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Mandarin Palace

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791 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-4028
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Rock Island
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

You won't leave hungry from here. While the sushi is okay for the price, the overall selections are very nice. They have some unusual items I've never seen before made from a filo dough and coconut that is outstanding, and something for everyone on this buffet. Or, you can use the Mongolian type cooking chef.

Thank rocketslady
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

While there was only a small selection of food, the sushi bar and the Mongolian BBQ were adequate for a small town.

Thank deputydawg13
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Changed owners and quality is going down fast. Use to go there once a week, now we find other places to eat.

Thank Marc B
Grimsley, Tennessee
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2015

The Mandarin is first and foremost a buffet type restaurant. However they also offer a big menu of typical Chinese dishes and a pretty decent Mongolian BBQ and even a fresh sushi bar. All are included with your meal except items ordered off the menu. It is a very large and spacious place, clean with friendly staff. The prices are... More 

Thank onegypsytraveler
Culleoka, Tennessee
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107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

New sign outside..."Super Hibachi Grill Buffet"...yep...more super inside. Great sushi and cook to order station right up front. Good was full, fresh, and tasty. Service was good. Nice upgrades!!!

Thank PioneerTW
Dahlonega, Georgia
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222 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015

Clean buffet, well maintained and stocked. Decent variety of sushi. Overall, food was OK. Not bad for $10.53.

Thank Travelingfrom865
Mesa, Arizona
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152 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2015

Wow. Places like this amaze me. So for $9.95 pp adult dinner you can get pretty much any Chinese/Japanese/Sushi food you can think of...and good too? Huge grill where you can pick your steak, fish, veggies plus rice and have them cook it up in a few minutes. Very good variety. Would recomend. Ya luch is cheaper!

Thank Bill85210
Metropolis Illinois
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81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2015

We were absolutely stuffed by the time we waddled out of this location. Our Days Inn clerk turned us on to this eatery, so glad we went here. Too much food to even chose from! Hibachi & Sushi also available for those looking for fresh as well.

Thank acupateaacres
Huntington, Indiana
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2014

Lots of food to choose from. Lobby has a large pond with fish. You can purchase a cup of food to feed the fish. Friendly staff....English not first language. Recommend.

Thank John G
Sparta, Tennessee
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149 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

They have an impressive buffet lineup. Most of the different types of items to pick from are fresh and very tasty. The hot and sour soup is incredibly delicious. The egg foo young is probably my second favorite item on the bar. The one minus are the egg rolls. They are tiny and mostly bread.

Thank cheesepleeze

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 791 S Jefferson Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-4028
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville

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