road, near Fatehabad Road, close to Agra Sadar Bazaar. This is a posh, secure location, frequented by tourists, road leading to it are excellent. The hotel complex has ample parking space and you can have a leisurely stroll.
Mandarin is the Chinese wing of the restaurants in Yamuna View Hotel (formerly Agra Hotel). There are others like Indian Restaurants etc.
Mandarin serves, in my opinion, the best Chinese food in Agra only next to Jaypees’ Chinese, which is in a different league. Mandarin compares favorably with other familiar Chinese joints like Pinch Of Spice. However, where Mandarin lacks is : it doesn’t serve momos. It should add the same in recipe.
Price is on a bit more expensive side than Pinch of Spice, but less than Jaypees. For a 4 course meals for 2, it may cost around Rs 2000/-. But I think this much you should be prepared to shell out if you want to go to a quality Chinese restaurants in places like Agra.
Interior is cozy, distinctly, tastefully Chinese-decorated (refer the attached photographs).
The restaurant-manager and main staff (Mr Vijay Paul) were courteous.
Do remember that they are very punctual. Last order they take at 11 pm in night. In my first visit I landed at 11:20 pm. They flatly refused to take any order then. So do come before 10:30 pm with your order.
Definitely if you come from MG road side (Delhi/Kanpur/Mathura side), Mandarin is located a bit far. Comparatively, Pinch Of Spice at Sanjay Place is centrally located. But once in a while if one comes to Sadar Bazaar for shopping, Mandarin is the best location to take dinner. Its not even a Km east of Sadar.
They also arrange for paying through cards (debit/credit).
Service is very prompt. Packing is nice. Food tastes good and do have a distinct taste and flavor (different from Jaypees or Yo!China or Pinch Of Spice).
The restaurant ambience is nice, silent, sparsely populated. If you want to have a relaxed, quite, romantic dinner in a cozy ambience with your beloved one, this is the place.
All in all, I give it a thumbs up. They are definitely carrying the flagship of Hotel Yamuna View high.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lancaster, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Excellent Food & Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

As a traveller, this is an excellent place to dine. Amazing choice of food - you will not be dissappointed for sure.

Visited September 2012
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Balestier, Singapore
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Thoroughly good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

The crave for 'my kind of food'' ended just here!
Nice one and especially the sizzler kept all of us sizzling for a while!

Visited August 2012
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Jaipur, India
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“best chinese restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

this restaurant is located in the hotel yamuna view formerly know as hotel ashoka. to my opinion its the best in agra and one of the best i have visited. the selection of dishes in the menu is just great. and as far as taste is considered its just amazing and if and when i am in agra i don't miss a opportunity to visit this restaurant. its a must visit place is agra.

Visited October 2011
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

it was graeat foooooooood with nice variety. Price was also good. i loved all the dishes, it was a great evening, nuice chinese ambience. the manager was a nice guy too. we had fun. the waiters were very polite too!

Visited January 2012
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