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“Tops my list of Chinese buffet restaurants!”

Mandarin Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 554 Restaurants in Niagara Falls
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: Chinese, Sushi, Asian, International, Canadian
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Mattoon, Illinois
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581 reviews
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“Tops my list of Chinese buffet restaurants!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were about half-way through on our Circle Lake Erie trip and spending the day (and night) in Niagara Falls. We like Chinese food so we chose Mandarin, the highest rated Chinese place in town - (and the fourth highest rated restaurant, regardless of cuisine). And it is a buffet - which are not normally favored over menu-only restaurants. This place is now on top of our list of Chinese buffets.

After being seated, they provide you with a hot, moist towel with which to clean your hands. They do this again at the conclusion of your meal. David (his American name), our waiter, was friendly, helpful and attentive. And Mr. Gee, one of the owners (they currently have 22 restaurants in Canada) stopped by twice to ask us if we needed anything and just to chat.

The food was noteworthy for many reasons, including the quality, taste, presentation and variety. I should point out that it cost a lot more than any other Chinese buffet I have encountered - but given the total experience, I believe it was worth it ($50 US, including tax and gratuity).

We look forward to eating at Mandarin again.

  • Visited August 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We've never seen an all you can eat buffet quite like it. The variety is epic!

Literally anything you want they have and the staff are very attentive.

Not one thing to complain about.

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Thank Louise B
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“Amazing service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant not only offers a great variety of food and drinks but also excellent service. We had an awesome dinner, truly satisfying. Maricar our server was amazing. What a treat!

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Chia C
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Tavares, FL
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“Best Chinese buffet ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014

My wife and I have been living in Florida for 2 years. Recently we both went back to Western New York for our college's 50th reunion. While up there we went across the bridge to Canada twice in one week. Niagara Falls Ontario has the Mandarin Restaurant - arguably the best Chinese buffet anywhere. The service is outstanding - there is always one or two waiters constantly stopping by the table to remove finished plates or to refill our drinks. The buffet is spectacular with numerous choices including both sushi and cooks ready to grill specialties as you wait by that area. Not certain how much longer this next thing is going to last, but - on the way out they have these absolutely cute panda bears holding bamboo leaves for sale. We had to buy three of them to give to friends when we got back.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Michael R
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“Dinner at The Mandarin”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014

While in the Niagara Falls area we always make sure to make a stop a this scrumptious restaurant our servers Maricar,Terri S and Renaiel made our dinning experience a special one. When visiting this should be one place to definitely eat at.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Timothy H
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