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Mandarin Restaurant

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1508 Upper James St, Hamilton, Ontario L9B 1K3, Canada
+1 905-383-6000
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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
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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Hamilton, Canada
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is the epicenter of a good time if your looking for that for family, children, friends in Hamilton. Children < 4 $2. Birthdays free for guest with 3 friends.. Good Ambience.. Great service like only the Chinese can do.. What else.. Good thing we dont understand their language cause I am sure staff need to have some fun... More 

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Thank flyguy435
Canada
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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This location was very busy at noon! The food was hot and delish. Loved the Chicken Kung Pao. Nice selection of fruit and desserts. Our servers were very pleasant. The front parking lot was full, so I parked in the back.

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Thank RosanneT304
Hamilton, Canada
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great variety of food. From rice to mash potatoes, pizza , seafood, sushi and so much more. This place is always busy. Food was warm. Great selection of dessert also. Service was great once again.

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Thank Lyne R D
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

I feel that over the years, something went sadly wrong with the Mandarin. I don't feel the quality is there as it once was. If your looking for a buffet I would have to say the Mandarin outranks Kings Buffet.

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Thank Sarah R
Stevensville
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Went to this restaurant today around 2 pm and was told buffet closes at 3 which is ok but the problem was the buffet was very under stocked and the food was not hot. Not sure how old this Mandarin is but the dining areas did not have a pleasant smell. Must say we have not been to this chain... More 

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Thank Justus_Niagara
Kenora, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Lots of choices, styles of food. Everything from fish to prime rib and deserts. What can I say All You Can Eat.

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Thank wade s
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Food is good. Worth trying. Full Buffet. Down side: - should make reservations - you will eat way to much

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Thank J A
Hamilton, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Good place for family and group, food and service both are great! I have been there many time in past year.

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Thank William S
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

After not being in the city for 10 yrs the mandarin was just as we remembered if not better . we was seated straight away and the restaurant was busy for a monday night , the manager came around at a point to ask if all was ok which was a nice touch . Our used plates were taken away... More 

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Thank Anntte B
Hamilton, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

The Mandarin is always great ! Except when we went for lunch this last time they were missing roast beef. They had corned beef not as popular as ham or roast beef. My opinion. Other than that it was great as usual.

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Thank smulley50

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $24
Cuisine
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Canadian, International
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1508 Upper James St, Hamilton, Ontario L9B 1K3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-383-6000
Description
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?