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“Not so great this time” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mandarin Court Restaurant

Mandarin Court Restaurant
61 Mott St, New York City, NY 10013-4835 (Chinatown)
(212) 608-3838
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Ranked #7,427 of 11,659 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Groton, MA
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Not so great this time”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

I've visited Mandarin Court Restaurant in NYC three times in the past. I raved about it to my friend and we made the long walk from 55th Street down to Chinatown.
I did not realize that the luncheon buffet is only served during the week, we were there on a Saturday. That left us to decide on the Lo Mien with shrimp. That settled, we waited for our food to arrive. In the meantime, the customers across from us both had their cell phones speaker and we listened to two two-way conversations before I had to ask (tell) them to turn off their phones at the table. I feel that the owner or waiters should have informed them to be polite.
Dinner was nothing great, but tasty enough.
When it came time to leave, we walked downstairs to use the restrooms. Both stalls were flooded, so we quickly returned upstairs to inform the woman at the front. Apparently, she was already aware of the situation as she began to speak with some of the individuals hanging around the front door.
With so many other spots to try in Chinatown, we won't be going back to Mandarin Court again.
Please diners....when you are seated in a restaurant turn off your phone or take your call outdoors.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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155 reviews 155 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“VERY GOOD CANTONESE DIM SUM”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Mott St and Canal area is mainly a tourist Chinatown. I would never have stopped for dim sum if I had not been starved and tired from other shopping. Major surprise in store. Very good steamed cha siu steamed prok buns and decent roast duck, shu mai. and har gow. Pleasant service from the usual uninterested waiters but prompt and correct. Dim sum cart has few choices but worthwhile. Its great to have a stop available and worth the visit. Neat, tidy, clean, fairly new and up to date. Will not scare away tourist/visiter friends if you are in the area.
61 Mott St., New York, NY 10013 40.715889 -73.998356 nr. Canal St. 212-608-3838

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Dim Sum Fun & Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Dim Sum is delicious. Carts come around serving all sorts of goodies. get there between 12:30 and 3pm

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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everywhere
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Was hoping to get some authentic Cantonese food having just moved to NY and wanted a taste of home. This is the last time I trust Zagat rated restos (at least for Chinese food). This was no where near authentic. Dim sum dishes were mediocre at best, the singaporean friend noodles was just doused with too much curry powder and Cantonese fried rice was just bland. On the plus side, the service was quite good.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Topeka, Kansas
2 reviews
“GREAT!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Great food and equally great service!!!! The atmosphere inside is most conducive to dining and the attention the servers give you is
excellent!

Visited December 2011
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