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“A Great, Easy Venue to Meet up with Old Friends”

Mandarin Restaurant
Ranked #32 of 1,276 Restaurants in Hamilton
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, International, Canadian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Award-winning buffet featuring delicious Chinese, Canadian, and International dishes - all prepared fresh daily. Serving over 100 all-you-can-eat items including soups, salads, sushi, grilled items, hot entrees, and desserts. Also offering a-la-carte, take-out and delivery.
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Friends of ours arrived from out of town for a one week visit. Knowing that it is almost impossible to get to see everyone you need to in such a short visit, a get together was arranged to meet with several people at the MANDARIN on Upper James Street in Hamilton, Ontario.

Since this is a buffet venue, it is especially easy to set up separate tabs for all concerned. You are given a number per bill and it just goes from there. Service is wonderful, always quietly there, but leaves you do your socializing without interruption. At your own leisure, you may get up and choose from a magnificent array of edible delights, from soups, salads, to wonderful Canadian choices and the best of Chinese foods available in this area. The buffet tables are huge and there are four of them, always filled up with fresh delights. When you are stuffed to the gills, you must now choose any number of exquisite desserts. Your waiter will then come around and offer a number of teas, coffees, or liqueurs.

Prices are reasonable per person for these wondrous delights and if you are lucky enough to be over 65, there is a great discount.

There is no hesitation from this gal to recommend and actually push people out to this venue for a bite to eat. Be prepared, though, it is busy, but set up nicely with sounds that aren't overwhelming.

If there is a critique to be had, I would suggest it could be that if a party of 25 is seated, it has to be in a long row with tables put together. For people that haven't seen one another for several years, wouldn't it be grand if there was room to put these tables in a way that we can all see and talk with one another!! We can wish, can't we?

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Thank christineg748
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

We had a delicious lunch at the Mandarin. There was a wide selection of hot and cold food; fresh fruit and desserts. Our server was very pleasant. The price is very reasonable for the buffet.

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1  Thank RosanneT304
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

this Chinese buffet is excellent with very efficient service. The prices are a little high on the weekend but very enjoyable.

Thank shadowhamilton
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Fresh and tasty. lots of choices. huge selection of chinese, grilled brochettes, great seafood, sushi and cold salads, roast beef and great desserts. Quality of food above average

1  Thank Anneabcd
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

They serve plenty of good food. All dishes are labelled. It is okay to return for refills. I find the desserts less interesting than other dishes except for almond cookies.

1  Thank Marilyn W
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