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“Not your usual buffet”

Mandarin Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 509 Restaurants in Barrie
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, International, Canadian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Staines, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
681 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,764 helpful votes
“Not your usual buffet”
Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

A vast array of food from so many different international cuisines. The food is regularly refilled so remains hot and not over handled by diners. There is choice for every taste. The waiters are super friendly and great with large groups. It isnt the cheapest place to eat but if you have a healthy appetite you will get your money's worth. It is advisable to book if you have a large group.

Visited June 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
British Columbia, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good Food, Friendly Staff”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

The restaurant is buffet style, serving a wide variety of food (not just Chinese). The waiters and waitresses are always extremely friendly, as are the greeters. Friday and Saturday nights are particularly busy, with a wait time of about twenty minutes or so. That, and on those nights, it is quite expensive. Would recommend coming here for lunch on a weekday when there are less people, and the cost is not as much. The Mandarin in Barrie is one of our favourite places to eat.

  • Visited June 2014
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Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Lunch”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

I'm not terribly fond of this type of restaurant but it was a family once a year affair. I was actually quite surprised at the many choices from fresh veggies to fish and meat and all the other asian dishes one would expect. I must say I did enjoy everything I tried, including a yummy creme caramel for dessert.

  • Visited June 2014
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Barrie, Canada
1 review
“Tasty as always”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

Going to mandarin has been part of my family's weekly schedule. Thanks to Carolyn Xavier (senior managing partner) our meals are always tasty and enjoyable. The other partners should learn from her service management.

  • Visited June 2014
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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Really Great but Wish they had more Vegetables”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

We've been to the Barrie Mandarin a few times over the years. It is always good or even great. I like the fish. I wish there were more vegetable dishes.

  • Visited June 2014
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