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Reviewed May 8, 2022 via mobile

I’ve been a customer for over 25 years and have never had a bad meal. The present owner ,Joan worked there fo 20 plus years before buying restaurant. The food has always been good with unreasonable pricing and large portions. On my occasional trips back...to Boston this is a must stop I believe(for me) the best hot and sour soup,lobster sauce, bbq ribs and all other dishes are great can get spicy or not and never a mistake. Young wait staff working very hard to pleaseMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed November 5, 2021 via mobile

We are in town for my wife’s surgery so we checked out Trip Advisor and it didn’t let us down. My wife worked at a Chinese Restaurant in college so we can be a bit snobby when we go to one. We had the Szechuan...Pork dish and the Mi Seu dumplings as an appetizer. My wife used to have a dish called twice cooked pork at her restaurant which is usually not on menus. The pork was fantastic and the dumplings were good but not as you might expect. These dumping are large on meat and small on the dumping but they tasted great. We met Joan as we had read about her on TA so we sought her out to tell her how great the food was. Bathrooms were very clean as was the whole place. The Vodka gimlets were the best I have had in a long time.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 19, 2021 via mobile

Mandarin Cuisine has been our family’s go to Chinese restaurant since 1987. We love the welcoming,friendly atmosphere provided by Joan and her staff. The food is consistently delicious and satisfying. Be sure to ask about the specials. It is a vegetarian friendly restaurant that also...offers some lower fat options. When we order take out we make sure to order enough or at least 2 meals! Current favorites are the fish in black bean sauce, moo shi chicken, tempura veggies,and crab Rangoon.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed November 11, 2020

I have picked up take out from Mandarin on a couple business visits to Needham. It's a quick walk from the Homewood Suites and the service and food are very good.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed August 27, 2020 via mobile

Our entire family loves this restaurant! The food is terrific. Best Chinese food around. It is the staff that truly sets this restaurant apart. Joan is a wonderful host!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed June 20, 2020 via mobile

We have been coming here for years great food great service, Joan runs a fine restaurant makes you feel like family

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed December 26, 2019

Christmas means Chinese food, and Chinese food means Manadarin Cuisine. 5:45 the place is nearly empty 6:05 the place is PACKED. Orders get taken food gets delivered, water glasses get refilled. Food is good, not great. Prices are reasonable, considering the suburbs. Service is acceptable.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 13, 2019

This restaurant has been decorated by the owner and there is not one place that is not painted with some design. The people who work there are very friendly and very nice. The Chinese food is not outstanding but it is good. The service is...fast and It is not very expensive. I recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 15, 2019 via mobile

Some of the worst Chinese takeout we’ve ever had. Sweet and sour pork was breaded and deep fried balls. Chicken with orange flavored sauce was breaded and fried with no veggies or anything else. Will not return.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2019 via mobile

I was very surprised when ordering noodles how tasty and well prepared and tasty they were. The restaurant were also relatively quick to serve food. The waitress knew english so that was easy. Beer choice was bottled only, with domestic and imports like heineken and...corona, with Sapporo and Tsingtao as asian beers. Good choices. The noodles were an absolute treat! Will definately come here again.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed August 27, 2019

I had to pass on a chain soup and sandwich place nearby because I just could not eat another 1/2 sandwich and 1/2 soup anymore. Just a minute from the chain sandwich shop, I found this nice restaurant. First, there were cars in the parking...lot on a monday night, so you know this is promising. Second, you can tell that it is different because there is a lot of unique decoration of the place. Whether you like it or not, you can tell that the owner takes pride in this restaurant. The place is clean and inviting. But of course, what's most important is the food. I was not disappointed. It was American Chinese but it was still very delicious. The portion was large and we were very full after. I was so glad that I came. I highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 6, 2019

When ever we did know what to cook or what we are in the mood for. This is the spot the we pick. They are fast courteous, Food is always good and the food is still hot when we get home. Great place good food...and the prices are okay too.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

Staying in Needham for work and needed a Chinese! Could only find one within walking distance of my hotel. At first it looked a little dated but when greeted, was great from there. Service was lovely and quick. Very pleasant. The food was pretty amazing....Big portions and very tasty. I had the calamari which had whole octopus pieces as well as vegetarian spring rolls and sweet and sour chicken. Will visit again.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

This very unassuming space from the outside has some of the most delicious food choices! Crazy variety. I absolutely love the general tso chicken and their veggie fried rice. The service is delicate and wonderful. It's definitely my go to for delicious Chinese food!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

I love the gold fish filled aquarium that you can immediately see upon entering the open dining area. I always try to get a table near it. The service is fine; the food is finer. Some of my favorites are the delicate crunchy Spring Rolls...filled with Chinese veggies; the House Special Rice, containing pieces of shrimp, chicken, and beef. And the Mandarin Cuisine is located right near several roads that can get you to Boston, Cape Cod and other points of greatness in New England.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Mandarin Cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4