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Mandarin Restaurant

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1508 Upper James Street, Hamilton, Ontario L9B 1K3, Canada
+1 905-383-6000
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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North Port, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I took her mother out for dinner at the Mandarin. This was not our first visit as my wife and I have been enjoying their buffet since they opened their first restaurant in in Brampton upstairs in a little plaza on Queen St. I love it when they have their crab dinners. They always keep it full... More 

Thank meatguy1
Hamilton, Ontario
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Always great food and amazing variety, although it's starting to get a little pricey, especially on weekends however if you don't mind the cost and have a big apatite then go for it.

Thank frabot52
Marseille, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I like them, the four ones I've visited. I've been n St Catharines, Burlington, Hamilton, Niagara Falls. I could not say one was better or worse. The great part is that you know what to expect. Of course, this implies you won't have surprises, good or bad. At lunch, the price is very reasonable. For a weekday dinner, a bit... More 

Thank Anne M
Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last Friday we visited the mandarins in hamilton, food was good and service was great, variety of food was good but the only thing was having a Canadian flavour for July which did not go with Chinese food, they should have more chinese dishes and give up on themes.

Thank johnmZ6422XW
Grimsby, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is Mandarin buffet typical but the service at this location is impressive, and I have experienced many different locations, this one stands above the rest

1 Thank pantheracaa
Hamilton, Canada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We attend Mandarin (Upper James) a few times a year. They have got a great selection of foods there. Anywhere from sushi to crabs, to chicken, beef, pizza , mashed potatoes and so on... The service is great and the food is very fresh as it is exchanged for a whole new pot every so often. No buffet out there... More 

Thank johnkershaw112
Hamilton, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

I love the Mandarin but this particular one was a disappointment. I love honey garlic spare ribs but the ribs were overcooked and dry. The prime rib was overcooked snd tasteless. The usual other fare was fine but for the price i expected a little better quality.

Thank Barb D
Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

The mandarin restaurant is a buffet style restaurant that has a large assortment of dishes , there is something for everyone, we go on the weekends as i love the crab legs . The quality of the food is good but i do find the price especially on the weekends is creeping up to the point where it now is... More 

Thank logansgramma2009
Ancaster, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Mandarin has a great variety of tasty foods. Foods here appeal to almost every taste bud. They have recently done renovations and the rooms are just beautiful. The waiters are friendly, but seating can be slow, so you should make a reservation. This restaurant is a bit expensive, though. Overall, an exceptional open buffet.

Thank christopherdaoud
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

One of the best buffets Iv visited in a long time. $35 to eat all you can manage. My first and only experience was very good. All food was prepared fresh and topped up regularly. A huge choice of Chinese style vegetarian, meat and sea food dishes. Many different starters, soups, breads and sauces available. There is a Carvery station... More 

Thank Kirsty K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $24
Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Canadian, International
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Buffet, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1508 Upper James Street, Hamilton, Ontario L9B 1K3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-383-6000
Award-winning buffet featuring delicious Chinese, Canadian, and International dishes - all prepared fresh daily. Serving over 150 all-you-can-eat items including soups, salads, sushi, grilled items, hot entrees, and desserts. Also offering a-la-carte, take-out and delivery.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?